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    Creamy and cheesy, with just the right amount of spice, this buffalo chicken dip is a perfect sharing appetizer. Easy to make, this warm dip will be the star of any gathering!

    Buffalo chicken dip in a white dish

    When buffalo sauce is involved, there is no such thing as a bad idea! This buffalo chicken dip recipe is all kinds of delicious and is great to serve as a holiday appetizer and is perfect for game day.

    Serve it up with your favorite crackers and breads for a hot dip that everyone will love.

    If you love this recipe, be sure to check out my Spinach Artichoke Dip!

    Why you will love this chicken dip

    • Quick and easy: It’s super easy to make this dip before you pop it in the oven to bake. It takes less than 10 minutes to put this together.
    • Simple ingredients: You only need 5 ingredients to make this dip!
    • Keto friendly: This dip is low carb and a great option if you are leading a keto lifestyle.
    dipping a buffalo dip with a cracker

    Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients

    To make the best buffalo chicken dip recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

    • Chicken: I used pulled rotisserie chicken, but shredded or chopped will also work.
    • Buffalo sauce: I use Frank’s, but you can use your favorite brand.
    • Cream cheese: I used full fat cream cheese for the best texture and flavor, but you can use low fat if you prefer.
    • Ranch dressing: Ranch dressing helps to balance out the flavor of the buffalo sauce.
    • Cheese: I used shredded mozzarella & mild cheddar cheese.
    • Scallions: For flavor and a burst of color.

    How to make buffalo chicken dip

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
    • Add the chicken and buffalo hot sauce to the baking dish and toss to coat.
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the cream cheese and the ranch dressing over low heat until the cream cheese is completely melted and smooth. Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese over the buffalo chicken. Pour the cream cheese/ranch mixture over the chicken and toss to coat. Mix until well combined. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.
    • Bake for 20 -30minutes. Serve hot with crackers.
    how to make buffalo chicken dip - process shots

    Can you make it ahead of time?

    This chicken buffalo dip recipe is best served warm out of the oven, but you can make it up ahead of time and keep it covered in the fridge for a day. Let it come up to room temperature before baking in the oven.

    What do you serve it with?

    This easy buffalo dip is great to serve with an assortment of crackers, breadsticks, and crusty bread. To keep it low carb, opt for vegetable sticks like carrot and celery.

    How long does it keep?

    The baked buffalo chicken dip will keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. You can reheat it in the oven, covered with foil at 350 F until warmed through, or heat it in the microwave to serve.

    close up of chicken buffalo dip in a white dish

    What’s the best chicken to use?

    For ease, I like to use rotisserie chicken in this recipe for buffalo dip, but you can also bake some chicken breasts or make Instant Pot Chicken Breasts, and either shred them or cut them into chunks. It’s a great use of any leftover chicken you have, and you can also use turkey if you have some leftover.

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • Soften your cream cheese before using it so that it combines well with the other ingredients. I like to take mine out of the fridge 30 minutes to an hour before I plan to make it.
    • If you like, you can also add some blue cheese to this dip for an extra burst of flavor.

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    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Creamy and cheesy, with just the right amount of spice, this buffalo chicken dip is a perfect sharing appetizer. Easy to make, this warm dip will be the star of any gathering!
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 8 servings
    Calories 321kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
    • Add the chicken and the buffalo hot sauce to the baking dish, and toss to coat.
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the cream cheese and the ranch dressing over low heat until the cream cheese is completely melted and smooth. Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese over the buffalo chicken. Pour the cream cheese/ranch mixture over the chicken and toss to coat. Mix until well combined. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.
    • Bake for 20 -30minutes. Serve hot with crackers.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Soften your cream cheese before using it so that it combines well with the other ingredients. I like to take mine out of the fridge 30 minutes to an hour before I plan to make it.
    • If you like, you can also add some blue cheese to this dip for an extra burst of flavor.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword buffalo dip recipe, easy buffalo chicken dip, spicy chicken dip
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