Buffalo Faux-Chicken Pinwheels

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Super Bowl by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl12 Comments

These savory and spicy vegan faux-chicken pinwheels are fun to make and great for parties of any kind!

Sometimes things come together perfectly and to stack the deck in your favor, try this hearty vegan recipe for game-day snacking. If you are hosting a Superbowl shindig for a bunch of hungry football fans this recipe is sure help you score.

Buffalo Faux-Chicken Pinwheels are simple to prepare and great for children to assist with. They can “pop” open the Crescent rolls, lay out the dough and help spread fillings. Just make sure an adult handles the chopping, sauteing and hot oven trays.

Buffalo Faux-Chicken Pinwheels
Serves 8
These savory and spicy vegan faux-chicken pinwheels are fun to make and great for parties of any kind!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
244 calories
32 g
35 g
9 g
9 g
4 g
87 g
325 g
1 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244
Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 325mg
Total Carbohydrates 32g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/2 cup red onion, chopped (about 1/2 onion)
  2. 1 Tbl. olive oil
  3. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  4. 1 pack vegan faux-chicken - about 12 oz., roughly chopped (we used Beyond Meat)
  5. 2 8 oz. tubes Crescent-style rolls (original or low fat)
  6. 1/3 cup buffalo sauce (many brands are vegan, check for butter)
  7. 1 Tbl. vegan Worcestershire sauce (we used Annie's, but Wizard is good too)
  8. 1 cup vegan cheddar shreds (we used Daiya)
  9. 1/4 cup each, chopped fresh parsley and green onions, to garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Over low heat, saute onions in olive oil about 2-3 minutes until soft. Add vegan faux-chicken and garlic. Cook another 3 to 5 minutes until veggies are browned and faux-chicken is toasted at edges. Set aside.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats. Pop open Crescent cans and spread each set of triangles into a rectangle shape, overlapping the seams to seal them. You should end up with four rectangles of dough on each baking sheet.
  4. Combine buffalo sauce and Worcestershire. If a spicier flavor is desired, add a splash or two of your favorite hot sauce or some red pepper flakes.
  5. Using a pastry brush or spoon, spread buffalo mix across the surface of the dough. Next, sprinkle 1/8 cup vegan cheddar shreds on each rectangle and top with the onion, garlic, faux chicken saute.
  6. Carefully roll up each piece of dough and pinch ends to close. Slice in half and place upright on the baking sheet. (They will look like cinnamon rolls waiting to be baked!) Repeat until there are 16 pinwheels on two baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges are crisp and browned.
  8. To serve, sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and green onions.
  1. Really, anything you make with Crescent-style roll dough tastes buttery and comforting. But who would have guessed that several brands of Crescent rolls are vegan?? They are! Trader Joe's, Pillsbury and Wegman's all make "accidentally" vegan Crescent roll dough. Just be sure to read labels and check for dairy or eggs.
  2. With faux chicken, Beyond Meat is the favorite in our household both for its taste and environmental policies, but check out your local grocery to see what is available where you live. Gardein, Light Life, Yves, Match, Boca, Trader Joe's, Wegman's and MorningStar Farms all make tasty faux chicken options and are easy to find at supermarkets. With vegan cheeses, the important factors are taste and melting point. We've found Daiya tastes and melts well enough that cheese-eaters don't even notice the difference! Other brands of vegan cheddar shreds you may see are Follow Your Heart and Galaxy.
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  2. Thanks Lori and Nathaniel for posting this DELICIOUS recipe featuring our Beyond Chicken Strips!

    These are a PERFECT gameday snack and we’d love to feature this in our online Healthy Recipe library as well! Thanks again to you both and we can’t wait to see what more deliciousness you have in store for 2014 🙂

  3. These look so easy to make and I think you are right – no one will even miss the meat! Do we have to watch football to eat them though??? 😉

    1. Jes –
      eat them while watching the commercials and the halftime show and refill your plate when the game comes back on!

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  5. Ahhh! These look incredible and make me hungry looking at them! I think these would be perfect for Superbowl Sunday!

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