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Easy, Crazy Delicious Buffalo Chicken Ring

Easy, Crazy Delicious Buffalo Chicken Ring

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There are Buffalo chicken sandwiches, Buffalo wings, Buffalo shrimp… but have you ever had a Buffalo chicken ring? It’s a new twist on the classic Buffalo wing! If you’re looking for an easy recipe that is crazy delicious, look no further. All you need to make this dish is crescent dough and a few simple ingredients.

Easy, Crazy Delicious Buffalo Chicken Ring

It doesn’t matter if you are making it for that football season game day or simply your family dinner, this party-ready version is sure to be a hit no matter what with all the yummy flavors of Buffalo chicken dip.

Where did Buffalo chicken come from?

The Buffalo chicken concept comes from the alleged origins of Buffalo Chicken Wings. It is said that they came from a restaurant in Buffalo, NY, in the early 1960s, which is what gives them the name.

Another version says the spicey chicken wings come from the windy city. It was a huge center of meatpacking plants which would lead to a surplus of chicken wings. Someone would want to create a use for them and build a market. After all, necessity is the mother of invention, LOL.

What kind of cheese is in Buffalo Chicken ring?

For my purposes, I use cream cheese for the texture and also cheddar cheese for the little zippy tang that balances the hot sauce nicely.

This one is easy to switch up for different crescent ring recipes

You can take the basic idea of the ring and use any other kind of filling that you want — like creamy chicken broccoli, pizza-type toppings, turn it into a cheeseburger ring, etc.

This particular one is a pretty basic version so Miss Sarah will eat it…normally I add diced celery and onions to it before adding the cheddar cheese and folding it all up. It seems like a natural fit to me as Buffalo wings are always served with celery sticks.

Buffalo Chicken Ring with Canned Chicken

Yes, you can use canned chicken and it will save you a bit of time. My tip: make sure you get canned breast (white) meat. From my experience, the mixed or dark meat tends to have a few bits of nasty always mixed into it. It is worth the price to pay a little more for better quality.

I can my own boneless skinless chicken breast, but even shredded rotisserie chicken meat would work for this. I recently saw them for $3.49 on clearance at my local Kroger!

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring Recipe

I do want to say that most people add blue cheese crumbles to their Buffalo chicken instead of cheddar – that is a personal choice. Buffalo wings are usually served with blue cheese dressing – so it seems like a natural pairing. I really don’t think the blue cheese crumbles bake well with this. It really is different than making a Buffalo chicken dip recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Ring Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Ring Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of crescent roll dough
  • 2 cups cooked chicken or shredded chicken
  • 1 cup hot sauce – I like to use Frank’s but any buffalo sauce will do
  • 1 cup cheddar shredded cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Ring

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

buffalo chicken dip

In a large bowl, mix the chicken and hot sauce together. Then mix cream cheese in until it is all well combined.

cream cheese buffalo chicken

Separate crescent rolls into rectangles and then lay out the dough as shown on your nonstick baking sheet with the short sides of triangles on the inside to make a plus sign.

making a classic chicken ring

Lay another plus sign of crescent toll dough over the first, but with a 45-degree twist to it. You will see the bottoms overlap.

how to make a chicken ring

Use a small bowl to cut out the very center of the dough to create the center of your dough ring.

how to make a crescent ring

Spoon chicken cream cheese mixture on top of the dough in a circle.

making a chicken crescent ring

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the chicken mixture.

Fold the dough as shown with first bringing in the edges of the original plus sign (bottom layer of dough) of dough and crimping it closed.

how to fold crescent dough

Then bring in the other 4 edges of the dough to finish your crescent roll ring.

how to fold a chicken ring

That, my friends, is the classic crescent ring technique.

Bake for 30 minutes in your preheated oven or until your chicken ring is a nice golden brown.

I like to remove the parchment paper with the chicken ring from my prepared baking sheet, setting it onto the counter to help cool a bit. It also keeps the bottom of the ring from crisping up even more while still laying on that hot baking sheet.

ready to serve Buffalo Chicken Ring

Cool slightly, serve with blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, or, in Miss Sarah’s case, ketchup. I like to use a small glass bowl in the center of the ring, use blue cheese dressing, and had a touch of hot sauce to it – use a toothpick to pull the red out a bit for a fun pattern that helps make the presentation!

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Yield: 6 servings

Easy, Crazy Delicious Buffalo Chicken Ring

ready to serve Buffalo Chicken Ring

This easy crescent ring dinner can be tweaked for a ton of different kinds of recipes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of crescent roll dough
  • 2 cups cooked chicken or shredded chicken
  • 1 cup hot sauce - I like to use Frank's but any buffalo sauce will do
  • 1 cup cheddar shredded cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the chicken and hot sauce together. Then mix cream cheese in until it is all well combined.
  3. Separate crescent rolls into rectangles and then lay out the dough as shown on your nonstick baking sheet with the short sides of triangles on the inside to make a plus sign.
  4. Lay another plus sign of crescent toll dough over the first, but with a 45-degree twist to it. You will see the bottoms overlap.
  5. Use a small bowl to cut out the very center of the dough to create the center of your dough ring.
  6. Spoon chicken cream cheese mixture on top of the dough in a circle.
  7. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the chicken mixture.
  8. Fold the dough as shown with first bringing in the edges of the original plus sign (bottom layer of dough) of dough and crimping it closed.
  9. Then bring in the other 4 edges of the dough to finish your crescent roll ring.
  10. That, my friends, is the classic crescent ring technique.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes in your preheated oven or until your chicken ring is a nice golden brown.
  12. I like to remove the parchment paper with the chicken ring from my prepared baking sheet, setting it onto the counter to help cool a bit. It also keeps the bottom of the ring from crisping up even more while still laying on that hot baking sheet.
  13. Cool slightly, serve with blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, or, in Miss Sarah’s case, ketchup. I like to use a small glass bowl in the center of the ring, use blue cheese dressing, and had a touch of hot sauce to it - use a toothpick to pull the red out a bit for a fun pattern that helps make the presentation!

Notes

You can take the basic idea of the ring and use any other kind of filling that you want — like creamy chicken broccoli, pizza-type toppings, turn it into a cheeseburger ring, etc.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 817Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 854mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 31g

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