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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls Recipe

These Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls are a fun rolled pizza appetizer! They combine pizza crust, mozzarella, and spicy buffalo chicken dip.

If you love buffalo chicken, but you’re tired of serving the same dip every weekend, try these Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls. These fun little snack pizzas are made with three easy ingredients, pizza dough, a Buffalo chicken filling, and mozzarella cheese. Make these pizza rolls at home in the oven for your next big party! They are sure to be a winner!

Homemade buffalo chicken pizza rolls

These poppable pizza snacks are a fun new twist on your favorite pizza ingredients, Buffalo sauce, chicken, and mozzarella! If you love Buffalo-style pizza bagels then you have to try these Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls! After your first bite, they will be one of your new favorite snacks!

These Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls Are So Delicious!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza is already a popular type of pizza at many restaurants and in the frozen food section. The flavors of spicy buffalo sauce, Ranch dressing, and chicken pair well with mozzarella cheese. These rolls have all of that same flavor but are rolled up into a circle. You can eat these with one hand and easily dip them!

Make these homemade pizza rolls using store-bought pizza dough, ground chicken, and shredded mozzarella. They are easy and affordable.

Ingredients for This Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls Recipe

  • Ground Chicken – Ground chicken is a great option for these pizza rolls because it is affordable and easy to cook!
  • Cream Cheese – This gives the buffalo chicken filling a creamy texture and tangy flavor.
  • Buffalo Sauce – You can’t have buffalo chicken without buffalo sauce! Use your favorite hot sauce. Personally, I use Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce.
  • Ranch Dressing – Creamy ranch dressing adds another depth of flavor to buffalo dips! It helps calm the spiciness of the buffalo sauce and makes it even creamier.
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – Most chicken buffalo dips use cheddar cheese, but since this is a pizza roll we’re using mozzarella. This adds more of that traditional pizza flavor! Shredded is best for this recipe because it melts more easily.
  • Pizza Dough – You can’t have a pizza without pizza dough! Make your own dough, or purchase a prepackaged dough at the grocery store. Many grocery stores carry dough near their bakery departments. Pillsbury also makes a pizza dough in the can. They have regular crust and thin crust. I like the Pillsbury thin crust best for these rolls because they create crispy pockets of pizza crust.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls

These Buffalo style chicken pizza rolls snacks are full of the craveable flavor of Buffalo chicken wrapped in a delicious golden crust. They are a real crowd-pleaser!

Step 1 – Warm a tablespoon of olive oil, or vegetable oil, in a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground chicken and brown it in the skillet.

Step 2 – Reduce the heat to low or medium-low and add the cream cheese, shredded mozzarella, Buffalo sauce, and Ranch dressing. Stir until the cheeses melt completely.

Step 3 – Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Step 4 – Roll out the pizza dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. The canned dough is easiest for this because it already comes in a flattened rectangle.

Step 5 – Spread the buffalo chicken mixture over the pizza dough in an even layer.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza rolls filling

Step 6 – Roll the dough horizontally to form a log. Horizontally means rolling from side to side, so the log would be the same length as the long sides of the dough.

Step 7 – Cut the roll into circles about 2″ thick. Place them in a baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Top with grated Parmesan cheese or garlic powder if you wish.

Step 8 – Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the tops of the pizza rolls are golden brown. The safe internal temperature for this great snack is 160 degrees.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls topped with Parmesan and green onion.

Step 9 – Top the Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls with a drizzle of Buffalo sauce, a drizzle of Ranch dressing, and sliced green onions. Serve with a tasty dipping sauce, like Buffalo sauce or Ranch dressing!

Pop The Roll in the Freezer for Easier Cutting!

The hot chicken buffalo filling may warm up the dough and make the rolled pizza log difficult to cut. If you’re having a hard time cutting the roll, place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes to firm up the outside of the dough. This makes it easier to cut. And the rolls will look more attractive if they maintain their circular shape.

FAQ’s

Can I Make These Buffalo Pizza Rolls in the AirFryer?

Yes! Follow the above directions, until Step 7. After Step 7 do this:
– Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
– Place the pizza roll-ups in a single layer in the air fryer basket or pan (depending on your model).
– Reduce the temperature to 375 degrees.
– Air fry the pizza rolls for 7-8 minutes or until they form a golden crispy crust.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

Store leftover Buffalo pizza rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

How Do I Reheat Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place rolls on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the rolled-up pizza is hot all the way through. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat for easy cleanup.

For the air fryer, heat the pizza rolls at 350 degrees for about 3-4 minutes, or until they are hot all the way through.

For food safety, do not store reheated pizza rolls a second time!

My Rolls Didn’t Turn Out Very Round. What Happened?

Honestly, mine don’t always turn out pretty and round! Sometimes they look like an absolute mess! But they are still delicious! Don’t sweat it! Try the freezer trick next time.
Another tip is to use unflavored dental floss to cut the pizza rolls! This helps them maintain their shape!

Hand picking up a buffalo chicken pizza roll.

Substitutions

Can I Use Shredded Chicken Instead?

Yes, shredded chicken is a great alternative to ground chicken. Especially if you have leftover chicken! Shred the leftover chicken and warm it in a skillet with the cheeses and sauces on medium-low heat. Leftover roasted diced white chicken meat is also a great alternative!

Can I Use Blue Cheese Dressing Instead of Ranch?

If you prefer blue cheese, then definitely use it! I’m not a blue cheese fan, so I prefer Ranch.

Can I Use Store-Bought Buffalo Chicken Dip?

The “laziest” way to make this recipe is to use a store-bought buffalo chicken dip as the filling instead of making your own. It will completely cut out the 20 minutes of prep time.

If you use a cold, premade buffalo dip, spread it evenly over the pizza dough. Then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over that layer. Then roll up and cook according to the directions on the recipe card.

If you love a classic pizza roll and Buffalo chicken dip, then this is the perfect snack for you! They have all your favorite Buffalo chicken pizza flavors, without the delivery fee.

Buffalo chicken pizza rolls stacked on a plate.

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls

These Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls are a fun rolled pizza appetizer! They combine pizza crust, mozzarella, and spicy buffalo chicken dip.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pizza rolls

Equipment

  • skillet
  • baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 8 oz pizza dough rolled into a 1/4" thick rectangle
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Warm tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground chicken and brown it.
  • Reduce heat to low or medium-low and add cream cheese, shredded mozzarella, Buffalo sauce, and Ranch dressing. Stir until the cheeses melt completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Roll out pizza dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
  • Spread buffalo chicken mixture in an even layer over pizza dough.
  • Roll dough horizontally to form a log.
  • Cut roll into 2" thick circles. Place them in a greased baking dish.
  • *Optional* Top with grated Parmesan cheese or garlic powder.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Safe internal temperature is 160 degrees.
  • Top Pizza Rolls with a drizzle of Buffalo sauce, a drizzle of Ranch dressing, and sliced green onions.

Make Cutting the Rolls Easier

  • The hot filling may warm up the dough and make the rolled pizza log difficult to cut. If you're having a hard time cutting the roll, place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes to firm up the outside of the dough. This makes it easier to cut.

Notes

Air Fryer Instructions

Yes! Follow the above directions, until you reach the baking instructions. Instead follow these cooking instructions:
– Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
– Place the pizza roll-ups in a single layer in the air fryer basket or pan (depending on your model).
– Reduce the temperature to 375 degrees.
– Air fry the pizza rolls for 7-8 minutes or until they form a golden crispy crust.
Keyword buffalo chicken, pizza

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  1. I love buffalo chicken! This looks delicious and so easy!

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