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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is loaded with creamy, spicy, cheesy goodness. Great with chips or veggie sticks & so easy, just mix and bake!

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

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken 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 and bake – totaly fail-proof! 🙂

There’s no doubt that this will be the first dish to disappear from the snack table at any party or gathering it makes an appearance at. Delightfully creamy and cheesy with the perfect amount of kick, its no wonder why everyone flocks right to the buffalo chicken dip.

With minimal effort and time spent in the kitchen, you can still be the MVP of the party when you show up with everyone’s favorite, easy-to-make dish.

How to freeze buffalo chicken dip?

To freeze, you’ll place any leftover dip to a bowl with a sealable lid. Secure lid and store in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to serve the frozen dip, simply remove it from the freezer, and let it thaw on the counter for a few hours.

To reheat, you can microwave, or place it into an oven-safe baking dish, and reheat in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Dip:

When you see this basic list of ingredients, how could you pass up this recipe? I love just keeping all of the necessary ingredients on hand at all times, so I always have a quick app I can whip up if need be.

Just one inexpensive trip to the grocery store and you’ll be ready to get going on this buffalo chicken dip recipe.

  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Ranch salad dressing
  • Frank’s Red Hot original hot sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chunk chicken breast in water, drained
  • Celery sticks, carrot sticks, or chips to serve

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Buffalo chicken dip is the perfect recipe to make when you are just starting to dip your toes into the world of cooking and entertaining. It’s a dish that almost completely fool-proof, only requiring a few ingredients and a couple easy to follow steps.

All you need is 25 minutes of spare time to have this classic buffalo chicken dip prepped and ready to devour.

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.

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2. Stir in 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 according to the directions in the recipe card. 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

Tips for Making Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Soften the cream cheese: 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.

Use canned or fresh chicken. In this recipe, I use canned chicken because it makes the whole process even easier which is perfect for when you’re trying to make several recipes at once for a party.

With that being said, if you have an aversion to canned chicken, you can also bake your own chicken in the oven before placing it into the mixture. One can of chicken equates to about 2 small chicken breasts. If you happen to have a Costco membership I highly recommend their pre-cooked Hand-Pulled Rotisserie Chicken Meat. It’s a great way to skip the canned and still not have to cook your own chicken.

Is Frank’s Red Hot 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 pour into the mixture. If you like it extra spicy, try 3/4 of a cup of hot sauce. If subtle spice is your preference. Try just 1/3 of a cup of hot sauce.

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

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

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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 incredible. It's perfect for any party and of course 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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  • 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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