Buffalo Chicken Dip
This Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is a warm, creamy, cheese and chicken dip. It is loaded with shredded chicken, ranch and blue cheese dressing, gooey melted cheddar cheese, and added spice and flavor provided by pepper sauce. It all melts together in a delicious combo of spice and flavor.
It is the perfect Buffalo dip recipe because:
- It is easy to make
- Not too spicy
- Has a universally loved flavor
This Buffalo Chicken Dip can be used as an appetizer or as a fun filling for a wrap or omelet, or even as a topping on pizza. This chicken dip recipe is one you are going to want to keep on hand. Serve it with mongolian beef meatballs, oven baked chicken wings, and shrimp and veggie egg rolls for the perfect appetizer spread.
And, you can make Buffalo Chicken Dip in the oven or cook it in the crockpot. Either way you will have a chicken dip recipe that can be used beyond just being a great appetizer dish.
How To Make Buffalo Chicken Dip:
This buffalo dip recipe is seriously addicting. Creamy, cream cheese goodness, with gooey cheddar cheese, blue cheese, and hot sauce, the taste is unreal. You can’t just take one bite and walk away. But why would you want to anyway? And lucky for you it is super easy to make.
If you are one of those people who eats to live, not lives to eat, this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe may convert you to a whole new way of life with food.
First you need to get a handful of ingredients. No worries, this list is simple. And everything on it is easy to find at a regular grocery store.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients:
- Rotisserie Chicken
- Cream Cheese
- Blue Cheese Dressing
- Pepper Sauce (Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
- Melted Butter
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Stock up on these handful of ingredients and you are on your way to a Buffalo Chicken Dip that will be a party favorite.
Now it’s time to get prepping. You can make this dip in just a few easy steps:
- In a skillet, mix hot sauce and butter over medium heat to make buffalo sauce.
- Add chicken and toss.
- In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese, ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, and half the shredded cheese.
- Spread cream cheese mixture across bottom of baking dish, top with chicken, and finish off with shredded cheese.
Note: See recipe at the end for further instructions.
I recommend serving the dip with celery sticks and crackers. Y-U-M-M-Y!
What Goes Good With Buffalo Chicken Dip?
There is the obvious option, celery and crackers, of course. However, if you want to step out of your comfort zone, there are a lot of options.
What Goes Good With Buffalo Chicken Dip:
- Tortilla Chips
- Toasted Baguettes
- Use As A Topping For Baked Potato
- Make Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza
- Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Buffalo Chicken Dip as a Filling
- Fill an egg roll wrapper or wonton wrapper and fry!
Serve with so many different things or make this Buffalo Chicken Dip part of a dinner by using it as a topping or filling. So many great choices.
What Kind Of Crackers Go With A Buffalo Chicken Dip?
Many crackers work well with this dip. I mean obviously you don’t want a Cheez It or some cracker that has a strong flavor that would complete with the dip, as you want it to shine. But there are many crackers that will work great.
A nice crispy cracker like Wheat Thins would work nicely, or you could also use a Ritz cracker or Club Cracker too.
- Wheat Thins
- Club Crackers
- Pita Crackers
- Toasteds Party Pack
There are a plethora of options for this Buffalo Chicken Dip. I personally like to offer a variety, so my favorite thing to do is to serve it with celery alongside a variety pack of crispy crackers.
What Is The Best Hot Sauce For Buffalo Chicken Dip?
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is the best. There isn’t even another brand that is a close second, actually.
It has a great flavor that works well on its own or it can be used as a fantastic complimentary ingredient.
One of the things that I personally love about Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is that it has the perfect amount of heat. It is not too hot or spicy, so you don’t have to have a high tolerance for spice to enjoy it, yet it provides a nice kick and taste if you do love spice.
Lastly, this sauce is convenient because it is readily available at most stores. It can even be bought online on amazon for your personal convenience.
Why Frank’s Hot Sauce Is A Great Choice:
- Great Sauce On its Own
- Partners Well with Veggies, Cheese, and Meat
- Perfect Amount of Heat (not too spicy)
- Easy to Find at Stores or Online
If you don’t have a personal favorite hot sauce, try this one for this Buffalo Chicken Dip. It is a great choice. It will offer enough kick without it being a dip that only those with a high tolerance for spice can enjoy. Even my kids love this dip.
Is This Buffalo Chicken Dip Keto Friendly?
- Is cream cheese keto friendly? Check.
- Butter and cheddar cheese? Check, check.
- Chicken? Check.
- Hot Sauce? Frank’s Hot Sauce is keto friendly. I assume there are others that are too.
