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Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots

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If you love bold and delicious flavors, you won’t want to miss out on this crowd-pleasing recipe of Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots – a Disney World copycat recipe from Magic Kingdom’s Friar’s Nook. Perfect for a game-day appetizer or a party snack, these tots are loaded with tender chunks of boneless chicken coated in a homemade spicy buffalo sauce. Drizzled with creamy garlic ranch dressing and tangy blue cheese crumbles, this recipe takes the classic tater tots to the next level with a flavor-packed combination that is sure to impress your guests. So, dive into this appetizing bite with me and discover how to make these Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots at home.

Friar Nook’s Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots

Magic Kingdom’s Friar’s Nook has the most amazing Tater Tot dishes. They swap out the varieties often. I really love the buffalo chicken ones and decided to recreate the recipe at home. The Friar’s Nook Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots are pieces of buffalo chicken over crunchy potato tots with a garlic ranch drizzle, topped with pieces of blue cheese and chopped celery. They are so good, but not overly spicy.

The ranch, blue cheese, and celery “cool” down the buffalo flavor a bit.

Check out the Disney Food Blog’s Review of all the Loaded Tot Dishes.

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots from Friar’s Nook. Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots Recipe

For this recipe you will need:

  • Skinless/boneless Chicken Breasts or Tenders
  • Tator Tots
  • Garlic Ranch Dressing
  • Blue Cheese
  • Ingredients to make the Buffalo Sauce which include hot sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce, white vinegar, and garlic powder.

This recipe is super simple and you can customize it to your family’s preference when it comes to how spicy you like it.


Cook the Chicken. I decided to saute the chicken in my cast iron skillet with a little bit of olive oil. You could also bake the chicken in an oven preheated to 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

Whatever method you choose, make sure the chicken is fully cooked by inserting an instant-read thermometer and making sure the temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the chicken is cooked, chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Bake the Tots. Prepare tots according to package directions. I started the tater tots while the chicken was cooking and both were done about the same time.

Dice the Celery. Dice the celery into small pieces and place into a bowl for serving.

Make the Buffalo Sauce. Add all the buffalo sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan. Whisk frequently. Once the sauce comes to a simmer, remove the pan from the heat.

The sauce comes together quickly, maybe around 10 minutes.

Assemble the Loaded Tots. Put a layer of tots on the bottom of your plate. Add the buffalo chicken. Drizzle the garlic ranch on. Sprinkle the crumbled Blue Cheese and celery.

My dish is without the celery because I thought we had some and we were out. Still a good dish, but the celery is needed for cooling measures!

Enjoy while you imagine yourself in the middle of Fantasyland!

Yield: 6

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots

Tator tots that are loaded with tender chunks of boneless/skinless chicken breasts coated in a homemade spicy buffalo sauce and then drizzled with creamy garlic ranch dressing and tangy blue cheese crumbles.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Skinless/Boneless Chicken Tenders (1 1/2 lbs.)
  • Tator Tots
  • Garlic Ranch Dressing
  • Blue Cheese
  • Celery (4-5 stalks)

Ingredients for Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Dash of Paprika


  1. Saute or bake the chicken. To saute, heat a pan on medium heat and add a little bit of olive oil and saute chicken pieces 3-4 minutes per side. To Bake, preheat oven to 425 and bake 15-20 minutes. Make sure chicken cooks to 165 degrees.
  2. Bake Tater Tots according to package directions.
  3. Chop cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Dice celery.
  5. Make Buffalo sauce.
  6. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the hot sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  7. Whisk often as the butter melts and allow the mixture to come to a simmer.
  8. Once the sauce comes to a simmer, remove the pan from the heat.
  9. Allow the sauce to cool slightly. Add a dash or two of salt, to taste.
  10. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Whisk the sauce before pouring over the cooked chicken pieces.
  11. Combine chicken and Buffalo Sauce.
  12. Load your plate. Layer the tots, then the chicken, drizzle with garlic ranch and sprinkle the blue cheese and celery on top.
  13. Enjoy!


Add more or less hot sauce to vary the heat.

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Saturday 19th of October 2019

I LOVE any recipe that uses buffalo sauce. And then when you add in some Disney fun? Well, the perfect combination!

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