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Buffalo chicken pinwheels

November 24, 2015

Yes.. I know.. I am fully aware.. I have a slight buffalo chicken obsession ๐Ÿ˜‰ but seriously what is not to like.. cream cheese and chicken and franks and all that goodness…Yum!! I am sharing some appetizers this week in honor of the U.S Thanksgiving approaching so I thought hey.. why not buffalo chicken pinwheels… I am all about keeping it simple.. who has time for fancy apps these days ๐Ÿ˜‰ mind you I think these pinwheels are pretty darn fancy… and at only 2 points plus or 2 smart points each they make a delicious and weight watcher friendly snack to serve up to your guests.. win win ๐Ÿ™‚

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Buffalo chicken pinwheels
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Serves: 16
 
2pp or 2sp each
Ingredients
  • 1 package pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
  • ¼ cup light cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup light shredded cheese, such as WW brand or similar, I use a 3 cheese blend
  • 1 Tbsp light ranch dressing
  • 2 Tbsp franks hot sauce
  • 4 oz (about 1 cup) shredded cooked chicken
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix your softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, ranch and hot sauce.
  2. Open your dough and lay out into 2 pieces (4 crescent rolls each) pinch together any open seams.
  3. Divide your cheese mixture in two and spread onto your dough.
  4. Sprinkle your grated chicken on top (I like to cook my chicken breast in the crock pot, little broth on high about 4 hours and it shreds nicely, I do a batch up each week to keep in the fridge for meals and such)
  5. Carefully roll up each piece and seal any open seams, Place in freezer for about 10 minutes, this will help firm them up.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a large cookie sheet.
  7. Using a serrated knife carefully cut each roll into 8 pieces, I usually cut of the small ends and then make my 8 cuts.
  8. Place on cookie sheet and bake in oven for approx 16 minutes, checking they don't burn, you want them a nice golden brown, check around them that the dough has cooked through.
  9. Makes 16 pinwheels at 2pp or 2sp each.
  10. Nutritional info (adapted from My fitness pal) Per serving.. Calories 66...Fat 2.8g...Saturated fat 1.2g...Carbohydrates 7.5g...Fiber 0g... Sugars 1.9g...Protein 3.1g

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5 Comments

  • Reply Caity January 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Made these last night for two hungry boys and myself and we LOVED them! The only thing I did differently was mixing the chicken in with the cream cheese mixture. Quick, easy, and delicious. My fiance said, “This needs to go in our regular rotation!”

  • Reply Gail May 16, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Great lunch idea….are they still good frozen and reheated???

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Gail, I have not froze them to know that but I would think they would be ok..

  • Reply Brooke May 25, 2017 at 6:18 am

    How are these best served? Warm? Cold? Room temp?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      I serve them warm because I like warm food, but they can be eaten cold

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