Although I maintain this tangy, orange hot sauce should be enjoyed all year long, it becomes quite a bit more popular every year around the Super Bowl. What's not to love? It's spicy, zesty, full of flavor, and sometimes a little bit messy, and it pairs perfectly with chicken and blue cheese. But buffalo sauce isn't just for wings. There are a plethora of ways to enjoy this game-day flavor. Here are six of our favorite ways to enjoy buffalo sauce, from macaroni and cheese to quesadillas.
Here's the secret to being the best-liked person in the room: make hot and cheesy buffalo chicken dip. If you're the kind of person who dreams about buffalo sauce (and really, who doesn't?), then score a touchdown at your next game-day party with a creamy, tangy dip that tastes just like fiery-hot chicken wings. Watch the video, print out the recipe, and wait for all your friends to beg you for the recipe.
With the Super Bowl approaching this weekend, there are plenty of chicken wing recipes to choose from, so why not try a different take on the game-day standby? For a nonmessy spin on the traditional Super Bowl appetizer, check out the wonton recipe from PrettyGirlsCook below.
Plan on having a Super Bowl party? Buffalo Chicken Wontons have the great flavor of buffalo wings — minus the mess. Combine shredded chicken, minced garlic, lime juice, and a handful of other ingredients into wonton wrappers for an appetizer that's sure to score major points with your friends. Just serve with a simple blue-cheese dip and you're good to go!
Be sure to alter the recipe to suit your palate by picking your favorite variety of hot sauce. Serve this scrumptious spicy dip with chips or celery sticks for an even more authentic buffalo wing feel. Get ready for kickoff and keep reading for the recipe.
You can make the strips even healthier by swapping the regular mayo for a lower-fat alternative, or even using sour cream or milk instead. If you find yourself with leftovers, just thin the dip with a bit more milk for a blue cheese dressing, and toss the strips into lettuce leaves to make an amazing chicken salad! Skip out on your local pub's food — we promise you won't miss the orange-tinted fingers — and make your own buffalo chicken strips when you keep reading.
All you do is toss store-bought chicken with bottled Buffalo sauce and Monterey jack cheese. Then you slap the mixture between two tortillas, cook, and serve alongside blue cheese dressing. Genius! It's a great appetizer that's perfect for a movie night. To learn how its made, read more
While it's a Sunday requirement, buffalo chicken isn't the most ideal to make; even with special cooking equipment, its deep-fried preparation can be dangerous, messy, and odorous. Leave it to the king of food science, Alton Brown, to come up with an alternative cooking method for buffalo chicken.
His recipe calls for steaming, chilling, and then baking the chicken wings. It's healthier, less messy, and even my sports fanatic boyfriend can't tell the difference! For a baked version that achieves the same crispy, crackly results, keep reading.
Wing demand is on the rise, but due to this year's waning need for chicken breast, poultry producers have cut chicken production for the first time in 36 years. Broiler chicken production is forecast to be down 3.5 percent this year — and, with only two wings per chicken, wholesale wing costs are poised to increase dramatically.
So, much like Super Bowl Sunday last year, on game day other spicy chicken dishes will just have to fly. Since what I really want to eat is buffalo chicken cheese dip, that's fine with me. Will you miss this year's wings? Or are you willing to pay a higher price for them?