Whether you’re in it for the game, the half-time show or the appetizers (ahem, that’d be us), there’s no denying the power of Buffalo chicken. And while we love wings as much as the next person, we also like to switch up the menu with dishes like decadent cheesy Buffalo chicken dip, easy Buffalo chicken sliders and tacos, and even healthy-ish salads and stuffed sweet potatoes. (What can we say? She’s versatile like that.) Here, 31 Buffalo chicken recipes to make for your watch party (or any time, if we’re being honest).
31 Buffalo Chicken Recipes That Go Beyond Just Wings
1. Buffalo Chicken Wraps With Blue Cheese And Celery
With a few tricks up your sleeve (namely, rotisserie chicken and store-bought blue cheese dressing), you can have these spicy-creamy wraps on the table in a mere 20 minutes. Wrapped in wax paper, they also make a great addition to any lunchbox.
2. Buffalo-stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Skip the bread and serve your Buffalo chicken nestled into roasted sweet potatoes for a healthy-ish entrée or side. Great news: You can make both the chicken and the spuds ahead of time and keep them in the fridge.
4. 15-minute Buffalo Chicken Sliders
You probably already know that sliders are a party food all-star. We don’t mean to brag, but these 15-minute cuties are even better, since they take almost zero effort to make.
5. Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese
You can only choose one: hot wings or mac and cheese. Which is getting the boot? Just kidding, we’d never ask such a cruel question. You should indulge in both whenever you want, and this creamy dish is the best of both worlds. Up the ante with a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese dressing.
9. Easy Buffalo Chicken Bacon Pizza
Say yes to salad pizza. Seriously: This pizza is topped with a crunchy, slaw-like chopped salad and ranch dressing, and let’s just say we’re going back for a second slice.
11. Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls
These finger-food appetizers only sound involved. They actually take just 15 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, since you’re working with rotisserie chicken and store-bought egg roll wrappers.
13. Buffalo Chicken Soup
It’s like Buffalo wings and chicken soup had a very delicious baby—and would you believe it’s dairy free, Paleo and Whole30-approved?
21. Cheddar-stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf
It’s moist, it’s flavorful, it’s brushed with Buffalo chicken and stuffed with cheddar cheese. Your usual ground-beef-and-ketchup combo doesn’t have a clue what’s coming.
22. Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Nuggets
What we said about tenders holds true for nuggets, too. These are coated in a ranch-spiced breading and baked, not fried. (Bonus, they’re gluten free.)
23. Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad With Green Goddess Dressing
If you look up “dinner salad” in the dictionary, you’ll find a photo of this recipe. We’re obsessed with the yogurt-based dressing, which adds a hit of herby flavor that’s even better than ranch.