Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites

I have a total treat for you today! These buffalo ranch chicken bites are absolutely amazing! I made these back before Christmas and I can’t believe it took me this long to share them with you. They make a great appetizer or snack food and we actually ate them for dinner with a salad on the side. And then we reheated the leftovers in the oven for dinner the following night – that’s how good these are!

The filling is a creamy mixture of chicken, hot sauce, ranch dressing and cheese. All you do is wrap the chicken mixture in bread dough, cut into bite size pieces, and bake! The flavor is perfect, and they are so creamy and cheesy that you won’t be able to stop eating them! You can use frozen bread dough from the store to keep things easy, or make your own if you’re feeling ambitious. Either way, these buffalo ranch chicken bites are sure to be a hit!

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites

Yield: Makes about 3 dozen bites


1 cup finely diced cooked chicken breast
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp hot sauce (I used Frank's brand)
2 Tbsp ranch dressing
1 lb frozen bread dough, thawed


In a small bowl, combine the chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce; set aside.

Divide the bread dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll the first piece into a 10x4 inch rectangle. Spread 1/4 of the chicken mixture onto the lower third of the rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border along bottom edge. Stretch bottom edge of dough up over filling and press tightly to seal, then roll up as tightly as possible into a log. Cut the log into 1-inch pieces and place on a lined baking pan. Repeat with the remaining dough and chicken mixture. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake 7-10 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned and filling is heated through. Serve immediately.

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29 Responses to “Buffalo Ranch Chicken Bites”

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    Cookin Canuck — January 11, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Cute, cute, cute! These would be great at a football party, with a side of beer.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 11, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Megan, I can see it now. These are going to be SO popular! For very good reasons – I want a plate of them right now for breakfast!!!

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    Carrie@ Bakeaholic Mama — January 11, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    I want a whole plate… and lets skip the game and just eat.

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    Jodi Pavlik — January 11, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Pinning these immediately!! They look amazing!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — January 11, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    These look amazing! So easy, and so good. Great for a party!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 11, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Wow! These are so perfect for Super Bowl Sunday! I must include them on my pinterest board for game days! Super cool recipe.

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    Sandra — January 11, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Hey Megan,
    These look amazing! One of my kids is not a fan of ranch-hard to believe I know-but loves buffalo. Any suggestions for substitue? Maybe cream cheese?

    • megan replied: — January 11th, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

      You could actually just leave the ranch out and up the buffalo sauce. It will make it a little spicier, so I’d be careful, but this is an easy recipe to play around with to suit your tastes.

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 11, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    I’m afraid I would have no self-control over these. We are huge buffalo fans!

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — January 11, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    I am a huge lover of anything buffalo flavored and I KNOW I will LOVE these!!

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    Karly — January 11, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    No joke, I would eat that entire platter of chicken bites. In about 5 minutes.

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 11, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    What a great party snack!

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    Jenn — January 11, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    These look so tasty!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — January 14, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    i am totally going to be making these asap! yum!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — January 14, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    These would be devoured in no time at my house!

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    Colleen — January 29, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    Any chance you could use the crescent rolls with these?!

    • megan replied: — January 30th, 2013 @ 9:44 am

      Yes, definitely! The bake time might change slightly, so I’d watch them closely, but I think they’d be really good.

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    Theresa — May 23, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    About how many do you get out of one roll of bread dough. I am trying to make them for a party and I think I might need to double it, but not sure?! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :-)

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    Jackie Rose — August 4, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    I am going to make this tonight but with biscuits instead of bread dough, I hope they will still taste just as good…

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    Robin — August 10, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Do you think these can be made and rolled ahead of time and then baked a day later?

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    carlene shope — August 13, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Great idea! What do you think of using frozen rolls? Defrost and roll into flat circle, add filling, pull edges together and twist. Place on pan with twisted side down. Brush with melted butter and bake.

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    Candace @ Cabot — September 5, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    Well, don’t these look just yummy…perfect for an appetizer, tailgating or tablegating. NomNomNom!

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    Joan A. — September 8, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    Is the Ranch dressing the powder ranch dressing or the creamy dressing in the bottle. Also was wondering if it is the creamy ranch in the bottle, could you substitute 1 TBSP. of the hot sauce for the creamy ranch and use 3 TBSP. creamy ranch…love hot sauce…but not my stomach :(

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    Lisa — October 2, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I’ve made these twice in 3 weeks. My husband and I LOVE them!! Seriously these were obnoxiously delicious!

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    Rob — February 22, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    Going to make these right now. Adding crumbled bleu cheese to the chicken mixture. The heck with what I was planning for dinner… these are dinner!

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    Danielle — September 9, 2015 @ 6:11 pm

    Found this recipe today and made it for an after school snack. It was delicious. My boys loved it!

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    Lori — September 13, 2015 @ 7:46 pm

    I made these today. They are AMAZING!! They look fantastic in the picture and tasted even better than they looked. The bread dough is soft and pillowy! Everyone loved them. I made a double batch and they disappeared immediately. I will make these again……over and over and over…..

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