Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls


Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls are crunchy and spicy. The perfect snack or appetizer!


Dear Girl From the Parking Ramp,

Wow, where do I begin? How about thank you?! THANK YOU for uttering those three magic words as you passed by me in the parking ramp on the way to your car after visiting the Farmer’s Market a few weekends ago.

I had just parked and was on my way down to the market when I passed by you in the narrow stairwell on your way up. I couldn’t help but overhear as you enthusiastically regaled the details of the previous night’s dinner to your friend/family member, and I was positively eavesdropping by the time I heard the words rangoon, and buffalo come out of your mouth in the same sentence.

Rangoon? Buffalo?? Together?!

Yes, girl from the parking ramp – ever since I heard you utter the phrase Buffalo Chicken Rangoon a few weeks ago, it’s nearly all I’ve been thinking about.

So, this meal’s for you…

Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls! Buffalo Chicken Rangoon’s grown-up, even bigger, badder cousin!


I have to tell you – I have been THIS EXCITED to make these egg rolls ever since I passed by that angel in the stairwell, and they did not disappoint. I started by laying out my ingredients, which included…


Egg roll wrappers. You can get egg roll wrappers at nearly every grocery store these days. They’re usually by the tofu/hummus.


I laid out one egg roll wrapper at a time, then piped on a layer of ranch cream cheese in the center.


I simply let a small tub of light cream cheese come to room temperature, then stirred in 2 Tablespoons Ranch Dip Mix.


After the mixture was smooth, I loaded it into a piping bag to make adding it to the egg roll a breeze.


If you don’t have piping bags, a ziploc bag would totally do!


On top of the ranch cream cheese I added ~2-3 Tablespoons of the 1lb shredded chicken breasts I seasoned with enough buffalo sauce to make it sawcy.


I used Frank’s Wing Sauce, but you could use whatever buffalo sauce you love.


Next, I wet all four edges of the egg roll wrapper with water.


A pastry brush makes this step muss free!


Next, it was wrappin’ time. I folded up the bottom half of the wrapper and pushed back a little on the filling to make it snug.


Next I folded over both sides…


then continued rolling all the way to the top.


I lined up the egg rolls on a non-stick sprayed foil-lined baking sheet, sprayed the tops with more non-stick spray then baked at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping the egg rolls half way through.


All my wrapping was rewarded with this!!!!


Golden brown, crispy and exploding with flavor (literally!) ;)


I served my Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls with a wee side of ranch and chowed down.


Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Makes 8 egg rolls


Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls are crunchy and spicy. The perfect snack or appetizer!


  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • 8oz light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons ranch dip mix
  • 1lb chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • Buffalo sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix the cream cheese and ranch dip mix, then load into a piping bag or ziplock bag and snip the corner off.
  2. Mix chicken with enough sauce to make it saucy. Lay an egg roll wrapper out on a dry, clean surface in a diamond shape, pipe a line of cream cheese filling in the center, then add 2-3 Tablespoons buffalo chicken on top.
  3. Wet all four edges of the egg roll wrapper with water. Fold the bottom half up and push back on the filling to make it snug. Fold both sides over, and continue rolling all the way to the top.
  4. Place the egg rolls on a non-stick sprayed, foil-lined baking sheet. Spray the tops with non-stick spray and bake for 20 minutes, flipping the egg rolls halfway through.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.


These rolls were spicy, chewy, cooling and oh so addicting. Just like real buffalo wings. That’s what the husband tells me anyway.


I sure appreciated some cold, crisp slices of celery. That wing sauce is hot! Makes my face sweat. :)


Maybe I should eavesdrop more often, muwahahaha!


Just kidding.

Off to watch The Bachelorette – goodnight!


On a scale of 1-10, how spicy of food can you handle?

I don’t like ANY spice, except for vinegary spice a la Wing Sauce and Green Tabasco Sauce. So I’d say a big fat ZERO!

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  1. Lauren 06.13.2011

    Haha, that girl was like the Buffalo Egg Roll angel! :)

  2. I love making egg rolls! I’m a big fan of buffalo chicken wontons, love the crunch!

  3. Melissa 06.13.2011

    Dear Kristin,

    Thank you for eavesdropping on Girl From the Parking Ramp. Not only does it make me feel more normal for doing such things, but it also bred this amazing recipe. Can’t wait to try!


  4. Machelle 06.13.2011

    i do like spicy stuff, but to me there is a difference between spicy and just so darn hot it burns the hair off your tongue! wonder if i could find a milder wing sauce? do you know of one? those look soooo good!! i want to make a slightly milder version.

    • Iowa Girl Eats 06.15.2011

      Hmmm – you could always just add a little less sauce – that might make it less saucy. Or combine some wing sauce with BBQ sauce? OR combine some wing sauce with ranch dressing?! :)

  5. Pretty clever twist on an eggroll – I like it!

    I LOVE spicy food. LOVE it.

