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The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is the best Buffalo Chicken Dip. An easy 5 ingredient recipe for your next party. It’s creamy, cheesy and tastes just like buffalo chicken wings dipped in ranch dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Some people call relate this time of year with hearty meals and comforting foods, yet in a way I announce that it’s appetizer season. From now until the new year, there’s plenty of reasons to serve your favourite snacks and specifically, dips.

While I love me a pile of Dill Pickle Dip, the newest obsession for us is this Rosemary White Bean Hummus!

I am so eager to find so many reasons to make my Cheesy Crab Dip and Mexican Fiesta Dip. While I made both a couple times this past summer, there’s plenty more opportunity in the upcoming season.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

From needing a perfect appetizer, to entertaining, game day, and for potluck parties – dips are always a hit. This one in particular will make you the fan favourite as it tastes just like Buffalo Wings dipped in Ranch Dressing. YUM!

If you have tried my Jalapeño Popper Dip, you’re definitely going to want to try this one as well!

This simple 5 ingredient Buffalo Chicken Dip is the epitome of a delicious appetizer recipe. It’s a no-fail dip recipe that combines all the flavours you love. Plus, it’s such a quick and easy recipe to make. It’s become one of the most popular recipes on my blog.

With only 5 simple ingredients for the perfect party dip for super bowl sunday. That makes this the best and an easy buffalo chicken dip recipe!

It’s the first thing I think of when needing a yummy hot dip, for a special occasion or just when the craving hits.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

While you could use shredded cooked chicken, my recipe calls for canned chunk chicken. I had purchased many cans at Costco once, thinking it would come in handy for sandwich lunches. Turns out the kids aren’t a fan.

So I had so many tins, and continually staring at them in the pantry was the inspiration for this recipe. I used two cans for my recipe and it turned out perfect, and saved some time cooking chicken breasts.


How do you make Buffalo chicken dip in the oven?

The following recipe is how I make the best buffalo chicken dip recipe using the oven. Make sure to check out our buffalo chicken dip video on how to make, it’s so very simple.

 

You will need the following ingredients:

  • canned chunk chicken
  • hot sauce, I use Frank’s RedHot Buffalo
  • cream cheese
  • ranch dressing
  • shredded cheddar cheese (sometimes I use a cheddar and mozzarella cheese blend)
  • green onions for garnish, optional
  • Sides for Dipping
  • black pepper, if desired

What do you serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

I love to have a variety of options on hand for happy dippers:

  • Carrot Sticks
  • Celery Sticks
  • Ritz crackers
  • Tortilla Chips
Buffalo Chicken Dip

I use franks redhot buffalo wing hot sauce, yet you can use your own preferred spicy buffalo sauce brand when making this delicious buffalo chicken dip.

I opted for the mild version of hot sauce, yet make spicy buffalo chicken dip if you wish. If you do like that extra kick and have mild, increase the measurement to a full cup.

You can totally use cooked fresh chicken breasts, rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken breast for this recipe. Yet I love the ease of using canned.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

To make: simply cook the 5 ingredients on the stove in a large pan over medium heat. Then once cooked and bubbling hot, transfer it to an oven-safe dish and top with more shredded cheese. Bake for 10 minutes just to get that topping nice and bubbly.

Top with chopped green onion for garnish, and done! You don’t even need to transfer this to a large bowl, just serve in the small casserole dish that it’s baked in.


How to Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Transforming this creamy dip recipe into a slow cooker dip is simple, just like my Slow Cooker Warm Mushroom Dip. Some may love this recipe, for this reason alone.

To make crock pot Buffalo Chicken Dip, follow the recipe below. Yet add the combined mixture to the crock pot, instead of the oven-safe dish.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Then, sprinkle cheese on top as you would when making in the oven, and slow cook for 3-4 hours or until the cheese topping is melted.

Personally, I’d use the slow cooker to make this recipe when entertaining or making it for a potluck. You can keep the dip warm to hot, and ready to serve at all times. This way it prolongs becoming room temperature.


Are you Looking for a Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe without Cream Cheese?

If you’d like to not use cream cheese for your chicken dip, you can substitute it for 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise, and 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or 1 cup 14% Sour Cream.

Keep in mind if you opt for low-fat varieties in this recipe, to make a healthy buffalo chicken dip -your dip will not be as thick in texture as using full the full fat option.


How to Store Buffalo Dip:

Place in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 5 days. We love to have leftovers for the next day, it makes the best snack.

You can reheat this right in the baking dish, in a microwave or in the oven. Enjoy as dip the next time around or scoop into a fresh ben to make buffalo chicken sliders.


This Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the best party snacks, or as we did, enjoy at leisure in an afternoon at home. It doesn’t have to be a super bowl party to enjoy this buffalo dip recipe.

It’s creamy, super cheesy, and has that spicy kick. It’s your favourite Buffalo wing flavour in delicious dip form. I hope you enjoy one of our favorite appetizers and not just for football season and super bowl!

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This is the best Buffalo Chicken Dip 5 ingredient recipe for your next party. Creamy, cheesy and tastes like buffalo chicken wings dipped in ranch dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chunk chicken, drianed
  • 3/4 cup hot sauce, I used Frank's Red Hot Buffalo
  • 1 pkg cream cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, divided
  • crackers and/or veggies to dip

Instructions

  1. Add drained chicken from cans into a skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Add hot sauce
  2. Stir in cream cheese until blended, then add in the ranch dressing
  3. Mix in half the shredded cheese, and cook until blended 
  4. Transfer mixture to an oven-safe dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. 
  5. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

If you're wanting to make this slow cooker style, add mixture to the crockpot instead of the oven safe dish. Top with cheese as usual and slow cook for 3-4 hours.

For a spicier version, increase the hot sauce amount to 1 cup

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 514Saturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 1578mgCarbohydrates: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g

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24 Comments

  1. oh this looks absolutely delicious and i have it bookmarked! great dish to make for my girls christmas

  2. I have not had Buffalo Chicken dip but I do want to try this recipe. Thanks for posting!

      1. I don’t go by grams. Is it 2 tiny cans or 2 of the next size up? That size appears to be about a cup. I think.

        1. The tins I buy are larger than the standard small ones. I’d check the size of the cans you buy, and what grams they are.

  3. I add onion crunchies or freeze dried onions to the top just for some texture it’s amazing❤️

  4. I throw some blue cheese in mine for a kick. Your recipe and pics are droolishous

  5. Have you made it with shredded chicken and if so how much?
    I have some rotisserie chicken left to use and my mouths watering with this recipe!

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