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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice Casserole

Buffalo Chicken & Rice Casserole

Who doesn’t love buffalo wings? Look no further than cheesy buffalo chicken and rice casserole! 

Cheesy buffalo chicken and rice casserole marries the bold and tangy flavors of buffalo sauce with the rich creaminess of cheese and rice. The result? A taste explosion that’s both spicy and soothing, a perfect harmony for those who crave a little heat with their comfort.

Ideal for Weeknight Dinners

This casserole is a savior for busy weeknights when you need a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen. It’s simple to prepare and can be assembled ahead of time, making it a convenient choice for families and individuals alike.

Customizable to Your Heat Tolerance

Whether you’re a fan of mild spice or a heat enthusiast, cheesy buffalo chicken and rice casserole is adaptable to your preferences. Adjust the amount of buffalo sauce and other spicy elements to create the perfect balance of flavors that suits your taste buds.

A Crowd-Pleaser for Gatherings

If you’re planning a gathering or potluck, this casserole is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Its hearty, comforting nature and bold flavors make it an excellent addition to any social event, leaving your guests asking for seconds.

Comfort Food with a Twist

While it retains all the comforting qualities of a classic casserole, the addition of buffalo chicken gives it a unique and exciting twist. It’s comfort food with a kick, making it a standout choice for those who crave a little excitement in their meals.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Sometimes it does get a little messy, especially if you have young children digging in. Here’s my recipe that includes the mouth-watering flavor of buffalo wings and some veggies to make a complete mess-free meal for the entire family. Enjoy!

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice Casserole


  • 4 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Diced
  • 1 Large White Onion Diced
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ Cups Hot Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter Melted
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 Cups White Rice
  • 12 Oz. Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Cups Mild Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 2 Green Onions Sliced


  1. Cook rice according to packaging and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large cast iron skillet, over medium heat, brown the chicken and white onion in olive oil. Reduce heat and add salt, hot sauce, butter, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Gently mix in the rice to the skillet until fully coated with sauce. Evenly pour the evaporated milk over the rice mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top, then add green onions. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes. Let slightly cool before serving.

If you like this recipe, then you may want to try my crispy buffalo cauliflower bites or this Pollo Tropical chicken recipe!

Buffalo Chicken and Rice Casserole - The Kreative Life

Buffalo Chicken and Rice Casserole - The Kreative Life

Cheesey Buffalo Chicken & Rice - The Kreative Life

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  1. Love your recipe, Kendra! Exactly what my family would like 🙂 Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

  2. We live in the Buffalo area- so of course we just LOVE anything Buffalo Chicken! I love that this is a casserole type recipe- I can’t wait to try it:) Yum! I am also a new follower on Twitter and Google+ so I can keep up!