Moore’s Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wings

I do love eating chicken wings. They might be my favorite food. I recently picked up a bottle of Moore’s Creamy Ranch Buffalo wing sauce. It looked good and thick and flavorful. And boy, was it all that and more. Not so thick that it was gloppy, the sauce stuck to the wings just as you want it to. And flavor? Oh man. A nice mellow Ranch flavor that definitely does not overwhelm, with just a hint of spiciness. This sauce is perfect for a party because it’s sure to please all of your guests.
Moore's Creamy Ranch Buffalo WingsIf I’d known just how fantastic Moore’s Creamy Ranch sauce was I would’ve definitely left the Ranch dressing off my plate. You seriously don’t need anything else with these sauced up wings. Just grab a big ole handful of them and a lot of paper towels and get to eating!

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Moore's Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
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Instructions
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the oil and rub, seal, and shake to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  4. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  5. When wings are done, transfer to a bowl and drizzle with the sauce. Toss to coat.
  6. Serve.

Italian Ranch BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I made some fantastic flashback old school BBQ chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy the other day. It put me in the mood for more BBQ chicken, so I up and made this fantastic Italian Ranch BBQ chicken. It’s like my old school BBQ chicken kicked up big time. You still get that great BBQ sauce flavor, but as a bonus, you get ultra-tender juicy chicken that has marinated in Italian and Ranch dressings. My goodness, it was good!
Italian Ranch BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyThe original recipe for Italian Ranch BBQ chicken called for marinating the chicken in the BBQ sauce and the dressings. Since I was using a BBQ sauce made with molasses I knew that if it spent a long time over high heat it would start to burn. So, I marinated the chicken overnight in the dressings and then placed it into the Big Easy until almost done. That’s when I brushed the chicken with the BBQ sauce. And it was good.

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Italian Ranch BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 servings
 
You'll need a Big Easy Bunk Bed basket to be able to double this recipe.
Ingredients
  • 4 large split chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 3/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce, divided
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken into resealable container or baggie.
  2. Whisk together the Italian dressing, Ranch dressing, and 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce.
  3. Add the marinade to the container. Seal and shake gently to coat. Let marinate overnight.
  4. Fire up your Char-Broil Big Easy.
  5. Shake off any excess marinade and add the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  6. Cook until chicken is done or just shy of done, 10-15 minutes per pound.
  7. Brush remaining BBQ sauce onto chicken and if desired, return to the Big Easy for 5 minutes to 'set' the sauce.

Buffalo Ranch Dry Wings

I was perusing the spice section at our local GFS store when I spied a big container of Buffalo-style seasoning. Yeah, like I’d pass up on anything wing-related. I grabbed a bottle and stopped by my grocery store and picked up a family pack of fresh chicken wings. I was going to make wings. Great wings. Buffalo Ranch wings.
Buffalo Ranch Dry WingsDry wings really bring out the flavor of the wing and the seasoning. They aren’t buried in sauce so much that that’s all you can taste. Now that doesn’t mean I’m shy with the seasoning, but I am careful that I can still taste the chicken. These wings are absolutely fantastic, with that traditional Buffalo wing flavor, but without the mess.

If you don’t have a GFS in your area you can find other brands of Buffalo style seasoning in your grocer’s spice section.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Buffalo Ranch Dry Chicken Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-8 servings
 
Ingredients
For the wings
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, separated
  • 2-3 tablespoons (or more, to taste) Buffalo wing seasoning (not sauce!), divided
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
For the wings
  1. Place the wings into a resealable bag or container.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the Buffalo wing seasoning and the oil.
  3. Seal and shake well to coat.
  4. Let wings marinade for 1-3 hours.
  5. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  6. Transfer cooked wings to a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining Buffalo wing seasoning and also the Ranch seasoning.
  7. Toss gently to coat.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Pepper Palace Wing Master Ranch Sauce

Whenever Anita and I are in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, area we always make it a point to swing by a Pepper Palace store. They have several stores in the area, including a new one in Sevierville in an area called The Island, though we usually end up at one of their stores in downtown Gatlinburg. The stores always seem busy, with people everywhere enjoying samples of the hot sauces and salsas, from the hot to the mild. Me, I headed straight to the wing sauces and in particular, Pepper Palace’s own line of Wing Master sauces, including this Ranch sauce.

