Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!Robbie is one musical kid.  From the Irish drinking songs to the bluegrass station on Pandora to his little piano, that kid loves music.  And he loves to dance.  (Robbie might look like a spittin’ image of me, but he gets his dance moves from Laura.  Trust me.  You don’t want to see me dance.)  For months, he’s been a huge fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  Actually, to be more accurate, he’s been a huge fan of the music at the beginning and end of every episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!

Speaking of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, here’s a fun fact…even if you don’t have little kids at home!  Do you remember the song “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”?  It was originally written in the early 1950’s, but it gained fame when They Might Be Giants covered the song in the early 90’s.  The lyrics are quirky and catchy, and they totally get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.  (Kinda like Freak Nasty’s “Da Dip”.)

Believe it or not, They Might Be Giants have found success in recent years with children’s music.  And guess who sings the “Hotdog Song” that’s at the end of every episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse?  Yup, TMBG.  I was watching the credits scroll by one day, and I totally had to stop and rewind it when I thought I saw They Might Be Giants.  Sho ‘nuf.  TMBG sings the “Hot Dog Song.”

Whenever we end up with too many desserts in our kitchen (trust me, it happens…I like to bake!), I always pack some up and send it with Laura to work.  Her coworkers are like Mikey in that old Life cereal commercial.  They’ll eat anything!  This past week, one of her coworkers returned the favor by sending some children’s DVDs back home with Laura.  Her own kids had outgrown them, and the DVDs were cartoon sing-a-longs so we knew Robbie would be a fan.  Problem #1: One of the DVDs was Sing-a-long with Barney.  Seriously?  Is this my life now?  I’m sure every parent or grandparent since the early 1990’s has asked themselves that same question, though.  But Robbie loves music, so that’s cool.

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!Problem #2: Laura’s coworker who gifted us those DVD’s is Thai.  That in and of itself isn’t a problem at all.  Until you realize that the Sing-a-long with Barney DVD is in Thai.  Yup, that’s right.  The DVD has English writing on the cover, so we didn’t think much of it…until that purple dinosaur started singing in Thai.  Is this my life now?  Listening to Barney sing children’s songs in Thai?

While Robbie was learning how to sing in Thai, Dad was in the kitchen whipping up these Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks.  We’re smack in the middle of the NFL playoffs (Who Dat!), and the Super Bowl is just around the corner.  This requires delicious football appetizers, and these Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks certainly didn’t disappoint!

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!Now I’m not against making my own dough for breadsticks, but I totally went the easy way with these Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks.  I grabbed a loaf of French bread at the store, and that became the base for this appetizer.  Load that bad boy up with delicious toppings like slow cooker buffalo chicken, blue cheese, mozzarella, onions and celery…and you’ve got one epic football appetizer!  And the best part of this one is that it makes enough for a crowd.  So if you’re planning on having friends over (or if you’re going over to a friend’s place) to watch the games, make up a batch of these Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks!  They’re flavorful, fun and perfect for snacking on during the game…or while listening to Robbie sing Barney songs in Thai.  Enjoy!

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!

Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 422kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread sliced lengthwise
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • cups buffalo chicken shredded (homemade or store-bought--see note)
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ½ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup celery thinly sliced
  • cup blue cheese crumbled
  • buffalo wing sauce
  • green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using a large bowl, add cream cheese and butter; stir until well combined.
  • Spread the mixture evenly over both pieces of sliced French bread.
  • Spread chicken, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, onions, celery and blue cheese evenly on top.
  • Please loaves on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. (Note: Watch closely to ensure toppings don’t burn!)
  • Drizzle with buffalo wing sauce and garnish with sliced green onions before slicing and serving.

Notes

You can also mix 2½ cups of shredded rotisserie chicken with ½ cup of buffalo wing sauce.

These Buffalo Chicken Breadsticks make an excellent football appetizer!  Grab a loaf of French bread and top it with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy blue cheese and melty mozzarella!

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37 Comments

    1. Uh, interesting is a really, really nice way to describe Barney. I’m not sure I can be that nice. Haha! And, no, he is absolutely no less bearable in another language. 🙂 Thanks, Kathy!!

