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30-Minute One-Skillet Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Bake

30-Minute One-Skillet Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Bake

  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (optional – you can skip if you’re not a blue cheese fan)
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo hot sauce
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Additional ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, and/or hot sauce, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat a cast-iron (or other ovenproof) skillet over medium-high heat. Add the canola oil.
  3. Meanwhile, season the cubed chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the hot skillet and sear on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Don’t worry if the chicken is completely cooked through at this point; it still has to bake in the oven.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the cream cheese, dressing, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, milk, and scallions until well combined.
  5. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the skillet with the chicken and stir until everything is melted and creamy.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the shredded cheese until melted. Top the skillet with the breadcrumbs. Lightly drizzle the breadcrumbs with oil.
  7. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  8. Allow the chicken to cool slightly before serving. Serve with desired additional sauces on the side.