Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Ranch and Blue Cheese Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
2430 Calories
186g Fat
123g Carbs
72g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 2430
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 186g 238%
Saturated Fat 101g 503%
Cholesterol 479mg 160%
Sodium 6715mg 292%
Total Carbohydrate 123g 45%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 72g
Vitamin C 96mg 482%
Calcium 1020mg 78%
Iron 9mg 50%
Potassium 939mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There's nothing quite like crispy pieces of fried chicken tossed in a rich and spicy Buffalo sauce. Add melted cheese, ranch, and crispy, buttery bread to the equation and the results are even more swoon-worthy. You could also try making a buffalo chicken mac and cheese to top your sandwiches instead if you're really looking to spice things up.

And although the origins of the original Buffalo sauce are still being debated, this version takes both accounts into consideration by creating a mashup of the two. It's rich, spicy, and tangy and is the perfect sauce for practically anything.

If you don't eat chicken, don't worry about it—we've got you covered! Instead of chicken, try using crispy oven-roasted Buffalo cauliflower, vegan Buffalo tofu or spicy seitan


For The Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 dash cayenne

  • 1 dash garlic powder

  • 1 dash celery salt

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

For the Sandwich:

  • 2 thick slices French bread

  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup chicken fingers, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk ranch dressing

  • 1 tablespoon buffalo sauce

  • 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese

  • 1/4 teaspoon finely sliced chives

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

Steps to Make It


  1. Add the Frank's Hot Sauce, unsalted butter, white vinegar, cayenne, garlic powder, celery salt and Worcestershire sauce to a medium-sized pot.

  2. Turn the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for 10-20 minutes or until the sauce is smooth.

  3. Season with salt to taste and remove from heat when the desired consistency is reached.

  4. Reserve 1 tablespoon for this recipe and store the remaining sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 


  1. Begin by placing half the cheddar cheese onto one slice of bread. Top the cheese with the chopped fried chicken and drizzle it with Buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.

  2. Add the blue cheese and the chives on top and then add the remaining cheese. Place the remaining piece of bread on top and butter the exterior of the sandwich.

  3. In a medium sized cast iron pan or in a panini press, add the buttered sandwich and turn the heat to medium.

  4. Let the sandwich cook on each side, flipping if necessary, until the bread has crisped up and all the cheese has melted. Once the sandwich is done cooking, remove it from heat, let it sit for 1 minute, and then slice. Serve immediately with an extra side of buffalo sauce for dipping.