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Buffalo Chicken Ring

Delicious Buffalo Chicken Ring makes the perfect meal or game days snack idea for all your favorite fans. You decide! Don’t forget to whip up a batch of homemade blue cheese dressing to serve with this recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Ring: delicious dinner or game day snack! Be sure to make the blue cheese dressing to serve too! #OnlyPhiladelphia

You guys. I’m so excited to share this delicious dinner idea with you. I love a versatile meal that comes together in just a few steps.

Buffalo Chicken Ring feeds a crowd with hardly any effort on your part!

In my book, that makes it equally ideal for a game day snack or a quick weeknight meal.

Buffalo Chicken

Remember the Buffalo Chicken Dip I was so crazy about? I figured out a way to turn it into a dinner. All the fabulous taste of the Frank’s red hot flavor with tender chicken baked into a ring!

How was this NOT going to be delicious? I love when I can essentially have a big bowl of creamy dip for dinner without having to make excuses.

This is cut into slices and eaten with a fork but tastes like all the best finger foods. Flavorful chicken mixed with sauce just doesn’t get any better.

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Don’t forget the Cream Cheese to add creaminess to the spicy chicken!

I also made a creamy Blue Cheese dipping sauce to drizzle over the top and serve with the dinner.

When it comes to the Ranch v. Bleu Cheese debate regarding buffalo chicken, I am firmly in Team Blue Cheese.

That said, if you are a ranch lover, you could serve this with a ranch dressing instead. Whatever you do, just make the recipe!

Step by step photos showing how to make buffalo chicken ring.

How to make a Buffalo Chicken Ring

The chicken filling can be made all in one pan. Fewer dishes to wash = a happier you. Then all you have to do is wrap it in crescent roll dough, bake, cut and enjoy!

Cook your chicken in a large saucepan, add the chopped celery during the last minute or two, just to soften it slightly. You still want your celery to have a crunch!

Drain off the excess water before combining the remaining ingredients unless you want a soggy chicken ring.

The final step in this recipe involves baking the dip in a ring of pastry dough.

Buffalo Chicken Ring: delicious dinner or game day snack! Be sure to make the blue cheese dressing to serve too! #OnlyPhiladelphia

It makes this dinner look so impressive but doesn’t take much effort at all.

How to arrange the crescent rolls

Unroll a package of crescent rolls and lay it in a circle shape, with the wide part in the center and the point facing outward.

PRO TIP: I laid mine on a pizza stone so that I could bake the chicken ring and transfer to the table without needing a serving platter.

Repeat with a second package of crescent rolls on the pizza stone. Use your fingertips to press them gently together and create an “indentation” to fill with Buffalo Chicken.

Once you fill the center ring with buffalo chicken, wrap your first layer of crescents over the filling. Repeat with the second layer of crescents. Most of your filling should be covered at this point. You can stretch the crescent rolls to cover it completely, then bake.

While the chicken ring is baking, mix up your blue cheese dip. You can serve the dip at room temperature if you’re in a rush or heat it up so it’s extra creamy. That’s how I like it!

If you use a pizza stone, you can put the dressing in a small dip bowl at the center of the ring to serve. Add a few more celery sticks or carrot sticks as a garnish if you like!

Tips & Tricks

  • Swap out the blue cheese for homemade ranch dressing if you prefer!
  • To make this even faster, you could use leftover cooked chicken for this recipe–or a ready cooked rotisserie chicken. Just warm the chicken in a pot with all the other filling ingredients until everything is softened and heated through.
  • If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can also make this on a large cookie sheet. After it’s cooled, slide it off onto a serving platter to transfer to the table.
  • The Frank’s Hot Sauce gives this its signature “buffalo” style flavor. If you don’t have it or prefer not to use it, sub with your favorite buffalo sauce!
  • I love this best served right away when it’s still hot from the oven. Leftovers can be wrapped and kept in the fridge to reheat in the oven.
  • Make sure to pinch the crescent roll dough sides together well so that you don’t get any stray chicken filling falling out. I used a gentle but firm touch to keep both crescent layers together without breaking.
Buffalo Chicken Ring: delicious dinner or game day snack! Be sure to make the blue cheese dressing to serve too! #OnlyPhiladelphia

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Yield: 8-10 servings

Buffalo Chicken Ring

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Buffalo Chicken Ring, easy game day dinner recipe!

Ingredients

For the ring:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 5oz Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 1 package (8oz) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls

For the blue cheese:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use fat free)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken, salt and pepper and cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked (about 6-8 minutes, but check yours as cooking times vary). Add celery and cook an additional minute or two. Drain off excess water. Add hot sauce and cream cheese and mix until combined thoroughly. Set aside.
  2. Using a large pizza pan, open packages of crescent rolls. Lay the first package in a large circle, connecting the wide part of the crescent roll in the center. Top with second package of crescents. Use fingertips to combine and create an indentation to add chicken mixture. Fill indentation with buffalo chicken. Roll triangles up over filling, using hands to spread dough as needed.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  4. While cooking, combine dressing ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over low, stirring occasionally, until creamy. Serve with Buffalo Chicken Ring.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 813mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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Now, that I’ve enticed you with this Buffalo Chicken Ring recipe, you can forget all about your dinner plans and whip this up instead. What’s your favorite way to enjoy your buffalo chicken?

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Posted on September 17, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. I would be everyone’s favorite foodie if I made this for game day! Buffalo chicken is one of my favorite pizza (and everything) flavors – this ring is right up my alley!

  2. This looks like the ultimate snack for a football party! I’m originally from the Buffalo area and love anything that tastes like a hot chicken wing:) Were you ever a Bengals fan when you lived in Cincy?(whispered)

  3. I do love buffalo chicken dip…I think I like it even more wrapped in a yummy crescent ring!!!! Looks like perfect football food!

  4. Perfect for game day! I am crazy about anything with buffalo chicken so I probably wouldn’t be able to stop eating this!

  5. It has to be Franks Hot Sauce. Yum! That is the only sauce that can get rid of my “buffalo” craving. Crust with buffalo dip – I could eat it all!

  6. I LOVE buffalo chicken dip but have never thought to make it in a way that would work for dinner. Normally I just eat it out of the pan…cause I’m classy like that 🙂 This way looks much better!

  7. No matter how hard I try, my hubs won’t let me forget that it’s football season. I have been trying to find ways to get through it (not a sports fan) and burying myself in this sounds perfect! Pinned!

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