Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Fries are a bed of steak fries piled high with a creamy, cheesy buffalo chicken topping. If you love buffalo chicken, you have to check out my Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese.
Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Fries
There is just something about a plate of fries piled high that makes my mouth water. Instead of going out somewhere, make your own plate of fries loaded with the kick of buffalo chicken. You won’t find loaded fries like this many places! It’s easy to put together, and it’s a delicious late-night snack. It’s also a great appetizer to share. If you are craving just cheesy fries without the chicken, be sure to check out my Loaded Cheese Fries!
Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Fries Recipe
For this recipe, there are a few homemade options you can use in place of store-bought items. Homemade rotisserie chicken or storebought will work perfectly in this recipe. You can choose unseasoned frozen steak fries or try my Roasted Potato Wedges recipe. You can also make your own dry ranch seasoning to have for this and all your recipes that ask for ranch seasoning. To really wow the crowd (or even yourself) make your own buffalo sauce! Yes, I have a recipe for that, too😀.
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Fries
After you have decided how many ingredients you want to make yourself, it’s time to put it all together to get your Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Fries. After you have cooked the fries, either frozen steak fries or my Roasted Potato Wedges, transfer the fries to an oven-safe skillet. Adjust the oven temperature to 400°F. In a medium bowl combine the shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, mozzarella, cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch seasoning. Top the cooked fries with the chicken mixture and shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Top it all off with more buffalo sauce (now aren’t you glad you made your own?) and sour cream.
How to Make Buffalo Sauce
This buffalo sauce recipe is pretty simple. Most of these things you probably already have in your cupboard or refrigerator. You will need:
- 2/3 cup hot sauce (such as Franks)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
The hot sauce and the cayenne pepper is what gives the buffalo sauce the heat. So I recommend adding it a little at a time until it reaches your tolerance level. To make the buffalo sauce, combine the hot sauce, butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk everything together and bring it to a simmer and then remove it from the heat source. The butter acts as a thickening agent, as the sauce cools, it will thicken up a bit. It also tames the heat, so add some additional cayenne pepper if you want to heat it back up a bit. You can pour it into an airtight container and it will stay good in your refrigerator for up to a month.
Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Fries
- 1 bag (28 ounces) steak fries, cooked per package instructions
- 3 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
- ½ cup buffalo sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 ounces sour cream
- 3 tablespoons homemade dry ranch seasoning, or 1 1/2 (1-ounce) packages store-bought ranch seasoning
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce, for topping
- Preheat the oven to 450° F.
- Cook steak fries according to package directions.
- Remove fries from the oven and place in an oven-safe skillet.
- Reduce oven temperature to 400°F.
- In a medium bowl combine chicken, buffalo sauce, mozzarella, cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch seasoning.
- Top the fries with the chicken mixture and the shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake until cheese is melted (about 10-15 minutes).
- Remove from oven.
- Top with buffalo sauce and more sour cream.
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