As soon as we returned from our trip I threw a few seasoned wings onto my Weber Performer grill outfitted with the Vortex insert. When the wings were done I tossed them with the Ranch sauce and dug in. The sauce is mellow with a hint of Ranch flavors. There’s a slight wing sauce kick, but again, not overwhelming. It’s a very enjoyable sauce, that won’t scare off anyone that doesn’t like hot hot wings.

Pepper Palace Wing Master Ranch Sauce

Pepper Palace has a wide range of sauces, from the extremely hot to the nice and mellow. The Ranch sauce is nice and mellow with not a lot of heat. I seasoned the wings with your standard Ranch dressing seasoning mix, which complimented the sauce flavors perfectly. And since I was on a Ranch them, might as well have some Ranch salad dressing for dipping!

Pepper Palace Wing Master SaucesYou can order Pepper Palace’s sauces online but if it is well worth stopping in at one of their many stores.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Pepper Palace Wing Master Ranch Sauce
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons Ranch dressing mix (a few packets)
  • 1 1/2 cups Pepper Palace Wing Master Ranch sauce
Instructions
  1. Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  2. Add the oil and Ranch seasoning, seal, and shake to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  4. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  5. When wings are done, place in a bowl. Add the sauce and toss to coat.
  6. Serve with Ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Ranch Chicken Wings

Anita and I recently spent a few days in lovely Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while attending a conference. I made sure I had my ‘to-eat’ list down before leaving, because one thing you can be sure of finding in Pittsburgh: good food. At the top of my list was dry chicken wings. No, not dry like ‘ewww, this meat is dry’. Dry as in the wings aren’t tossed in sauce after being cooked. Instead they are dusted with seasoning. The end result is almost like roasted chicken, but with much more pronounced flavors. Now that we are back home, I had to make some of the favorites that I devoured in Pittsburgh, like these Ranch wings, which I first experienced in our hotel bar.
Ranch Chicken WingsI went with Ranch dressing for the dipping sauce for these Ranch wings, but seriously, you can eat them dry, as-is, with no sauce. There’s no need to drown them in sauce, the flavor stands on its own.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Ranch Chicken Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, separated
  • 2 packets Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Place the wings into a resealable bag or container.
  2. Add 1 packet of the Ranch seasoning and the oil.
  3. Seal and shake well to coat.
  4. Let wings marinate for 1-3 hours.
  5. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  6. Transfer cooked wings to a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining packet of Ranch seasoning. Toss gently to coat.
  7. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Ragin’ Cajun Cheddar Ranch Bugles

Bugles snacks don’t need a whole lot of help to be even more addicting than they already are. I decided to kick them up with some spicy Ragin’ Cajun Fixin’s Cajun seasoning, with a hint of cheddar and Ranch. Crazy good. Make a batch of Ragin’ Cajun cheddar ranch Bugles for the next big game.

Ragin' Cajun Cheddar Ranch BuglesRemember to always put a few Bugles on the ends of your fingers and make sounds like a witch. You have to. You can’t help it.

Ragin' Cajun Cheddar Ranch Bugles
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine seasonings in a small bowl.
  3. Place chips into a large plastic bowl. Spray lightly with oil, gently stirring to get good coverage.
  4. While stirring the chips, slowly pour in the seasoning mix.
  5. Spread chip mixture out evenly onto a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before serving

 

Ranch Dipping Sauce for Wings

This is my go-to Ranch dipping sauce for wings. By using homemade Ranch mix I save a bundle on making this sauce versus using store-bought packets, so I usually make a big batch of it. There’s nothing worse than having a lot of hot wings and not having enough Ranch dipping sauce to cool them off.

Of course, this great sauce isn’t just for wings. You can put it on your salads, too. Or use it as a dip for vegetables. Any place you normally use Ranch dressing out of a bottle, substitute this homemade version.

Ranch Dipping Sauce for WingsThis sauce gets “happier” if you let it set in the fridge overnight.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Ranch Dipping Sauce for Wings
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon (or more, to taste) homemade Ranch dressing mix (or substitute a 1 ounce package store-bought)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the yogurt, mayo, and Ranch dressing mix.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Stir in the parsley just before serving.

 

Southwest Ranch Dip

This simple southwest ranch dip hit the spot. We loved the flavor of the tomatoes and chiles in the Ranch-flavored sour cream, and the lime and cilantro added a nice fresh kick. Our Cheddar Ranch Fritos were perfect for this dip.

Southwest Ranch DipToo thick for your tastes? Add just a splash of milk and mix well.

Southwest Ranch Dip
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Southwest
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) Ranch dressing mix (or use 1 packet from the store)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and stir well.