Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Easy Buffalo Chicken Appetizers

Easy Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Appetizers-Karri Perry


1 pound cooked and shredded chicken (about two chicken breasts or two generous cups of shredded meat)

8-ounces softened cream cheese

1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1/4 cup finely diced celery

1/4 cup finely shredded carrot 

1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese

1/4 cup blue cheese dressing*

*May substitute with Ranch dressing if desired.

5-6 large tortilla-burrito wraps

1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper

Shredding Chicken Tip: when using cooked and cooled chicken breasts—a stand mixer or hand mixer makes quick work of shredding the meat. Start on low, and increase the speed as necessary.  Depending on how shredded you prefer your chicken-simply stop mixing when you reach the desired consistency— it takes just seconds… it probably takes longer to plug in the mixer than it does to shred the chicken!! This is a handy trick… and huge time saver!


In a medium bowl, add the softened cream cheese-stir or whip with a mixer to loosen, add salt, pepper, and Buffalo sauce.  Mix to combine. Fold in the cooked shredded chicken, chopped green onion, shredded cheese, shredded carrot and diced celery. 

To each tortilla, spread 1 tablespoon of blue cheese dressing.  Add about 1/2-3/4 cup of chicken mixture, covering tortilla and spread to the edges of tortilla.

Tightly roll each tortilla. Place roll seam-side down on a large plate. Repeat, using the rest of the chicken mixture and the wraps (makes 5-6) Wrap finished tortilla rolls with plastic, and refrigerate for 2 hours-to overnight.

When ready to serve:

Remove plastic wrap-place toothpicks into the tortillas. Slice using a sharp aerated knife-into 5-6 pieces (each tortilla)-discarding the very end pieces. Tip: For even cutting, slice in half first and then cut each half into thirds. Repeat until all the tortillas are cut and place on a platter-serve with extra ranch and and blue cheese dip. Makes about 30 appetizers.

*Don’t care for blue cheese dressing?-replace with ranch dressing.

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