These Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups are a great appetizer, snack, or lunch item! Easily make them ahead of time for a get-together or for a delicious, savory meal at home.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
Y’all know I love a good and simple “anytime, anywhere” kind-of recipe, and these Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups are 100% it! They’re essentially chicken wraps with a ton of flavor, so they’re great for all occasions.
Snack for game day? Yes. Tailgating? Yes. Picnic? You got it. But even beyond get-togethers, need to prep a quick lunch for the next day? This is it, and it makes enough to feed the family, too! Got big eaters? Chicken Pinwheels like these are a great appetizer before the main course.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are a tasty and convenient snack or appetizer that can be made quickly and easily with just a few simple ingredients. These pinwheels are a twist on the classic chicken bacon ranch flavor combination, and they are sure to be a hit with people of all ages.
They’re a tasty, simple, and completely flexible little snack or meal!
So why not give them a try, and see for yourself just how delicious these pinwheels can be! I hope you enjoy them and get as much use out of the recipe as I do!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups: Ingredients & Equipment
For this Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups recipe, you’ll need …
- cooked chicken – shredded and finely chopped. Besides the bacon, this is the other meat inside your roll-ups. Use whatever cut you like. To save time, I usually use leftover rotisserie chicken!
- ranch dressing and seasoning mix – you can’t have “bacon ranch” anything without the ranch, of course!! Use whatever brand you like. I tend to use good old Hidden Valley!
- bacon pieces – for a salty crunch! You can also use cooked bacon slices.
- flour tortillas – 10-inch ones. You’ll need about 6! You’ll wrap your filling up with these (obviously).
- cheddar cheese – another part of the filling because I can’t imagine these roll-ups without shredded cheese!
- salt and pepper – your seasonings, to taste.
- parsley – freshly chopped. A little bit of this herb goes a long way in your roll-ups!
- cream cheese – delicious filling for your roll-ups that take them from “finger foods” to truly satisfying. They also provide a slightly tangy flavor I just adore! Make sure your cream cheese is soft, or else you’ll have a hard time combining everything.
- large mixing bowl – you’ll mix all your ingredients in this bowl.
- plastic wrap – to keep those tortillas tightly held together while they chill!
How to make Chicken Pinwheels
Start by combing the filling ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, dry Ranch, cooked chicken, bacon pieces, parsley, salt, and pepper until well combined.
Next, spread the mixture over the tortillas. Divide and spread the mixture evenly over the six tortillas.
Then, wrap and refrigerate. Tightly roll up each tortilla. Wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap, twisting the ends to seal. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Lastly, serve. When ready to serve, unwrap each tortilla and, using a serrated knife cut each into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups: FAQs
This makes between 48 and 60 roll-ups, depending on portion sizes. Plenty for a get-together and more than plenty for a party!
It takes 20 minutes to prep the ingredients. However, you’ll want to chill the pinwheels for about 4 hours for the flavors to settle in.
Yes! Up to 24 hours, in fact. Just keep it chilled in the fridge.
Keep them in the fridge. As always, use an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh for 1-2 days. After that, they tend to get soggy and more than a bit unappetizing!!
If you need to soften your cream cheese, throwing it in the microwave for a minute or so should do the trick. If possible, leave it on the counter to soften for a few hours in advance.
– Adding other finely chopped/diced veggies to the mix, like spinach, chives, and green onion.
– Croutons (like the kind you put in salads) pair well if you can chop them up without making a crumbly mess/find them small enough to put in the roll-up.
– Using turkey instead of chicken is also super tasty. Thanksgiving leftovers, anyone?!
– I’ve even heard of people using salmon or ham for their roll-up meat!
Flour tortillas tend to work the best because they are soft and pliable.
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- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons dry Ranch dressing and seasoning mix
- 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded and finely chopped
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 bag (2.5 - 2.8 oz.) real bacon pieces
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 (10-inch) flour tortillas
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, dry Ranch, cooked chicken, bacon pieces, parsley, salt, and pepper until well combined.
- Divide and spread the mixture evenly over the six tortillas.
- Tightly roll up each tortilla. Wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap, twisting the ends to seal. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- When ready to serve, unwrap each tortilla and, using a serrated knife cut each into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices.
- You can use cooked, drained, and crumbled bacon slices in place of the bacon pieces.
- You will need to cook and shred the chicken before you can use it in the pinwheels. This can be done using any method you like, but using a rotisserie chicken or simply boiling and shredding the chicken yourself are both good options. Canned chicken that is well-drained can be used in place of cooked chicken.
- This recipe can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time. Any leftovers can be kept for up to one or two days before they start getting soggy.
- Do you prefer your roll-ups hot? You can either bake them in the oven or cook them in a pan on the stove. ** If you choose to bake them, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and place the pinwheels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the pinwheels for 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly. ** If you prefer to cook them in a pan, heat a little oil or butter in the pan over medium heat and cook the pinwheels for a few minutes on each side or until they are lightly golden and the cheese is melted.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1 roll-up
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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