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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.

Buffalo chicken dip is a must-have appetizer and a family favorite! It’s Buffalo Wings in dip form and is simple, quick, and delicious like our Spinach Artichoke Dip and 7-Layer Bean Dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip scooping on a chip.

A PArty Favorite!

Appetizers are a must-have at any function, especially New Year’s or holiday parties. It was actually at a holiday party that we were introduced to this dip years ago.

Since then, we make Buffalo Chicken Dip any chance we can get because we love it so much, and it’s a party favorite.

Here’s what keeps us coming back for more:

  • Delicious. It’s a dip with all the flavor of Buffalo Wings (without all the work) and is certainly addicting.
  • Easy. It’s REALLY simple to make. It only takes about 5 minutes of prep.
  • Customizable. Depending on how strong you like your flavors, you can adjust the amount of buffalo sauce or blue cheese to your liking.

It’s one of our most popular dip recipes on the site year after year, and for good reason! We know you’ll love it.

Shredded Chicken in a white bowl.

Only 5 Ingredients

  • shredded cooked chicken – Cook up a batch of Shredded Chicken, shred a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, or use canned chicken (drained).
  • cream cheese – softened
  • buffalo sauce – store bought or Homemade Buffalo Sauce
  • ranch dressing – store bought or Homemade Ranch Dressing
  • shredded cheddar cheese
Buffalo dip topped with shredded cheese and blue cheese.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

  1. 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.
  2. BAKE. Pour into a greased 9×9 dish. Sprinkle bleu cheese crumbles and the remaining ½ cup of cheese on top. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions

There are a variety of dippables that pair well with this buffalo dip. Some of our favorites include:

Homemade tortilla chips.

Recipe Tips

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To make it in the slow cooker, try our recipe for Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip!
Crockpot buffalo chicken dip in a white crockpot.

Storing info

  • 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.
  • 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.
Close up of buffalo chicken dip being scooped on a tortilla chip.

For more of our favorite party dips, try:

4.97 from 64 votes

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
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.
Servings: 10
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • blue cheese crumbles


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and 1 cup of 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.



Make ahead of time. Make the dip as instructed through Step 4. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.
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.


Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 1063mg, Potassium: 29mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 180IU, Calcium: 127mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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