15 Buffalo Chicken Recipes That Go Beyond Just Wings

All the spicy, creamy flavor you crave

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

The Spruce/Abbey Littlejohn

Winner winner, chicken dinner! For you fans of restaurant Buffalo chicken wings, we've re-imagined the classic pub snack so you can enjoy it every day, not just game day. These fun and creative recipes will get you thinking about Buffalo chicken in a whole new way. Of course, we had to kick it off with the classic wings we all know and love, but then we'll lead you down a tasty path of easy weeknight dinners, workday lunches, and crowd-pleasing snacks. So whether you're looking for a new twist on comfort foods like meatloaf or mac and cheese, or just want to please the picky eaters in your household, these recipes will do the trick.

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    Authentic Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Authentic Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings

    The Spruce

    There are hot wings and then there are the original Anchor Bar Buffalo wings. Unlike other chicken wings, these prized poultry parts are never breaded. Instead, they are fried naked, then smothered in the signature, spicy Buffalo sauce. Whip them up for game day events, potlucks, or whenever you're missing the pub.

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    Buffalo Chicken Casserole

    Buffalo Chicken Casserole

     The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Weeknights are casserole nights, and this delicious chicken casserole is sure to please the whole family. It's insanely easy to throw together, especially if you use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Try it for Father's Day dinner or an easy family meal anytime.

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    Buffalo Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado

    Buffalo Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado

    Brenda Bennett

    Looking for quick and healthy workday lunch ideas that aren't boring? In just 10 minutes, you can whip up a scrumptious low-carb, high-protein stuffed avocado dish that combines your favorite spicy Buffalo chicken and guacamole flavors. You can even prep it ahead on Sunday, for an instant lunch when you're working from home.

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    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    The Spruce/Elizabeth Briskin

    Win your next potluck by showing up with the Buffalo chicken dip. An essential party dip for Super Bowl parties and tailgating events, you'll go back to this easy, 5-ingredient recipe again and again. It's warm, creamy, cheesy, and full of spicy chicken goodness.

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    Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

    Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

    The Spruce/Abbey Littlejohn

    You no longer have to trek to a fast food joint for a crave-worthy fried chicken sandwich. Our spicy, crispy Buffalo chicken sandwich smothered in ranch dressing and blue cheese delivers all the feels, and doesn't require leaving home. It is literally the perfect game day snack.

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    Buffalo Chicken Strips

    Buffalo Chicken Strips

    Diana Rattray

    Delight youngsters (and the young at heart) with these tender chicken strips that taste like they came from a restaurant menu. They make an easy lunch or dinner with fries or rice, and are healthy-ish too because they are oven-baked instead of fried. You can even multiply the recipe to turn them into a party appetizer.

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    Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

    Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

    The Spruce/Julia Hartbeck

    Makeover your usual meatloaf with our genius recipe for Buffalo chicken meatloaf. This ground chicken loaf is moist and tender, never dry, thanks to hot wing sauce, diced veggies, and blue cheese dressing in the mix. It packs in all your favorite pub appetizer flavors, in one family-friendly dish that makes tasty next-day sandwiches, too.

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    Buffalo Chicken Wings With Homemade Sauce

    Buffalo Chicken Wings With Homemade Sauce

    The Spruce/Cara Cormack

    Try your hand at homemade Buffalo wings with our easy recipe that needs just a few pantry ingredients. Use a cast iron pan on the stove-top to fry up the nude chicken wings, and then toss them in a bowl with our easy sauce. Then enjoy them for informal parties, watching sports, or any night when you simply want to go whole hog on Buffalo wings.

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    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Fluffy, baked sweet potatoes stuffed with shredded Buffalo chicken and tangy blue cheese are spicy, starchy, sweet, and utterly delightful. Try them for a fun and surprising twist on the usual weeknight family dinner. They are a great meal choice for those following a keto or paleo diet, and require little prep or clean-up.

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    Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

    Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

    Jennifer Perillo

    Capture the flavor of sticky, pub-style Buffalo chicken wings in mess-free meatball form. These budget-friendly meatballs made with ground chicken, jarred hot sauce, and a few other pantry basics are a delicious game day nibble, or a filling weeknight meal with rice.

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    Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

    Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

    Diana Rattray

    Everyone's favorite comfort food mac and cheese gets a delicious upgrade with the addition of chopped Buffalo chicken. Pepper Jack adds another zingy layer to the cheddar cheese sauce, and the whole thing is topped with a crispy layer of cheesy, browned, buttery breadcrumbs, for a family-friendly casserole with loads of flavor and texture.

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    Buffalo Chicken Wraps

    Buffalo Chicken Wraps

    Elaine Lemm

    Easy weekday lunch ideas are always welcome. These Buffalo chicken wraps come together in minutes, can be prepped ahead of time for work, and are an excellent way to use up leftover cooked chicken. The spicy, creamy, sauce makes them extra yummy.

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    Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

    Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

    Leah Maroney

    Low-carb eating never tasted so good. These stuffed zucchini boats bursting with saucy shredded chicken are a healthy way to get your Buffalo chicken fix. With just one skillet and one baking dish, and not too many ingredients, they are quick and easy they are to prepare, too.

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    Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Rice

    Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Rice

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    Whip up a satisfying family meal that cooks while you do other things with our essential crockpot Buffalo chicken and rice. You get to come home to a satisfying one-dish dinner, with all the flavors of spicy chicken wings. Use lean chicken breasts, or savory chicken thighs, depending on your preference.

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    Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups

    Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

    Leah Maroney

     

    Buffalo chicken tortilla roll-ups are a quick and easy party appetizer, or a make-ahead snack for busy kids. Roll up these tasty treats in a snap with flour tortillas, shredded cooked chicken, three cheeses, wing sauce, and a dash of ranch seasoning. It's just that easy!