This Buffalo Chicken Dip is loaded with creamy, spicy, cheesy goodness. This chicken dip is perfect for parties served with chips or veggie sticks. It’s also really easy – just mix and bake. We love that it reheats really well so it’s a perfect make-ahead appetizer.

Buffalo chicken dip on a tortilla chip

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What is Buffalo Chicken Dip?

This Buffalo Chicken Dip has the same flavor profile of buffalo chicken wings with that signature Franks RedHot original hot sauce. Similar to our Hot Shrimp Dip, or our popular Spinach Artichoke Dip, this dip is cheesy, creamy, spicy and incredible. It’s perfect for any party and of course as a game-day appetizer. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and bake (or use the crockpot method below).

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Dip:

You might already have all of the ingredients you need for this recipe since it uses pantry and refrigerator staples.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients

Can I Make Buffalo Chicken Dip Ahead?

Since buffalo chicken reheats well, you can make it in advance and refrigerate up to 5 days or freeze.

  • To Freeze: Place in a freezer-safe container, remove any excess air and freeze up to three months. When ready to serve the frozen dip, simply remove it from the freezer, and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • To Reheat: you can microwave until hot, stirring every 30 seconds, or place it into an oven-safe baking dish, and reheat in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Buffalo chicken dip is a dish that almost completely fail-proof, only requiring a few ingredients and simple instructions.

1. In a medium bowl, cream together softened cream cheese, ranch, and hot sauce. It’s totally ok if it’s still a little lumpy.

Step by step how to make buffalo chicken dip

2. Stir in shredded mozzarella and drained chicken and stir until well combined and chicken is shredded.

Mixing ingredients to make easy buffalo chicken dip

3. Transfer to a 1-quart casserole or pie dish and bake according to the directions in the recipe card. Serve warm with veggies or chips. I loved this served hot with carrots and celery – the fresh veggies and the contrasting savory spicy dip was irresistible!

Baked buffalo chicken dip in casserole dish served with chips, carrot sticks and celery

Tips for Making Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Soften the cream cheese: If you forget to soften your cream cheese, heat uncovered in the microwave in 15-second increments until it’s softened. It really won’t matter in this recipe since the end product is baked and melted.

Use canned or fresh chicken. In this recipe, I use canned chicken because it makes the whole process even easier since I always have canned chicken in my pantry. If you prefer to use cooked Instant Pot Chicken, you can substitute 1 can of chicken with 1 1/2 cups of shredded cooked chicken breast.

Can I Make This in a Slow Cooker?

You can combine all of the ingredients, cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or on high heat 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally until the dip is hot and bubbling then keep on the warm setting until ready to serve.

Is Buffalo Chicken Dip Spicy?

This chicken dip is mildly spicy. Adjusting the spice level of the buffalo dip is simple – just increase or decrease the amount of hot sauce you added to the mixture. If you like more heat, you can try the Extra Hot variety.

No matter how spicy or not spicy you make this easy buffalo chicken dip, it will still be amazing!

Buffalo chicken dip on a celery stick

Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Dip is delightfully creamy and cheesy with the perfect amount of kick, its no wonder why everyone flocks right to the buffalo chicken dip.

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Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

4.93 from 55 votes
buffalo chicken dip on a tortilla chip
This Buffalo Chicken Dip is cheesy, creamy, spicy and incredible. It's perfect for any party and of course when you're looking for game-day appetizers.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 servings as an appetizer

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 350˚ F. In a medium bowl, cream together 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup ranch, 1/2 cup hot sauce.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella and drained chicken and stir until well combined.
  • Transfer to a 1-quart casserole or pie dish and bake at 350˚F for 20 minutes. Serve warm with veggies or chips.

Nutrition Per Serving

359kcal Calories4g Carbs20g Protein30g Fat11g Saturated Fat84mg Cholesterol1296mg Sodium163mg Potassium1g Fiber2g Sugar657IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C125mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
359
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30
g
46
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Cholesterol
 
84
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
1296
mg
56
%
Potassium
 
163
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
657
IU
13
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
125
mg
13
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken dip
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 359

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  • Yevgenia Christensen
    July 26, 2023

    This buffalo chicken dip is so good! One of my family’s favorites.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 26, 2023

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Milana
    April 17, 2023

    Natasha I just love your tasty, spicy, and very very good buffalo dip!🥰 it is the best with your easy recipes.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2023

      I’m so happy that you love it!

      Reply

  • Shirl
    February 12, 2023

    Very good and best of all so easy. I usually make it in the crockpot with rotisserie chicken. Canned chicken is so much easier and you would never know it. Also a pie plate is the perfect amount. Everyone loved it!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 13, 2023

      That’s great, Shirl! So glad to hear that.

      Reply

  • Corrie
    October 21, 2022

    I am pregnant and everything I crave…I check for your version. Never fails me!!! This dip is my absolute favorite!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2022

      Congratulations on your pregnancy, Corrie! I’m so glad you loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Katharina
    June 2, 2022

    We were surprised we could find the hot sauce here in our regular supermarket in the Netherlands. We bought it just because we trust you so much ;P. This is definitely a recipe we’ll be making again – so good. We made it with cheddar!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 2, 2022

      Adding cheddar sounds delicious! Thanks a lot for your review and good feedback, we’re so glad that you enjoyed our recipe!

      Reply

  • Karen
    February 13, 2022

    I made this tonight and it’s sooo rich and spicy. I even cut the hot sauce in half and it’s still too spicy for is. Not sure if I’ll be making this again.

    Reply

  • Maureen
    February 12, 2022

    Love your recipes! Very simple to understand! Keep up the perfect recipes❤️

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Maureen!

      Reply

  • Eddie
    September 4, 2020

    A unique set of flavors in this dip!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2020

      Thank you, Eddie!

      Reply

  • Tallya
    June 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha! Just wanted to let you and your readers know that we have been making this for so long since you posted the recipe, my kids LOVE it! We use leftover chicken, thighs, breast, anything… sometimes rotosserie from the store. Through trying this recipe many times and changing things around, we found the following: we prefer sharp cheddar to mozzarella- more flavor and less stringy, we have used different types of hot sauce with great results, there was a time we realized too late that we we didnt have enough hot sauce so we added bbq and loved it, now we use hot sauce, bbq, or both, thinking to try sweet chili sauce too. We serve with tortilla chips, carrots, and celery. Oftentimes we add more chicken and have this be our meal. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me Tallya! I’m all smiles

      Reply

    • Katharina
      March 19, 2022

      I’m going to be making this recipe for the first time, but I’m not much of a mozarella fan… Cheddar sounds great, thanks for the idea!

      Reply

  • Billy
    January 27, 2020

    We made this dip a few weekends ago when having friends over for the playoff football games and oh my gosh. Talk about a huge hit! I’m not sure it lasted 30 minutes haha. People were hovering around it the entire time. This is a sure fire winner!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Billy, I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Suzy
    January 26, 2020

    Came out perfectly! Made it exactly as the recipe said and we loved it!

    Reply

  • Lisalia
    January 26, 2020

    This is my go-to for super bowl! Love it with celery, carrots, and even on baguette!

    Reply

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