I spent last summer in northeastern PA because my husband had an internship with the Facilities department of a minuscule private college (the entire student body was smaller than my high school). While we were gadding about the Eastern seaboard I was introduced to Buffalo wings and fell in love. More specifically, I was introduced to a local tavern's Hot Wing Rollup, which was basically a calzone the size of my head that was full of chicken, cheesy goodness, and enough buffalo sauce to knock down a horse. It was awesome.
Because you can't get Gin's Hot Wing Rollup out here in the west, I had to find a different way to get my Buffalo fix. This is the end result (loosely based on this recipe).
Buffalo Chicken Rolls
- 1 recipe Pizza Dough (or you can use your favorite pizza or roll dough or even prepackaged dough)
- 1 onion, chopped
- about 4-5 cups cooked and shredded chicken (I used two double D size chicken breasts--trimmed, boiled, and shredded)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3/4-1 cup Frank's Hot Sauce (I use almost a full cup of sauce, but if you prefer less spicy, go for it)
- 12 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing for dipping
- Saute chopped onions in butter over medium heat. Once transparent, add Buffalo Sauce and heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Smush the cream cheese around in a bowl to soften it further. Add the sauce mix and stir until combined. Add the chicken and stir until everything is coated.
- Preheat oven to 400. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray, or, opt to use a prepared muffin tin. (I used muffin tins)
- Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a large rectangle roughly 1/4 inch in thickness.
- Spread chicken mixture evenly across each piece of rolled out dough. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Starting from long side of dough, begin rolling the dough up like a cinnamon roll. Pinch ends when done. Slice into 1 1/2 to 2 inch rolls. Place on the baking sheet or in muffin tins. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and dough is lightly browned.
- Stuff yourself until you can't move from bliss.