Buffalo Chicken Dip is easy to make and a total crowd pleaser. Make it ahead and pop in the oven on game day!
Buffalo Chicken Dip is a favorite party recipe or game day recipe in our house. It comes together so quickly, but I also love being able to fix it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until we’re ready to eat.
This Buffalo Chicken Dip was developed in collaboration with Mirum. All opinions are that of Mama Loves Food.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients
- Cream cheese – I like regular cream cheese in this – it adds a fullness of flavor and takes some of the edge off of the hot sauce. If you’re looking to cut some calories though, this can be made with low fat cream cheese.
- Chicken – I know it’s not always the most popular option, but this recipe works great with canned chicken! If you’re not into the canned stuff, try a rotisserie chicken or make a quick tray of baked chicken.
- Hot sauce – You can add more if you really like to turn up the heat, but I think we put just the right amount of hot sauce in our recipe. We use the type of hot sauce that you would add to a wing sauce recipe.
- Ranch seasoning – A packet of ranch seasoning is my secret ingredient in this recipe. It adds all the flavor without making the recipe runny, like if we were to add a bottle of ranch dressing.
- Cheese – A little shredded cheese mixed in and some over top to give that bubbled brown delicious crust. Mmmmm.
How Do You Make Buffalo Chicken Dip
First, in a large bowl combine cream cheese, chicken, hot sauce, ranch seasoning, and 3/4ths of the shredded cheese. Mix well. (I like to use an electric mixer for this part).
Next spread the buffalo chicken dip mixture into an oven safe dish. If you want to get the browned bubbly cheese on top, use a broiler safe dish. Spread everything around evenly with a knife or spatula.
Finally sprinkle the remaining cheese over top and bake until everything is hot and delicious. If you want, turn the broiler on for a few minutes at the end.
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How Long Do You Cook Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Oven
We cook our buffalo chicken dip in the oven for about thirty minutes. This can vary depending on the size and depth of your pan. Typically a deep pan will need to cook longer, while a larger shallow dish will take less time.
Remember, the ingredients are all pre-cooked, so we’re just heating it up for texture and flavor.
Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot)
If you want to make this buffalo chicken dip in the crock pot, you’ll just need to add all the ingredients to your slow cooker after they’ve been mixed together.
Spread it evenly, then top with the rest of the cheese. Cover and turn on low for about 30 minutes.
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip Healthy
It’s easy to lighten up buffalo chicken dip. First you’ll want to use low fat cream cheese, and low fat shredded cheese, then serve it with an assortment of your favorite veggies!
I like to use celery and sliced sweet pepper because they’re perfect for scooping up lots of yummy dip.
Is Buffalo Chicken Dip Keto
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The ingredients we use for our buffalo chicken dip are high in fat and protein, so yes buffalo chicken dip is keto friendly.
How Long Does Buffalo Chicken Dip Stay Good For
Buffalo chicken dip will stay good for 3 – 5 days in the refrigerator. You won’t want to keep it longer than that because there is meat (chicken) in the dip.
If you want the buffalo chicken dip to last longer, your best bet is to pop it in the freezer. When it comes out just give things a good stir if the ingredients have separated a bit. Then pop it in the oven or microwave to heat.
How to Store Buffalo Chicken Dip
You’ll want to store buffalo chicken dip in an air tight container in the refrigerator or freezer. This dip contains both dairy and meat, so if it is left out for too long it will go bad.
If you have leftovers from a party, make sure that it wasn’t left out for more than two hours. If it was, then throw the leftovers away to avoid getting sick.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip Making Tools
Electric mixer – I love love love love love (x’s 100) my stand mixer. Really and truly. But my daily work horse is this handheld electric mixer. It even comes in allll the colors. Which, yay!
Calphalon everyday pan – This is a 12″ two handled pan that you will use pretty much every day. Which, of course is why it’s called an everyday pan. I have this one and the Le Creuset version. I use a whole lot of pots and pans in my line of work (apologies to my husband, the dishwasher!) and these are by far my most frequently used pans.
How to make Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 20 ounces canned chicken (or 2 cups shredded chicken)
- ½ cup red hot sauce
- 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning
- 2 cups shredded cheese ½ c reserved
In a large bowl combine everything except 1/2 cup of reserved shredded cheese. Mix well. (I like to use an electric mixer).
Spread evenly into an oven safe dish with a spoon or spatula. If you plan to broil at the end, make sure your dish is also broiler safe.
Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and bake at 350 degrees on middle oven rack for 20 - 30 minutes, until everything is heated through.
If you want to get the top bubbly and a little browned, turn the broiler on for 2 - 3 minutes, watching closely to make sure it doesn't burn.
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