Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

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One of my favorite things to make for Super Bowl weekend is buffalo chicken dip. However, if hubby and I are going to a party somewhere else, sometimes I don’t feel like lugging along my 9×13″ baking dish. I decided that this year, I was going to take everything I love about that dip and put it into a cheese ball…much easier to transport, and you don’t have to worry about keeping it warm, either (although it tastes great warmed up, too!). You can make it several days ahead of time and the flavors will continue to meld together in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve, so it’s a great appetizer to have prepared beforehand if you don’t have a lot of time on game day. Make it today!

  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 2-3 Tbsp hot sauce (I like Frank’s)
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar and gouda cheeses, for rolling in

In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cheddar and gouda cheeses.

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Form into a ball, and then roll in the cheeses to coat.

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Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least an hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips, pretzels, crackers, or chopped vegetables.

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38 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball”

  1. 1 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Gouda? Buffalo? This has so many of my favorite things! Adding this to the list!

  2. 2 Maria Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Great cheese ball recipe!

  3. 3 Jenny Flake Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 11:47 am

    What a perfect cheese ball for the big game! Bet it’s delicious!

  4. 4 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 11:50 am

    om nom nom! Looks great, Tracy. We’re away for Super Bowl this year, but I’d totally make this for any party we have. It’d be great for a Summer barbecue.

  5. 5 Louanne Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    What a great twist on a cheese ball!

  6. 6 Fuji Mama Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Ooooh, I love this idea! So unique. It will be nice to have something other than the normal cheese ball!

  7. 7 Liz Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I love buffalo chicken dip, and I’ve always wanted to make a cheese ball… I actually have gouda on hand, too! (I’ll be leaving the blue cheese out :) )

  8. 8 Christina Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    A ball made of cheese… I would love to go to your Superbowl party!

  9. 9 Amanda @ Kevin & Amanda Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Love this! Perfect for the Super Bowl

  10. 10 Wenderly Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    This sounds just perfect! Think I could eat the whole thing myself!

  11. 11 Amanda Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    That is awesome!! Love it!

  12. 12 Lori @ RecipeGirl Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Yum! Love this idea for Super Bowl!

  13. 13 Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Love it what a great superbowl idea, I shared it on facebook, glad to see you have a page :)

  14. 14 Renee (Kudos Kitchen) Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Oh baby, baby does this sound goooood! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. 15 Misa Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Oh dear…you’ve made me want to snack on chips and cheese balls. Not good I tell you! >.< Thanks for sharing!

  16. 16 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    This is such a great idea! I love Buffalo chicken dip, and this sounds like a fun new alternative. Yum :)

  17. 17 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Great spice in this recipe, Tracy! What a fun idea to include chicken.

  18. 18 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    That’s a great idea to make your dip into a cheese ball, it dresses it up a bit, dips just don’t look as festive as a cheese ball platter.

  19. 19 Raina Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    This looks fantastic! My family would go nuts for this. You are super creative to have come up with it. You will have some happy Super Bowl friends:)

  20. 20 Katrina Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Cheeseballs are so awesome. This is one of the coolest recipes I’ve seen for one. Sweet.

  21. 21 Aimee @ Simple Bites Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    With chicken? Now that is an appetizer I could stay all night with and never miss dinner!

  22. 22 Kristen Says:
    February 2nd, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    This is brilliant – totally making my super bowl menu this year!

  23. 23 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 am

    So creative! Love this one!

  24. 24 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 am

    So creative! I can’t wait to make this one!

  25. 25 carolinaheartstrings Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 am

    That looks like it is to die for. I would have to have one just for me! YUM!

  26. 26 Cookbook Queen Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Oh my gosh Tracy this sounds AMAZING!! Headed over to check out the dip recipe too!!

  27. 27 Beth Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    What a great Superbowl dish! It looks amazing.

  28. 28 Jennifurla Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I just love this recipe, what a ftastic snacking item.

  29. 29 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Absolutely perfect for the Super Bowl! I’m in a buffalo chicken mood this week too! :)

  30. 30 Dianne Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 2:29 am

    I’d fill celery sticks with this cheese and surround the cheese ball, then have crackers or tortilla chips alongside. Great recipe! Thanks!

  31. 31 Ann Says:
    January 2nd, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    This was a GREAT hit among partiers !! I used canned diced chicken (drained well & rinsed). To give it a little more kick, I added about l/4 tsp. of liquid smoke . I also served it with the Ranch Craxcker. Makes a LARGE ball. Will definetely be making it again soon. In case you need the reciped for the crakers it is: l cup oil
    1 pkg. Ranch Dressing Mix
    1/4 tsp Dill Weed
    1/4 tsp. Lemon Pepper
    1/2 tsp. garlic powder

    Mix above together well. Put 2 pkg. of regular Saltine Crackers in a large zip lock back & pour mixture over them. Shake to coat well. Spread on large roasting pan & place in oven on 225 degrees, stirring every ten min. til golden brown.

  32. 32 Sherri McQuillan Says:
    January 8th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    AMAZING! Doubled the recipe and serving it for BCS championship game tomorrow. Serving with tortilla chips and celery. What a great idea, thanks!

  33. 33 Tiffany GIldehaus Says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I’m so glad I found this recipe! I’m headed to a trivia night this weekend and this is the perfect snack food since our group loves buffalo chicken dip, but we’d have no way of keeping it hot. Thanks for sharing!

  34. 34 Jennie Says:
    September 7th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Was looking for more ‘Buffalo’ recipes when I saw this one and then saw the Ranch Crackers recipe! Thanks so much! These both sound wonderful!!

  35. 35 Angie Says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Great idea cant wait to make it!

  36. 36 Lorrie Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Don’t like Blue Cheese and have never tried Gouda….Could I use Feta in place of one or another kind????

  37. 37 Tara @ Movie Bites Says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I made this for one of our many Ohio State football Saturdays last year and it was a huge hit. We have a lot of buffalo lovers who come over for the game every week, so thanks for the fun recipe!

  38. 38 Debbie Says:
    February 11th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Not a fan of blue cheese but have seen ranch salad dressing used instead…do you think it would work in this recipe? I have everything but the blue cheese…

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