Buffalo Chicken Bake

By Rena Awada | Updated On May 22, 2021

Savory, creamy, and filled with tangy buffalo flavors, this Buffalo Chicken Bake recipe is healthy and baked in the oven for a filling dinner! This buffalo chicken recipe is made with cream cheese, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, and fresh parsley for an enticing dinner that is ready in less than 30 minutes.

buffalo chicken bake in white dish

Tender and baked underneath a savory cream cheese sauce, this buffalo chicken bake recipe is going to become your next favorite go-to for dinner. Made with simple ingredients, this easy chicken recipe doesn’t have a lot of steps and is great for busy weeknights.

Similar to a yummy buffalo chicken dip or casserole, this delicious creamy chicken recipe is great to enjoy for game nights, easy dinners, or even your next meal prep. Gluten-free and keto, this healthy dinner recipe includes juicy chicken baked in a yummy buffalo cheese sauce.

Why You Will Love This Simple Chicken Recipe

  • Flavorsome: This buffalo chicken bake recipe is loaded with flavors! The perfect combination of flavors is in this chicken.
  • Easy to prepare: With just a few simple steps you will have an easy dinner ready in no time.
  • Full of protein: Super high in protein, just one serving has 53 grams!
chicken in white dish covered with buffalo sauce

Ingredients Needed to Make This Buffalo Chicken Bake

This is just a list of ingredients needs to make this buffalo chicken bake. For the full measurements, scroll down below.

chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
cream cheese, softened
hot sauce
cheddar cheese, shredded or grate your own
green onions, chopped
fresh parsley, chopped

Ingredients for buffalo chicken bake

How to Make This Buffalo Chicken dinner recipe

  • Preheat the oven: First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare the casserole dish.
  • Season chicken: Next, season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Combine ingredients: In a bowl, combine the hot sauce with the softened cream cheese and green onions.
  • Cover the chicken: Next, cover the chicken with the buffalo mixture and top with the shredded cheese.
  • Bake: Bake the chicken in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Raw chicken in white dish
Raw chicken in white dish

Recipes Notes and Tips

  • To make this dairy-free, use plant-based cheeses.
  • Store the leftovers for three to four days.
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can check the temperature with a meat thermometer.
  • Serve with blue cheese crumbs or even ranch dressing on the side for extra flavors. Throw some celery and carrots into the mix if you would like.
  • You may use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts if preferred.
  • You may use light fat or fat-free cream cheese.
cooked buffalo chicken with buffalo mixture

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called buffalo chicken?

Some people tend to think buffalo chicken got its name from a local family-owned restaurant in Buffalo, New York named Anchor Bar.

What does buffalo chicken taste like?

Buffalo flavor has a very prominent tangy and spicy flavor that is perfect with juicy chicken. With a variety of levels of heat ranging from mild to extra hot, buffalo-flavored foods are enjoyed by many.

How do I store the chicken leftovers?

Store the leftover buffalo chicken in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Front view of baked buffalo chicken

What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Bake

This buffalo chicken recipe would pair well with any salad, vegetables, or side dish. Here are some recipes you can serve this recipe with:

casserole dish filled with chicken and buffalo ingredients

Other Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Pasta Salad with Buffalo Chicken

Mac and Cheese with Buffalo Chicken

Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites

Caprese Salad Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Burger

buffalo chicken in white dish

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cooked buffalo chicken with buffalo mixture

Buffalo Chicken Bake

This Buffalo Chicken Bake recipe is made with cream cheese, hot sauce, lean chicken breasts, and cheddar cheese for an enticing and easy dinner that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
4.95 from 18 votes
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Course: Gluten-Free, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Rena


  • 4 Chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Hot sauce
  • 4 ounces Cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2-3 Green onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley freshly chopped


  • First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray a casserole dish with cooking oil spray.
  • Place chicken breasts into the casserole dish and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a small bowl combine the hot sauce together with the cream cheese and green onions.
  • Spread this mixture over the chicken then top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted. Test the doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the center of each chicken breast, the temp should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 921mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1mg
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Reader Interactions


  1. Nancy Funk says

    5 stars
    Delicious! The only changes I made were that I used Chicken tenders because that’s what I had and I’m only cooking for one. Also, I added more of the Frank’s Hot Sauce than what it called for in the recipe. Very easy and delicious!

  2. Stephanie Lanzalotto says

    5 stars
    Absolutely LOVED this. Made it exactly as written. Softened the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds. Spread over chicken with a spatula. Served with saffron rice and salad. Sooooo good. This is going into the rotation!

  3. Blaire says

    5 stars
    Very tasty! Made it for friends and it was a hit. Served with broccoli and rice. I’m going to try yogurt next time instead of cream cheese. A few modifications I did:
    – broil for 5 to 10 mins for a little crisp on the top
    – doubled the hot sauce based on another reco 🙂

    • Rena says

      Hi MJ. Every oven is different. The best way to check for doneness is to check the internal temperature. Or just eyeball it and let it cook more.

  4. L. Newby says

    5 stars
    WOW! My husband thought he’d died and gone to heaven! I enjoyed this dinner but he loved it! I doubled the sauce and was glad I did. I used full fat cream cheese, put in extra onions because I had them and used low salt. I also used Frank’s hotsauce. This is a keeper for sure. My husband’s new favourite. Easy to make too.

    • Brittany says

      Can’t wait to try this! What do you think would be a good side dish? I’m thinking mashed potatoes but having a hard time with the veggie. Carrots?

      • Gabi says

        5 stars
        Brittany, try the Normandy style frozen vegetable blend steamed and then seasoned with the buttery steakhouse seasoning. That’s what I had the chicken bake with yesterday and it was amazing.

        • Cat says

          I love the taste of this, but I’m not sure how soft I should be making the cream cheese. I can’t get a decent spread and it ends up being more like globs than anything spreadable (or something I can pour over the chicken).

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