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Buffalo Chicken Fries

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Your family will love these cheesy, tasty buffalo chicken fries for dinner or an appetizer!
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  1. Buffalo Chicken Fries Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Buffalo Chicken Fries Recipe
  3. How To Serve
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These easy, cheesy, homemade buffalo chicken fries are loaded with plenty of great flavors. The satisfying crunch of the chicken strips and crispy fries, plus melted cheese and a spicy sauce make for a meal your gang will request again and again.

For more of our favorite buffalo recipes, check out our buffalo chicken dip and buffalo chicken sliders.

close up overhead shot of a sheet pan of Buffalo Chicken Fries topped with buffalo sauce and ranch then garnished with green onions

Buffalo Chicken Fries Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 26-ounce package frozen french fries
  • 16-ounce package grilled chicken strips/pieces
  • 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
  • 1½ cups grated pepper jack cheese
  • 1½ cups grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • ½ to 1 cup sliced green onions

PRO TIP:

It is best to grate the cheese from a block. Shredded cheeses that you buy in the grocery store tend to have a coating that means that it doesn’t melt quite as well.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHEESE: We used pepper jack and Monterey jack, but you can use any combination of your favorite melting cheeses – cheddar cheese or Colby-jack would also be great.

FRIES: Plain straight fries, crinkle-cut fries, or waffle fries would all work fine for these loaded buffalo fries. Even sweet potato fries could be used for a different spin on this yummy recipe.

BUFFALO SAUCE: Store-bought is easy and convenient but if you have a recipe for your own buffalo sauce, you can certainly use that in this tasty recipe.

CHICKEN: There are plenty of options for the chicken you use in this recipe. Leftover chicken, chicken tenders, or shredded chicken breast would all work mixed into the buffalo sauce.

BLUE CHEESE: If you love blue cheese, consider using blue cheese dressing instead of the ranch dressing as a drizzle. For crowds, the ranch dressing may be more universally appealing. You can even serve the blue cheese crumbles on the side.

How To Make This Buffalo Chicken Fries Recipe

PRO TIP:

If you’re serving a crowd, this recipe easily doubles or triples.

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 450°F.

STEP TWO: Place fries onto a sheet pan in a single layer and bake according to package instructions. I like to bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes beyond the recommended bake time so that the fries are crispier.

STEP THREE: While the fries are cooking, chop the cooked chicken into bite-size pieces and toss chicken pieces with about ½ cup of buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Fries process shot of chicken and buffalo sauce being combined in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Remove the cooked fries from the oven when they are golden and crispy. Sprinkle with half of the cheese, then the buffalo chicken mixture, and then the remaining cheeses.

Buffalo Chicken Fries process shot of fries being assembled on a sheet pan

STEP FIVE: Return the sheet pan to the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheeses are melted and the chicken is hot.

STEP SIX: Drizzle fries with buffalo sauce and ranch dressing (adjust the amount to your taste).

Buffalo Chicken Fries process shot of fries topped with ranch and buffalo sauce

STEP SEVEN: Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and sliced green onions and serve immediately.

PRO TIP:

Green onions or fresh chives are a great garnish for color and a little fresh onion flavor.

How To Serve

These loaded cheese fries are a great appetizer to serve at a party or for a fun dinner one night with the family. Add a Caesar salad or cucumber salad for a little bit of green on the side and you will have a complete meal.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: These chicken fries are best eaten immediately. Leftover fries won’t keep well in the fridge as they will become soggy.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this recipe as the fries should not be re-frozen.

close up shot of a sheet pan of Buffalo Chicken Fries topped with buffalo sauce and ranch then garnished with green onions

Chicken strips and crispy french fries are layered with gooey cheese, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, green onions, and blue cheese for a simple, delicious sheet pan dinner that will satisfy even the hungriest family member.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How come my cheese didn’t melt very well?

If you are using a pre-shredded cheese from the grocery store, it often has a coating on it that prevents it from melting well.

What is the best chicken to use in this recipe?

You can use the suggested chicken strips or pieces, or you can opt for rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken breasts for these buffalo fries.

How do I store leftovers?

We do not recommend storing leftovers as the fries will quickly become soggy. This recipe is best made and enjoyed right away.

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Buffalo Chicken Fries

5 from 1 vote
Your family will love these cheesy, tasty buffalo chicken fries for dinner or an appetizer!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 26 ounces frozen french fries
  • 16 ounces grilled chicken strips or pieces
  • 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
  • cups grated pepper jack cheese
  • cups grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • ½ to 1 cup sliced green onions

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Spread the french fries onto a sheet pan and bake according to the package instructions. I like to bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes beyond the recommended bake time so that the fries are crispier.
  • While the fries are cooking, chop chicken into bite-size pieces and toss with about ½ cup of buffalo sauce.
  • Remove the cooked fries from the oven when they are golden and crispy.  Sprinkle with half of the cheese, then the chicken pieces, and then the remaining cheeses.
  • Return the sheet pan to the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheeses are melted and the chicken is hot.
  • Drizzle the fries with buffalo sauce and ranch dressing (adjust the amount to your taste).
  • Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and sliced green onions and serve immediately.

Notes

  • It is best to grate the cheese from a block. Shredded cheeses that you buy in the grocery store tend to have a coating that means that it doesn’t melt quite as well.
  • If you’re serving a crowd, this recipe easily doubles or triples.
  • Green onions or fresh chives are a great garnish for color and a little fresh onion flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 2111mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 2mg
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