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recipe: buffalo chicken ring

I love all things made with Frank’s Red Hot (or any hot sauce, really. But especially Frank’s Red Hot) I also love cheese. And crescent rolls. And ranch dressing.

So this recipe? Is basically my dream come true. It’s perfect for parties or football games or really could be a nice, quick tasty dinner (served with a salad on the side, perhaps?)

First, you make a funky circle-type thing with the crescent rolls. I’ve tried various methods of doing this, and here is a picture of the best way I’ve found.

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

Then chop some celery.

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

Then mix some cream cheese with half a packet of ranch dressing mix (more if you’d like, but half is probably plenty)

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

Next is the chicken. I’ve made this with several types of chicken: canned chicken works just fine, or boiled chicken shredded in a food processor or with forks is good too.

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And then: HOT SAUCE.

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

Mix it all together: the cream cheese mixture, the chicken, the celery, and the hot sauce. How much hot sauce? Totally up to you. I usually add bit, taste, add a bit more, etc. I like to keep it relatively non-spicy and let people dip it later if they want. I like the tang of the hot sauce without blowing my face off, know what I mean? But it really is a personal preference.

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

Now comes the art portion of our project. Spread the chicken mixture on the circle of crescent rolls you created.

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

Then slowly go around the circle, wrapping the chicken mixture in the dough.

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

(It doesn’t have to look this pretty. Mine doesn’t usually, but it knew it was having a photo shoot, so it behaved for me. That’s a good boy, dough-from-a-tube!)

Bake it for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees or until the crescent rolls are starting to brown.

recipe: Buffalo Chicken Ring

Now here is where I caution you: LET IT SIT FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND COOL BEFORE MOVING IT. I don’t have any nice after pictures of the sliced roll because I was in a hurry to take it to a party and I tried to move it before it cooled a little and… DISASTER. Delicious disaster, but disaster all the same. It went from a nice circle to a… rhombus? Parallelogram? I don’t even know, but it looked hilarious. Don’t be like me! Patience is key.

Serve the chicken ring with ranch and hot sauce for dipping. You will be a hero.


  1. Stefanie

    Found the recipe through pinterest and Love It! Made it today and am going to make it tomarrow for game day! Thanks for pinning it!

    Jan 21 4:35 pm

  2. Oh man, this was AMAZING! I just made it. I love Pinterest for showing me this! I modified it some and was happy with it!

    By modifying, I mean I added butter (b/c I love butter too much). I melted some butter and took the other half of the ranch dressing packet and brushed it on the dough before putting the chicken mixture down. Then after it came out of the oven, I brushed more butter/ranch mix on it. Super yummy! (And ya gotta have butter with anything bread!…The idea came from how much I love the ranch-flavored pizza crust at Hungry Howie’s).

    My husband didn’t like the celery in it (picky eater) but I liked it and I thought it gave it a great textrue. I’d use a little less than a whole block of cream cheese b/c it made it a little too creamy for me (I LOVE cream cheese though so it’s ok!)

    Such a great recipe! Thank you for posting it!

    Jan 22 9:10 pm

  3. Amanda

    You can also make this with burger – cheeseburger ring-. You Brown your burger, add mustard and ketchup to the burger, spread around, place your favorite cheese slices on the burger, close the ring and bake! My family loves it!

    Feb 1 10:16 am

  4. Christine

    I just made this tonite for the SuperBowl, and because i,m not a big fan of ranch dressing i substituted with 1/4cup mayonnaise, and yum yum, it turned out very good! I would definitely make again!

    Feb 5 10:30 pm