Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken

Hi Everyone,

Man oh man, I couldn’t wait for dinner tonight!  I was driving to work and for some odd reason at 5:30am I’m thinking I want Buffalo Chicken for dinner.  After work I rushed to Trader Joe’s and picked up my chicken and I just couldn’t wait to start making dinner.  This is one heck of a good dinner that I simply LOVE!  As you know I am a huge Buffalo chicken fan, especially since I am from Buffalo and boy do I miss those chicken wings, but you know what?  I liked today’s recipe better than good old chicken wings.  How could I not, its cheesy, spicy and perfect!!
Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken
My Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken is made with nothing better than Franks Hot Sauce, filled with cheesy, melting mozzarella cheese. It simply screams perfection in my eyes. I served it with a little side salad and purple potatoes. I keep getting purple potatoes in my CSA Box. My Husband thinks they are funny, but he just loves them. They taste just like regular potatoes. They are just odd in color. When I made my Skillet Roasted Chicken and served it with roasted potatoes, I thought they were red potatoes and when we sat down to dinner they were purple. lol
Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken
To make this chicken it’s super easy!! I cut my chicken horizontally and just stuffed it with a little cheese, folded it over and it was ready for the sauce. To make the hot sauce, I melted some butter in the microwave, added Franks Hot Sauce and a pinch of celery salt. I brushed it on my chicken and on the grill it went. I know a lot of you can’t grill right now, but don’t let that stop you from having this wonderful dish. You can make it the same way, just by cooking it in the oven. Just heat your oven to 375 degrees, spray a baking dish with cooking spray, add the chicken and drizzle the hot sauce over the top. Place it in the oven for about 35 minutes and it will be done. That was how I was originally going to make it, but with it being 77 degrees out, I just had to cook it on the grill. I love grilling season. Matter in fact this weekend it the opening of the Farmers Market! Yah!! I really think Spring is here! At least in California.
Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken

Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 servings
  • Serving size: 4 oz.
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
    Total time: 
    Grilled spicy chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella cheese.
    • 1 lbs. boneless chicken breast
    • black pepper
    • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded,divided
    • 1 tsp. butter (I used Brummel & Brown)
    • ¼ cup Franks Hot Sauce
    • ¼ tsp. celery salt
    1. Preheat grill to medium low heat
    2. Butter fly your chicken, by cutting it horizontally. Do not cut all the way through. Sprinkle the inside of the chicken with pepper. Evenly top the the chicken with cheese and fold over the chicken to close it. It should look like the chicken breast before you cut it.
    3. In a microwave safe bowl (I used a pyrex measuring cup) melt the butter for 8 seconds. Stir in hot sauce and celery salt.
    4. Brush one side of the chicken with hot sauce mixture and place the hot sauce size down on the grill. Brush more hot sauce over top of chicken. Cook for about 7 minutes. Flip the chicken and brush on remaining hot sauce and cook until no longer pink; about 5 minutes more.
    5. Serve with a side salad, celery, carrots and ranch dressing if desired.
    Calories per serving: 161, Fat: 4, Cholesterol: 70, Sodium: 1157, Potassium: 75, Carbs: 0, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 0, Protein: 28

    Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken
    I think I am finally starting to get Spring Fever! I love this time of year! The flowers are blossoming, the sun is warm and best of all Spring produce. I can’t wait to see what I will be picking up at the Farmers Market this weekend!  he he

    Have a great day!


    Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken


    1. You did NOT stuff this spicy chicken with cheese?! Genius I tell you!!

    2. This looks so good!

    3. This recipe looks delicious! We grill all year round even though we live in the Chicago suburbs. Sounds crazy, I know, but it works, and it’s always good. So I love this dish, especially grilled. It looks tasty and healthy both. Thanks for sharing!

    4. What a great idea!! Looks fabulous!!

    5. I make grilled Buffalo Chicken for salad all of the time. I never thought to stuff it with cheese! Everything is better with cheese!!

