Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip - creamy, spicy, cheesy goodness. Great with chips or veggie sticks & so easy, just mix and bake! @natashaskitchen

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is cheesy, creamy, spicy and bombzilla (when regular words just don’t do it justice). It’s perfect for any party and of course as a game-day appetizer. All you have to do is mix and bake – totally fail proof! 🙂

The story of how this recipe came to be? I thought you’d enjoy this: We were at our usual Monday hang-out spot (Costco – that’s where the cool kids chill, trust me – I’m really cool) when one of the sample stations caught my eye (truth be told, they always lure me in). I tried it and the first thing out of my mouth was, “mmm whats in here?”

The gal who was serving this dip shared her recipe with me. She had put her own spin on this Buffalo Chicken dip to advertise Frank’s hot sauce. Go figure, I got a recipe at a Costco sampling station. She was so nice and I wish I had gotten her name for proper credits. I’ll keep an eye out for her next time.

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Dip:

8 oz package cream cheese, softened (forget to soften? see note*)
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup “Frank’s Red Hot” original hot sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
12.5 oz can of chunk chicken breast in water, drained
Celery sticks, carrot sticks, or chips to serve

*Note: If you forget to soften your cream cheese, no worries, just zap it in the microwave until it’s softened. It really won’t matter in this recipe since the end product is baked and melted. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Preheat Oven to 350˚ F.
1. In a medium bowl, cream together 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup ranch, 1/2 cup hot sauce. It’s totally ok if it’s still a little lumpy.

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2. Stir in 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella and drained chicken and stir until well combined and chicken is shredded.

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3. Transfer to a 1 quart casserole or pie dish and bake at 350˚F for 20 minutes. Serve warm with veggies or chips. I loved this best with carrots and celery – the fresh veggies and the contrasting savory spicy dip was irresistible!

Buffalo Chicken Dip - creamy, spicy, cheesy goodness. Great with chips or veggie sticks & so easy, just mix and bake! @natashaskitchen

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Buffalo Chicken Dip - creamy, spicy, cheesy goodness. Great with chips or veggie sticks & so easy, just mix and bake! @natashaskitchen
This Buffalo Chicken Dip is cheesy, creamy, spicy and bombzilla (when regular words just don't do it justice). It's perfect for any party and ofcourse when you're looking for game-day appetizers.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7-$9
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup "Frank's Red Hot" hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozarella cheese
  • 12.5 oz can of chunk chicken breast in water drained
  • Celery sticks carrot sticks, or chips to serve

Instructions

Preheat Oven to 350˚ F.

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

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Buffalo Chicken Dip - creamy, spicy, cheesy goodness. Great with chips or veggie sticks & so easy, just mix and bake! @natashaskitchen

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  • Tatyana
    November 5, 2018

    I came across this recipe when browsing your site. It is my go to dip now if we are heading out to a party! So easy to make and so finger-licking-good!! And your site amazing, I love every single recipe I made from your site. Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review, Tatyana! Reply

  • Galina Medrea
    July 14, 2018

    This recipe is spot on! I just made it earlier today for the first time for an engagement party appetizer. I doubled the recipe for a larger crowd and it was still the first food eaten up! Everybody loved it and the spicy was just right! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2018

      That’s so awesome! Thank you for the wonderful review, Galina! Reply

  • Nahla Bakry
    July 6, 2018

    I will this recipe a try tomorrow. I have left over chicken do you think it would work with thighs part or does it have to be chicken breast? Also can I omit the hot sauce? My kids can’t tolerate spicy food. I am wondering if you have other recipes for left over chicken. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 7, 2018

      Hi Nahla, I haven’t tested it with thighs but I think it could work. The hot sauce is a big part of this dish, maybe try a milder version or even substituting something for it? One of our readers wrote “Delicious 👌🏻 I don’t like it to be too spicy so I added 1/4 hot sauce and 1/4 BBQ. It was perfect.” If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

  • Mary Provencal
    December 8, 2016

    I used 2 boxes cream cheese, 1cup of sour cream hot sauce and cheddar cheese and shredded chicken delicious. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2016

      Thank you for the nice review Mary 😬. Reply

  • Dave Wilson
    October 22, 2016

    I’m going to try your recipe tonight, but I’m using a Ghost pepper sauce or Carolina reaper pepper sauce mixed with Frank’s Red Hot sauce.

