Tik Tok Viral Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Rolls (Low Carb & Keto)

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If you’ve been scrolling through TikTok lately, you might have stumbled on one of the latest keto trends: Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Rolls! These TikTok viral appetizers seem to be taking the internet by storm, and for good reason. They’re a delicious, refreshing, and healthier keto/low-carb twist on the classic buffalo chicken flavor combo that we all know and love.

Delicious Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Roll served on a plate, featuring a blue banner with white and yellow lettering.

My husband and big kids love all things buffalo sauce. Personally, I’m a total wimp, and just smelling it makes my eyes water. But when I saw this recipe all over social media, I knew I had to try and make it for them. Having easy and healthy snack options like this is always nice, so you don’t get bored.

These rolls are perfect for parties instead of your typical, carb-heavy appetizers like chips and dip or anything fried and breaded. The cucumber buffalo chicken roll-ups are light and refreshing.

Ingredients For Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Roll Recipe:

  • Cucumber: These provide a nice and crispy base for the rolls.
  • Shredded Chicken Breast: This is the bulk and protein of the dish.
  • Buffalo Sauce: That really yummy spicy and tangy flavor for the recipe.
  • Mayonnaise: Creaminess for the roll filling.
  • Celery: Adds a crunchy texture.
  • Red Onion: An additional sharp and slightly sweet flavor.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: Helps bring out more flavor throughout the dish.
  • Chopped Chives and Dill: This is the perfect garnish to top the cucumber rolls!

Peeled cucumbers on a white cooking background, the first step in making Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Rolls.

Steps For Making Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Roll Bites

If you’re a visual learner like me, this step-by-step pictorial will help, but if you prefer to jump straight to the recipe, scroll to the bottom of the post!

Step 1: Take your cucumber and slice it lengthwise using a vegetable peeler or a mandoline slicer to create about 6 or 7 thin strips.

Cooked chicken, cut veggies, mayo, and buffalo sauce arranged diagonally across peeled cucumbers for Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Roll recipe.

Step 2: Next, pat the cucumber strips dry and spread mayonnaise evenly on them. Then, diagonally arrange the roll filling with the shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, celery, red onion, salt, and pepper on the cucumber strips.

A collage image showcasing the process of rolling Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Rolls on a white counter and wood cutting board.

Step 3: After arranging ingredients across the placed cucumber strips, roll the cucumber strips tightly around the filling to create a roll. Secure the roll with a toothpick if necessary. Cut the large roll into 6 or 7 individual pieces.

top down shot of cucumber rolls stuffed with buffalo chicken plated

Step 4: Arrange the rolls on a serving plate and garnish with chopped chives and dill. Serve and enjoy as a delicious appetizer and/or snack!

Top Tips And Tricks For Making Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Roll on Keto

  • Choose firm cucumbers: Make sure to choose nice and firm cucumbers, which will ensure the rolls hold their shape easier once assembled.
  • Use precooked chicken: To save time, opt for precooked chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken, leftover grilled chicken, or canned chicken. I batch-cook shredded chicken in the crockpot to have on hand for recipes like this. It’s such a huge timesaver.
  • Taste the filling: Before rolling up the cucumber strips, taste the filling mixture to make sure the seasoning and buffalo sauce are the way you like them. You can always adjust after testing the flavors!
  • Roll tightly: When you’re rolling the cucumber strips, try to do so as tightly as possible without tearing the cucumber so that they hold together better.
  • Chill before serving: I’ve found that if I pop the rolls into the fridge for about 30 minutes after assembling, they crips up and are a better texture for serving.
  • Sharpen your knife: If you aren’t using a mandoline slicer, use a very sharp knife. A dull knife can crush the rolls and cause them to lose shape.
  • Experiment with fillings: You can experiment and customize your filling! You can add ingredients like avocado, cheese, or different sauces to make your rolls taste however you want them.
  • Secure with toothpicks: If the rolls are having trouble staying closed, use toothpicks to secure them before slicing.
  • Garnish for presentation: I like adding fresh chives and dill to top my rolls because it gives them that really nice and presentable aesthetic.
  • Practice makes perfect. The first time I tried this recipe, my rolls looked like the Hot Mess Express! They were all loose, with the filling falling out everywhere, totally unraveling. It took a few turns before I could wrap them tightly, but it’s worth it!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I substitute for shredded chicken?

