Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels combine popular flavors into an appetizer recipe that is incredibly fast and easy!
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These Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are filled with some classic flavors for game day. The roll ups are filled with a cream cheese mixture and lots of cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, chopped chicken, and bacon. Serve them up with some additional ranch dressing for dunking!
I love making pinwheels (or roll ups) for parties. They are so fast and easy to make, and hold very well when made in advance. The flavor combinations are also endless, so they offer a lot of variety. Find more pinwheel recipes here! Pinwheels are so versatile, they can be used as finger food at fancier parties or holiday parties, but also make a great option for casual gatherings like game day. They can be made in advance and hold over well.
Make the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels by mixing up the cheese mixture. Spread it across large flour tortillas. Then sprinkle the chicken and bacon and roll the tortillas up rather tightly. Let the logs chill in the freezer for 10 minutes so the cheese stiffens. This makes them easier to cut and also cleaner cuts for a better presentation. Then slice them up and they are ready to serve! Since the roll ups are fast and easy to make, they are perfect to make in larger batches for parties and have ready to go in the refrigerator.
You can even eat these roll ups as a lunch or snack!
- In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, cheddar, ranch, garlic powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Spread the cheese mixture across both tortillas to the edges in an even, thin layer. I skip spreading to the right and left edges by about an inch because the ends will be thrown out.
- Sprinkle the bacon, chicken, and jalapeno across the cheese mixture and press down to compress.
- Starting from the bottom, roll the tortilla up rather tightly but without squeezing the cream cheese mixture out.
- Chill the logs in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up, or in the refrigerator if waiting longer before serving. The chilling will make them easier to slice and create cleaner cuts without everything oozing out.
- When ready to serve, use a serrated knife to cut the log into half inch rounds (or as thick/thin as preferred). Discard the ends where the log is hollow (or snack on them!). Serve immediately.