Crack Chicken Pizza Rolls

Crack Chicken Pizza Roll Recipe – We are obsessed with these cheesy bacon ranch rolls! Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chicken, and bacon baked in pizza dough – I could eat the whole batch! Serve as an appetizer or main dish. The rolls taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. These cheesy pinwheels don’t last long! One bite and they are sure to become a family favorite.

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Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pinwheels

These Crack Chicken Pizza rolls have been on repeat at our house. Pizza dough stuffed with cream cheese, ranch, cheddar, chicken, and bacon. O-M-YUM! We have been making these for holiday parties, tailgating, lunch, and dinner. They are great dipped in additional ranch dressing or BBQ sauce! YUM! Give these delicious chicken rolls a try ASAP. Kids and adults gobble these up!

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This recipe is most definitely of superior excellence!

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How to Make Crack Chicken Pizza Rolls

These pinwheels are very easy to make with only 6 simple ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, cheddar cheese, chopped chicken, and crumbled bacon. Unroll a can of pizza dough and press it into a rectangle. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the dough. Starting with the long side, roll the dough up like cinnamon rolls. Pinch the seams together to seal. Place the dough on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife or serrated knife, slice the dough into 16 rounds and place them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pizza dough and chicken mixture. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Sprinkle baked rolls with parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough.
  • You can use low-fat cream cheese and turkey bacon to lower the calories.
  • These pinwheels taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature.
  • If you are sensitive to ranch dressing mix, adjust it to your preference.
  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand.
    • Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken will all work fine.
  • Can Crack Chicken Pizza Rolls be made in advance? Sure. You can assemble the pinwheels and refrigerate them for a few hours before baking.
  • Can Crack Pizza Rolls be frozen? Yes. You can freeze the rolls baked or unbaked.
    • To freeze unbaked pizza rolls, place the rolls on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer. Transfer frozen rolls to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
      • To bake the frozen rolls, simply add a little time to the bake time. There is no need to thaw the rolls before baking.
    • To freeze baked rolls – Bake the rolls and cool them completely. Place the rolls in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container and freeze them for a quick meal later.
      • To reheat frozen pizza rolls, bake in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil or reheat in the microwave.
  • If you are transporting these to a party, look at getting an insulated carrier. I like this one from Pyrex: https://www.target.com/p/pyrex-4pc-portables-easy-grab-baking-dish-set/
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Rolls for Parties

These delicious homemade pizza rolls have quickly become a family favorite. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch. They make a great snack or appetizer. They are equally delicious as a side dish with soups and chili. Add this to your list of things to make. You won’t be disappointed.

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Crack Chicken Pizza Rolls

Yield: 32 pinwheels
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Crack Chicken Pizza Roll Recipe – We are obsessed with these cheesy bacon ranch rolls! Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chicken, and bacon baked in pizza dough – I could eat the whole batch! Serve as an appetizer or main dish. The rolls taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. These cheesy pinwheels don’t last long! One bite and they are sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-oz) packet Ranch Dressing Mix
  • (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened (12-ounces total)
  • 1 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 2 (13.8-oz) tubes refrigerated pizza crust

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, bacon, chicken, cheddar cheese and milk.
  • Unroll pizza crusts, then top evenly with filling. Roll, starting at longest side, jelly-roll style. Cut into 32 rounds. Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until brown.

Notes:

  • I use Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough.
  • You can use low-fat cream cheese and turkey bacon to lower the calories.
  • These pinwheels taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature.
  • If you are sensitive to ranch dressing mix, adjust it to your preference.
  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand.
    • Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken will all work fine.
  • Can Crack Chicken Pizza Rolls be made in advance? Sure. You can assemble the pinwheels and refrigerate them for a few hours before baking.
  • Can Crack Pizza Rolls be frozen? Yes. You can freeze the rolls baked or unbaked.
    • To freeze unbaked pizza rolls, place the rolls on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer. Transfer frozen rolls to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
      • To bake the frozen rolls, simply add a little time to the bake time. There is no need to thaw the rolls before baking.
    • To freeze baked rolls – Bake the rolls and cool them completely. Place the rolls in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container and freeze them for a quick meal later.
      • To reheat frozen pizza rolls, bake in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil or reheat in the microwave.
  • If you are transporting these to a party, look at getting an insulated carrier. I like this one from Pyrex: https://www.target.com/p/pyrex-4pc-portables-easy-grab-baking-dish-set/
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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