Americans ate an estimated 1.3 billion chicken wings during last year’s Super Bowl Sunday (that’s four for every man, woman, and child in the United States), many of them drenched in Buffalo sauce. We love these perennially popular snacks as much as the next person, but eating a plateful of wings isn’t the only way to get your spicy sauce fix.
Buffalo sauce – a combination of hot sauce, butter, cayenne pepper, and other ingredients – is also the perfect accompaniment to a huge variety of foods, from beef to veggies to seitan. Whether you’re bored with wings or just can’t get enough heat in your food, here are seven recipes featuring Buffalo sauce.
1. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo wings are as messy as they are tasty. You can keep your fingers clean and save on napkins by making a batch of this creamy baked Buffalo chicken dip. Serve it with celery, carrot sticks, or crackers for the perfect game-day snack. Recipe from the Food Network’s Claire Robinson.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup finely chopped celery
- ½ cup hot sauce, preferably Frank’s
- 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
- Crackers, bread or carrot sticks, for serving
Directions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium saucepan over moderate heat, melt the cream cheese until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the celery, hot sauce, and chicken and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pie plate and sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese on top. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes. Serve with crackers, bread or carrot sticks.