    6. I read this recipe name to my husband and he said YES! Pinned! Thank you for sharing it!

    7. In the directions / recipe I do not see where you stuffed the chicken & melted the cheese. Did you do that at the end of the grilling? Can you elaborate? Thanks.

    8. have made this twice now but have used my Pampered Chef grill pan because the BBQ is hidden under a snowbank. Totally delicious and so, so easy. Would definitely serve this to company.

    9. I am making this asap! How does the cheese not just melt out all over the grill?

    10. Just made this for dinner…. O. M. G. It was out of this world amazing!!

    11. marcia griffin says

      I am making this now. I’m doing it in the oven so I am hoping it is just as good. It smells amazing! I make crockpot ranch buffalo chicken all tge time. It smells the same

    12. Amanda Neilson says

      Made this for my hubby and I tonight and it was awesome! I was told to put it in the ‘make again’ folder lol! Thanks for the recipe!

    13. Jennifer I have tried so many of your recipes and just wanted to say they are always great!! Thanks so much! 🙂

    14. If I do this in the oven, how long should it cook for??

    15. Vicki Hegedus says

      Thanks for the super dinner idea! I took out chicken breasts this morning and have been wondering what to do with them ever since. Your idea is a life-saver. It’s too bad we just moved and the grill isn’t hooked up yet, but the oven works : )

    16. I made this for lunch today and am having the other half for dinner!!! It was absolutely fantastic!! I had all the ingredients and it was quick and easy!!! Thank you so much!!!

    17. So when you cut the chicken u don’t cut it completely on one side just kinda make a slit in it and stuff it or will it complety open up and then you fold it back into place ? If that makes since what I’m asking

    18. 1/4 cup of cheese is really enough for all that chicken?

    19. Can this be done on a shove top?

    20. How spicy/hot is this recipe? I really want to try it tonight, but i don’t want it to be to “hot” for my son.

    21. I think I’ll use BBQ sauce instead of hot sauce. We aren’t much for spicy foods. Sounds yummy!

    22. This is heaven on a plate right here! Two of my most favorite things to eat all in one! Genius!!

    23. This was so yummy! ☺️ thank you!

    24. I’ll be trying tonight. Some of us crazy Canadians still grill with boots and a winter jacket…lol

      • Ha ha! I understand! I am from Buffalo, NY and we used to grill in the snow and in our boots too! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

        • Ha… That’s funny! I am from Cali, never experienced snow till I married a canadian and now I am a snow queen! lol. I thought my hubby was crazy at first clearing the grill of snow and tredging out there, but I guess it’s normal. Anyway, this recipe, trying it tonight!! It looks amazing, I was jumping with excitement showing it to him and now he can’t wait either. And we bought Franks buffalo sauce @ costco, it’s big, so always looking for ways to use it up. Thank you!

    25. I’m making this for supper tonight I hope it turns out good I’m so ready to try it

    26. karenopitz says

      This looks yummy.. im going to try some blue cheese in with the moz cheese after all nothing better then hot sauce chicken and blue cheese…

    27. OMG this is A-MAZING. Made this tonight and had to do it in the oven as my grill has 6 feet of snow on top of it. I doubled the sauce part and cooked up some brown rice. The extra sauce mixed with the rice and then the chicken over the top was fantastic. Tooth picks worked and for the cheese that made its way out I just scooped it out of the pan. Heavenly!!!

    28. How do you keep all the yummy cheese from spilling out all over the grill as the chicken is cooking? Doesn’t the Buffalo sauce burn and drip off completely while cooking? Looks and sounds delicious (we love hot wings done the actual Buffalo way with Franks and butter). But I am a little skeptical about the method. I guess I will just have to try it to find out.

    29. Can I used Tabasco hot sauce instead of Franks hot sauce?

    30. I tried this tonight and I loved it!! However, I learned the hard way: DO NOT touch your eyes or face for at least a week after making it! lol It was honestly so good!

