Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy wrap your party guests will love with chicken, bacon, cheese and ranch seasoning. They’re delicious either hot or cold!

If you’re looking for a main course option, you can try this amazing Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken which is a showstopper and delicious as well!

Stack of chicken bacon ranch pinwheels.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are perfect as a lunch, an after school snack, or an appetizer.  They taste wonderful either cold or hot.  A crowd pleasing potluck favorite, they immediately come to mind anytime I am looking for something easy to make and take. They look impressive, but are really so quick and easy to make!

They will become your tried and true recipe too, because you can put them together quickly, they travel well, and they will be one of the the first dishes to be empty at any gathering.  These pinwheels are just as easy to put together as a sandwich.  Simply spread the creamy bacon ranch mixture over the tortilla, roll it up, cut into pieces, and enjoy!  These are must try homemade pinwheels that will be the best you have ever made!

What’s in Chicken Pinwheels?

These pinwheels are so versatile and the ingredients can be adapted to fit whatever time you have.  For example, if you are in a time crunch you can use the already cooked bacon crumbles that are real bacon just precooked and diced for you. You can also use a rotisserie chicken if you want to save time and enjoy the leftover chicken as a separate meal.

  • Chicken breasts: Use cooked/grilled chicken that is chopped for a great tender protein.
  • Thick cut bacon: Cooked bacon will add salty amazing taste and crunch.
  • Cream cheese: Adds a mild and slightly sweet tangy flavor.
  • Cheddar and jack cheeses: Shredded mixture of mild cheeses adds great flavor to the filling mixture.
  • Ranch Seasoning: Tangy flavor that is filled with hints of salt, garlic, onion, chives, parsley, and dill.
  • Tortillas: Large burrito sized work best.

Let’s Make Pinwheels!

In just a few minutes and a couple easy steps you have the most amazing chicken pinwheels ready to serve.  They are filling and packed with bacon ranch flavor that is SO GOOD!

  1. Prep ingredients: Chop the chicken and the bacon finely, into a 1/4 of an inch dice (The smaller the better for the mixture to wrap well into the pinwheel shape).
  2. Combine ingredients: Into a large bowl add the chicken, bacon, cream cheese, cheddar and jack cheese (you can use all cheddar if you’d like). Mix well.
  3. Add ranch seasoning: Sprinkle on the ranch seasoning evenly over the whole bowl and gently mix again.
  4. Spread mixture over tortillas: Smooth a thin layer over your tortillas, then roll the tortilla tightly.
  5. Let rest: Let sit for a few minutes before cutting, seam side down.
  6. Slice: Cut into 3/4 – 1 inch slices and serve.

Steps to make chicken bacon ranch pinwheels.

Variations of Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels:

If you aren’t making these for finger food, you can easily put the filling into a sandwich or pita pocket. You can still add it to a tortilla but you don’t have to slice it for an even quicker lunch option.  Also, adding this mixture over a salad would make an excellent light and healthy meal.

Cutting pieces of a chicken bacon ranch wrap.

How to Store Pinwheels:

Chicken bacon ranch pinwheels can be made ahead and store well.  Wrap tightly, then place in the freezer for up to 2 months or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Close up of chicken bacon ranch pinwheels.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 32

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are and easy wrap your party guests will love with chicken, bacon, cheese and ranch seasoning. They're delicious hot and cold!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken bacon ranch pinwheels, chicken pinwheels, pinwheels

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts cooked/grilled
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon cooked
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar and jack cheese mix shredded
  • 1/2 packet Ranch Seasoning
  • 4 large tortillas burrito sized

Instructions

  1. Chop the chicken and the bacon finely, into a 1/4 of an inch dice (The smaller the better for the mixture to wrap well into the pinwheel shape).
  2. Into a large bowl add the chicken, bacon, cream cheese, cheddar and jack cheese (you can use all cheddar if you'd like).
  3. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle on the ranch seasoning evenly over the whole bowl and gently mix again.
  5. Spread a thin layer over your tortillas, then roll the tortilla tightly.
  6. let sit for a few minutes before cutting, seam side down.
  7. Slice into 3/4 - 1 inch slices and serve.

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Recipe Notes

Updated on July 13, 2020

Originally Posted on June 9, 2017

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 32

Calories83kcal (4%)Carbohydrates1gProtein6g (12%)Fat6g (9%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol23mg (8%)Sodium118mg (5%)Potassium106mg (3%)Vitamin A10IUVitamin C0.2mgCalcium2mgIron0.1mg (1%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. That is so sweet!! Happy birthday to her! They are so simple and yummy!! The serving size is 32 for this recipe. I would make it 4 times. That would make roughly 128 pinwheels.

  1. We are having a gender reveal party tomorrow for our daughter. I want to make these. Can I make them the day before and then still be good?

    1. Oh SO Fun! What a great day! Yes, you can make ahead but you will want to seal them tight and keep them in the fridge until ready to serve. How that helps!! Best of luck and wishing your daughter a happy and healthy baby! XOXO

    1. I would recommend warming up the pinwheels in the oven at 350*F for 12 to 15 minutes. This will bake it all. If you are just wanting the middle mixture you can either microwave it until it is warm or warm up the middle mixture on the stove top. Then fill the tortillas and serve immediately to keep them warm.

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