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The football season is upon us. That means you’ll probably have friends visiting your apartment or you’ll be a guest at someone else’s event. Whether you’re entertaining at home or heading to a friend’s, it’s always nice to have a few go-to recipes on hand. Today, I’m going to share a favorite of mine: Barbecue Chicken Pinwheels.

Pinwheels have been popular for quite some time. I remember enjoying them at parties when I was a kid. Pinwheels are great because you can use different fillings to create a plethora of flavor combinations from savory to sweet. Whatever you fill them with, they are easy to make.

The pinwheels I’m baking today were inspired by barbecue chicken pizza. I always have fun taking classic recipes and giving them a modern twist. This savory appetizer is another example.

Most pinwheels start with some kind of dough. I often like to use frozen puff pastry because its flaky texture is a crowd pleaser.

Since these pinwheels are my take on pizza, I topped the pastry just as I would if I were putting together a pizza. Barbecue sauce went on first. That was followed by cheese, chicken, bacon, and red onion.

Once the ingredients for your pinwheels are in place, the dough is rolled up to form a log. Then it’s sliced into 1/2-inch pieces.

If you’d like, you can freeze the pinwheel log before slicing. By doing this, there is almost zero prep work when you need an impromptu appetizer. Just slice and bake.

Bake your pinwheels for about 20 minutes! Although they are delicious on their own, I’m serving mine with a barbecue ranch dipping sauce.

Whether you’re a fan of this particular pinwheel variation or you decide to create your own flavor combination, pinwheels might just become your new best friend for easy and delicious game day entertaining.

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Barbecue Chicken Pinwheels
Barbecue Chicken Pinwheels
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Cuisine Barbecue
Cook Time 20-22 minutes
Servings
pinwheels
Ingredients
  • 1 box frozen puff pastry dough thawed, 2 sheets
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 5 pieces cooked bacon chopped
  • 1/2 cup Diced red onion
Barbecue Ranch Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
Cuisine Barbecue
Cook Time 20-22 minutes
Servings
pinwheels
Ingredients
  • 1 box frozen puff pastry dough thawed, 2 sheets
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 5 pieces cooked bacon chopped
  • 1/2 cup Diced red onion
Barbecue Ranch Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
Barbecue Chicken Pinwheels
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Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Lightly flour your work surface; then roll out each sheet of puff pastry. Spoon half of the barbecue sauce on each rolled-out pastry and use a spatula to spread the sauce evenly almost to the edges.
  3. Top each evenly with the cheeses, shredded chicken, bacon, and red onion.
  4. Now tightly roll the pastry to form a log. Using a sharp knife, slice each roll into 1/2-inch slices. Place the slices on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with Barbecue Ranch Dipping Sauce. To prepare, mix together ranch dress and barbecue sauce until combined.

These pinwheels are simple and yummy. And they smell great! I recommend popping them into the oven right before guests arrive. Your apartment will smell like you’ve been working in the kitchen all day.

Enjoy this recipe along with the perfect tailgating punch and have fun entertaining!

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Michael Wurm, Jr. is a native of St. Marys, PA and currently lives in Pittsburgh. He is the self-taught decorator, cook, DIYer, and writer behind the lifestyle blog Inspired by Charm. The mission of his blog is to help people create their happy place through decorating, cooking, crafting, entertaining, and travel. The blog features no-fuss recipes as well as approachable decor and DIY ideas that mix old and new. Michael encourages others to “throw away the rule book” and stay true to their individual style. Read more at Inspired by Charm.

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your barbecue chicken pinwheels recipe. I will be making this for my super bowel party 🙂 I was  looking for something quick and easy to make thank you again.

     

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