Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Cups

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Cups – crispy tater tot bites loaded with buffalo chicken and cheese. These things fly off the plate at parties! Tater tots, frozen popcorn chicken, cheese, and hot sauce. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Great as an appetizer on game day or as a main dish with a green salad.

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Buffalo Chicken Tots

Buffalo chicken tater tots are the ultimate game day or party snack, designed to tantalize your taste buds with a bold and spicy twist. These bite-sized delights start with crispy tater tots that are baked to perfection, creating a sturdy base for the culinary magic that follows. As the tater tots crisp up, you prepare the star of the show: popcorn chicken drenched in the fiery embrace of Frank’s RedHot buffalo sauce. The heat and tang of the sauce are balanced by the creamy richness of shredded cheddar cheese. Whether you’re serving them for a big game or a casual gathering, Buffalo chicken tater tots are a crowd-pleasing sensation that will have everyone reaching for more.

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How to Make Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Cups

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place two frozen tater tots in each muffin cup. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

While the tater tots are cooking, microwave or air fry the popcorn chicken according to the package directions. Toss cooked chicken and buffalo sauce in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Remove tater tots from the oven. Using a tart tamper tool, press potatoes into the muffin cups. Place chicken into the potato cups. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, until the tater tots are a deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with parsley or green onions.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any shredded cheese you enjoy in this recipe. Sharp cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, blue cheese crumbles, and pepper jack cheese are all delicious. 
  • I use Frank’s RedHot Sauce or Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce.
  • Can Tater Tot Cups be made in advance? Yes! Bake the tater tots and form the cups. Add the filling. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    • You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight for the refrigerator.
  • Can Tater Tot Cups be frozen? Yes! Bake the tater tot cups and cool completely. Place the tot cups on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Transfer frozen bites to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat bites in the oven or air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve Buffalo Chicken Totchos

These tater tots have quickly become one of our favorite game day snacks. Drizzle some ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing over the top of the tater tots. Serve alongside some celery and carrots. Complete the game day spread with some tortilla chips and salsa. YUM!

This dish is equally delicious as an easy weeknight meal with some coleslaw, pasta salad, or a fresh green salad with a homemade dressing. YUM! Add this recipe to your list for your next game day party. They are sure to score a touchdown!

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Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Cups

Yield: 24 cups

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Cups – crispy tater tot bites loaded with buffalo chicken and cheese. These things fly off the plate at parties! Tater tots, frozen popcorn chicken, cheese, and hot sauce. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Great as an appetizer on game day or as a main dish with a green salad.
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Place 2 tater tots in each cup of a mini muffin pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

  • Heat chicken in the microwave until hot, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Toss warm chicken in the buffalo sauce and set aside.

  • Remove tater tots from the oven. Using a tamper, press the partially baked tots down to form cups.

  • Sprinkle some cheese into the bottom of the potato cups. Top cheese with buffalo chicken. Sprinkle with more cheese.

  • Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Can Tater Tot Cups be made in advance? Yes! Prepare the filling. Bake the tater tots and form the cups. Add the filling. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    • You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight for the refrigerator.
  • Can Tater Tot Cups be frozen? Yes! Bake the tater tot cups and cool completely. Place the tot cups on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Transfer frozen bites to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat bites in the oven or air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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