Loaded Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips are here, and they’re ready to satisfy any cheesy, buffalo-y, crispy craving that you’ve got! I partnered up with Primal Kitchen for this recipe, and we packed it with flavor from the get-go.

It started with braising some chicken in stock and buffalo sauce! Then we shredded that chicken up and placed it on top of some homemade kettle chips. Finally, it was served with some blue cheese dressing, halved cherry tomatoes, and a drizzle of that delicious buffalo sauce. Get ready to make this dinnertime daydream a reality! 

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips

Buffalo chicken is one of my favorite things to make. You can slap it on anything, and it makes the perfect party food, like Buffalo Chicken Fries, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Sliders, and these Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips. 



These buffalo chicken chips are the perfect combination of potato chips and buffalo chicken. They’re basically like nachos but made with crunchy kettle chips instead of tortilla chips. Crunchy, protein-packed, and just the right amount of heat. They’re perfect for game day or any other get-together because they’re such a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips INGREDIENTS


  • Chicken Breast: Boneless, skinless. 
  • Kosher Salt, black pepper and garlic powder will be our chicken seasoning because they’ll help enhance the chicken flavoring without overwriting the buffalo sauce.
  • Whole can of Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce: Because this stuff is delicious. You can also add hot sauce if you want to kick up the heat a bit. 
  • Chicken Stock: Adds moisture and flavoring to the chicken to keep it juicy and tender. 
  • Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil


  • Russet Potatoes cut into thin chips: Russet potatoes make the perfect potato chips because they’re dense without a ton of moisture. They get super crispy without getting soggy.
  • Frying Oil: Any oil with a high smoke point will work, like vegetable oil or canola oil. 
  • Garlic Salt: Adds a subtle garlic flavor. 
A close up shot of Primal Kitchen's buffalo sauce.


  • Primal Kitchen Mayo: Adds a creamy base and richness to the dressing.
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese: Infuses the distinctive blue cheese flavor and also provides some texture to the dressing.
  • Buttermilk: Provides a tangy and slightly acidic taste and makes the dressing super creamy. 
  • Sour Cream: Boosts creaminess and adds a subtle tang, complementing the blue cheese.
  • Garlic Salt: Introduces savory and garlicky notes, elevating the overall flavor profile with a hint of saltiness.


  • Chopped Scallions
  • Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Sliced Cherry Tomatoes

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The Buffalo Chicken

Let’s kick things off for this Loaded Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips recipe with the chicken. The last time I braised meat for my Quesabirria Tacos recipe, it turned out amazing, so I turned back to my tripod and Dutch oven for this recipe.

I started with some Primal Kitchen avocado oil to ensure the chicken didn’t stick or burn to the bottom of the Dutch oven. Then, I tossed four chicken breasts into the mix along with some chicken stock and a whole bottle of Primal Kitchen’s buffalo sauce. 

The dish sitting with Primal Kitchen's buffalo sauce and mayo

If you haven’t heard about Primal Kitchen, you should definitely check them out! They make a variety of dressings, marinades, sauces, and other condiments with all clean and natural ingredients. Not to mention, they’re delicious! Meals are made better with quality ingredients like these. That said, into the mix went that entire bottle of buffalo sauce; luckily, I had another bottle saved for later. 

It will take about 3-4 hours for this loaded buffalo chicken to cook, so make sure you’re planning to chill for a bit. I checked on mine periodically to ensure it didn’t burn, but for the most part, we’re just waiting for the chicken to become fork-tender so that we can shred it. Once the chicken becomes fork tender, pull it from the tripod and shred the chicken in the reduced stock. You can thicken the stock by adding more buffalo sauce or thin it out with more chicken stock, depending on what you prefer. 

The Kettle Chips

While the chicken is cooking, let’s talk about these kettle chips. They’re actually a lot easier to cook than you might expect. I started with 3 russet potatoes and thinly sliced them. After the potatoes are sliced, place them in an ice bath to rest for at least 30 minutes (an hour would be ideal if possible).

Frying the chips.

The ice and water bath helps remove some of the starch from the potatoes so that they don’t overbrown during the frying process. Once it’s time to cook the chips, drain the water and place each chip into the frying oil. Pull them from the frying oil as they turn golden brown in color. 

