Buffalo Chicken Dip has cream cheese, chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese crumbles if you want! It’s one of the best buffalo chicken dip recipe out there and tastes just like a buffalo chicken wing. Creamy and full of spiciness, this easy appetizer dip will be the perfect appetizer for your next party or game day.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP RECIPE

Any given Sunday during football season if you show up at our house we will be eating this dip. It’s one of our favorite appetizers. John doesn’t like to eat a lot before games so when we come home after the game he’s starving. This is a Denney family favorite and makes an appearance at our family gatherings and for sure at our Super Bowl party.
 
I always fix this cheesy dip to take the edge off while I finish up making dinner. Don’t be turned off by the picture…it’s hard to make this creamy dip look pretty.

INGREDIENTS IN BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

This recipe calls for:

  • CHICKEN – rotisserie chicken is my favorite but you can use canned chicken as well.
  • CREAM CHEESE – gives that creamy base. Some recipes add sour cream but I’m not a fan.
  • RANCH DRESSING – every buffalo wing is usually served with ranch but you could also use blue cheese dressing.
  • BUFFALO SAUCE – brand matters here. I like Frank’s redhot Buffalo sauce.
  • CHEDDAR CHEESE – gives a sharp tang and cheesiness. You can use a sharp cheddar or a mild cheddar.
  • BLUE CHEESE CRUMBLES – these are only for the purists. Not every one loves this so leave this on the side.

HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

  1. Heat chicken and Buffalo sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Make sure to break up the chicken so there are no big chunks. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm.

  2. Mix in shredded cheese. Pour into a shallow baking dish or pie pan and sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles. We usually only sprinkle blue cheese on half of it for those who aren’t blue cheese fans.

  3. Bake in a preheated oven to 350 for 15-20 minutes or microwave it until the cheese melts. Serve with chips for dipping.

 
I have heard this referred to as “Crack Dip” because it’s so addicting. This is not for the faint of heart; it has some heat but you can definitely control that by adding more or less buffalo sauce. Some people like to add green onion but I don’t think it needs it at all. 
 
My sister-in-law Kim introduced this Buffalo Chicken Dip to the Denney family since they love Buffalo chicken wings and buffalo flavored anything. I’m pretty sure she made it up and then soon after everyone started making and eating this Buffalo Dip recipe.
hand dipping in buffalo dip
Update: We’ve since made this dip so many times that it’s requested at all football games, young women’s activities, baptisms, and funerals.

WHAT KIND OF CHICKEN TO USE

We use rotisserie chicken in this version but you can use shredded chicken breasts or thighs cooked on the stovetop or in a crock pot.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

We like to serve Buffalo Chicken Dip with tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks.

CAN YOU FREEZE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP?

Yes, freeze the dip before baking for the best results.

OTHER BUFFALO CHICKEN RECIPES:

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Buffalo Chicken Dip has cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese crumbles if you want! It's one of the most popular recipes on my blog and so easy. Creamy and full of spiciness that all men love, this appetizer dip will be the most popular dip for watching the game.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and shredded chicken or 1 (12 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce, (such as Frank's Red Hot, not to be confused with their pepper sauce. Start with less if you want and add more to your desired hotness.)
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • blue cheese crumbles, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat chicken and Buffalo sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Make sure to break up the chicken so there are no big chunks. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm.
  2. Mix in shredded cheese. Pour into a shallow dish or pie pan and sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles. We usually only sprinkle blue cheese on half of it for those who aren’t blue cheese fans.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven to 350 for 15-20 minutes or microwave it until the cheese melts. Serve with chips for dipping.

Notes

Source: Kim Denney

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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