Buffalo Chicken Rice Paper Rolls

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Put a spicy twist on traditional rice paper rolls with Buffalo Chicken Summer Rolls. Cool and creamy with a little kick, they are perfect to enjoy as a light dinner or a fun party appetizer! And they are gluten free too!

Want another idea for summer rolls? Try the more traditional Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls.

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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Rolls

For the longest time, I loved the idea of summer rolls – they are fresh and cool and gluten free. I loved the look of summer rolls – the translucent rice paper means you can see the colors of the fillings. But I was intimidated.

So I decided to take something familiar – my Buffalo Chicken Salad – and give it the summer roll treatment. That way I could learn how to make the rolls without worrying about the filling. Truthfully, while I know that more traditional fillings are delicious, I absolutely love the cool but spicy flavor in these buffalo chicken rolls. And they are way more simple than I expected!

Instead of mixing the carrots and blue cheese into the chicken salad, I laid them right on the wrapper before adding the chicken mixture, which gave it the fun visual of seeing all the ingredients through the wrapper. It’s truly such a tasty way to enjoy an old favorite in a fun little package!

A cut in half buffalo chicken roll on a small blue plate with more of the spicy chicken rice paper rolls on a green platter.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

I promise you are going to want to make this and then turn every bit of odds and ends in your fridge into summer rolls! Why? Let me tell you!

  • So easy. Rice paper rolls may seem intimidating. But if you can roll enchiladas or wraps, you can make summer rolls.
  • Perfect for when you have leftover chicken. If you’ve been grilling or you made an entire Air Fryer Chicken, this is great for the leftovers. You can even use a rotisserie chicken from the store, making this a completely no-cook recipe.
  • Naturally gluten free. Yes, those wrappers are made of rice flour, so they are gluten free!
Buffalo chicken rice paper rolls piled on a green platter.

What You’ll Need

Besides the simple ingredients for the chicken salad filling, you only need a few other items. Here is a quick overview. The full amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Plain Greek yogurt. You can use nonfat, low fat, or whole milk yogurt.
  • Hot sauce. Use your favorite. I like the classic Frank’s Red Hot.
  • Cooked and cooled chicken. Shred or chop it.
  • Salt and pepper. Season to taste.
  • Rice paper wrappers. You can usually find these in the Asian section of the grocery store.
  • Matchstick or shredded carrots. Cut them yourself or buy a bag of pre-shredded or chopped carrots.
  • Blue cheese. You’ll want it crumbled. If you aren’t a fan of blue cheese, use your favorite, such as cheddar or Monterey Jack.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Summer Rolls

It’s as easy as stirring together the chicken salad, then rolling it up. Here’s a quick summary, but the details are in the recipe card.

  • Make the chicken salad. Combine the Greek yogurt and hot sauce, then stir in chicken and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Soak and wrap. Soak one rice paper wrapper in warm water for 10-15 seconds. Lay it on a cutting board and spread some of the carrots and blue cheese on it. Add the chicken mixture. Roll about a third of the way, fold in the edges, then roll up tightly.
  • Repeat as needed. Continue the process with the rest of the wrappers and fillings.
  • Sauce and serve. Drizzle with more hot sauce, if desired, and serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
A buffalo chicken summer roll cut in half on a plate with whole rolls piled on a green platter.

Tips for Success

  • Make sure you get rice paper wrappers. These are not the same as wonton wrappers, which are made with wheat, not gluten free, and must be cooked.
  • Work quickly. You want to roll them up while the rice paper is still pliable and damp so that it will stick and hold together.
  • Fry them up. If you prefer a crispy spring roll, you can fry the rolls in hot oil for about 5 minutes or coat them with a bit of oil and air fry at 370°F for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Customize it. If you aren’t into the spicy vibes, you can use any chicken salad, like my Honey BBQ Chicken Salad or Tropical Chicken Salad. Go veggie and wrap up some Sesame Zoodles. Or try the Char Siu Pork and other fillings from these Gluten Free Bao Buns.
A rectangular blue plate of buffalo chicken rolls wrapped in rice paper.

How to Serve Buffalo Chicken Rolls

Just like your favorite chicken wings, you can serve these with Ranch Dip or Blue Cheese Dressing for dunking. Enjoy them as a light meal with a wedge salad, a side of sweet potato fries, or some coleslaw. Or put out a party spread with your favorite gluten free appetizers like these:

A buffalo chicken summer roll cut in half on a plate with whole rolls piled on a green platter.
4.5 from 4 votes

Buffalo Chicken Summer Rolls

Put a spicy twist on traditional rice paper rolls with Buffalo Chicken Summer Rolls. Cool and creamy with a little kick, they are perfect to enjoy as a light dinner or a fun party appetizer! And they are gluten free too!
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled chicken, shredded and/or chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 rice paper wrappers
  • 1/2 cup matchstick or shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip, Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip, or your favorite Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing for serving

Instructions

  • In a bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt and hot sauce. Then stir in the chicken to coat completely and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Fill a bowl or pie plate with warm water. Take one rice paper wrapper and dip it in the water for 10-15 seconds. It will start to become pliable but will soften completely after a minute or two as you are filling it. Lay the wrapper on a cutting board.
  • Lay about a tablespoon of the carrots, about a tablespoon of the blue cheese, and about a quarter cup of the chicken mixture on the wrapper. Roll up about a quarter to a third of the way, fold in the edges, then continue rolling up tightly. Drizzle with additional hot sauce, if desired.
  • Serve with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip, Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip, or your favorite Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping.

Notes

Nutritional information does not include the homemade ranch dressing/dip.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Summer Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 spring roll)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 404mg17%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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21 Comments
  1. These look super tasty! I love buffalo chicken and spring rolls but I’ve never thought of putting the 2 together. Yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

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