Packed with flavor and just the right amount of heat, Buffalo Chicken Dip is a mouthwatering bite everyone will be begging for more of. Loaded with chicken, creamy cheeses and tangy buffalo sauce, this dip is baked until golden and bubbly.
Loved by all, this dip-able party food is guaranteed to be one of the first items to disappear off the food table. What’s not to love about the delicious flavors of a game day, favorite appetizer like Buffalo Wings without all the mess!?
It is the perfect recipe to pull out for your next get together with friends and family. This appetizer was made for tailgating, picnics and parties.
Looking for other dips to serve alongside your Buffalo Chicken Dip? Definitely check out these other favorite appetizers on our list like creamy Rotel Sausage dip, not your grandma's Seven Layer Taco dip or the yummiest Cowboy Caviar. With two or three of these dishes you will rule the snacking game at the next get together.
Serve it up as a snack or for dinner -- either way Buffalo Chicken Dip is unbelievably simple to throw together. All you need is 5 easy ingredients to make a tailgating delicacy - ready to enjoy in mere minutes!
- Shredded Chicken
- Cream Cheese
- Buffalo Sauce
- Ranch Dressing
- Shredded Cheese
- Blue Cheese Crumbles *optional
Firstly, lets start by preparing the shredded chicken for your buffalo chicken dip. This is the perfect time to grab a rotisserie chicken from Costco or pull out some pre-shredded chicken from the freezer. You can also grab a can of chicken in a crunch.
Second, we need to make the sauce. In a large bowl combine the buffalo sauce, cream cheese, ranch dressing, and shredded cheese. Mix your sauce and chicken together till well combined.
For Christmas my sister gave me this incredible mixing tool, my new favorite kitchen gadget. If you have never used a dough whisk before you need to. It makes mixing so, so easy!
Thirdly transfer the chicken mixture to an oven safe baking dish. Then top your buffalo chicken dip with crumbled blue cheese and remaining shredded cheese. Lastly, place the pan in the oven and let it cook till gooey and bubbly!
After removing from the oven gently mix the dish with a spoon. Then add any additional desired toppings and serve with your favorite dipping things. Some of our favorite toppings for buffalo chicken dip are bleu cheese, sliced green onion, shredded cheese or crispy fried onions.
👩🏻🍳 Make It Your Own
I'll be honest, this isn't a dish I had ever tried before a month ago. But a friend introduced us and now Dallin and I are addicted! Like seriously, I'm not kidding. The first night we made it we polished it off so fast. And even then we couldn't get enough. So we made it again the next day. 😋
But ... we are fully aware this is a hearty and heavy dish ... so if you are looking for a way to change things up try a few of these tricks:
- Healthier - Try swapping the cream cheese for Cottage Cheese, a Greek Cream Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese. All would give you a lower fat and higher protein meal.
- Different Flavors - Swap ranch dressing for bleu cheese dressing or use sour cream in the dressings place altogether.
- More or Less Heat - You can also give your buffalo chicken dip more or less heat by changing the amount of hot sauce you choose to add.
🥗 Serving Buffalo Chicken Dip
This dip is perfect for serving charcuterie board style. Pair it with cool and crunchy veggies like celery, cucumbers, carrots, or peppers. Serve with salty and crisp chips, pretzels or crackers. You can also enjoy it on soft pita bread or baguette slices. The options are endless.
Whether you serve Buffalo Chicken Dip as a snack or for dinner it is one hearty and heavy bite that will leave everyone happy and satisfied.
💭 Top Tips
One of the things we really love about buffalo chicken dip is if you know you are going to be in a time crunch prep this dish ahead! Start by mixing everything together in a ziplock bag and store in the fridge till ready enjoy and bake as normal.
You can also prepare your Buffalo Chicken Dip in a crockpot or instant pot if preferred to help with busy schedules! If you want to prepare in a Crockpot cook on low for 3 hours or on high for 1 hour.
Unfortunately this buffalo chicken dip does not freeze well. So, if you have leftovers you are going to want to store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for to 2 or 3 days.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 3 cups shredded chicken
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- ½ cup shredded cheese
- Blue cheese crumbles
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a microwave safe bowl soften cream cheese in microwave for one minute.
- Once softened add buffalo sauce and ranch dressing to the bowl. Using a hand mixer combine till a creamy like consistency.
- Add shredded chicken and cheese to sauce mixture and fold together.
- Pour dip mixture into a greased 9x9 dish. Top with remaining shredded cheese and bleu cheese crumbles.
- Place dish in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 886mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g