31 Buffalo Chicken Recipes That Go Beyond Just Wings

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).

The 39 Best Chicken Wing Recipes for the Super Bowl (or Any Old Weekday)

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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.

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Aubrie Pick/Eat What You Love

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.

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Erin McDowell

3. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Behold, chicken wings without the need for a thousand napkins. These boneless bites are spicy, tangy, tender and ready in 40 minutes (not to mention white T-shirt friendly).

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

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.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

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.

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The Modern Proper

6. Buffalo Chicken Bites With Blue Cheese Dressing

No one is asking, but we prefer boneless over bone-in. That’s why we’re making a double-batch of these chicken bites. Yes, a double-batch, because they’re going to disappear fast.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

7. Buffalo Chicken Dip

It wouldn’t be a true Super Bowl party without a bubbling-hot tray of Buffalo chicken dip (and a giant bowl of chips to match). This version comes together in a skillet and looks totally gourmet, even though it’s ready in 30 minutes.

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Carlsbad Cravings

8. Buffalo Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch

Buffalo chicken, but make it (kinda) diet friendly. OK, OK, the lettuce is mostly filler for all the other toppings (oh hi, avocado and French bread croutons), but it adds a refreshing crunch to an otherwise hearty meal.

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Plays Well with Butter

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.

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How Sweet eats

10. Hot Honey Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Ooh, look who’s fancy all of a sudden! The combination of hot honey and Buffalo sauce is so smart, we wish we thought of it years ago. It’s sweet yet spicy, sticky but tangy and perfectly complemented with a generous sprinkling of blue cheese.

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The Defined Dish

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.

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Foodie Crush

12. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

She is beauty, she is grace, she is bursting at the seams with Monterey Jack, gorgonzola and Buffalo chicken. This grilled cheese doesn’t even need soup for dipping (although we wouldn’t say no).

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The Clean Eating Couple

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?

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The Endless Meal

14. Buffalo Chicken Chili

When you love Buffalo wings but don’t like the whole frying-tossing-cleaning up ordeal, make this warming chili. It has all the flavors of your beloved game day snack but in a weeknight-friendly package.

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Plays Well with Butter

15. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Poppers

Jalapeño poppers, but make ’em fancy. Don’t worry, they’re not too pinkies-out for a party. They’re just modernized with bell peppers (to offset the spice) and a quick trip to the grill.

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How Sweet Eats

16. Baked Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

The beauty of this dish is that it tastes indulgent, but it’s filling and satisfying without a boatload of carbs. (If you want to use a meatless alternative, try swapping the chicken for roasted chickpeas.)

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Gimme Some Oven

17. Creamy Buffalo Chicken And Rice Soup

Tender veggies, chicken and rice meet zesty Buffalo flavor in this steaming soup. And before you ask, you can make it in the slow cooker, Instant Pot or on the stove.

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Pinch of Yum

18. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Speaking of that Instant Pot, why not bust it out to make shreddy, spicy chicken for a batch of tacos? They’re topped with a limey slaw and homemade ranch (it’s worth the effort). Basically, we’re not saving them for a Tuesday.

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Yellow Bliss Road

19. Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Oh look, our two fave appetizers are officially BFF. In all seriousness, we love that this crowd-pleaser comes together on one sheet pan and that you can customize it with all sorts of toppings.

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

20. Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers

We’re grown adults and we don’t need an excuse to enjoy chicken fingers. But if you’re not at that acceptance level yet, use your annual game watch as a reason to serve these glazed beauties.

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Ambitious Kitchen

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.

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All the Healthy Things

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.)

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Half Baked Harvest

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.

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How Sweet Eats

24. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

We’re here for the perfectly smoky-spicy chicken, obviously, but the gorgonzola slaw is not to be overlooked. It’s just barely creamy, so the sammie won’t totally fall apart in your hands or glop onto your lap.

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The Clean Eating Couple

25. Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Upstate New York flavor meets totally Midwestern delivery. Psst: This casserole gets its creamy texture from Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese instead of the traditional (but questionable) canned cream-of-whatever soup.

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Damn Delicious

26. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites With Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip

Among the chips and dips, it’s nice to have a lighter bite for snacking that. These bites don’t taste overly healthy though—no one needs to know that they’re eating something that’s good for them.

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Averie Cooks

27. Buffalo Chicken Burrito Bowls

These bowls are ready to eat in 15 minutes with the use of store-bought dressing. To make your own version, just combine Buffalo hot sauce and ranch.

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Half Baked Harvest

28. Buffalo Ranch Chicken Pull-apart Bread

We know the appetizers aren’t being judged as part of a contest, but we like to pretend anyway. This cheesy, easy pull-apart number is going to win, folks.

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Carlsbad Cravings

29. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Foil Packets

These one-and-done packets are filled with chicken, broccoli and potatoes, and can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Either way, there’s practically no cleanup.

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Foodie Crush

30. Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Breasts

The chicken gets a quick marinade in Buffalo sauce before being coated in panko for crunch. The best part? They’re baked in the oven (for just ten minutes!) so there’s no frying or major cleanup.

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Erin McDowell

31. Oven Baked Buffalo Wings

You didn’t think we would skip the O.G., did you? Our Buffalo chicken wings are baked for easy cleanup and coated in a mix of sweet chili and hot sauces for a twist on the classic. Ingenious, no?


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...