Buffalo Chicken Burgers

One sign that you absolutely love a dish? You make it three days in a row. Like these Buffalo chicken burgers, that I made… you guessed it… three days in a row! The burgers are so tender, so juicy, and they have just the right amount of spiciness. Packed with celery and carrots, and topped with a wonderful blue cheese sauce, each bite really is like a fantastic chicken wing. But on a bun.
Buffalo Chicken Burgers

I so enjoyed making and devouring these Buffalo chicken burgers. They have found there way to the top of my gotta-make-regularly list. Not only are the very easy to make, they look and taste absolutely fantastic. I cannot wait to enjoy them again, and soon.

Also try my Buffalo chicken subs.

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

These Buffalo chicken burgers are so tender, so juicy, and have just the right amount of spiciness. Each bite is like a fantastic chicken wing. On a bun.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 646kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup Frank's RedHot sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 stalk celery diced fine
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 Kaiser rolls
  • Green leaf lettuce

Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 4 ounce blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the chicken hot sauce, carrots, celery, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, chives and bread crumbs into a large bowl. Gently combine but do not overmix. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Fire up your grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat.
  • Divide the meat mixture into 4 equally-sized balls and form into patties. Lightly brush both sides with oil and transfer to the grill over direct heat. Cook 4-5 minutes. Turn and continue cooking another 4-5 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 165 F. Remove.
  • Serve the burgers on the Kaiser rolls, with a few pieces of lettuce and plenty of the creamy blue cheese sauce.

Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

  • Place the blue cheese crumbles into a small bowl. Use a fork to smash or break up into small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.

Nutrition

Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1486mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3185IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 3.1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Chicken Alfredo

Mmmmmmm. Buffalo chicken. That’s all I need to hear. I love that great spicy, vinegary flavor, with a little something for a cool-down. For my Buffalo wings that means some sort of dipping sauce. This Buffalo chicken Alfredo has that same great Buffalo flavor, with a built-in cool-down sauce. Creamy. Spicy. Cool. This really was a fantastic dish.
Buffalo Chicken AlfredoI used some leftover Buffalo chicken that I made in the slow cooker, but you can also use my outstanding Buffalo chicken made on a Char-Broil Big Easy, the best cooker for all-things poultry.

If you aren’t a big fan of Buffalo chicken (you should be because it’s also awesome on a sub sandwich!), the Alfredo sauce over pasta is definitely great by itself. Or add some chopped rotisserie chicken.

Also try my mushroom Asiago chicken.

Buffalo Chicken Alfredo

Mmmmmmm. Buffalo chicken. That’s all I need to hear. I love that great spicy, vinegary flavor, with a little something for a cool-down. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 607kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the Buffalo chicken Alfredo

  • 2 cups Buffalo chicken I used our slow cooker version
  • 1 12 ounce angel hair pasta cooked, drained
  • cilantro chopped, for garnish

For the Alfredo sauce

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

For the Buffalo chicken Alfredo

  • Warm the chicken.
  • Cook the pasta per package instructions. Drain well.
  • Add pasta to the Alfredo sauce and stir to coat.
  • Divide the pasta between 4 plates.
  • Top pasta with the warmed Buffalo chicken.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and serve.

For the Alfredo sauce

  • Add butter and olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the butter is melted.
  • Add the the garlic,cream, and white pepper.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring often.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes stirring often, until the sauce is thickened.
  • Add the mozzarella and stir until melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 4120mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2267IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

My slow cooker Buffalo chicken is mighty darned good, if I do say so myself. And putting it on a taco is just fantastic. Crunchy taco shell (I use crunchy shells whenever my taco ingredients aren’t crunchy) because I need that contrast between crunchy and well, not crunchy. Spicy, creamy chicken, sweet corn, fantastic avocado and a bit of cilantro. You won’t even realize that these Buffalo chicken tacos don’t have (or need) cheese on them, but if you’re missing it, just crumble a bit of blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese over the tops before serving.
Buffalo Chicken TacosTo give these Buffalo chicken tacos a nice citrus kick, serve them with a few lime wedges for squeezing.

Also try my Buffalo chicken sandwiches.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

My slow cooker Buffalo chicken is mighty darned good, if I do say so myself. And putting it on a taco is just fantastic. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 372kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce whole kernel corn
  • 3 cups Buffalo chicken I used our slow cooker version
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing or Ranch
  • 12-16 taco shells or substitute flour tortillas
  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted, chopped
  • cilantro chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Warm the corn.
  • Warm the chicken. Stir in the salad dressing.
  • Heat the shells or tortillas as desired.
  • Divide lettuce between tacos. Add meat, corn and avocado.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5908mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Chicken Subs

I made a nice big ole batch of slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken the other day. Then I made some awesome Buffalo chicken panini sandwiches, which came out so fantastic that I just had to keep going with the theme. So… I made Buffalo chicken subs! Spicy Buffalo chicken, cold, creamy, crunchy slaw, tangy blue cheese, and cool Ranch dressing, all on a lightly toasted sub roll. Every bite is packed full of flavor.

