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8 Buffalo Chicken Recipes (and Buffalo Flavored Recipes) for Your Next Gathering

May 7, 2021

When you want the spicy goodness of Buffalo chicken but don’t want the same old wings, these 8 Buffalo flavored recipes (chicken and vegetarian options included!) will help you shake things up in the most delicious way.

Buffalo Dips

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Perhaps the most classic party dip, this recipe with all the flavor of cheesy Buffalo chicken won’t disappoint. Spread cream cheese in a baking dish, layer with shredded chicken, celery, wing sauce, and ranch dressing. Sprinkle with mozzarella and blue cheese and drizzle with more wing sauce. Bake uncovered for 20-25 until the cheese is melted and perfect for dipping with our Mission Strips Tortilla Chips

Fun Holiday Option: When you want to bring the heat to your holiday dinner, this Buffalo dip will do the trick! Simply serve surrounded by festive red and green peppers, and cut into strips for dipping. 


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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
You’ll love the convenience of this crockpot Buffalo chicken recipe, and the rich, creamy texture of this dip that’s balanced by a strong Buffalo kick! Combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch dressing, garlic powder, and cheddar cheese in the slow cooker and cook on low for 1.5 hours. Stir, then top with more cheddar (yum!). Cook for another 30 minutes until hot and bubbly. When you’re ready to serve, top with chives and crumbled blue cheese and serve with Mission Strips Tortilla Chips.

Buffalo Entrees


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Buffalo Chicken Tacos
These tacos make great appetizers for game night. On each of your Street Tacos Flour Tortillas, spread blue cheese dressing, grilled chicken, several thin slices of celery, and top with crumbled blue cheese and a drizzle of Buffalo sauce. Just be sure to make plenty because your guests will keep coming back for more!

Buffalo Chicken Salad
For a fresh take on Buffalo chicken, create a quick and tasty salad by combining chopped Romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, cilantro, shredded cheddar, and chunky blue cheese dressing in a large bowl. Add shredded chicken you’ve marinated briefly in Buffalo hot sauce, stir, and serve with our Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips!

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas give these quesadillas a crispy texture when finished. Season two large chicken breasts with Cajun seasoning and cook in a skillet until browned. Divide the chicken between four tortillas and top with sharp cheddar cheese, diced jalapeños, and crumbled bacon. Top those with four more tortillas and cook 3-4 minutes per side. Garnish your spicy, gooey quesadillas with sour cream and Buffalo sauce before your first crunchy bite.


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Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza
Use Carb Balance Burrito Whole Wheat Tortillas as the base for these individual pizzas - a great homemade substitute for ordering out! Start by combining shredded rotisserie chicken and Buffalo wing sauce, then spread tortillas with two tablespoons of ranch dressing and top with the Buffalo chicken mixture. Finally, sprinkle mozzarella and blue cheese, red onions, and celery over the top. Bake 7-10 minutes and enjoy!

Vegan & Vegetarian Buffalo-Flavored Recipes

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip
This easy vegan recipe requires only 5 minutes of prep before popping in the oven. Combine vegan plain cream cheese and plain vegan Greek-style yogurt with shredded vegan mozzarella cheese, Frank's RedHot Original sauce, vegan blue cheese dip, and ranch dressing seasoning. Add a 13.5oz packaging of MorningStar Farms Chik'n Strips, prepared according to package and finely chopped. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve with Mission Strips Tortilla Chips for the perfect chip-to-dip ratio.

Easy Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
Packed with flavor, these Better For You tacos are crowd-pleasers, whether your crowd is vegetarian or not! To make, toss 5 cups of cauliflower florets with Buffalo sauce, oil, salt and pepper, then roast at 425 degrees until lightly charred. While the cauliflower roasts, mix cabbage with ranch dressing for a creamy, slightly crunchy taco topping and let stand for 10 minutes. Try serving in Gluten Free Spinach Herb Tortilla Wraps for an extra pop of color and flavor. Garnish with shredded cheese and green onions.

Whether you need a big party dip, small family dinner, or vegetarian-friendly meal, pick your favorite Buffalo sauce and choose one of these Buffalo flavored recipes to spice up your night!

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