This past summer on family vacation, one late night a group of us got a hankering for Buffalo wings. Instead of just grabbing some wings from the restaurant down the street, it turned into a “Wing Off” where a few of the guys went and got wings from four different restaurants. It ended up being a lot of fun and I couldn’t help but notice how excited everyone was about their Buffalo wings. Not just excited passionate.
This March the humble Buffalo wing will celebrate its 50th birthday. There’s even a documentary that came out this week called The Great Chicken Wing Hunt that documents the Buffalo wing’s beginnings as well as sets out to find the best wings in the world. (I think their search might actually be a little more dedicated and involved than ours was. Just a hunch.)
It is pretty amazing how ubiquitous Buffalo wings have become. They are everywhere and have become a football-watching staple! Even more fun is all the different types of recipes Buffalo wings have inspired. The list is endless! I have 23 of those Buffalo wing inspired recipes for you that are sure to get your mouth watering and get you ready for the Big Game in just a few short weeks!
Time to spice things up! 1 of 24
Buffalo sauce isn't just for wings anymore!
Best Buffalo Chicken Legs Ever 2 of 24
Okay, so this recipe is almost exactly like original Buffalo wings, but it is an evolution (legs are different than wings, right?) and I think we have to kick off a Buffalo wing roundup with something as simple as this!
Buffalo Chicken Wraps 3 of 24
These wraps are not only pretty but I love the addition of vegetables to the mix, with a nice hint of spice.
Buffalo Ranch Popcorn 4 of 24
This ain't your ordinary bowl of popcorn it has extra flavor from the ranch and a good bit of heat from the Buffalo sauce.
Buffalo Chicken Salad 5 of 24
Whether or not you love Buffalo wings, I think anyone would love this salad. It's also a great addition to the Super Bowl smorgasbord even football fans need some veggies!
Buffalo Hummus 6 of 24
Hummus is a great canvas for all kinds of flavors. Buffalo sauce is no exception!
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches 7 of 24
These Buffalo chicken sandwiches are great for a quick yummy dinner or served at a party.
Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs 8 of 24
Spice up your boring deviled eggs with this great recipe!
Buffalo Chicken Pasta 9 of 24
This creamy, savory pasta dish is sure to please a crowd and it's simple to throw together.
Buffalo Shrimp 10 of 24
If Buffalo sauce is good for chicken, it's definitely good for shrimp!
Crock Pot Buffalo Cauliflower Chili 11 of 24
There are just so many things about this recipe I love it uses the crock pot, Buffalo sauce and cauliflower. YUM. And it's healthy to boot!
Photo source: Kitchen Treaty
Spicy Buffalo Flatbreads 12 of 24
I love the idea of topping a spicy, Buffalo-sauced flatbread with all kinds of delicious goodies!
Photo source: Spabettie
Buffalo Spiced Cocktail Nuts 13 of 24
What better snack to have sitting out at the game than a bowl of these zippy nuts?
Photo source: All Day I Dream About Food
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings 14 of 24
Okay, so you may not be able to replace Buffalo wings completely with this recipe, but I'm sure even the heartiest meatlovers will love these bites of cauliflower to pieces!
Photo source: An Edible Mosaic
Buffalo Chicken Pizzettes 15 of 24
There are a ton of Buffalo chicken pizza recipes out there, but this one really caught my eye. The pizzettes are beautiful and they are great for serving to lots of people.
Photo source: Crumb
Buffalo Chicken Soup 16 of 24
I'm pretty sure you'll get warmed up with a big bowl of Buffalo chicken soup!
Photo source: Apron Strings
Buffalo Chicken Tacos 17 of 24
Serving Buffalo chicken on tortillas sounds like a marvelous idea, especially topped with cabbage and avocado to balance the spice.
Photo source: Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Buffalo Falafel 18 of 24
First off, it is just fun to say the name of this recipe. Buffalo Falafel. Buffalo Falafel. Buffalo Falafel. There you go, three times fast! This recipe provides another great vegetarian way to enjoy the flavors of Buffalo chicken!
Photo source: Noble Pig
Buffalo Chicken Burger 19 of 24
All I want to do is sink my teeth into this Buffalo chicken burger!
Photo source: Will Cook for Smiles
Buffalo Fettuccine Alfredo 20 of 24
I can attest to the delicious combination of spicy flavors with alfredo sauce, but I have never actually combined the two into one. Such a great idea!
Photo source: Lemons for Lulu
Light Buffalo Potato Salad 21 of 24
This potato salad is addictive, which is a-okay since it's a lighter version than usual. Dig in!
Photo source: The Weary Chef
Buffalo Chicken Nachos 22 of 24
I do believe that Buffalo chicken and nachos are MFEO!
Photo source: The Pink Flour
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad 23 of 24
Here's another healthy but delicious take on Buffalo chicken.
Photo source: Alida's Kitchen
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese 24 of 24
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to share it. Another match made in heaven!
Photo source: Noble Pig