    31. I love this recipe! It’s my favorite chicken recipe.

    32. This sounds fantastic but I want to try it with some kind of breading or shake n bake then put it in the oven. Nice and crispy with the Frank’s hot sauce and stuffed with cheese.

    33. Making this now. Super easy recipe for a weeknight meal and low cal too. Hope it tastes as good as it smells!

    34. I have made this twice. Easy and love it. And weight watchers friendly.

    35. I really can’t wait to try this.

    36. Nobody in my family likes celery salt. Does it taste the same if I opt to take it out, or can you not taste it?

    37. I’m going to make it tonight it looks so yummy!!!

    38. sharon ackerman says

      Family not big on the cheese you used so i stuffed mine with blue cheese and it was to die for ! Thanks for the idea to start with.

    39. I am not a fan of spicy things….and not much of a cook….but this looks yummy! Any ideas on what seasoning I could substitute that would work with the cheese and chicken?

    40. I’m not big on white meat could you use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts ?

    41. Hello. My names Melessa. I found this recipe and it looks so delicious. I have never tried it. And I have some questions. Because I don’t like spicy what kind of sauce and peppers can I use instead of spicy things? And do i grill this chicken on both sides for how many minutes and before I grill it do I cut it through entirely or I just leave it like a tiny piece is still stuck and just push the cheese inside ? And can I use the outside grill ? Does this recipe works with pork or any other meat other than chicken? How can I make this food not spicy but still amazing and at same time make it crunchy? Thanks 🙂 // Melessa

    42. Yum, made this tonight with boneless pork chops because that’s what I had in the house. Delicious!

    43. I made these last night and they were delicious! My kids loved them, will make again.

    44. Debby akard says

      This recipe looks and sounds good but I don’t eat cheese if any kind. I would have to cook mine without the cheese. I’m sure it would taste good with just the buffalo sauce.
      I’m ready to try something new. I am also diabetic and get tired of eating the same meals. I need to buy a diabetic cook book and explore more. Thanks for the tecipe Robin Maxey. Have a great day.

      • This would taste just as great with just the Buffalo sauce. I have had it that way! I understand about getting bored eating the same meals, I do too. I bet there is a great diabetic cookbook out there for you. Or just Google recipes. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great rest of the week.

    45. Chuck Cunningham says

      OMG your grilled cheese he Kickin is out of this world I’m a guy and let me tell you that was so easy I had a blast and everybody that had it was just loving it they were happy campers thank you so much it was delicious 😀😀

    46. So I made this twice already, hubby and I LOVE IT!!! Such an amazing and easy recipe. One thing we added cuz we had leftovers in the fridge and now it’s an essential for us in the recipe is cilantro on top of the cheese then it melts into it. This is soooo good. Thank you for the recipe, it’s a staple for us now.

    47. Going to try this!!! Sounds very yummy!! Thanks!

    48. We loved this!! I made it for my parents and it was delicious! We put it on a bun and made it into a buffalo chicken burger and it was incredible!
      Thanks for the recipe!

    49. Mine is in the oven right now and the house smells wonderful!

    50. Where do you buy franks hot sauce??

    51. Lauren Mandel says

      How would this be stuffed with bleu cheese?

    52. Tricia Gustafson says

      Made this For my husband and sons today for late lunch. THEY LOVED IT!!!! Thank you for the beautiful pictures of the food, and the recipe! (I’m vegan, so always looking for good semi-healthy meals. Total success and SOOOO SIMPLE!!

    53. Ummm that sound Awesome. .that’s my next dish .I am so great ful to have different ways to prepare my chicken. .Thanks for this recipe. .excited 😆

    54. I made this for me and my boyfriend and we LOVED it!! Just the right amount of spice and I also added blue cheese crumbles on top 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

    55. I made this for dinner today. I used cheddar cheese and added some ranch dressing in with the cheese. Very good! Looking forward to the leftovers!