    1. Ah! So you are well aware of the Hot Dog Song. Robbie loves that song! And I mean loves it. He literally starts yelling “hot dog” whenever the song is about to start playing. Haha! Also, thanks so much for the kind words about these breadsticks, Dawn. They are a fun appetizer for sure…especially while watching sports! (Or while watching Micky Mouse Clubhouse.) 🙂

  1. You see the undisputed king of appetizers. This sounds like the type of thing I would not be able to stop eating. Maybe you could make a Thai version, and Robbie could sing dinner music.

    1. I love appetizers! I mean they’re (mostly) eaten as finger foods, and they’re often served with a drink. Sounds like a win-win to me! And as far as Robbie being the dinner entertainment? Genius! He could serenade us in Thai…as long as we’re ok with the songs being renditions of Barney’s hits. :-/

  2. Is it weird that now I really want to hear Barney singing in Thai? Not every day, but maybe once in my lifetime :). I’m loving the sound of these breadsticks! I love the sound of most bread but smother it in cheese and I’ll just make a meal out of it. Happy Friday!

    1. Ummm…I’m going to go ahead and say that wanting to hear Barney sing in Thai is a weird thing, Kelsey. Haha! Of course, if you really want to experience Thai Barney, then come on over…as long as you are ok playing “fort” with a 2 year old. 🙂 I might make you some cheesy breadsticks to sweeten the deal, though. Mmmm…cheese….

    1. It’s amazing! I can literally send anything to Laura’s work, and it looks like a herd of wild animals devoured it. Haha! I mean I like to save stuff here, too, but it’s a great way to keep from wasting food! Thanks so much, Manali…I hope your week is off to a great start so far! 🙂

  3. These breadsticks sound so yummy!!They will make for the best finger food to eat while watching the games with my gang of friends!!Also, I can’t help laughing about you listening to Barney sing in Thai!!!

    1. Yeah, Barney in Thai. Not so good. I mean I can hardly stand Barney in English! But these breadsticks? I can handle those! I love a good appetizer, and these breadsticks are packed with flavor! 🙂 Thanks, Deepika!

  4. Barney singing in Thai! I’d love to hear that! Perhaps pick up a new language 😉 I love breadsticks and buffalo chicken so together this is a winner for me! This is my kinda weekend eats 🙂 Have a great week, David!

    1. Oh, I’m not so sure you want to hear Barney singing in Thai. I mean imagine Barney singing in English…that’s bad enough! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, Dawn. I hope your week is off to a great start so far!

  5. OhMyGosh, I’m laughing – first at the Barney Videos, then in Thai! Does Barney have the same (funny, or irritating?) voice in Thai as he does in English? Crazy. Guess every parent experiences the “Barney Stage”. Lucky you! Anyway, this recipe looks phenomenal – we love anything Buffalo here in my house! I will pin so I can make it later! Thanks for the recipe! And the story!

    1. Oh, the Barney voice in Thai is just as bad as it is in English. And it was surprisingly similar…to the point that Laura and I didn’t realize it was in Thai at first until we noticed that we couldn’t understand the actual words. “Lucky” us for sure. Haha! In other news, thank you so much for the kind words on these breadsticks. Buffalo everything is a winner here, too! Hope your week is off to a great start so far! 🙂

  6. These Buffalo chicken breadsticks loaded with lots of cheese make the perfect football appetizer. Wait. Is it an exclusively football appetizer? In this case I’ll suffer a bit to get some of these breadsticks:) And please you should totally demonstrate us the way you dance. Perhaps, this could be a video where you dance with Robbie, and we’ll judge. Certainly, if you send me some of these appetizers, I might consider voting for you;)

    1. So you pose a good question, Ben. I’m not really sure what makes something an exclusive football appetizer. I mean you would eat these breadsticks, right? And I know you don’t watch football. So I think that means these are not exclusively a football appetizer! 🙂 As far as a video dancing, I think we might have to table that idea for another 1 or 20 years. Haha! Thanks, Ben!

