Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball


A family favorite that I kicked up a notch. The Buffalo sauce and extra chicken make this a tasty, zesty dish. Great for tailgating, as an appetizer for parties, or just a lazy day snack. The longer it sits the better the flavors mesh. Serve with crackers.

cheese ball
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
12 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans chicken chunks, drained

  • 1 tablespoon Buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic, or to taste

  • ½ (1 ounce) package dry ranch dressing mix


  1. Stir cream cheese until smooth. Mix in chicken until well incorporated. Add Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, garlic, and ranch dressing mix; mix well.

  2. Scoop onto plastic wrap. Wrap and roll into a tight ball. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight.

Cook's Note:

Sometimes I split the ball into two before adding the Buffalo sauce just to have one for those that prefer no heat. Either way it's delicious!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
16g Fat
2g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 83mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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