    56. This looks quite tasty and not “quite as fattening” as it’s counterpart; wings, which I love. Just have to cut down lol. Thanks for sharing! I’m actually going to make tonight (but will have to bake) due to NY winter weather. I will try the grilled version when the weather breaks in about month and a half 🙋 ☺

    57. Can’t wait to try this!!looks So so good!!!

    58. Can you make this with a different type of hot sauce or does the Frank’s hot sauce make it better?

    59. I made this last night with a few modifications, I added fresh cut jalapenos and cream cheese to the mozzarella mix, my family loved it, thanks!

    60. Trying this tonight!! Can’t wait

    61. I made this but baked it in the oven, it was amazing!!

    62. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! So good! I make it at least twice a month.

    63. Jennifer, I don’t know how to thank you! You combined three of my favorite things (chicken, mozzarella and Frank’s hot sauce – God knows how much I love this sauce) and came up with this helluva great-looking/yum-sounding dish. I just read this recipe and can’t wait to try it.

    64. Just a quick question… I do not have a grill but I REALLY want to try this recipe! Would it be possible to bake instead of grill? If so, what is your recommendation on degree and time? Thanks! 🙂

    65. Made this and wrapped in bacon….to die for!!!!!

    66. Could this be baked or would the cheese melt before the chicken was done?

    67. super delish! eyeing on these chicken recipe!

      ♡Courtney Bentley ||

    68. My husband usually does not like chicken unless it is fried. I have made this recipe several times now and he loves it, it is delicious. I used franks original hot sauce, is the buffalo sauce better? FYI, sometimes I add Ortega or grilled jalapeño peppers to mine! It is yummy, thank you

      • Thank you for letting me know. So glad your Hubby likes it, it’s one of my favorites. Using Ortega and or grilled jalapenos sound like an awesome idea. I will try that next time I make this dish.I use Franks Hot Sauce too. It’s my favorite and the only hot sauce I use for anything Buffalo Chicken related.

    69. Took out some boneless chicken thighs and made this. Wrapped them in bacon to keep the cheese from melting out and baked them in the oven!

    70. Easy and so delicious

    71. Patricia O'Sullivan says

      Can You Add Me To Your Instant Email Newsletter / Recipes Direct To In-Box Please …
      Thank You …
      Trish O’Sullivan

    72. Why do you mix butter with the hot sauce
      Also what can I marinate the chicken with b4 cooking

      • Oddly enough I like to marinate my chicken in yogurt. Makes them real moist. The butter gives it nice flavor, plus it doesn’t make the hot sauce so thick. That is how you make classic Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce. If you are using wing sauce and not hot sauce, then skip the butter.

    73. Bobbie Mack says

      Going to try this. But I think I will use a mixture of habanero and blue cheese.

    74. Lately I have a problem with tough chicken. I try to be careful to not overcook it, but I know it is important to cook chicken enough to prevent problems. Have you had better luck with any brands of chicken?
      This recipe sounds great.

    75. Angela Burkholder says

      Made this tonight in my cast iron skillet, it was soooo good!

    76. Scott Schulman says

      Truth be told….it’s Crystal Hot Sauce that any real Buaffaolian uses!!!

    77. I’m always craving buffalo chicken! We’ll be eating this a lot ! It’s just so easy.

    78. This looks absolutely delicious 😋. I took chicken breasts out this morning for tonights dinner but didn’t know exactly what I was going to do with it until now. My mouth is watering already 🤤 Thank you for this awesome recipe 💜

    79. Rachael German says

      I stuffed mine with blue cheese crumbles and mozzarella and then at the final 5 min, I topped mine with more mozzarella and sauce and broiled it, delicious!!

    80. Jennifer, this is great. I made it last night and it came out fantastic. -Joe


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