This dip has all the flavor of buffalo wings in a creamy, simple dip! Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is perfect for parties and get-togethers.
This must-have appetizer is a family favorite! It’s Buffalo Wings in dip form and is simple, quick, and delicious! If you are a dip fan, you will love Buffalo Chicken Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, and 7 Layer Bean Dip.
easy buffalo chicken dip
While we lived in Texas, we made it a tradition to invite all of my hubby’s students over on the first Friday of the month. We’d pick up loads of pizzas and the students would bring appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
It was our favorite thing to do while we lived there, and it was the first time I was introduced to today’s Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, which has become a FAVORITE of ours!
How to make Buffalo Chicken Dip
I think you’ll love that this Buffalo Chicken Dip is simple and quick. So if you’re a fan of buffalo recipes, but don’t want all the work of buffalo wings, then I definitely recommend this recipe!
COMBINE. Mix the chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce (whatever level of spiciness you prefer), ranch dressing, and 1 cup of shredded cheese until everything is well combined.
POUR. Pour into a greased 9×9 dish. Sprinkle bleu cheese crumbles and the remaining ½ cup of cheese on top.
Simple, right? Another nice thing about this recipe is that you can customize it. You can decide how hot you like your buffalo sauce to be, or how much bleu cheese to sprinkle on top!
We like it mild with only a little bit of blue cheese.
To make it in the slow cooker, try our recipe for Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip!
How much chicken dip to prepare
Plan for people to eat about ½ – ⅓ cups of an appetizer dip per person. This recipe will serve about 10-12 people. This may also vary based on the other appetizers/dips one is serving at a get-together.
- One batch: 10-12 people
- Double batch: 20-24 people
- Triple batch: 30-26 people
This is a low-carb dish perfect for those on a Keto diet, or anyone looking for a creamy and delicious appetizer.
Shredded Chicken: Having ready-made chicken on hand makes recipes, like this one, a breeze.
- Cook up a large batch of chicken breasts in my crock pot. Portion the chicken into 1 cup size portions and freeze.
- Pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to shred.
- Canned chicken is another option. Drain before using the chicken in the recipe.
Runny dip can be the result of a few different things: not using enough chicken, using too much ranch, or too much hot sauce. Adding more chicken, cream cheese, or shredded cheese can help make it thicker and creamier.
Greasy or oily dip. Some oil on top is normal, but pools of it aren’t very appetizing. This can happen if the ingredients weren’t mixed together well enough or have separated. Remedy it by blotting the excess oil with a paper towel and then stirring the mixture together over medium heat.
Adjust the heat. The cream cheese and cheese in this recipe will help temper the heat in the sauce.
- If you still find it too hot, mix some hot sauce with melted butter before measuring it out to use in the recipe.
- For added heat, mix chopped jalapeños into the dip or sprinkle on red chili flakes.
- Using black pepper and garlic powder is a way to enhance the flavor without changing the heat of the dish.
Homemade Hot Sauce
Make your own hot sauce at home. Begin, by picking your favorite pepper (we prefer cayenne and/or jalapeno). You will need about 18-20 peppers along with:
- 1½ cup white vinegar
- dash of salt
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
PREP. Begin by washing your peppers, cutting off the tops, and slicing them in half lengthwise.
BOIL. Add them to a medium pot along with the vinegar, salt, and garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the peppers are soft.
BLEND. Add this mixture to your blender and liquefy. Add any additional heat if desired.
What to serve with buffalo chicken dip
This pairs well with a variety of dipping options.
- Fritos scoops
- Tortilla Chips
- Club and Ritz crackers
- Bread and baguettes (toast the bread and serve it with the dip)
- pita chips
- celery sticks and carrot sticks
- Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Chicken Wings are a particular favorite when football season comes around. Making traditional wings is a lot more work than this Buffalo Dip Recipe, but if you are looking to make wings alongside this dip for your super bowl party we’ve got you covered.
All of these appetizers are delicious and always perfect for parties. Having said that, this dip is so quick and simple that you may find yourself using this recipe more often than you’d think. 😉
STORE. Leftovers will generally last for 2-3 days in the fridge.
FREEZE. If you happen to have a lot left over, freeze the leftovers for 3-4 months to be used later.
Serving the dip. Set out at room temperature for up to 2 hours. If using a food warmer, ensure the temperature stays above 140°F. Stir occasionally to keep warm.
Make ahead of time. Make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge for 1-2 days or in the freezer for 3-4 months. When you’re ready to use it, follow the cooking directions as written. If it was frozen, thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.
To reheat in the microwave: use a microwave-safe dish. Heat on high for 30-40 seconds at a time stirring in between. Continue heating until you’ve reached your desired temperature.
To reheat in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place dip in an oven-safe baking dish. Baking time will vary depending on the amount of leftovers. Start with 7-9 minutes. If it needs more time, bake longer, checking frequently until you’ve reached your desired temperature.
For more dip recipes, check out:
- 7 Layer Bean Dip
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- BLT Dip
- Cream Cheese Bean Dip
- Pizza Dip
- Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Dip
- Sausage Cream Cheese Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
- 1 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
- blue cheese crumbles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, mix chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese until well combined.
- Pour into a greased 9-x-9-inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheddar and the blue cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately with bread or tortilla chips.
Slow Cooker Directions: Mix shredded chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch
dressing, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese in a bowl, then pour into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 1–2 hours, or until dip is hot and bubbly. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese and the blue cheese crumbles on top and cook for 30 minutes more, until shredded cheese has melted.