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There’s a reason why everyone loves Buffalo Chicken Dip! This spicy party food appetizer is full of classic buffalo wing flavors. Use Frank’s Red Hot for the best buffalo chicken dip recipe ever!

buffalo chicken dip being scooped onto a celery piece

Buffalo Chicken Dip is a classic American favorite dip. It’s full of cheesy goodness, and is always a party favorite. You can use crackers, a sliced baguette, or even celery for dipping. Practically anything tastes good when dipped in spicy cheese. I prefer using Frank’s Red Hot for the hot wing sauce. I find that it has the best flavor.

Don’t like bleu cheese? We get it. Bleu cheese is a flavor you either love or hate. You can substitute ranch dressing in place of the bleu cheese dressing in this recipe. Then use crumbled feta on top in place of the crumbled bleu cheese.

  • How do you cook chicken for buffalo chicken dip?

    BOILING: One of the easiest ways to cook chicken for buffalo chicken dip is to boil the chicken in seasoned water or chicken broth. Bring a medium-sized saucepan of water to a boil and season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper OR use chicken broth. Place 2 to 3 chicken breasts into the boiling water. Bring the water back to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until chicken is no longer pink inside and is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

    PRE-COOKED: The easiest option is to use cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocery store. Many large chains also offer pre-cooked and chopped chicken.

    BAKING: Another option is to bake your chicken. Place chicken breasts into a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Storage and Reheating Instructions:

    We doubt you’ll have any of this left over to need to store, it is THAT good! However, if you do happen to have leftovers, you can store this covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for 3-4 days. Simply preheat an oven to 400 degrees, remove plastic wrap, and reheat for 5-10 minutes or until warmed through.
  • Heat Adjustments:

    If you love buffalo chicken dip but don’t love spice, do not fret! You can reduce the amount of buffalo hot wing sauce to your own personal spice preference. However, do not leave it out entirely, because you want that flavor.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other amazing buffalo inspired recipes:

Frank's Buffalo Chicken Dip in a white serving dish

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buffalo chicken dip being scooped with a celery stick
There's a reason why everyone loves Buffalo Chicken Dip! This spicy party food appetizer is full of classic buffalo wing flavors. Use Frank's Red Hot for the best buffalo chicken dip recipe ever!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup bleu cheese dressing
  • 1 cup buffalo hot wing sauce
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 6 ounces crumbled bleu cheese
  • 4 celery ribs
  • 1 baguette
  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan.
  • Use a hand mixer to beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in bleu cheese dressing, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, and cooked chicken until thoroughly mixed.
  • Spread cheese mixture out into the prepared pan. Top with crumbled bleu cheese. Bake in the prepared pan for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Meanwhile, cut celery into sticks and slice baguette.
  • Serve dip hot with celery sticks and baguette slices for dipping.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1745mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 464mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken Dip
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October 27, 2020 4:59 pm

I had read your recipe and tried to cook it. Well, I’m not good at cooking but still I able to prepare buffalo chicken dip looking somewhere near to image in this post.
Thanks for the recipe!

June 19, 2020 5:02 am

5 stars
I will be making this dip and your spinach artichoke dip to bring to a party and bake at their house. The spinach artichoke dip needs 20-25 minutes at 350 and this dip needs 20-25 minutes at 400, if we bake both in the oven together at what degrees do you recommend baking it and for how long for each?

June 5, 2020 10:53 pm

5 stars
WOW! This came out so delicious! I do the same thing, taking inspiration from a recipe and then changing it up. I had some left over roasted sweet potatoes so I just carmelized onions, browned the turkey in a pan, added some other vegetables, red thai chili paste, and a bit of lemongrass (along with everything you put in the recipe) and it came out amazingly delicious! My fiance was shocked because I put it together rather quickly and it was so yummy 🙂

December 24, 2019 2:49 pm

5 stars
This is my favorite of all the buffalo chicken dip recipes! I use blue cheese dressing because I absolutely love blue cheese and I’ve also found that I like a good dose of garlic in my buffalo recipes so I’ve started replacing one of the blocks of cream cheese with block of Boursin cheese. It provides a real depth of flavor without altering the main flavor profile. I also like it a little spicier so I add in a couple shakes of red pepper flakes.

Rebecca Stone
November 27, 2019 6:01 am

5 stars
So yummy!!

June 2, 2018 7:15 pm

So happy to see real Buffaloians sticking up for our beloved chicken wing! Theres no ranch in wing dip. Eat it with blue cheese or don’t eat it at all!!

Jim Schenck
January 31, 2020 4:10 pm
Reply to  Christine

So True.

March 12, 2018 7:00 pm

How long can the dip last? Thanks!

February 16, 2018 8:49 am

I made this for my work pot-“cluck” tonight (chicken recipes only, haha)!

I accidentally left my cheese on the oven as it preheated and ended up using what was NOT melted and a little old cheddar, unfortunately. But it’s still amazing! Just the right amount of spicy and bitter.

Hopefully it goes well at work! Thanks for the recipe.

February 4, 2018 10:09 am

Excited to make this for Super Bowl shenanigans today! Thanks!!

Ruth Chambers
January 26, 2018 1:21 pm

5 stars
Could I use this exact recipe, but add pasta to it? Would it be moist enough? I’ve been searching for a buffalo chicken casserole recipe with these exact ingredients.

January 24, 2018 2:51 pm

So I had a similar dip but mayo was substituted for the cream cheese…it also was delicious,

January 21, 2018 9:35 am

I’m also from Buffalo, and can confirm blue cheese is mandatory for an authentic wing dip. I appreciate that this recipe sticks to tradition, while.offering options for those who don’t like blue cheese. Looks delish! I’ll be making this (with rotisserie chicken) for the playoffs today.

December 31, 2017 2:34 pm

5 stars
Making this RIGHT NOW for our NYE ’18 party!

December 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Making this for the second time this week. It’s delicious! Just the right amount of spicy. I serve it with celery sticks and tortilla scoops.

December 4, 2017 12:07 pm

Nice reply to the anonymous naysayer. This looks delicious!

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