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My Ninja Naan Baby Shower – Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Hello hello my wonderful readers! I know I know, long time no blog. Sigh.

When I was expecting my second child a wise man told me that 1 plus 1 does not equal two. I didn’t get it at the time, but now I do. My very dear friend and blogger Henna of My Ninja Naan is about to find out the same. Congratulations Henna on the upcoming birth of Baby Ninja Two!

I know this is when I wax lyrical about what a great food blogger she is, but I am pretty sure if you hop over to her blog (go now) then it will speak for itself. What you may not get from reading her blog is how incredibly supportive Henna is, she has talked me through many a stressful time and given me great advice when needed and for that I will be forever grateful.

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So welcome to this surprise virtual baby shower for Henna. This virtual baby shower was the brainchild of Faaiza from Modest Munchies and I am thrilled to be part of it. We wish we were all a little closer so we could celebrate in person, but for now this is a happy substitute. The idea is simple, a few of us get together and make the things we would for a shower if we could be there in person, the only ‘guideline’ was that it be finger food.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

One of the many things Henna and I seem to have in common is a love for spicy food. While I don’t know that any of us is a snacking on green chillies type, we do like food with a bit of a punch. So Henna I bring to you these spicy Buffalo Chicken pinwheels. They come together quickly and keep well making them the ideal thing to make for feeding a crowd. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Correction: did. I just checked and they’re all gone.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
Makes 40

Two 10-inch sheets of pre-rolled all butter puff pastry (defrosted)
2 cups of shredded chicken –  you can poach a large chicken breast or shred rotisserie chicken
½ cup Franks Hot Sauce
2 tbsp mayo (I use Hellmans half the fat)
1 tsp ketchup
1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
Two tablespoons snipped chives or scallions/green onions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line two baking trays with parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine the hot sauce, mayo, ketchup, chilli powder, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Taste. You should feel like you have gotten an olfactory sucker punch. Hey, buffalo anything shouldn’t be too mild (IMHO).

Add your shredded chicken. Make sure it is shredded quite finely. Mix the ‘sauce’ into the chicken w a fork. Now unfurl your puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured board and thinly spread half the chicken mixture over it, making sure to leave a half to one inch empty margin on one side. A few small bald patches here and there are no big deal. Scatter over your chives/scallions. Starting from the chicken covered side roll the puff pastry inwards fairly tightly so that the ‘empty’ edge ends up on the outside.

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I like to put the roll in the freezer for a few minutes because it makes for neater slicing. One the pastry roll is firm (5-10 minutes) slice it into 1 cm thick slices and put them out on your baking sheet leaving a little over half an inch between each circle. Bake for 14 minutes, then turn over and bake for another 3. The flipping helps get rid of the raw look of the puff pastry.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Repeat until your puff pastry is all used up. Keeps well at room temperature for 2 days. You can reheat in an oven before serving if you wish. A side of blue cheese dressing is always a welcome addition.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

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22 Comments

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    Driving Ms.Desi
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    A virtual baby shower.. i love it! Congrats to Ninja Naan.. and those pinwheels look delicious of course 🙂

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    Habiba
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    This is such a cute idea!! Huge congrats Henna, from a Ninja Naan fan 😉

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    Amira
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    Your pinwheels look so delish … congratulations Henna my dear may you have a blessed healthy and happy baby.

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    K @ Peeled Wellness
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    I would LOVE these at a party. I like how they’re so thin and crispy- I will definitely be trying to create something like this for my next party. Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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      sarahjmir
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      Thanks so much!!!! Best part is they come together so quickly – it takes the fun out of a party if you’re beat from cooking for it!

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    A Toast to the Good Life
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    These look delicious!!! Love buffalo chicken and how you turned it into pinwheels!!

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    Traditionally Modern Food
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    Pinwheel looks perfect.. What a great to way to do baby shower:-)

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    Ameena
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    Looks so delicious! Such a nice tribute to an obviously amazing person.

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    MyNinjaNaan
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    You guys are seriously the most amazing people. I STILL can’t get over the fact that you all did this for me. Thank you so much 🙂
    Can you imagine if a bunch of us lived near each other? We would all have so much fun! Although I also believe that we would need to invest in a group gym membership, lol 🙂
    I love how you guys made things that you knew I would enjoy! I have drooling over these ever since I saw them, and you best believe that I have a packet of puff pastry sitting on my counter right now just waiting to be transformed into these 😀

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      sarahjmir
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      you are the nicest person ever. really. much love

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    dedy oktavianus pardede
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    wow, stunning chicken pinwheels
    Simply damn delicious!!!

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    notachefbuticancook
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    These look absolutely amazing, and as always your pictures are truly beautiful! I love your blog and I’ve nominated you! https://buticancook.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/honoured-and-grateful/

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    Farzana
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    Hi. Looks great. Do u think I could roll it and cut it then freeze it for Ramadan? Farzana. South Africa. By the way snowballs are definitely a favourite here lol!

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      sarahjmir
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      Hello Farzana!Hmm so I would think not because sometimes when you defrost uncooked sauces it becomes too liquid-y. You could probably bake and freeze these and then defrost them and warm them in the oven to good effect. Thanks so much for coming by and please keep me posted on how it goes 🙂

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