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Buffalo Chicken Cheeseball Recipe

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This cheesy, spicy, and savory Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe will surely be a hit at your next get-together or party. The combination of buffalo chicken and cheese ball is a classic that never gets old.

The buffalo chicken adds a kick of flavor, while the cheese ball adds a creamy texture. It’s easy to make and can be served as an appetizer for your next party or a main dish.

So, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dish, the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe is the perfect choice!

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This Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe is the perfect appetizer for any occasion. It’s a delicious combination of buffalo chicken and cheese that will make your guests return for more.

The buffalo chicken cheese ball is made with shredded chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, and a bit more cheese.

Serve it with crackers or chips for a delicious snack. Add extra toppings like diced celery or jalapenos for an extra kick. This Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

It’s one of the recipes that I can’t get enough of. So, let’s get ready to dig in!

Buffalo Chicken Cheeseball Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer, look no further than the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball! This cheesy, spicy, savory dish will be a hit at your next gathering. To make this tasty treat, you’ll need a few simple ingredients.

Once you’ve gathered everything together, this recipe is simple to assemble – dump, stir, chill, and serve!

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Customizing Your Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

The Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball recipe is highly customizable, allowing you to adapt it to your tastes or dietary needs.

If you prefer a less spicy snack, consider reducing the amount of buffalo sauce or replacing it with a mild salsa.

Try blending cream cheese, cheddar, and blue cheese in the mixture for an extra cheesy flavor.

Vegetarians can substitute the chicken with a plant-based alternative or use extra veggies like red peppers or spring onions.

If you’re serving this at a party, consider making mini cheese balls for individual servings.

Additionally, the outer layer of the cheese ball can be varied by using crushed pretzels, chopped nuts, or even bacon bits for a smoky flavor. Remember, the key to a great Cheese Ball is balancing the flavors and textures you enjoy!

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re considering taking the plunge into meal planning, I can’t think of a better time! It’s an amazingly simple way to get good food for the family.

I love how much less I stress about food and think more about what matters most to me!

Here’s how you start:

Main Entree: Cajun Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe

Vegetable Side: Classic Coleslaw Recipe

Starch Side: Bacon and Cheddar Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Paloma Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: S’mores Cupcakes Recipe

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Best Chicken Recipes:

Once you make this easy Buffalo Chicken Cheeseball Recipe, you’re going to crave more easy chicken dishes. You can use some of my favorite recipes for inspiration. It’s the perfect lean protein to feed the fam!

This Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe is the perfect flavor and taste if you want a classic.

No time to make a cheeseball? Make this yummy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe for a simple and easy appetizer.

Have you got some chicken but no time? That’s ok! These Crockpot Chicken Legs are a fast and delicious way to use chicken up AND have leftovers for tomorrow night!

Make your new favorite Tuesday night treat with this Chicken Taco recipe!

This Crockpot Candy Chicken is the best recipe for anyone who loves chicken! Give this one a try ASAP – you won’t be disappointed!

Gather the simple ingredients needed to make this Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe!

One serving of this Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe will have your entire family hooked.

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Tips for Forming a Cheese Ball into a Ball

When it comes to forming the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball, or any cheeseball for that matter, there are a few tips that can make the process easier and more effective.

Start by chilling your cheese mixture in the refrigerator before shaping it. This will make the mixture firmer and easier to handle.

When ready to shape the cheese ball, lightly grease your hands with cooking oil or wet them with water. This will prevent the cheese from sticking to your hands and allow for a smoother ball.

Scoop out the cheese mixture with a spoon and use your hands to shape it gently into a ball. Remember, it doesn’t need to be perfect! A slightly rustic look adds character to your cheese ball.

Once formed, you can roll your cheese ball in your chosen coating for a fancy look, applying slight pressure to ensure the coating sticks.

After this, you can chill the formed cheese ball in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving to help it hold its shape.

More Cheeseball Recipes:

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Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that is sure to be a hit at any gathering.


  • 16oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Ranch Mix Packet
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese Mix Blend
  • 1/2 cup Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Lowery's Season Salt
  • 3/4 cup Canned Shredded Chicken


  1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Stir well to make sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Place a piece of cling wrap across the top of an empty large bowl, then scoop the cheese mixture into the center of the cling wrap.
  4. Wrap the cling wrap around the cheeseball and form it into a ball.
  5. Leave the cheeseball in a smaller bowl to hold it's shape and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the cheeseball from the fridge, then gently peel the cling wrap from the cheeseball and place the cheeseball in the center of a plate.
  7. Arrange crackers or veggies around the edge of the cheeseball plate and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/3/2023

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