Buffalo Chicken Fries is a quick, easy, and tasty recipe that will please any hungry crowd. If you’re planning your Super Bowl party eats, I highly recommend you add this favorite appetizer to your game-day menu!

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The finished Buffalo Chicken Fries on a plate.

This plate of loaded cheese fries features chicken thighs smoked, seared, and then basted with a tasty buffalo hot sauce. The tender, flavorful chicken lands on a bed of golden crispy fries with melty cheese, blue cheese sauce, and more buffalo sauce. 

It’s seriously making my mouth water just writing about it! So, let’s dive in!

Why You’ll Love Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries

As I mentioned, this recipe makes a great appetizer. It brings together several of my favorite comfort foods: chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, and then some crispy French fries.

This recipe is also another opportunity for me to show off my Oklahoma Joe’s Judge Charcoal Grill. If you don’t have this workhorse of a grill yet, I highly recommend you check it out. This rugged beast is ready for anything you throw its way, including these tasty chicken fries. 

For more of my favorite buffalo recipes, check out: Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip with Stuffed Crust, Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla, and Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Sliders.

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Fries Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken – Chicken thighs (you can also use chicken breasts) covered in canola oil are seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. 
  • Blue Cheese Dressing Sauce – This creamy sauce comes together fast in a blender or bowl. Throw in some mayo, water, buttermilk, crumbled blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. 
  • Crispy Fries – Go with your favorite crispy oven fries – frozen French Fries or homemade French fries, depending on your personal preference! They’ll get slathered in buffalo wing sauce, shredded cheese, chopped chives, and then some more crumbled blue cheese for the garnish. For the shredded cheese, cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese are two great choices.

Now that we have all of the ingredients ready to roll, let’s get grilling! 

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Fries

Firing up the Oklahoma Joe’s Judge Grill

Firstly, let’s fire up that grill to a medium heat of 375 degrees F for some two-zone cooking magic.

The chicken thighs are seasoned and ready to grill.

Next, while it’s heating up, give your chicken some love. Slather it with some neutral vegetable oil and sprinkle on a generous mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and then as much cayenne powder as your taste buds like. Set aside. 

Buffalo Chicken Fries Sauce

Now, let’s talk about the blue cheese sauce that ties all the elements together into a delicious symphony. Gather all the ingredients, throw them into a large bowl or blender, and then give it a good mix until it’s creamy (or keep it a little lumpy if you like it that way). Set aside until ready to drizzle. 

Grilling the Buffalo Chicken

Time to hit the Oklahoma Joe’s grill. Place the seasoned chicken on the hot side for a quick sear, which means 2-3 minutes on each side should do the trick. Once you’ve got that beautiful sear, go ahead and move them to the cooler side of the grill. 

The chicken thighs are basted with the hot buffalo wing sauce.

Brush on some buffalo sauce, close the lid, and let the magic happen until the internal temperature hits a perfect 165 degrees F (should take about 10 more minutes). When they’re done, pull them off and let them rest. 

Plating the Buffalo Chicken Fries

Now, let’s give some attention to those fries. Place fries on a plate and melt some cheese over the top – because who doesn’t love cheesy fries? Toss some more buffalo sauce with some cooked chicken cubes. 

Buffalo sauce mixes with the cubed grilled chicken while cheese is melted over the crispy fries.

Lastly, top those crispy fries with the buffalo chicken mixture. Drizzle fries with that blue cheese sauce, add more buffalo sauce for that extra kick, sprinkle on some blue cheese crumbles, and then finish it off with a sprinkle of chives.

MOre with Fries

What to Serve with Grilled Buffalo Chicken Fries

If you want to serve buffalo chicken fries as a main dish, consider serving them with some crisp and refreshing coleslaw or a green salad. 

The final plate of Buffalo Chicken Fries is ready to serve!

Leftovers & Reheating

If you happen to have any leftover fries, store them in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To crisp up the fries again, warm them up in a hot oven or the air fryer. 

FAQs

What are some creative variations or toppings I can add to Buffalo Chicken Fries?

The beauty of Buffalo Chicken Fries lies in their versatility. First, you could consider cooking up a bag of delicious curly fries, shoestring fries, thick cut fries, or waffle fries instead of the straightforward steak fries. Or, maybe some sweet potato fries? Then, consider adding toppings like diced tomatoes, green onions, or jalapeños for a fresh twist. 

Can I customize the level of spiciness of the loaded Buffalo fries? 

Indeed, you have full control over the spiciness. Adjust the heat by tweaking the amount of cayenne powder in the seasoning and the buffalo sauce. If you’re serving a diverse group with varying spice preferences, you can also offer extra buffalo sauce on the side for those who like an extra kick.

Can I prepare Buffalo Chicken Fries ahead of time for a party or gathering?

Absolutely! You can partially prepare Buffalo Chicken Fries ahead of time by smoking and grilling the chicken and preparing the blue cheese sauce. When it’s time to serve, reheat the chicken while you’re cooking the fries. 

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Fries

My Grilled Buffalo Chicken Fries recipe features buffalo chicken grilled on the Oklahoma Joe's Judge Charcoal Grill.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

Chicken:

  • 5-6 Chicken Thighs
  • 1.5 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • Canola Oil as needed

Blue Cheese Sauce:

  • 1.25 cups Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • ½ cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

Fries:

  • Favorite Crispy Fries
  • 2 cups Buffalo Sauce
  • 1.5 cups Shredded Cheese
  • Chopped Chives for garnish
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat your Oklahoma Joe's Judge Charcoal Grill for 2-zone cooking at 375 degrees F.
  • Slather your chicken with vegetable oil and season the pieces with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne powder. Set aside.
  • Add all the ingredients for the blue cheese sauce to a bowl or blender and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  • Add your chicken to the hot side of the grill to sear for 2-3 minutes. Flip over and sear for another 2 minutes. Place them on the cooler side of the grill and brush some of the buffalo sauce over them. Close the lid and cook until 165 degrees F internal (about 10 more minutes). Once done, pull off and let rest.
  • Add your fries to a plate and melt your cheese over the top. Slice your chicken thighs into cubes and toss in some more buffalo sauce if you desire. Top with fries with the chicken, blue cheese sauce, more buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, and chopped chives. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1014kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 37g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 7962mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1051IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 375mg | Iron: 2mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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