Jacquelynne Steves

Buffalo Chicken Appetizer for Christmas

Buffalo Chicken Christmas Wreath Appetizer- Jacquelynne Steves b

It seems that whenever we go to a party, there is some version of Buffalo chicken wings or dip on the table. This is a fun version- and it looks totally festive for the holidays!

This crescent roll appetizer idea is pretty popular- you can find a lot of different variations at the Pillsbury website, which is where I adapted this recipe from. You can find recipes for breakfast, dessert, taco and pizza versions. When I saw the photos, I immediately thought of a Christmas wreath- so added a green-tinted egg wash to the top, and garnished with red tomatoes. Add more or less of the wing sauce, depending on how spicy you like it! This recipe is pretty mild. I also used light cream cheese and light crescent rolls, to reduce the calories a little bit- it still tastes delicious :)

Buffalo Chicken Christmas Wreath Appetizer- Jacquelynne Steves

Buffalo Chicken Appetizer for Christmas

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softenedwing sauce
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce or hot sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
  • 8 oz bottle Blue Cheese salad dressing
  • 3 oz crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Celery sticks and cherry/grape tomatoes for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, use a fork to mix together the cream cheese and wing sauce. Stir in chicken and cheddar cheese.

Unroll cans of rolls. Separate dough into 16 triangles. Arrange triangles on ungreased cookie sheet- overlap them so they look like a sun.

Buffalo Chicken Appetizer- Jacquelynne Steves-a

Spoon chicken mixture on dough.

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Bring points of triangles over the filling and tuck under ring.

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Beat together the egg, 1 tablespoon of water, and green food coloring. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash onto the dough.

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Bake 20-25 minutes until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked.

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the crumbled Blue Cheese. While ring is baking, stir together the blue cheese dressing and the remaining Blue Cheese. Sprinkle reserved Blue Cheese crumbles over dressing. Garnish with celery sticks.

Allow ring to cool about 5-10 minutes. Garnish with tomatoes. Slice and serve with Blue Cheese dressing.

Please click here for a printable PDF of this recipe.



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    jodie lumley
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing all year! This looks wonderful can’t wait to try it next week.

  • Rev. Trudy Double
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    This looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it. I was looking for something new for the holidays. Thank you so much. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  • venita abel
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    This looks so delicious

  • Linda
    Posted December 19, 2015 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    I love blue cheese.
    Try mixing blue cheese & cream cheese into a ball, roll it in bacon crumbles. Everyone loves it.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted December 21, 2015 at 10:15 am | Permalink

      Oh that sounds good!!

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