Chicken Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

These Chicken Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels are so easy, so quick, and so so delish. Make them for lunch, make them for a snack, make them for a party! There are so many variations of these pinwheels…but I think I just created the easiest ones yet.

These pinwheels have that chicken bacon ranch vibe going on, but without the salty ranch seasoning packet. I just used chive and onion cream cheese spread! It totally has the flavors of ranch, and spreads WAY easier than a block of cream cheese. No stirring in seasonings, just open and spread!

Another shortcut? Rotisserie chicken of course! As some of you may already know, I almost always have one in the freezer ready to go. I buy one nearly every week at the store, and prep it right away. Remove the skin and bones and you’re left with about 2 cups of shredded chicken. Perfect for salads, soups, flatbreads, etc.

I also enjoyed these Chicken Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels the day after I made them, and they were still great, not soggy. So don’t be afraid of packing for lunches! The rest of the goodies inside include shredded cheddar and bacon bits, that’s it! I used whole wheat tortillas, but whatever your favorite is would work great. Enjoy!

Here are a few of my favorite ways to use rotisserie chicken:

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Grilled Caesar Flatbread Pizzas

Chicken Apple Brie Melts

Chicken Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 tortillas
Author Laura Doerr


  • 4 large whole wheat tortillas
  • 7.5 oz chive & onion cream cheese spread
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits or cooked crumbled bacon


  1. Spread 1/4 tub of chive & onion cream cheese on each tortilla, spreading all the way out to the edges. Sprinkle chopped chicken, divided evenly on each tortilla. Followed by cheese and bacon, divided evenly on each tortilla. Press down so that toppings stick to the cream cheese.

  2. Roll each tortilla tightly so that everything holds together. If serving right away, slice into pinwheels and enjoy. If making ahead of time, refrigerate before slicing, and serve within 4-5 hours. Can be enjoyed up to one day after making.

Recipe Notes

The chive & onion cream cheese gives it that fan favorite ranch flavor without having to make the ranch cream cheese, and it spreads easily!

The number of tortillas you need will depend on how big they are. If your tortillas are smaller in size, the cream cheese will go further.

Rotisserie chicken works great.

Makes great pack-able school lunches or a party appetizer!

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