Buffalo Chicken SubsNothing could be easier to make than these subs. I also make extra Buffalo chicken and keep some in the freezer for a quick lunch sandwich.

Don’t like the tang of blue cheese? Gorgonzola is a bit more mellow, but if that’s too strong for you just use Monterey Jack.

I also like to use shredded Buffalo chicken in my alfredo dish. Or fire up the grill and make my crazy-yummy Buffalo chicken burgers.

Buffalo Chicken Subs

Spicy Buffalo chicken, cold, creamy, crunchy slaw, tangy blue cheese, and cool Ranch dressing, all on a lightly toasted sub roll. Every bite is packed full of flavor.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 275kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 sub rolls or use a loaf of French bread, halved, warmed if desired
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo chicken shredded, warmed (see our slow-cooker or Big Easy recipes for making Buffalo chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Combine the chicken with the blue cheese and divide between the bread.
  • Mix the slaw and Ranch dressing and divide between the sandwiches.

Notes

Depending on the size of your loaves you may want to increase the amount of ingredients below.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 2397mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 11mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I often do ‘theme weeks’ when it comes to dinners, and sometimes lunches. A recent theme was Buffalo chicken. I love the flavor of traditional Buffalo chicken wings, so I figured I’d make a large batch of chicken breasts flavored the same way. I cooked the Buffalo chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy, but any Buffalo chicken will do. After it was cooked, I shredded the meat, added a bit more wing sauce, and got to making a week’s worth of great Buffalo chicken-flavored dishes, like this Buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich.
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese SandwichEvery great thing about Buffalo chicken is in this grilled cheese sandwich, from the sides of carrots and celery, to blue cheese crumbles. They cook up oooey gooey, and have that great Buffalo chicken kick. I could eat these sandwiches all day long. You can make the chicken mixture ahead of time. Then you only the time it takes to assemble and toss in a hot skillet. Lunch in just minutes!

These sandwiches are great along with my Buffalo chicken soup.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Every great thing about Buffalo chicken is in this grilled cheese sandwich, from the sides of carrots and celery, to blue cheese crumbles. They cook up oooey gooey, and have that great Buffalo chicken kick.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 511kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Buffalo chicken warmed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons carrot grated
  • 2 tablespoons celery sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened

Instructions

  • Gently combine the chicken, mayo, carrot, celery, onion, and cheeses in a medium bowl.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Lay 2 pieces of bread down into the skillet, butter side down.
  • Divide chicken mixture between the two slices of bread.
  • Top with remaining bread, butter side up.
  • Cook until bread turns golden brown and crispy.
  • Gently flip sandwiches and cook until bread turns golden brown and crispy and cheese has melted.
  • Let cool slightly before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 2642mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3402IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 536mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Chicken Panini

I made a nice big ole batch of slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken the other day. One of my favorite things to make with it is Buffalo chicken panini. It takes only minutes to make yet it’s absolutely packed with flavor. Crunchy bread. Smoky bacon. Ooey gooey cheese. Tangy blue cheese (or gorgonzola if you prefer a little milder flavor). Kickin’ chicken. And cool, crunchy slaw.

Buffalo Chicken PaniniI could eat a Buffalo chicken panini all day long. My Cuisinart Griddler does a great job of crisping up the bread and melting the cheese. I use my Griddler for everything from breakfast to dinner. Check out my other recipes all made with the Griddler!

Buffalo Chicken Panini

One of my favorite things to make with it is Buffalo chicken panini. It takes only minutes to make yet it’s absolutely packed with flavor. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 618kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread thick slices
  • butter
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices thick bacon cooked
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo chicken shredded, warmed (see our slow-cooker or Big Easy recipes for making Buffalo chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat a panini press or skillet.
  • Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.
  • Place two slices butter-side down on the press or in the skillet.
  • Divide cheese and bacon between sandwiches.
  • Combine the chicken with the blue cheese and divide between the sandwiches.
  • Mix the slaw and Ranch dressing and divide between the sandwiches.
  • Add remaining bread slices butter-side up and close press.
  • Cook until the bread is toasted and golden. If using a skillet flip the sandwiches once the bottom is done and cook the other side until toasted and golden.

Nutrition

Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 2904mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.