Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries (Video!)
These Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries are a healthier alternative to traditional game day food, made with homemade oven fries and topped with mozzarella and blue cheeses!
So, tell me you're gonna make these Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries for Superbowl Sunday, okay?
I have officially perfected the formula for amazing oven fries. I'm sorry I'm in a very braggy mood today. But seriously, why ever eat fried fries again when you can make them much healthier, wholesome AND delicious? I mean, these things are so healthy, you could technically eat them everyday.
Fries all the time. That's exactly where my head is at.?
Load 'em up with buffalo chicken, blue cheese crumbles and sliced scallions and you've just won my heart.❤️❤️❤️
Have I mentioned that these Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries are seriously the most PERFECT football food?
I don't often celebrate Superbowl Sunday unless someone else has planned to host it. I used to live in a condo that was too small to do much hosting (and didn't have cable…yeah that was a problem…?) so I would have to rely on others to throw a big bash. At my parents' house, the Canadian Grey Cup in November is more of an event, albeit a small one – more like an excuse to eat ALL OF THE JUNK FOOD.?
One of the more memorable Superbowl parties I've been to was four years ago, when I was just finishing up my bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto. I was actually sent a Facebook memory of all the selfies from the occasion this morning and despite the fact that I didn't take many pictures of the party itself, it reminded me of this FAB wing contest that was held.
Basically, the idea was that everyone brought their own sauced up wings, and there was a prize awarded to whoever's wings were the best. Don't ask me what the prizes were. I just remember blue cheese and ranch galore, along with about 50 billion different kinds of hot sauce. There were platters and platters of wings spread out on giant tables at my friend's brothers' condo, and piles of potluck-style appetizers and all the different kinds of dip you could ever want.
Seriously, I really only like football because of the food. Gimme a beer, gimme a giant plate to load up, and I'm one happy girl. Who's winning? I don't care!
Sorry if I've offended any of you die-hard football fans out there.?
The solution to this overeating problem is having your own little football food party. Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries you might say. With my healthy homemade oven fries and homemade blue cheese dip.
Oh yeah, I just went there.
But lemme give you some pointers on the whole oven fries perfection thing first:
- Cut your potatoes EVENLY using a mandoline or just by being very careful – sometimes I will trim down an individual fry if I feel it's too flat on either side to ensure it will cook evenly. Cutting the right fry shape by hand gets easier to do with practice – we're looking for a perfect, even square shape people!!!
- Soak the fries in water to remove starch for about 5-10 minutes, then dry them completely with a clean towel
- Add olive oil (but not TOO much) and toss in a huge bowl with just salt and a tiny bit of pepper. Really, that's all you need
- Bake for 13-15 minutes in a fully preheated 450F degree oven, then flip and cook for a shorter period after they've been flipped (usually 8-10 min)
BOOM. The way you eat fries will be forever changed my friend.???
Of course if you don't have time you can always go the frozen fry route and just load 'em up with some buffalo chicken and all the toppings pictured here. I won't judge you.
Hey, it's game day. You want to do minimal work – I get it 😉
Well friends, will you be making these Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries?
I’d love to hear what your dinner menu is gonna have on it this Sunday. What team are you rooting for? Or are you like me and are just here for the food?
Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries
Homemade oven fries
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 large russet potatoes, cut into fries
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 chicken breasts, cubed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (I like Frank's red hot or the PC brand!)
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 4 green onions
- 1 handful chives, minced
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Carrots and celery to serve
Quick Blue Cheese Dip
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 450 F. Slice potatoes into fries, then rinse under cold water to remove as much starch as possible. Dry fries with a clean towel, then toss in a large bowl with olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment and insert both into oven on middle rack, cooking for 13-15 min. Flip fries, then cook another 8-10 min.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in skillet on med-high heat. Add chicken and salt, sauteeing for 3-4 min until browned. Add buffalo wing sauce and cook for another 8-10 min until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Remove fries from oven when done cooking. Top with grated mozzarella and return to oven, cooking another 5 min or so until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with chicken, blue cheese, green onion, chives, tomatoes and cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy!