If you are looking for great ideas for GAME DAY appetizers then you might want to include my Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball recipe in your game day recipe line up. This appetizer has all the classic flavors of buffalo chicken in a fun and unique cheese ball! Serve it with extra buffalo sauce on the side for your guests who like things extra spicy. If your fans like extra spicy dishes just add a few drops of hot sauce when you’re mixing it.
And, if you are making this Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball for game day, you might also consider forming your cheese ball into the shape of a football!
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1 cup chicken breast, finely chopped
1/2 cup blue cheese
4 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce (I used Frank’s)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 green onions, finely sliced
Add the cream cheese, chicken, Monterey jack cheese, half of the green onions, two tablespoons of the blue cheese, the buffalo sauce, and all of the seasonings to the bowl of a stand mixer.
Mix on low until the ingredients are just incorporated, and then turn the speed up. Mix until thoroughly combined, scraping the sides down as needed.
Taste and adjust the ingredients to your liking.
The mixture is thick, so you can use a spatula to scrape it out of the bowl and form a ball as you go.
Place the cheese ball on a plate and finish forming it into a ball or whatever shape you want. You can also form it on a piece of wax paper and then transfer it to keep your plate clean.
Sprinkle the remaining green onions and blue cheese over the exposed areas of the cheese ball, gently pressing them in as you go.
Serve with toasted bread, crackers, or chips.
We used a stand mixer for this, but a hand mixer would work fine too. I suggest using a deep bowl to avoid any messes.
Anytime chicken breasts go on sale, I buy an extra package and boil them up. Once they cool, I chop them into various sizes and freeze them into smaller portions for quick and easy recipes like this!