    We are making an extremely hot and a mild version for a Halloween party. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 22, 2016

      I want to know how you like it!! We love extremely hot appetizers!! 🙂 My husband and I both have a “hot tooth” 😉 Reply

  • Richard Downs
    June 25, 2016

    Simply perfect! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2016

      Thank you Richard 😁! Reply

  • Augustine
    February 3, 2016

    Can I mix the ingredients the night before and bake it before the party? Also instead of canned chicken can I cook up chicken breast and shred it?

    Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2016

      Yes you can cook chicken breast or even use shredded rotisserie chicken. And yes, you can pre-make it and bake before the party 🙂 Reply

  • Mila
    September 15, 2015

    Delicious 👌🏻 I don’t like it to be too spicy so I added 1/4 hot sauce and 1/4 BBQ. It was perfect. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 15, 2015

      Mmm I like the idea of adding BBQ sauce. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • julie
    February 27, 2015

    I LOVED this recipe but with Cholula hot sauce instead of the Frank’s. Franks sauce was bitter for us. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2015

      I haven’t tried Cholula. Glad to know it works well. Thanks Julie! Which version of Franks did you try? I know there are several out there. Reply

  • Emily Love
    February 18, 2015

    Lol, I have these ingredients from Costco that I asked woman about recipe so she gave me! I’m so addicted with it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 19, 2015

      That is too funny! 🙂 Reply

  • Cindy M.
    February 7, 2015

    Made this for Super Bowl….NOM!!!!! Also made a lighter version of jalapeño poppers, Rocco DiSpirito’s recipe, which is one of my favs! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 7, 2015

      Thanks for the good review Cindy :). Reply

  • February 6, 2015

    Looks good! I made a very similar dip not too long ago and it really was bombzilla! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 6, 2015

      Awesome!! Thanks Kate 🙂 Reply

  • Anna
    February 2, 2015

    Amazing dip! Perfect blend of ingredients Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 2, 2015

      Thank you Anna for the great review, we ate ours pretty quick and loved it with celery and carrots the most. How did you server yours? Reply

  • Irina
    February 2, 2015

    Hey Natasha! I actually make a very similar dip except I do half ranch and half blue cheese, and I use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella. It’s sooooo good and everyone loves it. You should try it out! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 2, 2015

      Your version sure sounds tasty! I’ll definitely have to try yours. Do you serve it with chips or veggies? Reply

  • Olga
    February 1, 2015
    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2015

      Thanks for sharing that Olga! The gal at Costco changed it up a bit and it was sooo good! Reply

  • olga
    January 31, 2015

    I just made this and it ah-mazing!! My hubby is going to love this! He loves to put Frank’s hot sauce on everything!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2015

      Olga, thank you for a great review, enjoy :). Reply

  • Julia
    January 31, 2015

    You can also make it in the crock pot ahead of time. That’s how I always make it;) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2015

      Thanks for the tip Julia :). What ingredients do you use in your version of the dip? Reply

  • January 31, 2015

    Perfect timing for the Superbowl tomorrow! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2015

      I agree, it will get eaten fast :). Reply

  • Tatyana
    January 31, 2015

    I will deffinetly try this version, my kids love chicken wing dip! I was given a recipe that I make all the time and its very simple and delish as well, here it is…. 1 (8oz) cream cheese , 1 (12.5) can of chicken breast, 1 jar of medium or hot salsa, and eather Mexican blend or mozzarella cheese per taste, mix and bake till hot and bubbly ….  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2015

      Oooh that does sound very similar! I’ll have to try your version too. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Reply

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