Sunday, January 29, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Rolls

Each year, it seems, I set very similar resolutions. I like to think of it as a plan to lead a happier, healthier life. I like to believe that each year, I make some progress, but there is always room for improvement. I would like to continue to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle:

  • by finding more opportunities to be active - whether formal exercise or sneaking it in with fun

  • by eating healthier - including more vegetables and fruits each day, finding healthier ways to enjoy familiar favorites and trying new meals/recipes that are easy to prepare, tasty and reasonably healthy

  • by taking time for myself - sometimes you need an escape to allow yourself to destress and process through things, so making time to enjoy a good book, go for a run, have dinner with a friend, etc. are all ways that I can decompress and make sure that I am the best me that I can be.

  • This past week, when I mentioned that we were having Sloppy Joes for dinner, my husband seemed less than excited, so I felt like I should come up with something different to make for dinner. I had come across a recipe earlier on Pinterest for Buffalo Chicken Rolls. There were a few things that I knew that we wouldn't like and a few ideas I had to make it simpler, so when I went shopping on Friday after work, I picked up a few ingredients that we didn't have on hand - slaw, egg roll wrappers and ranch dressing - to try to make my own version of Buffalo Chicken Rolls.

    Buffalo Chicken Rolls

    12 egg roll wrappers (roughly 4 square inches)
    1 12.5oz can Hormel Premium Chicken Breast (in water), drained
    1/2 c Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (more or less to taste)
    1 cup shredded cheese
    shredded cabbage or bagged cole slaw
    Small bowl of water
    Nonstick cooking spray
    Ranch dressing

    Preheat oven to 400 F.

    In a small bowl, combine the chicken and the cheese.
    Add the buffalo sauce and stir to incorporate. Set aside.

    Lay out the 12 egg roll wrappers.

    Place a small handful of the shredded cabbage on the bottom corner of the egg roll wrapper. Top with the chicken and cheese mixture.
    Fold up the bottom corner of the wrapper, over the stuffing mixture to cover completely.
    Fold in the left corner and then the right corner, so that the tips meet in the middle.
    Roll the wrap up one time, leaving the top corner open. Using your finger, apply some water to moisten the top corner. Fold that down over the filled roll and press gently to seal.
    Repeat with remaining rolls.

    Spray your cooking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place your rolls on the sheet and lightly spray your rolls.

    Bake for 15 minutes, or until the rolls begin to crisp and turn a light brown color.
    You can use wonton wrappers too!

    Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

    Some notes:
    I actually assembled the first three rolls before adding hot sauce to the mixture. My daughter is not a fan of spicy stuff, so I figured it would be best to have some that were plain.

    I used mozzarella, because it was what I had in the refrigerator, but I think that cheddar cheese would also be a good option.

    If you are a purist, you could use Blue Cheese and Blue Cheese dressing, I suppose, but we aren't fans at my house.

    The chicken is about 9 oz, once drained, you could also use leftover chicken for a quick meal.

    I am a big fan of buffalo chicken. I know it is not always the healthiest option, since the wings are generally fried. I was pleasantly surprised that each of these rolls turned out to be only about 115 calories. The cabbage made a great filler - giving the rolls more volume and a bit of a crunch too.

    The family enjoyed them. My husband even said that I could make them if we had friends over for the Super Bowl. We also talked about making mini-bites using wonton wrappers instead. I'm assuming that wonton and egg roll wrappers are similar, so I might just give that a try.

    This post shared at the URS Cabbage Edition.

    No compensation was received for this post. All opinions expressed are mine or those of my family. I am completing this post as a participant in the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger program. Hormel Foods provided some of the information for this post.


    Anonymous said...

    these looks sooo tasty!

    Elena said...

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Austin Baroudi said...

    These look delicious! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for the post!

    Unknown said...

    This looks amaaaaaazing!

    Unknown said...

    So excited to make these!

    MaryWithrow said...

    This would be great for parties! Use the little WonTon Wraps. I am going to try this snacks and add shreded carrots as well

    Cindy said...

    I been wanting to make my own Chicken Rolls, love the detailed photos, thanks for sharing.

    Melissa Mason said...

    Mmmm, these are making my mouth water!

    Melissa Mason said...

    Mmmm, these look mouthwatering!!