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Buffalo Chicken Dip

This much-loved creamy buffalo chicken dip is perfect for parties, cookouts, or game days. With lightly shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and some sour cream. Serve it with some tortilla chips, celery sticks, baby carrots, crackers, or pretzels.

This tangy and creamy buffalo chicken dip is perfect for parties, cookouts or game day. Add some cheese to make it a bubbling dip!

Today we’re making a warm and bubbly buffalo chicken dip that’s great for Super Bowl parties, cookouts, potlucks, or get-togethers. There’s enough dip for about 4-6 dedicated dippers or 6-8 nibblers.  With basic pantry ingredients like cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, sour cream, buffalo hot sauce and chicken, this dip is easy to whip up in a hurry. Customize it by sprinkling on some blue cheese crumbles or chopped green onions before serving.

This dip pairs well with tortilla chips, pretzel sticks, or fresh veggies like carrots and celery sticks. If you want more game day options, try these other dips like million dollar dip, jalapeno popper dip, cream cheese sausage dip, Velveeta Rotel sausage dip, a slow cooker spinach and artichoke dip, or some fresh pico de Gallo. Let’s get dipping!

A close up shot of buffalo chicken dip with cheese strings on a Ritz cracker.

BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP RECIPE TIPS

Buffalo sauce – I used Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce for this recipe. You can use the original hot sauce if you prefer a spicier dip though. The main difference between the two is the inclusion of creamy butter in the buffalo wing sauce to tone down the heat.

Rotisserie chicken – I used rotisserie chicken and deboned and shredded it to make things easy, but you can use any kind of cooked chicken you have on hand. If you prefer more chicken in your dip, add another cup.

Shredding – Heating up the chicken before shredding helps tremendously as opposed to shredding it straight out of the fridge or at room temperature. 30 seconds in the microwave is enough time to get it warm enough to shred easily. Ideally, you will want finely shredded chicken so it melts into the dip.

How much work you put into the shredding and how fine it is will depend on how chunky you want your dip to be. Finer, thinner strands of chicken should be like the texture of creamy peanut butter. Thicker strips and chunks will be like chunky peanut butter.

This tangy and creamy buffalo chicken dip is perfect for parties, cookouts or game day. Add some cheese to make it a bubbling dip!

Cream cheese – I used one tub of regular cream cheese. The recipe works best if the cream cheese is softened so it mixes easier with the rest of the ingredients. Let it sit out at room temperature for about 15-30 minutes to soften it up.

Cheddar cheese – The recipe uses 1 cup of cheddar cheese where 1/2 cup goes into the dip with the option of the other 1/2 cup for a cheesy top. You can use mild, sharp, or extra sharp cheddar, or a cheddar blend.

This tangy and creamy buffalo chicken dip is perfect for parties, cookouts or game day. Add some cheese to make it a bubbling dip!

Dip consistency – I used 1 cup of shredded chicken but if you prefer a chunkier dip with meat to cream cheese ratio, try adding in another cup of shredded chicken.

Broiling – For the extra cheesy dip, broil the cheese layer before serving to brown the cheese.

That’s it and happy dipping. Enjoy your bubbling buffalo chicken dip and let me know how you liked it in the comments below. For more buffalo chicken recipes, try these air fryer buffalo chicken wings.

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A cast iron bowl of hot buffalo chicken dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Description

This tangy and creamy buffalo chicken dip is perfect for parties, cookouts, or game days. Add some cheese to make it a bubbling dip!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tub (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream cheese, shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, sour cream and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
  2. Mix well and add it to a baking dish.
  3. [Optional step] Top with remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese for a cheesy top.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 mins or until cheese has melted.
  5. [Optional step] Broil at 450°F for 3-4 minutes until cheese has browned.
  6. Dish and serve hot with tortilla chips, celery sticks, baby carrots, crackers, or pretzels.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins

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