6 Ways to Enjoy Buffalo Chicken

From salads and subs to pizza and dip, learn all-new ways to celebrate the classic flavors of Buffalo chicken just in time for game-day tailgates.

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Food Stylist: Rebecca Jurkevich Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food Stylist: Rebecca Jurkevich Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Game day may be about the football game first and foremost, but surely Buffalo chicken wings are a close second in importance. Sweet, spicy and saucy, the tried-and-true wings are tailgating must-haves, but the flavors of chicken and Buffalo sauce shine beyond the bone-in meat. From Ree Drummond's entree salad and Jeff Mauro's satisfying sub to Food Network Magazine's decadent mac and cheese, read on below to learn all-new ways to celebrate this classic football food.

Food Network Magazine's bold rendition of the beloved Buffalo wings is a no-fail crowd-pleaser. After a quick deep-fry, toss the golden-brown wings in a buttery hot sauce, and serve alongside a cooling blue cheese-sour cream sauce.

Wingless Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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Tara Donne

Follow Rachael's lead and take advantage of a welcome shortcut — store-bought pizza crust — to ensure that this easy pizza is ready in only 35 minutes. In place of a traditional tomato sauce, opt for a Worcestershire-spiked Buffalo sauce as the first topping, then add grilled chicken and crumbled blue cheese to create a winning pie.

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Chef Name: Jeff Mauro Full Recipe Name: Buffalo Chicken Sub Talent Recipe: Jeff Mauro’s Buffalo Chicken Sub, as seen on The Best Thing I Ever Made FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, Back to School/Sandwich Central/Dinner and a Movie/Sides Show Name: The Best Thing I Ever Made Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jeff builds layer upon layer of flavor in his fuss-free sub by starting with a base of blue cheese directly on the bread and adding crispy Buffalo sauce-flavored chicken and a simple combination of fresh vegetables on top. He serves the sub with his Homemade Ranch Dressing on the side for a final note of indulgence.

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Con Poulos

A 5-star favorite with hundreds of fan reviews, Food Network Magazine's decadent casserole boasts all of the flavors of traditional Buffalo chicken wings, plus the richness of cheesy macaroni.

Built atop a bed of crunchy greens, The Pioneer Woman's hearty salad features juicy chicken bathed in hot sauce, plus a creamy blue cheese dressing. Perhaps best of all, this go-to salad is ready in a hurry.

Food Network Kitchen's Lightened-Up Slow-Cooker Chicken Buffalo Dip for Food Network

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Ideal for entertaining, this big-batch dip comes together entirely in the slow cooker and is surprisingly healthy, thanks to a few ingredient swaps, like reduced-fat cheeses and white-meat-only chicken.

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