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Buffalo Chicken Dip

If you love anything buffalo flavored, our buffalo chicken dip is the ultimate, comforting treat! This creamy dip is loaded with flavor, including lots of cheese, tender chicken, and spicy buffalo hot sauce! Top it all off with melted blue cheese crumbles and you have one epic buffalo cheese dip that will get rave reviews!

Serve this buffalo chicken dip with salty potato chips or crisp, raw veggies for one party or game day snack that will disappear quickly!

Buffalo chicken dip in a cast iron skillet.

Why you’ll love this Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cream cheese, tender shreds of chicken, and delicious seasonings and herbs make the base of this chicken buffalo dip. Sour cream and Worcestershire sauce give it an extra tang, while the buffalo hot sauce brings home the flavor!

We don’t stop there with the cheese, either. Cheddar and blue cheese give this buffalo chicken dip extra yum! Baked until bubbly, the cheese is melty and perfect. A staple of any good game-day dip.

You can use your favorite store-bought buffalo sauce if you’re in a hurry, otherwise, we recommend our Buffalo Sauce Recipe for a flavorful homemade version.

Our creamy buffalo cheese dip is:

  • cheesy, creamy and oh so flavorful
  • incredibly easy to make
  • less than 10 ingredients
  • ready in 30 minutes
  • gluten-free and low-carb

Serve this dip with chips, celery sticks, carrot sticks, and slices of baguette bread. We also like adding a dish of homemade ranch dressing to serve alongside the hot dip.

For more great party dips, try our bacon bean dip, chili relleno dip, or our hot crab dip.

A potato chip dipping into buffalo chicken dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients:

To make this chicken buffalo dip, you will need the following ingredients:

  • cream cheese, softened
  • sour cream
  • Ranch seasoning mix
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Buffalo-style hot sauce
  • shredded cooked chicken
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • chopped chives or green onions (scallions)

Note for gluten-free buffalo chicken dip: If you need this buffalo chicken dip to be gluten-free, make sure your Worcestershire sauce and buffalo hot sauce are both gluten-free (it will often be branded in that way but check the ingredient list to make sure as gluten is often hidden in store-bought sauces).

Ingredients used to make buffalo chicken dip.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Our buffalo chicken dip is so simple to make and you can whip it up in just a few minutes! This buffalo chicken dip recipe requires cooked, shredded chicken, which means it’s a great way to use up leftover roasted chicken.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Mix the cream cheese: Mix the cream cheese until it is smooth and lump-free.
  2. Stir and bake: Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bake.
  3. Top and serve: Sprinkle with additional cheese and melt in the oven before diving in with some tortilla chips.

This buffalo chicken dip recipe makes enough for 10-12 servings. If you’d like a double batch, prepare it according to the instructions but place the dip in a 13×9-inch baking dish instead.

Tips for Success:

Use the right kind of cream cheese. Get the type of cream cheese that comes in a block. Avoid the stuff that comes in tubs and stays spreadable when it is cold. You will also get better results if you use full fat cream cheese.

For the shredded chicken, the easiest route is to grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. You can even cook a frozen chicken breast in the Instant Pot or use leftover grilled chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you store buffalo chicken dip?

Transfer any leftover chicken dip into a storage container with a lid. Cover, then store in the refrigerator for three to four days. To reheat, warm in the microwave or place it in an oven-safe dish and bake at 300°F until warm.

What do you put in Buffalo chicken dip?

We love the combination of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. The sour cream (and the Worcestershire) gives it a special tanginess and also lightens up the dip. Ranch seasoning and fresh chives add a whole lot more flavor to this chicken buffalo dip recipe. So does the blue cheese (skip it if you’re not a fan).

Why is my buffalo chicken dip liquid?

Using a tub of spreadable cream cheese instead of block cheese can make the dip too thin. It can also be thin if your ratios are off i.e. too much buffalo sauce and not enough cheese or chicken. If it appears a bit runny, simply stir in a little more sour cream or shredded chicken to thicken it up.

What is Buffalo sauce made of?

Buffalo sauce is simply a hot sauce (like Frank’s) combined with a few seasonings and butter. That’s what gives it a creamy consistency and a rich flavor that is irresistible!

Buffalo chicken dip with blue cheese on top.

This easy buffalo chicken dip recipe is perfect for your next gathering and a perfect accompaniment with chicken wings. It’s bold, creamy and rich, and undeniably delicious smeared onto any type of dipping vessel you choose to serve it with!

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A potato chip dipping into buffalo chicken dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yield: 10 to 12 serving
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Buffalo chicken dip loaded with cheese, chicken, and buffalo hot sauce. It is topped off with blue cheese crumbles to pull in all the classic flavors of buffalo chicken.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix (or homemade ranch seasoning)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 teaspoons chopped chives, or scallions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and mix it until it is smooth and lump-free. You can use an electric mixer or mix it by hand. 
  3. Stir in the sour cream, ranch seasoning mix, and Worcestershire sauce. Add the hot sauce, shredded chicken, and half of the cheddar cheese.
  4. Spread the mixture into a 10-inch baking dish or cast-iron skillet. Sprinkle the rest of the Cheddar on top.
  5. Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes until hot and bubbly. Top with the blue cheese and return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to melt the blue cheese.
  6. Garnish with chopped chives or scallions. 

Notes

If you double the recipe, bake it in a 13x9 inch pan.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 549mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Monday 22nd of November 2021

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