A Must-Try Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

The Spruce / Elizabeth Briskin

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: 3 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
131 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 85mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you love Buffalo wings, this Buffalo chicken dip recipe will probably be just as wonderful. All the flavors from one of America's favorite appetizers come together in a hot dip that takes any event up a notch. Whether you make it for game day or you just want a savory snack, this recipe will probably be a new go-to favorite.

Use canned chicken, rotisserie chicken from the deli or your own leftover cooked chicken in the dip. It is then mixed with other ingredients and served hot with celery sticks, crackers, veggies -- or all three.

This could not be easier to throw together. You can prepare it using a traditional oven, microwave, slow cooker or tailgating gear. However it works for you, it is bound to delight all who give it a try.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing, or ranch dressing

  • 1/2 cup Frank's red hot sauce

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, or shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast, or 2 (9.75-ounce) premium chunk chicken breast in water, drained

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather ingredients.

    Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe ingredients

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  2. Pre heat the oven to 350  F. Place 8 ounces softened cream cheese into a deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.

    Place softened cream cheese into a deep baking dish

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  3. Mix in 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing, 1/2 cup any flavor Frank's® RedHot Sauce® and 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir in the chicken.

    add remaining dip ingredients in a baking dish

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  4. Bake it for 20 minutes or until the mixture is heated through. Stir and garnish as desired with veggies, crackers, or bread for dipping.

    Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe in a baking dish

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Microwave Directions: Prepare as above, using a microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes or until hot, stirring halfway through cooking.

Slow Cooker Method: Combine ingredients as directed above. Place mixture into a small slow cooker. Cover pot. Heat on the high setting for 1 1/2 hours until hot and bubbly or on the low setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir.

Tailgating Tip: Prepare dip ahead and place in a heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat dip until hot and bubbly.

Buffalo Chicken History

The war rages on as to who came up with the original hot wing appetizer, but it is generally believed they were invented in 1964 at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y. The most colorful story involves owner Teressa Bellissimo's predicament when her son and his hungry friends ambled into the tavern looking for a late-night snack.

What's a mother to do? She fried up unbreaded chicken wings, dipped them in a buttered spicy chile sauce, and served them with celery and blue-cheese-dressing dip to cut the heat. Bingo! Buffalo chicken wings were born and have become a worldwide culinary sensation. 

Recipe Source: Frank's® RedHot Sauce®, reprinted with permission.​