The Pizza Dough Project

Buffalo Chicken Rolls Perfect for Tailgating

September 11, 2014

pizza dough from Publix Bakery needs to rise for one hour

using mild sauce makes this recipe kid friendly

chicken fingers from the Publix Deli

chop the chicken into bite size pieces

adding hot sauce to the mild wing sauce lets you control the amount of heat

roll half of the pizza dough out to a rectangle 1/4" thick

after spreading the chicken mixture evenly roll the dough up like a cinnamon roll

at this point the roll can be frozen for later use or sliced and cooked immediately

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By Buffy York

My neighbor and I are on a mission to find how many different ways we can use the pizza dough from Publix Bakery.  Two weekends ago we made a few recipes and since it is football season I thought I would kick off this “Pizza Dough Project” with a great recipe for tailgating.  Buffalo Chicken Rolls have all the qualities you would look for in tailgate food:  the star of the show is buffalo chicken, they can be made ahead and they transport easily.  Clearly I used Publix pizza dough for this recipe but Pillsbury also makes one.  If you are super ambitious and feel the need to make your own dough, go for it.  The internet is filled with recipes.

Buffalo Chicken Rolls
(makes 24 standard or 48 mini muffins)

1 Publix Bakery pizza dough
1 onion chopped
2 T butter
8 chicken fingers chopped
3/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
4 oz. blue cheese
hot sauce to taste (optional)

Let the Pizza Dough rise for one hour.  Saute the chopped onion in butter in a skillet over medium heat until transparent.  Stir in the chopped chicken (we used chicken fingers from the Publix Deli), buffalo wing sauce and hot sauce and heat for 5 minutes.  We used Texas Pete’s Extra Mild Wing Sauce and then added hot sauce to control the heat level.  Remove skillet from the heat.  Divide your pizza dough in half and roll out to a rectangle about 1/4″ thick.  Spread 1/2 of the chicken mixture evenly onto the dough and sprinkle with 1/2 of the blue cheese.  Roll up the pizza dough like a cinnamon roll and pinch the ends.  Repeat all of the steps with the other half of the dough.  At this point you can wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and freeze until you are ready to cook, or cut the dough roll into 2 inch slices for standard muffin tins or 1 inch slices for mini-muffin tins.  Place the dough slices in the well greased muffin tins and bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

If you choose to freeze the roll let thaw on the counter for several hours and follow the steps for slicing and baking the rolls.

Please leave a reply below if you have a delicious and different way to use pizza dough in a recipe.

Publix Supermarket  did not sponsor this post.  This is a food post and Publix is where I often shop for groceries so it is what it is.



    Perfect timing! We’ve got a work tailgate party tomorrow, and I’ll make these to bring!

    These were SUPER yummy!!! And like the fon fon fries that don’t NEED the mayo to make them better, these would be FAB dipped in bleu cheese or ranch dressing!

    That looks delicious! I watch football only for the food and drink!

    I feel like I plan out my tailgate food like some coaches plan game plans.

    thanks for sharing

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