Planning to stuff yourself with buffalo wings this Super Bowl Sunday? Well, don't count your chicken wings before they hatch, buddy. According to a report from the National Chicken Council, you're gonna have to shell out more money for your favorite snack.
FoxNews.com reports that prices of chicken feed reached an all-time high during 2012, resulting in a one percent decrease in the number of chickens produced. In wing terms, that means you might be paying up to 12 percent more per pound. What, then, is a thrifty buffalo-wing fiend to do?
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For starters, we get creative and eat something else drenched in fiery orange sauce.
For mouthwatering inspiration, we hunted down 18 of the best buffalo recipes from foodies, bloggers and professional chefs, and not a single one calls for wings. (Eat that, National Chicken Council.)
Have a look below at these wing-less Super Bowl snacks.
(Half Baked Harvest)
Buffalo Oven-Fried Goat Cheese
(Taste and Tell)
Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Taste and Tell's Deborah Harroun found the perfect game-day treat in these buffalo chicken taquitos. For the full recipe, click here.
(Savour The Senses)
Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N' Cheese Casserole
(Bake Your Day)
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
It's not just for picnics or cookouts — pasta salad satisfies just as easily at a Super Bowl party. Lisa Huff's recipe can be found here, courtesy of her Snappy Gourmet blog.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms
(An Edible Mosaic)
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
(How Sweet It Is)
Buffalo Chicken French Breads
(How Sweet It Is)
Buffalo Chicken Soup
Jessica at How Sweet It Is didn't stop at buffalo French-bread pizzas; she also puts a buffalo spin on chicken soup. Come this Sunday, however, she advises we quadruple her recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza
(And They Cooked Happily Ever After)
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Bev at Bev Cooks originally whipped up these quesadillas in honor of March Madness, but that doesn't spoil it for us one bit; it still makes a super Super Bowl snack. Click here for the recipe.
(Tracey's Culinary Adventures)
(The Spiffy Cookie)
Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs