These buffalo chicken fries are loaded to perfection! This quick and easy game day appetizer has become a family favorite and takes less than 30 minutes. The fries are golden crispy, the chicken is hearty, and the buffalo sauce is spicy. These buffalo chicken cheese fries are not to be missed!

Buffalo chicken fries on pan

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These buffalo chicken fries are easy, quick and delicious.
  • This recipe is great for game days and entertaining.
  • It is made with pantry staples.
  • This is a great way to use up leftover chicken.
  • This recipe is gluten free and can be easily adapted to be dairy free.
  • Check out these homemade French Fries for another great recipe!
  • Use leftover chicken from this Instant Pot Whole Chicken or these Buffalo Chicken Thighs to make it easy.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Any type of frozen or homemade fries work. For this recipe, larger fries work better. Flimsy or small fries will not hold up to the weight of the chicken and buffalo sauce.

Any type of shredded cheese works. Pepper jack, cheddar, and mozzarella are all delicious!

Shredded chicken breasts, chicken thighs, and rotisserie chicken are all great options. Shred into bite sized pieces.

Buffalo sauce and hot sauce can both be used here. Use your desired level of heat.

Garnish with chopped green onions and blue cheese or Ranch dressing if desired.

French fries and other ingredients

Taste & Texture

These buffalo chicken fries are spicy and creamy! The fries, buffalo sauce and chicken are the main flavors.

The fries are crispy, the chicken is tender and the sauce is creamy. These fries have all the best textures.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare frozen fries per bag instructions.

Step 2

Once fries are cooked, remove pan from oven. Sprinkle cheese on top of fries.

Cheese fries on pan

Step 3

Then, add chicken and buffalo sauce on top.

Step 4

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and fries are crispy.

Step 5

Finally, remove from oven. If desired, garnish with green onions and blue cheese or Ranch.

Air Fryer Method

To make these buffalo chicken fries in the air fryer, follow these steps.

  • Arrange frozen fries on air fryer pan. Lightly spray with nonstick spray.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping halfway.
  • Remove from air fryer. Top with chicken, cheese and buffalo sauce.
  • Air fry for another 2 to 3 minutes at 400 degrees or until fries are crispy.
  • Finally, remove from air fryer. Garnish with desired toppings.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use sturdy fries. Smaller fries will not hold up to the weight of the chicken and sauce. Moreover, I recommend waffle fries, steak fries or thick cut fries.

Bake French fries until golden crispy. They should not be soggy.

Do not be afraid to add toppings! These fries are loaded.

Buffalo chicken fries with fork

Gluten Free Frozen Fries

Unfortunately, many frozen French fries are not gluten free friendly. Here are some brands that offer gluten free frozen fries. As always, double check ingredients list.

Alexia Foods

Ore-Ida

McCain Foods

Cascadian Farms

Typically, plain unseasoned fries are your best bet.

How to Serve & Store

Serve buffalo chicken fries hot and fresh from the oven. They are great with blue cheese and Ranch dressing.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, arrange fries on pan or air fryer basket. Reheat at 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until fries are crispy again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which chicken should I use?

Shredded chicken breasts or thighs, or rotisserie chicken are great options.

Which fries should I use?

Both homemade and frozen fries can be used. Use larger, more sturdy fries for best results.

Can I make this with homemade fries?

Yes, definitely! Make fries then add toppings and bake for another 5 to 7 minutes.

Can I make this in the air fryer?

Yes! See above instructions for the air fryer.

Pan of spicy fries

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Buffalo chicken fries on pan

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Fries

These buffalo chicken fries are quick, easy and so tasty! This family favorite appetizer is great for game days and entertaining. These fries are loaded with spicy flavors!
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Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen fries
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • cup buffalo sauce
  • green onions, to garnish
  • blue cheese, or Ranch

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare frozen fries as written on the bag.
  • Once fries are cooked, remove from oven. Sprinkle cheese on top of fries.
  • Then, add chicken and buffalo sauce on top.
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted and fries are crispy.
  • Finally, remove from oven. Garnish with green onions and blue cheese or Ranch.

Notes

  • I recommend using fries that are large and not flimsy.  Waffle fries, steak fries, and thick cut fries are all great options.
  • Shredded chicken breasts or thighs, or rotisserie chicken all work well.
  • Feel free to add more or less buffalo sauce to suit your preferences.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Calories: 303kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 1887mg, Potassium: 1108mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 109IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 4mg

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