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Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese doesn't get any easier than this! It's baked in the oven and it's spiced up with all the goodness of buffalo chicken. Perfect for game day!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword football food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 sandwiches
Calories 459kcal


  • 24 slices sandwich bread
  • 1/2 cup melted butter divided
  • 24 slices cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the crust off the bread. 
  • Pour 1/4 cup of butter into a rimmed half sheet pan. Place 12 slices of bread in the pan to cover. 
  • Top the bread with 12 slices of cheddar.
  • Add the chicken, hot sauce, and ranch seasoning to a mixing bowl and stir well to coat. 
  • Spread chicken over the cheese in an even layer. Top with the remaining cheese and bread slices.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the remaining butter over the tops of the sandwiches.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy.
  • Serve hot with blue cheese or ranch dressing, as desired. 



Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1233mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Calcium: 539mg | Iron: 2.3mg