Make ahead, freezer friendly Copycat Firecracker Chicken Wraps are a delicious appetizer to serve family and friends. This copycat Longhorn recipe is so good!
What is Firecracker Chicken?
For a very brief month last summer my daughter worked at Longhorn Steakhouse. And during that time, we enjoyed one too many (is that even a thing?) servings of Firecracker Chicken Wraps.
You may be wondering to yourself…what is firecracker chicken?
Well, unlike the sweet and spicy Firecracker Chicken from Panda Express, today’s version is more like a buffalo chicken recipe. Spicy, cheesy, and dipped in a delicious creamy avocado sauce!
How to make Firecracker Chicken Wraps
First, make your chicken marinade. In a small bowl, combine apple cider vinegar, sugar, Louisiana hot sauce, butter, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
Next, you’ll want to cook your chicken in your crockpot or slow cooker for about 6 hours on low (or 4 hours on high). Do this by placing your chicken in your slow cooker and top with your chicken marinade.
Once your chicken is done cooking, shred it. The best way to shred chicken is to use a hand mixer (it takes one minute or less). Once your chicken is shredded, add shredded pepper jack cheese to the chicken mixture.
Fill each flour tortilla with about 1/4-1/2 cup of chicken and cheese. Roll each tortilla tightly and piece with a toothpick to keep it together. Place them all on a baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Once frozen, place the tortillas in a ziploc freezer bag until ready to use.
Follow directions to cook in the recipe card below.
Preheat about 4-6 cups of vegetable oil to about 375 degrees. I use a large skillet. Place your firecracker chicken wraps in the hot oil and cook for about 12- 15 minutes, turning several times to cook evenly. When done, and browned, remove to a paper towel covered plate to drain for about 2-3 minutes.
Yes. Keep frozen until ready to cook.
What to serve with Firecracker Chicken
Our favorite dipping sauce for today’s chicken wraps would be this Avocado Lime sauce.
To make Avocado Lime Sauce, combine 1 avocado with lime juice (about 3-4 limes worth), olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, salt and water in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and creamy. This makes a delicious dipping sauce.
If desired, a homemade blue cheese dressing is also delicious. Have a cold and creamy sauce helps combat the heat from these delicious wraps!
Appetizers for a Crowd
Need more ideas for serving a crowd? Here are a few of my favorite appetizer ideas.
Cheesy, creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect game day snack. This easy recipe is a family classic, and you’ll find yourself wishing you doubled the recipe!
Try this Tomatillo Salsa recipe for an authentic, tangy Mexican salsa verde. Perfect for pairing with tacos, enchiladas or a big bowl of chips!
This warm, cheesy Jalapeno Spinach Queso dip is the perfect game day recipe! Easy to assemble in one pan, making this dip “party perfect.”
If you LOVE this chicken recipe, try some of my other delicious meals. This Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad is scrumptious and the homemade teriyaki dressing is divine!