  6. Katie 06.13.2011

    My husband and I shared some of those ragoons a few weeks ago at the Farmer’s Market. Holy cow, they are awesome!! We got 4 of them – I had sausage and queso, and he went with a buffalo chicken one, and also a bacon and jalepeno one. They had a few other flavors, too – apple and carmel sauce, PB&J, and a few other crazy ones. You’ll have to try them the next time you’re there. They don’t have a big fancy sign, but I think they’re usually located on the south end of 3rd St!

    • Kristin 06.13.2011

      I was gonna say the same thing — they were probably talking about the Gooners stand at the DTFM right across from the door to Legends/Liars/Peoples, actually really close to where the papusas were the other day. They have all kinds of sweet and savory flavors and come in sets of 4. You can mix and match. My boyfriend and I got them and loved the bacon/jalapeno and buffalo flavors the best!

      Here’s someone’s blog post about them:

      You should try them next time you’re there. Those people rock — they make them fresh to order, and they’re inexpensive!

  7. Hate spicy food, I can handle just a little if it is for flavor, but that is even a stretch. When we lived in Texas people would eat things so spicy they would sweat and I was sure they had lost their taste buds. Unfortunately I also don’t really like the taste of buffalo sauce, I wish I did, because those look amazing!

  8. Shannon 06.13.2011

    That is brilliant. These are on my must list.

  9. I love spicy food, but I’m no pro. I’d say I can do a 6. Too hot and it just gets miserable.

    Eggrolls look great!

  10. Amy 06.13.2011

    They’re called goners and we get some every time we go to the Farmer’s Market. The buffalo chicken are our fav!

  11. Lindsey 06.13.2011

    My hubby would love those! I think I can handle a 6-7, I used to be maybe a 4 but I have started to like spicy foods more and more.

  12. This is like gourmet bar food – I love it!!

  13. Yum! Give me a 10! Or an 8 on less brave days.

  14. Kaycie 06.13.2011

    Another awesome creation to try!! We LOVE buffalo chicken dip, wraps, pizza – you name it we try it! These will be next to try!
    A really easy recipe for buffalo chicken is 4 chicken breasts in crockpot, sprinkle with 1/2 pkt dry ranch dressing mix, and 3/4 bottle wing sauce – cook low about 6 hrs and shred – then use it on pizza, wraps, buns OR eggroll wrappers!!!!!
    We definitely like spicy – I am a big flavor person though, so I would say about a 6. If it is too hot, I have to drink to much water to stop the tongue burn:)

  15. Oooo girl you are singing my song with anything buffalo or spicy!

    Those egg rolls look awesome and easy to make. I can’t wait to try them.

    My favorite spicy food is Thai, but I don’t like it so hot that I’m in pain. Ha :)

    Do you like Cholula? It’s pretty vinegary but it also has heat.

  16. Anita 06.13.2011

    Ohhh my gosh those look amazing. I might just have to make those puppies.

  17. Um, yes please. I will certainly be making this!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not always a huge ranch dressing lover with buffalo chicken though, so is there maybe a way to do it with blue cheese?

    And since we’re talking delicious buffalo chicken, while talking with one of my clients about nutrition, he mentions his favorite meal is buffalo chicken pasta. Have you heard of this? I think it’s like an alfredo with buffalo chicken. He just raves about it. I really need to find that recipe as well!

  18. Rachel 06.13.2011

    I LOVE anything with buffalo sauce!!! And I can’t wait to make these! That’s about the most spice I can handle…That & a tiny bit of Tabasco.

  19. OMG.. those sound to die!!
    I used to HATE spicy things but now? I can’t get enough! Buffalo chicken, spicy crab sushi, spicy tuna roll,.. alllll over it!

  20. Martha Brown 06.13.2011

    i love this idea i will make it very soon, buffalo wings are my favorite food.
    being Mexican, people think we love spicy food for the sake of being hot. the opposite is true, the chile is just another flavor component and when you have acidity with just enough heat, its an amazing combination.

  21. candi 06.13.2011

    umm 7 or 8, but not too often or else indigestion. :-S my mom lives in thailand and i don’t think she ever eats anything under a 9! haha!

  22. Juani 06.14.2011

    Our shops don’t have ‘exotic’ things like egg roll wrappers or tofu :( And these look soooo good,I would’ve loved to try them.

    I am a total wuss when it comes to spicy food,meaning I can’t eat any type of (spicy) hot food.It just seems to kill the taste of the food for me.My brother and future father-in-law however,loves spicy food – the hotter the better!

  23. Kristen Waby 06.14.2011

    You are pure genius! These looks so good. I’m sure the pics don’t do justice! I’m a 7 on the hot and spicy scale!