  7. Hi David!!!
    I remember you told me Robbie was super musical, I think that is so awesome. I can’t wait to see what he does with all his musical ability as he gets older. LOL I remember Da Dip, They Might Be Giants is just as catchy. I’ve never heard of the hotdog dance, but I love it now. Robbie is going to be one cultured young man, singing along to Barney in Thai! lol. OMG This Buffalo Chicken Breadstick would drive my diet crazy. These would be worth the calories.

    1. Hah! Robbie is definitely still just as musical as before. He’s crazy when that Hot Dog Song comes on. He literally starts yelling “hot dog” at the top of his lungs! So I’m not sure Barney in Thai counts as “cultured”…but it’s a nice thought. Haha! And as far as these breadsticks, calories don’t count when you eat them during a football game! 🙂 Thanks, Mary!

    1. Haha! I used to agree with you, Marina…but it’s hard to eat cake for dinner and then turn around and have another slice of cake for dessert! Wait. Maybe that’s a good way to get rid of the extra desserts. 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. Hey, I know it’s not the right time of the year for European football playoffs, but there are regular season games going on…so that’s totally a good excuse to make delicious appetizers! 🙂 (On a side note, I totally remember walking into the Celtic store in Glasgow. I didn’t get anything, but it was a fun stop!)

  8. Hahahaha! I’m sorry David, I don’t mean to laugh! But , that picture you painted of you trying to cook while Robbie tries to master Barney’s songs – in Thai – and dances (like his dad) Hahaha – that’s a picture I’m laughing so hard, I’m crying at!
    Speaking of crying – do you watch college football? And, if so – did you happen to catch the UGA/AL game? Gosh! I don’t watch football unless a food spread (usually at a friend’s home) is involved – but we stayed home and watched THAT game – without any food – wishing we had had some of this comforting and totally delicious buffalo chicken breadsticks to keep us company – especially in and after overtime!!!
    Happy Tuesday, my friend – hope y’all had a wonderful weekend!

    1. Oh my gosh, that Barney in Thai. It was a totally surreal moment. I mean it was bad enough listening to Barney, but then all of a sudden I was like, “wait, this isn’t English.” /facepalm But Robbie still loved it! Hah! And as far as that Alabama-Georgia game? Of course I watched it! Well, I missed the first half as I had a curling game that night, but I watched the rest of it. Great game…but a real heartbreaking for the Dawgs. Hope your week is off to a great start so far, Shashi! Tell Lil Shashi I said hello! 🙂

  9. That chicken looks SO good. Im still waiting for you to announce that youre going to set up a resteraunt in the south of england (*wink*)

    1. Haha! Well that would require me to move to the south of England first. And I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t take much convincing considering all of the snow outside here right now. 🙂 Thanks so much, Lucie!

  10. You won’t believe, even I love that hot dog song very much and so does my daughter. Hahaha
    I really loved that Istanbul song you have shared in this post.
    Great post-David… 🙂

    1. That Hot Dog Song…oh man. It gets stuck in my head for days. But it’s so cute to see how excited Robbie gets when it comes on! Glad you know it…thanks so much for the comment, Puja!! 🙂

  11. Awwww, my little brother loved Barney! Of course, he didn’t get the Thai version which is downright hilarious! Man, those breadsticks are calling my name, in English, Thai, Spanish, ect. Buffalo anything is one of my favorite football foods so you best believe I’ll be cranking these bad boys out for Super Bowl!

    1. I mean every kid (no wait, every parent) should experience Barney in Thai at some point. There’s nothing like a singing purple dinosaur serenading you in Thai to really make you stop and think. 🙂 And I’m right there with ya on the Buffalo train. I love all things Buffalo, and these breadsticks are a winner!!

  12. Whoa, that’s crazy that TMBG sings the Hot Dog song for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse… because that song gets played over and over at my house all day long! I thought Disney had some sort of deal with a hotdog company to subliminally market to the little ones 😉

    But these breadsticks look amazeballs!! Can’t wait to make them!

    1. Hah! You would think that Disney had a deal with a hot dog company…but no, it’s TMBG. I couldn’t believe it when I saw their credits rolls past! Thanks so much for the kind words, Michelle!! 🙂

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