Buffalo Chicken Braid

This Buffalo Chicken Braid is my new game day go-to- it is so quick and easy to make and I can’t get over how delicious it is! I’ll definitely be making this recipe over and over!

Lately, I’ve been dying for junk food. When I’m pregnant, I develop a bit of a sweet tooth (this time it’s not nearly as strong as my pregnancy with Alice, but still there). Right now I also cannot get enough of salty, delicious, extremely naughty snack foods. I think that’s why game day foods have my heart right now! And it’s not game day without something involving Buffalo Chicken. So this Buffalo Chicken Braid was absolutely necessary.

Oh my gosh this Buffalo Chicken Braid is my new game day go-to- it is so quick and easy to make and I can't get over how delicious it is! I'll definitely be making this recipe over and over!

I mean, what’s not to like? Spicy, savory buffalo chicken, with mozzarella cheese and enveloped in tender crescent roll dough. Because carbs make everything better (we’re going to pretend I never said that after March!). But seriously, this was so stupid-easy to make and was really tasty!

Oh my gosh this Buffalo Chicken Braid is my new game day go-to- it is so quick and easy to make and I can't get over how delicious it is! I'll definitely be making this recipe over and over!

What I love about buffalo chicken is you can control just how spicy it is by reducing or increasing the amount of buffalo sauce. The addition of the ranch dressing seasoning adds a nice zestiness and complexity without completely taking over. You can even make this ahead and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve; it tastes great warm or cold (though I’ll admit, warm has a slight edge).

Oh my gosh this Buffalo Chicken Braid is my new game day go-to- it is so quick and easy to make and I can't get over how delicious it is! I'll definitely be making this recipe over and over!

Buffalo Chicken Braid

Source: The Life Jolie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp. of ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of buffalo sauce (the more sauce you add, the spicier it will be- so start with a 1/2 cup and taste it- add more sauce accordingly).
  • 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 crescent sheet (or if they’re unavailable, you can roll together 1 can of crescent roll dough)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, mix the first four ingredients. Set aside.

Place your crescent sheet on the pan and roll it slightly to flatten (you don’t want it too thin so don’t go crazy. I may or may not have used an empty Franks Red Hot bottle since my french rolling pin was too long). Using a knife, cut strips about 1.5 inches into each side, leaving around 3-4 inches uncut on the inside, like this:

Oh my gosh this Buffalo Chicken Braid is my new game day go-to- it is so quick and easy to make and I can't get over how delicious it is! I'll definitely be making this recipe over and over!

Place the chicken mixture into the middle where the dough is not cut, like this:

Oh my gosh this Buffalo Chicken Braid is my new game day go-to- it is so quick and easy to make and I can't get over how delicious it is! I'll definitely be making this recipe over and over!

Take the strips and fold them over each other, pressing lightly in the middle to create the braid, like this:

Oh my gosh this Buffalo Chicken Braid is my new game day go-to- it is so quick and easy to make and I can't get over how delicious it is! I'll definitely be making this recipe over and over!

Fold the ends up a bit to hold the filling in and bake for around 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat when ready to serve.

Note: It can be difficult to transfer this from the pan to the serving platter or cutting board. I found the easiest way to do the transfer was to loosen it underneath with a spatula, invert it onto another pan and then invert that onto your platter or cutting board. Just be gentle and it shouldn’t alter the appearance.

Enjoy!

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12 Comments

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    Janica
    October 5, 2015 at 10:29 am Wow... yummy! My best friend's birthday is tomorrow and she LOVES buffalo chicken anything! This is happening this weekend!! Thanks :)
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      Jessy
      October 5, 2015 at 11:23 am So awesome- I hope you enjoy (and happy birthday to you friend!) :)
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    Ericka S. Williams
    October 5, 2015 at 11:01 am looks delicious thanks for sharing and creating a great idea for football season or party snacks. Ericka S. Williams recently posted...The Tressing Room: Your Time , Your Style, Your Place InterviewMy Profile
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      Jessy
      October 5, 2015 at 11:22 am Thank you- it was really delicious!
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    Scott
    October 5, 2015 at 11:49 am We learned to do these from my wife's days as a Pampered Chef consultant MANY years ago. They are so good and we still make them! Scott recently posted...Is Your Mouth Killing Your Chances?My Profile
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      Jessy
      October 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm I love a good quick and easy appetizer!
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    Ann
    October 6, 2015 at 9:26 am That's such a great idea. Looks so yummy! Definitely something to try. :) Ann recently posted...Self-Improvement in 6 WordsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      October 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm Thank you- it was super delicious :)
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    Aspen Jay
    October 12, 2015 at 10:14 am Yum! This looks delicious Jessy! Thanks for partying with us at Talented Tuesday! Cheers, AJ Aspen Jay recently posted...Talented Tuesday Link Party #49My Profile
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      Jessy
      October 12, 2015 at 11:57 am Thank you :)
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    Barrie
    December 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm This looks amazing and so easy- I love the versatility of it too- changing up the filling but keeping the braid- great idea and it looks kind of nice!
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      Jessy
      December 21, 2015 at 11:42 am Thank you- it definitely goes fast! My husband requested two for his company potluck on Wednesday!

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