  24. Hope 06.14.2011

    These look INCREDIBLE!!!! I have always wanted to make homemade egg rolls. This is the perfect recipe! It would be a great appetizer for a party! I am totally going to make this one day! Thank you for creating this amazing recipe! :)

  25. These look excellent!! Genuis! I like a lot of spice – learned it from my husband :)

  26. Stephanie 06.14.2011

    These look fabulous! What a fun and easy way to enjoy buffalo chicken plus I love that ranch cream cheese idea – score! I love me some spicyyyy food, I’d say I’m at a 6 or 7 on the scale :)

  27. Amber 06.14.2011

    I would say you’re not a zero because some people can’t even handle any Franks! I loooove hot sauce but I’m definitely a wuss so I’d say maybe a 4. Wings are the best!

  28. Sarah T. 06.14.2011

    Looks yummy, though like you, my spice level is 0! I can’t even do green tabasco or would even attempt any wing sauce. When I eat thai, I tell them “-1″ when they ask for spice level. Yes, I’m a wimp. BUT, I would totally eat those if they had a mild sauce on them. Great eavesdropping!

  29. This looks incredible. What a great idea! The more our lives are full of buffalo chicken, the better our quality of life will be.

  30. Oh.My.Gosh this might be one of my favorite of your recipes! What a great idea :-) And easy too. I will definitely give them a shot but must go with less spicy because I am not good with spicy food.

  31. Courtney 06.14.2011

    These look amazing!! Can’t wait to try them out :) For my spice scale I can do like a 3, maybe!

  32. Ashley 06.14.2011

    Awesome, awesome, awesome recipe! I personally love spicy foods and enjoy eating foods between a 6-8. I can definitely eat 9-10 but it’s just not as enjoyable.

    I totally missed the Bachelorette last night and I’m bummed. How was it?

  33. Bode 06.14.2011

    Holy cow!! I cannot recall a time that I have salivated this much! Don’t get me wrong I love food but what could be better then Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls!! Buffalo Chicken…Duh! Egg Rolls…Of Course!! Together!!!! Hell yeah!! I know what I am cooking tonight.

  34. AJ 06.14.2011

    I’m probably about 3 on the spice scale. The Bachelorette was kind of boring last night. Nice to learn more about Ames. Ashley should have kept West – I thought he seemed ready for a new relationship. He was very mature in talking about how he isn’t trying to replace his dead wife.

  35. Melissa 06.14.2011

    Wow, I didn’t know making egg rolls was so easy. Awesome! I’m not a fan of buffalo sauce, but I can think of other yummy variations…I’m surprised Ben didn’t suggest some BBQ chicken egg rolls! :-D

  36. Maria 06.14.2011

    They look delicious, I’m gonna have to try this out soon I think :)

  37. HockettRuns 06.14.2011

    Wow those egg rolls look delicious! :D

  38. joe 06.14.2011

    I like it. Good job with the intelligence gathering.

  39. I’m usually not big on spicy foods either, but love anything buffalo chicken. This idea is genius! Thank you (and girl on the parking ramp). Maybe I need to be eavesdropping too :)

  40. If only I had a stash of egg roll wrappers hidden somewhere in my kitchen…

  41. ktlovespie 06.14.2011

    Ooh I think I’m going to have to make these for my boyfriend. We just moved in together and while he’s happy with simple things like ramen and such ( ala “A Man, A Can, A Plan. Google it), I prefer things with a more homemade touch. This seems simple and tasty. Probably would be good with barbeque sauce too!

    On the heat scale I probably like a 5-6 with an occasional 8 thrown in there for fun. Can’t beat Franks Red Hot though, it’s my favorite sauce.

  42. Courtney 06.14.2011

    these look AMAZING! So much so that I think I am going to make them tomorrow!

  43. Emily 06.14.2011

    Wow those look yummy!! I can handle very, very spicy food!!! My dad makes the spiciest salsa and was fed it since birth : ) Thanks dad!

  44. Marilyn 06.15.2011

    That looks AMAZING! I’m drooling

  45. Anneke 06.15.2011

    I am soooooooo making these tonight! Yummy!

  46. Miss Molls 06.15.2011

    I mad these last night and they were sooooo delicious! I love anything with cream cheese. Throw in buffalo sauce and ranch and I’m there! Thanks for the recipe!

  47. Emily 06.15.2011

    We made these tonight for dinner and they were fabulous! My husband thinks these would be perfect for guys poker night since they have the wing taste but without the mess.

  48. Robin 06.16.2011

    I went out immediately and bought the ingredients to make these. However, I had leftover pork roast in the fridge so I made it with that instead of chicken! They were awesome! My husband and my two “picky eater” daughters ate em right up, too! Thank you so much for the idea!

    The older I get, the hotter the food I can handle. I am probably at a 7!

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  50. Mama Edge 06.16.2011

    Made these tonight…they were a hit! Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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