This Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect appetizer for the big game or any special occasion. With only 5 simple ingredients, this flavorful one-pan snack will be a huge hit!
Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you’re throwing a Super Bowl party at the end of football season, there are a few popular appetizers that everyone expects. You should have some buffalo wings, a large bowl of chips, different kinds of pizzas, and the best buffalo chicken dip recipe that you can find. That is this Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe!
Everyone’s favorite appetizer, this easy buffalo chicken dip recipe is one that anyone can make. Using only a few ingredients that you can buy at any grocery store, it is a game day food that is a great option any time of year.
I love the flavor of buffalo sauce. If I go to a casual restaurant, there is a good chance that I am going to be ordering a buffalo chicken sandwich, buffalo chicken wings, or get a buffalo dipping sauce on the side. I crave the buffalo flavor! My daughter always teases me, but I just love it.
Maybe it’s for this reason that I am always looking for a chicken wing dip at a party – or making one for my own. It’s an amazing appetizer with a little bit of kick that I am always looking to eat leftover the next day.
This cheesy buffalo dip is not only an easy recipe that tastes amazing, but it’s low carb and something that will work for anyone on a gluten-free diet. A flavor that is universally loved (and expected!) on an appetizer table, you’ll make this one over and over.
- You can use softened cream cheese or cream cheese right out of the refrigerator and it will work with full-fat or low-fat cream cheese.
- Although the cheese will cool, this delicious dip will be fine sitting at room temperature for several hours.
How To Make Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients:
2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/2 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons ranch dressing
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8×8-inch baking dish
Kitchen spoon or wooden spoon
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In an 8×8″ oven-safe dish, pour your buffalo sauce into the bottom and spread it around evenly.
Step 2: After you have cooked and shredded each boneless chicken breast, distribute it on top of the buffalo wing sauce.
Step 3: Cut your cream cheese into about 12 smaller pieces and add them to the baking dish. Add your ranch dressing as well.
Step 4: Stir everything together and bake for 15 minutes or until hot.
Step 5: Stir again in the casserole dish, and top the creamy dip with mozzarella cheese.
Step 6: Bake for another 5 minutes, until you’ve got a hot dip and your shredded cheese is melted and bubbly.
Step 7: Top with some chopped green onions or fresh parsley if desired. Serve warm and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Store any leftover dip in an airtight container or in the serving bowl wrapped tightly in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
What Can I Serve With This Cheesy Dip?
This is the perfect dip to serve with fresh veggies or chips! Think celery sticks, carrot sticks or sliced bell peppers, crisp tortilla chips, corn chips, Fritos scoops, slices of french bread, baguette slices, pita chips, or bagel chips.
What Do I Do If I Don’t Have Mozzarella Cheese?
Mozzarella cheese should be your first choice for this cheesy chicken dip, but you can use something else in a pinch.
Monterey Jack cheese or sharp cheddar cheese are good options. You want types of cheeses that will melt, so parmesan cheese or any harder cheeses won’t work well.
Can I Use Leftover Chicken In This Recipe?
Yes! For any easy dip recipe, you should be able to use what you have on hand. You can use leftover cooked chicken breasts or chicken thighs, deli rotisserie chicken, or canned chicken in a pinch.
That said, whatever you are using, make sure that it is shredded chicken before it goes into the dip mixture.
Can I Make This Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip Less Spicy?
Yes! The Frank’s RedHot Sauce does have some kick and you are using quite a bit in this buffalo dip recipe.
If you want to tone it down for anyone at your next party or Super Bowl Sunday who may not be a fan of heat, add only half of the sauce called for in the original recipe as well as some sour cream to cool it off further.
Taste the dip before baking it in the oven and add some extra sauce if desired.
Can I Use Blue Cheese Dressing Instead Of Ranch?
Yes! If you are a fan of blue cheese and would prefer to use blue cheese instead of ranch dressing, you can substitute one for the other.
If you want to include both ranch and blue cheese, you can also add some blue cheese crumbles to the inside of the dip for extra flavor when you stir all of the dip ingredients together.
Are You Looking For More Of My Favorite Dip Recipes? Here Are Some Great Ones:
- Avocado Cilantro Garlic Hummus
- Black Eyed Pea Taco Dip
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- Easy Italian Hoagie Dip
- Homemade Guacamole
- Easy Cheesecake Dip
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.