Pinwheel Sandwiches with Tuna/Chicken and Bread

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Pinwheel Sandwiches with Tuna/Chicken and Bread

Cold sandwiches always make for great party food. When you need a list of finger foods to make for your party or a snack for the kids that they enjoy by the mouthfuls, this is it!
Bite size pinwheel sandwiches made with chicken or tuna, and adding carrots or lettuce for some healthy colorful benefits. So here, I am making some plain and chili tuna pinwheel sandwiches.

If you’d like to use chicken. Precook the chicken with salt, pepper till tender and then process to a fine flaky consistency. Then follow the same as below.

Pinwheel Sandwiches with Tuna/Chicken and Bread

Recipe Type: Appetiser
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 10


  • 1 tin tuna – flakes in oil/ chili tuna/ or cooked chicken ½ cup
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonaise
  • 1 tsp mild american mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional – 1 finely grated carrot/ ½ cup finely minced  lettuce /¼ cup finely minced green chili or capsicum/bell pepper
  • 9 – 12 slices of fresh white or wholemeal bread.
  • melted butter for brushing


  • Drain the oil from the tun or juices from the chili tuna( Also remove any chilies)
  • Add to a small processor, with the shallot, mustard, mayonnaise and process till you get a smooth spreadable mixture without chunks.
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  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • If adding the lettuce/ carrot / Green capsicum, add that now and add sufficient extra mayonnaise for the added ingredients. ( remember the veggies should be finely minces/grated to keep the pinwheels from cracking while cutting.)
  • Cut the crusts off the bread slices.
  • Place a rectangular piece of wax paper on a tray.
  • Place 3 slices of bread in a line on the sheet. The edges should be the same size.
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  • Brush lightly the surface and joining edges of the bread slices. Do not get any butter on the bottom sides of the bread slices.
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  • Spread the tuna/ chicken/veg  filling evenly and smoothly over the bread without spilling over the sides.
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  • Roll up the bread securing the joints and tucking the bread into a spiral log. (Roll the bread up securely but do not press the bread)
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  • Now wrap the spiral bread roll with the wax paper and twist and scrunch the edges to secure it.
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  • Place in freezer 6 hours or overnight.
  • Take out of freezer, rest for 5 minutes. Unwrap and slice the rolls into bite size pinwheels with a serrated knife.
  • Place on serving platter and allow to thaw for 10 minutes before serving.

Pinwheel Sandwiches with Tuna/Chicken and Bread

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  • If you like it, cream cheese can replace the mayo.
  • If using cooked chicken, mince well to get the same texture as the tuna, add enough mayo and some tabasco sauce for flavoring.
  • Do not add too much mayo to the mixture, or the pinwheels will be soggy. Use just enough to be abe to spread smoothly, without friction.
  • If you are serving later keep in the fridge or the pinwheel will come apart.
  • USE FRESH BREAD. Preferably make on the day you bring the bread home. If your bread is dry ,it will not roll up easily without cracking!
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