December 2021 Snackbyte

Wayne Farms

These fancy-festive, savory pinwheels are filled with tender chunks of chicken and ready in a snap. The perfect party appetizer for the holidays, or a quick protein filled snack!

BBQ Chicken Pinwheels


  • 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce (sweet or savory, you’re the chef!)
  • 1 ¼ cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • A dash of liquid smoke
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Open pizza dough on a cutting board or cleaned surface and roll out.

In a bowl, mix BBQ sauce, red pepper flakes, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper - add liquid smoke at this step if desired. Spread BBQ mixture over the dough and sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese evenly across the surface of the dough. Top with chicken and onion - evenly distributing across the dough.

Starting on the long side, roll the dough tightly until you have a long cylinder shape. Pinch the seams together to seal the dough cylinder. Cut into 8-10 equal slices and place cut side down onto a cookie sheet or cast iron skillet. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top and continue baking for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Chef Tips:
Serve with a dipping sauce made of equal parts BBQ and Ranch dressing.
For faster prep, try NakedTruth precooked/marinated chicken chunks.