Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Roll Ups are a quick and easy party snack that is full of flavor. Who doesn’t love chicken and bacon and ranch? And let’s throw some cheddar in there for kicks, too. I’m sharing all the keys to success for this crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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🔑 Key to Success #1 – Start with Softened Cream Cheese
The key to mixing all the ingredients together is starting with softened cream cheese.
If you start off with a hard brick of cream cheese, it’ll be nearly impossible to get all the ingredients incorporated into your filling.
If you forget to let your cream cheese sit out on the counter to soften, you can microwave it.
Unwrap it and put it on a microwave-safe plate then microwave it for about 30-60 seconds until it softens up.
The other tip for a nice, creamy filling is to add just a touch of milk to help bring everything together.
All you’ll need is a tablespoon or two of milk and a good wooden spoon. (I love these teak wooden spoons. They would make a great gift, too!)
🔑 Key to Success #2 – Choose the Right Meats
I keep this recipe super simple by using canned chicken breast.
I ONLY use Tyson Premium Chunk White Chicken Breast when I need a good quality canned chicken breast.
It doesn’t contain anything weird and I’ve always had great success with it.
You can also use shredded chicken or even leftover rotisserie chicken in these roll-ups.
Be sure to drain your chicken well before you mix it into your filling.
For the bacon, you can use any variety that you like as long as it is cooked crispy.
My favorite way to cook bacon is in the Air Fryer.
It crisps up beautifully without getting grease all over my kitchen so clean up is a breeze.
I like to use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut my bacon into small pieces.
You will want the bacon pieces to be fairly small since you’re rolling this filling up in tortillas.
🔑 Key to Success #3 – Roll Them Tight and Cut Them Carefully
Once your filling is stirred together well, you’re ready to spread it on your tortillas.
Spread the filling all the way to the edge of each tortilla on both sides.
I leave a little 1/4-inch border at the top and bottom so that I can roll the tortillas up cleanly.
Starting at the bottom, roll each tortilla up as tightly as you can then turn it over with the seam side down.
You’ll notice that both ends of the roll-up are a bit empty and uneven.
I cut the ends off and discard them so that I’ll have nice, even roll-ups.
And when I say “discard,” I really mean I use them for taste testing! Yum!
You’ll cut the roll-ups into 3/4-inch slices using a sharp serrated knife.
Be sure to put a cutting board underneath your roll-ups so that you don’t mess up your countertop.
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- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 6 slices bacon, cooked crispy then chopped into bits
- 1 can (12 oz) Tyson Premium Chunk White Chicken Breast, well-drained
- 1 packet (1 oz) Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-2 Tbsp milk
- 4-5 burrito sized (10-inch) tortillas
- In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, bacon bits, chicken breast, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, and milk.
- Spread cream cheese mixture onto each tortilla, leaving a 1/4-inch border on the top and bottom edges of the tortilla.
- Starting at the bottom, tightly roll tortillas up. Use a serrated knife to cut tortillas into 3/4-inch slices.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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