This Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls recipe was sponsored by Blue Dragon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review
It’s football season, and Sunday calls for easy appetizers that score with hungry fans. The problem with that is that I don’t particularly love takeout food. I mean, the taste? Yes. The ingredients? Not so much. That’s why I’m excited to share these Crispy Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls, made with Blue Dragon spring roll wrappers!
These wrappers are so versatile. Of course, you can use them to wrap up all kinds of fresh veggies, like matchstick carrots and cucumbers, sprouts and avocado, and all it takes is just a little bit of water for them to become pliable and easy-to-wrap.
You can even use them to wrap up decadent treats, like strawberries and basil leaves or Nutella and banana. Lightly fry them for a Valentine’s Day treat that beats anything in a heart-shaped box.
But for the ultimate snacktime season, I decided to recreate a favorite flavor of mine – Buffalo Chicken – in a way that I can truly enjoy. I’m not even a football fan, but knowing how easy these are (and knowing that I control exactly what goes into them!) makes me actually look forward to game day!
Crispy Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls
- 1 pound shredded chicken
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 8 oz. block cream cheese (or neufchatel) cut into cubes
- ¾ cup cayenne pepper sauce
- ⅛ cup fresh chopped chives or spring onions, if desired
- 1 package (16 count) Blue Dragon Spring Roll Wrappers
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil (or use pan spray)
- Blue cheese or ranch dressing, for dipping
- One package (16 count) Blue Dragon Spring Roll Wrappers
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine chicken, Cheddar cheese, cream cheese and cayenne pepper sauce. Heat and stir until well blended. Remove from heat.
- Soften wrappers by placing in water according to package directions. Lay each wrapper, one at a time, on a damp tea towel to fill. If using chives or spring onions, sprinkle a few on wrapper where filling will go. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling in each wrapper, fold sides in, then roll up.
- In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium/high heat (or spray pan with pan spray.) Place spring rolls in heated pan, a couple at a time, allowing them to brown and crisp on one side (about 2 minutes), then flip to the other side and brown. Flip carefully and only once, if possible, as wrappers are very delicate and tear easily.
- Serve crispy spring rolls with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.
These are a great portion size, and I love that they’re made with all white meat chicken (no funny stuff, like some premade or restaurant appetizers.)
Add some fresh scallions or green onions as you roll them for a fresh hit of flavor that brightens the whole dish.
Blue Dragon’s appeal doesn’t end with spring roll wrappers. They also offer a line of sauces that make it super easy (and fast!) to cure your takeout cravings at home using fresh, quality ingredients you choose. (No surprises, except maybe for how many veggies your kids will eat sauteed in honey teriyaki!)
Follow Blue Dragon on Facebook to join the conversation and learn more about how you can get creative with their entire line of ready-to-use sauces:
- Broccoli Beef (my kids’ favorite!)
- General Tao
- Pad Thai (my favorite!)
- Sweet & Sour
- Szechuan Pepper
- Honey Teriyaki
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