With the super bowl right around the corner, Phillip and I have been experimenting with some game day appetizers. And what could be better than Buffalo Chicken Bombs to snack on? These snacks are bursting with flavor. Warm, gooey, tangy, and creamy all at the same time. All the flavors your crave the day of a game, zingy buffalo sauce, creamy ranch and cheddar cheese, all wrapped together in a fluffy, buttery biscuit!
This take on buffalo chicken dip or any other buffalo styled snack, is so quick to make. And it’s different from just your traditional dip. It’s easy for guests to grab one and walk around the party mingling with friends without the worry of holding onto a plate full of dip. These buffalo chicken bombs are also packaged so it’s difficult to make a mess out of these. It’s a win-win, less clean up from guests, and rave reviews on your new game day snack!
Inspiration behind the snack
The biscuits were buttery so it compliments the buffalo sauce and chicken well, but we were also thinking of the twist to do these in wonton wrappers next time. Instead of being doughy and soft it would have a nice crunch. Maybe even adding a little celery in there to give these buffalo chicken bombs texture.
We made these with cheddar cheese, and ranch, but we would also make them again and try with blue cheese instead! Once we had the chicken mix all together in a bowl we had the idea to add ranch to make it just a little creamier. Phillip brought up the idea that we should have cut cubes of cheddar in the mix instead of shredded so it would be even more melty. Next time, for sure. Good thing we have a few more football games left this season! P.S. I am totally ordering these serving trays today for our next party, how sleek!
Tools to create this recipe
Rolling Pin: To thin out the biscuits, we suggest using a rolling pin to get your desired thickness.
Ingredients in this appetizer
Chicken: Shredded from either some baked chicken breasts or grab a rotisserie chicken and shred that up for this recipe.
Cheddar Cheese: You can use whatever type of cheese you would like but we have found that cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese turn out the best in these snacks.
Buffalo Sauce: Any good buffalo sauce will do, we typically get Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce.
Ranch Dressing: We love a good Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and it’s no different for this recipe! And really, what kind of Buffalo Chicken recipe would this be without ranch.
Parsley: This dish needs a touch of herb but not too much, that is what makes parsley so perfect. It adds just a little zing.
Red Onion: What kind of buffalo recipe would it be without red onion?
Biscuits: These are the easiest to use in our opinion because they are already shaped well. But if you choose, puff pastry can be used as well.
Butter: Just a bit of melted butter to brush on top of the biscuits to make sure they bake to a nice golden brown color and keep their moisture.
Step by step to make this
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. If you choose to bake your own chicken this is the perfect time. Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper on the chicken and bake for about 30 minutes or until they reach 160 degrees internally. An easier way to do this would be to grab a rotisserie chicken at the store and shred up in a large mixing bowl. The next step is to add the buffalo sauce, cheddar cheese, parsley, red onion, and ranch dressing.
After mixing the filling together, remove the biscuits and roll each of the biscuits so they become thin. Fill each biscuit with the buffalo chicken mixture and pinch them closed. This helps to stop them from opening up in the oven too much. Brush the melted butter on top and bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove the Buffalo Chicken Bombs from the oven and serve with a side of ranch or bleu cheese!
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Buffalo Chicken Bombs
- 2 chicken breasts
- ⅔ cups shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup buffalo sauce
- 1 tbsp ranch dressing
- 1 tsp parsley
- ¼ red onion chopped
- 1 package of biscuits
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Salt and pepper the chicken, drizzle in olive oil and bake for 30 minutes or until they reach 160°
- Shred chicken and add to large mixing bowl
- Add buffalo sauce, cheddar cheese, parsley, red onion, and ranch dressing. Mix well
- Take individual biscuits and roll thin with a rolling pin
- Fill each biscuit with chicken mixture and pinch closed. Make sure to completely seal the biscuit and that all areas are well pinched. This will prevent them from opening up in the oven
- Brush melted butter in biscuits
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
- Garnish with additional parsley and serve with ranch or blue cheese!
As always, we really hope you enjoy this recipe. From our kitchen to ours, cheers!