Butter Chicken Pinwheels – Puff Pastry Party Snack #diwalisnacks

Butter Chicken Pinwheels: Delicious, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth puff pastry pinwheels stuffed with butter chicken sauce, chicken, and cheese. They are perfect for your parties, brunches, and special event.

Butter Chicken Pinwheels

These ” Butter Chicken Pinwheels ” literally MELTS in your Mouth & Soooo Addicting!!!

We are soon approaching Diwali ~ Indian Festival of Lights and a lot of you have requested me an easy chicken appetizer for the party.

So I’m here and I’m calling ALL MY Butter Chicken + Snack Lovers as these will be a Star of Your Party!!!

And these pinwheels are perfect to make for a crowd or just a party of 4. The Semi-homemade kind of snack is just the thing you need after slogging aLL day in the kitchen.

Ingredients for Butter Chicken Pinwheels:

Since it’s a semi-homemade kind of snack, I’m going for a ready-made butter chicken sauce (which we absolutely loooove) but you can totally use your own recipe.

  • Puff Pastry Sheets
  • Butter Chicken Sauce – homemade or storebought (Try Sutter Buttes Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce)
  • Cooked Chicken – thinly chopped or shredded
  • 1 Onion  thinly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cheese – I’m using a mixed cheese
  • 1 Egg – whisked
  • Salt + Pepper – as per taste

Butter Chicken Pinwheels Ingredients on a blue table

The Process to Make Butter Chicken Pinwheels:

Easy ingredients and even easier steps to make the recipe:

  • Start by thawing the puff pastry sheets.
  • Lay it flat on a baking tray and slather the luscious butter chicken sauce on it.
  • Sprinkle cooked and chopped chicken.
  • Add onion, cheese and gently press the stuffing.
  • Start folding the sheet in the shape of a log.
  • Brush the log with whisked egg and Keep it in the freezer for 5 minutes as that helps hold the shape.
  • Remove from the freezer and slice the log into 1.5 inch wide pinwheels.
  • Turn them face up on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the pinwheels to a golden perfection
  • Remove from oven, cool and little and serve.
Butter Chicken Pinwheels Process-1 : Layering the sauce and chicken

Butter Chicken Pinwheels Process-1


Butter Chicken Pinwheels Process-2

I usually server these Butter Chicken Pinwheels as is or without any sauce, as they are so creamy that they donot need any dip with it.

Which for me is perfect as I dont have to worry about a dip or sauce. Also less utensil – Wohooo!

Butter Chicken Pinwheels -2

Pro Tip:

Always & I mean Always Freeze the Puff Pastry dish before baking or cutting as that helps retain the shape.

The puff pastry remains intact and the puffs come out crispier when you freeze for few minutes before baking.


Butter Chicken Puff Pastry Pinwheels


Go ahead and enjoy these snacks and hide some extra for yourself as they are gone in seconds.


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Butter Chicken Pinwheels


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Yield: 20 Pinwheels

Butter Chicken Pinwheels - Puff Pastry Part Snack #diwalisnacks

Butter Chicken Pinwheels recipe

Butter Chicken Pinwheels: Delicious, buttery, melt in your mouth puff pastry pinwheels stuffed with butter chicken sauce, chicken and cheese. They are perfect for your parties, brunches and special event. #diwalisnacks

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 5 Tbsp Sutter Buttes Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce
  • 1 Package Puff Pastry Sheet (contains 2 sheet per package)
  • 1.5 Cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1 Large Onion - thinly chopped
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese – can use any variety as per choice.
  • Salt – as per taste
  • 1 Egg - whisked


Prep Work:
• Thaw the Puff Pastry sheets if kept in the freezer. Once thawed, keep them in the fridge till ready to use.
• Pre-heat the oven at 350 F

How to Make the Butter Chicken Pinwheels:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together chopped onion and shredded chicken. Keep aside.
  2. Remove the thawed Puff Pastry sheets from the package.
    Take 1 Puff Pastry sheet and place on the baking tray.
  3. Unfold it to form a rectangle and smoothen it.
  4. Take 3tbsp of the Butter Chicken Sauce and gently spread it all over the smoothened Puff Pastry sheet (cover edges nicely).
  5. Sprinkle the onion-chicken mixture evenly all over the sauce.
    Now, sprinkle ½ cup cheese all over it and even everything over the Puff Pastry sheet.
  6. Starting from the edges, fold the stuffed Puff Pastry sheet into a log shape.
  7. Take a sharp knife and cut the log-shaped Puff Pastry into 1.5-inch thick pinwheels. (Each log will make about 10 pinwheels)
  8. Similarly, stuff and cut the other Puff Pastry sheet.
  9. Take each pinwheel and place it stuffing side up and brush them with whisked egg.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden orange in color.
  11. Once baked, let cool for a minute and then transfer to a serving plate.
  12. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 348mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 19g

6 Replies to "Butter Chicken Pinwheels - Puff Pastry Party Snack #diwalisnacks"

  • Barb September 11, 2023 (3:59 pm)

    Can you freeze these?

    • Molly Kumar November 1, 2023 (7:16 pm)

      Hello Barb, yes you can freeze them for 1-2 months. Best, Molly

  • Tracy August 21, 2023 (7:22 pm)

    Can I prepare these in advance, freeze, thaw and bake a week later?

    • Molly Kumar November 1, 2023 (7:19 pm)

      Hello Tracy, yes you can freeze them in advance and bake later. Just thaw them 2-3 hours before. Thanks, Molly

  • Rebecca Blackwell October 23, 2019 (9:45 pm)

    These would be absolutely perfect for a party, but the other night my husband and I ate all of them – the entire batch – all by ourselves for dinner. We were stuffed, but it was sooooo worth it. Absolutely delicious!

  • Kushigalu October 23, 2019 (6:00 pm)

    Love appetizers prepared using puff pastry. This is so creative. Will try for diwali.

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