You can substitute shredded chicken with cooked shrimp, tofu, or canned tuna for different protein options.

Can I make these rolls vegetarian?

Yes, you can totally omit the chicken and add more keto-friendly veggies like avocado, bell peppers, or roasted mushrooms to make it vegetarian!

Can I make these rolls ahead of time?

You can prepare the filling ahead of time if you need to, but I’ve found it turns out better if you prepare the cucumber strips and assemble the rolls just before serving so they don’t get soggy.

Are there any gluten-free alternatives to buffalo sauce?

Many brands of buffalo sauce are gluten-free, but it’s always best to check the label.

Can I add cheese to these rolls?

Of course! You can add some crumbled blue or feta cheese to make it a bit tangier while still being keto-friendly.

What’s the best way to slice the cucumber into thin strips?

I like to use a mandoline slicer because it slices the cucumbers into thin, even strips.

What can I serve these rolls with?

I personally think that these buffalo cucumber rolls are delicious on their own, but you can always add a side of keto-friendly ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping!

Can I make these rolls spicy?

You can add more buffalo sauce or sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top for some extra spice.

Storage Instructions

Storage: While they are best fresh, if you have any leftover rolls, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I would eat them within a day or so. While they will get soggy stored, you can place a paper towel paper towel at the bottom of the container to help absorb excess moisture.

I think Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Rolls are best served cold. But if you prefer them at room temperature, you can take them out of the fridge about 15-20 minutes before serving.

  • Greek Yogurt Swap: You can swap the mayo for plain Greek yogurt!
  • Vegan Option: You can replace the mayonnaise with a vegan alternative, like mashed avocado, and use a vegan buffalo sauce.
  • Heat Things Up: If you like it spicy, add some diced jalapeños, additional hot sauce, or a dash of cayenne pepper to the filling mixture.
  • Cool It Down: For a milder flavor, replace the buffalo sauce with a keto-friendly ranch or blue cheese dressing.
  • Wrap It Up: If you’re not a fan of cucumber, you can use large lettuce leaves, like romaine or butter lettuce, as a wrap instead.
  • Bacon Bits: Sprinkle some crispy, crumbled bacon for some added flavor.

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Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Rolls featured image, showcasing the finished appetizer rolls secured with toothpicks, perfect for a low-carb, keto-friendly snack or party dish.
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Tik Tok Viral Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Roll

Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Rolls are a yummy, low-carb, and keto-friendly appetizer that combines crispy cucumbers, juicy chicken, and tangy buffalo sauce into really delicious bite-sized rolls.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, casual
Servings: 4
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum



  • Wash and dry your cucumber. Then, slice it into 6 or 7 long, thin strips, using a veggie or a mandoline slicer to
  • Dry your peeled cucumber slices by padding them with a dry paper towel. Next, arrange them next to one another, slightly overlapping. Then, spread your mayonnaise evenly across the strips.
  • Arrange your shredded chicken diagonally across the mayo-covered cucumber. Add the buffalo sauce, chopped celery, and red onion across the cucumber slices. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roll the cucumber slices tightly and secure them with a toothpick in order to hold their shape.
  • Arrange on a plate and garnish with chives and fresh dill, according to your preference. Enjoy!


Pro Tips:
  • Choose firm cucumbers: Select cucumbers that are firm and without soft spots. This ensures they will hold their shape well when rolled.
  • Use precooked chicken: To save time, opt for precooked chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken, leftover grilled chicken, or canned chicken. I batch-cook shredded chicken in the crockpot to keep on hand. 
  • Roll tightly: Roll the cucumber strips around the filling as tightly as possible without tearing the cucumber. This ensures the rolls hold together well.
  • Chill before serving: For the best texture and flavor, chill the rolls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and makes the rolls easier to slice.
  • Secure with toothpicks: If the rolls are having trouble staying closed, use toothpicks to secure them before slicing. Just remember to remove the toothpicks before serving.
  • Practice makes perfect: Don't worry if your first few rolls don't turn out perfectly. Mine were a mess the first few times. Keep trying, and soon you'll be a pro at making buffalo chicken cucumber rolls!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Roll recipe collage featuring a refreshing and delicious low-carb appetizer with a blue banner and yellow and white lettering.

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