- A lot of blue cheese and ranch dressings are too. Just check the ingredients on the back to make sure.
You can enjoy an amazing keto friendly dip with this chicken dip recipe. Just be sure to stick to keto friendly dippers, like pork rinds.
Can You Prepare This Dip Recipe Ahead Of Time?
You could make it ahead of time and then reheat it in the oven or microwave. It is definitely a dip that I will reheat in the microwave when I have leftovers for a quick snack or lunch.
However, when preparing for a party or small gathering I just make it, bake it, and take it. That offers the best, freshest results.
Or prep everything, and wait to bake until you are ready to serve.
- Shred chicken and mix with hot sauce.
- Mix together the cream cheese filling.
- Layer in a casserole.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
The dip will last in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Can You Freeze Chicken Dip?
Sorry with a gritting teeth emoji face. I wish the answer was yes. Anyone who knows me knows I love freezer meals. I love anything I can prep ahead and freeze, like these teriyaki bowls, and breakfast burritos.
However, as a general rule of thumb, I typically do not advise freezing recipes with cream cheese. A lot of times once defrosted the texture will become compromised.
For this recipe in particular, the creamy texture that is essential to the dip is lost if reheated after sitting in the freezer frozen.
Good news though, it is a super easy dip to make, and only takes a few minutes. Just make it when you want it. Don’t make worry about needing to make it ahead of time and freezing it.
Tips and Tricks to make Buffalo Chicken Dip:
Tip 1: Use Ranch or Blue Cheese.
Like ranch dressing more? Only use ranch. Obsessed with blue cheese? Then pretend I never mentioned ranch.
Either works great for this recipe. Use what you like based on personal preference.
Tip 2: Grate Your Cheese Yourself.
I know that buying pre shredded cheese is a time saver and you can do that. However, using freshly grated cheese is way better. It just tastes better and offers a better texture, than prepackaged shredded cheese. Many pre-packaged shredded cheese options are coated in a corn starch type substance to keep the shreds from sticking together. It will melt better and be better in the dip if you shred the cheese yourself.
Tip 3: Use The Chicken You Have On Hand.
This recipe calls for rotisserie chicken, but don’t make an extra trip to the store for it. Poached shredded chicken, or canned chicken work great too. It is very versatile.
Tip 4: Use The Hot Sauce That Makes You Happy
I’m a big fan of Frank’s Hot Sauce, but other pepper sauces will work great with this recipe too. Use the one YOU love.
What To Do With Leftovers:
Serve this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe with friends and family and it will be such a hit that you will not have leftovers.
However, let’s assume everyone is asserting some self control and they are not licking the dish clean, you may have leftovers. And great news, there are so many fun things to do with the leftovers.
Reheat in the microwave and have for a snack.
Buffalo Chicken Dip easily reheats in the microwave and makes for a nice midday snack.
Make a yummy wrap.
Have a delicious wrap for lunch or dinner. What should you have as your filling? You guessed it. Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Add As A Topping To Pizza.
Make homemade pizza with Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Elevate Your Eggs.
Add a little pizazz to breakfast and fry eggs with this dip, so tasty.
Okay all you crockpot fans out there, you can use your Crockpot to make this dish. You’re welcome.
And it can be even easier. You can layer it like you do the baked versi
- Dump everything into the slow cooker.
- Cook on low 4-6 hours
- Make sure to cut cream cheese into cubes before adding it
- Stir dip a couple times during the cooking time
Want to get cooking way ahead of time? Use your crockpot to make this easy chicken dip. It will come out fabulously.
Make This Crave Worthy Buffalo Chicken Dip A.S.A.P.
For the holidays or just for fun, this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is a flavorful versatile dip that can be eaten as an appetizer, snack, or topping or filling for a yummy meal. This recipe is a winner of a dish.
Other Great Appetizers:
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Dill Dip
- Easy Guacamole
- CowBoy Caviar
- Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Bites
- Best Ever Layered Bean Dip
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip Video:
Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 1 pound shredded Rotisserie Chicken
- 16 ounces Cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup Blue Cheese dressing
- 3/4 cup pepper sauce such as Frank's Red Hot(R)
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 lb celery a single bunch, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces
- Crackers for dipping
- In a skillet over medium heat, mix together hot sauce and butter.
- Add chicken, and toss to coat. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl stir together the cream cheese, ranch dressing, and blue cheese dressing and half the shredded cheddar cheese.
- Spread cream cheese mixture across the bottom of a sprayed baking dish, top with chicken, and sprinkle top with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes in 350 degree oven, until cheese is melty and everything is heated through and bubbly.
- Serve with celery sticks and crackers.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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