The Blue Cheese Dressing

Another aspect of this recipe that you can get ahead on is the blue cheese dressing. Blue cheese and buffalo go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this dressing is definitely the balancing agent for our Loaded Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips recipe. It’s simple to make; just toss all the ingredients into a large bowl and then mix thoroughly. I’d also recommend doing this sooner rather than later. We’ll set it in the fridge to cool a bit before serving this dish.

Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips Assembly

Alright, let’s pull this all together. On a large serving platter, we’ll create a base layer of our homemade kettle chips. Up next comes the MVP of this recipe, the loaded buffalo chicken! Spread it across the top of the chips. Then, a drizzle of our blue cheese dressing and another drizzle of buffalo sauce (I told you it was a good thing I had an extra bottle!). From here, I added some halved cherry tomatoes and then garnished with chopped scallions. It turned out amazing and was completely delicious.

Best enjoyed with friends and family. Cheers!

An overhead shot of the Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips.

Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips Tips 

  • Use a mandolin slicer to get super thin potato slices 
  • Place the potato chips on a paper-towel-lined plate to soak up the extra oil. 

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store leftover potato chips, buffalo chicken, and dressing separately. The potato chips will last 1-2 weeks when properly sealed, the chicken for 3-4 days in the fridge, and the blue cheese dressing for 5-7 days.

Reheat the chicken in the microwave, place it on top of the potato chips, and drizzle some blue cheese dressing and your favorite toppings for the best leftovers you’ve ever had. 

More Chicken Appetizer Recipes

What to serve with buffalo chicken kettle chips

Since this is an appetizer, you could serve it with other tasty appetizers like Big Mac Stuffed Bread and Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers for the ultimate game day spread. You could also enjoy it as a meal with a side salad. The choice is yours. 

Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips Recipe FAQs

How do I prevent my kettle chips from burning?

Make sure to pull them from the oil before they get too brown, as they will continue cooking once removed from the hot oil.

Can I make this recipe on the stove top?

Absolutely! If you have a Dutch oven, you can make this recipe. 

Do I have to use homemade blue cheese dressing?

Nope. Store-bought also works perfectly fine.

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The buffalo chicken kettle chips ready to devour.

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Kettle Chips are here and they’re ready to satisfy any cheesy, buffalo-y, crispy craving that you’ve got!
Author:Derek Wolf
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 People



Potato Chips:

  • 2-3 Russet Potatoes cut into thin chips
  • 4-5 cups of Frying Oil
  • 1.5 tbsp of Garlic Salt

Blue Cheese Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp of Primal Kitchen Mayo
  • 1/4 cup of Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 1/8 cup of Buttermilk
  • 2.5 tbsp of Sour Cream
  • 1.5 tsp of Garlic Salt



  • In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the blue cheese dressing. Set in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Thinly slice russet potatoes and place in an ice and water bath. Let these soak for at least an hour.
  • Preheat your fire to medium high temperature (around 325-350F). Add a covered skillet or dutch oven with avocado oil to heat up for 2 minutes.
  • Add your chicken breast, salt, pepper, garlic, Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce and chicken stock to the dutch oven. Mix around thoroughly so that the sauce and seasoning are blended.
  • Cover the dutch oven and keep on a low simmer for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is fork tender. Flip the chicken halfway through for even cooking.
  • Once the chicken is done, shred it up and add to another bowl to keep warm. Wash and clean your dutch oven, then place back over the fire.
  • Add the frying oil to your dutch oven. Carefully increase your fire to high heat (around 400F). Bring your oil up to 350-375F.
  • Drain the sliced potatoes and carefully add them individually to the oil in 3-4 batches as to not overcrowd the skillet.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Make sure to flip half way through.
  • Once the chips are done, pull them out and let them cool. Finish up all the chips and then toss in the garlic salt.
  • Begin building your plate with a layer of chips, shredded chicken, drizzle of blue cheese dressing, drizzle of Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce, crumbled blue cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes and chopped scallions. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 1206kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 121g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 34g | Monounsaturated Fat: 74g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 2402mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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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