Buffalo chicken dip is a classic game day and party dip. It’s full of cheesy goodness, and always a favorite. You can use crackers, a sliced baguette, or even celery for dipping. Pretty much anything tastes good when dipped in spicy cheese. You’re going to love it!

If you love buffalo chicken dip, you absolutely have to try beer cheese dip, spinach artichoke dip, and especially jalapeño popper dip.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s quick and simple for parties.
  • Can be served with veggies, baguettes, tortilla chips, crackers, or your favorite dippers!
  • The creamy, cheesy goodness makes it the ultimate comfort food.
A hand dipping a chip into buffalo chicken dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese: Adds creaminess and balances the heat.
  • Blue Cheese Dressing: Gives a tangy depth. Ranch dressing can be a milder alternative.
  • Buffalo Hot Sauce: Provides the signature spicy flavor. We love Frank’s Red Hot. Adjust the amount to suit your heat preference.
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese: Brings a rich, cheesy taste. Mozzarella can be used for a milder flavor.
  • Cooked Chicken: The star of the dish. Canned chicken or rotisserie chicken are great time-savers.
  • Bleu Cheese Crumbles (Optional): Adds an extra layer of tang and texture. Substitute with feta cheese or omit if you prefer a smoother dip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare your dip a day in advance and refrigerate. Just bake before serving.

Can I make this in the slow cooker?

Certainly! Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, except your cheese to top, and cook on high for a total of 2 hours. After 2 hours remove the lid and add any cheese to top as desired. Replace lid and continue to cook until cheese is melted.

How can I adjust the spiciness?

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.

Do I have to add blue cheese crumbles on top?

You really don’t! If you don’t like crumbled blue cheese, you can always just top with more shredded cheddar cheese, or even shredded Monterey Jack.

What Chicken to Use in Buffalo Chicken Dip

You have several options or chicken to suit your schedule and preference:

  • Cook and Shred Chicken Breasts: Ideal for a fresh approach.
  • Use Leftover Cooked and Shredded Chicken: A great way to repurpose leftovers.
  • Shredded Rotisserie Chicken: A time-saving choice with added flavor.
  • Canned Chicken: Perfect for when you’re in a pinch.

Quick Cooking Methods

  • Boiling:
    • Method: Boil chicken in seasoned water or chicken broth with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper.
    • Cooking Time: Simmer 2 to 3 chicken breasts for 15 to 20 minutes until fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F).
  • Baking:
    • Method: Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and bake in a lightly greased 9×13 pan.
    • Temperature: 375°F oven.
    • Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

What Dippers to Serve With Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Celery Sticks: Offer a refreshing crunch and a mild sweetness, perfect for balancing the dip’s heat.
  • Carrot Sticks: Another crisp, sweet option that contrasts well with the creamy and spicy flavors.
  • Sliced Baguettes: Provide a chewy texture and neutral flavor, complementing the dip’s richness with a satisfying crust for extra crunch.
  • Tortilla Chips: Bring a salty crispness that pairs excellently with the creamy, tangy dip, ideal for those who prefer a crunchier dipping experience.


  • Dip too runny? Bake a bit longer to allow your buffalo chicken dip to thicken up.
  • Not spicy enough? Stir in extra buffalo hot sauce to taste after baking.
  • Cheese not melting properly? Ensure your cheese is shredded finely for better melting.

Tips From the Chef

  • Use freshly shredded cheese for better melting and texture.
  • Spread the mixture in an even layer in the pan to make sure it cooks evenly.
  • Taste buffalo chicken dip before baking to adjust the seasoning and spiciness to your liking.
Overhead view of a baking dish filled with buffalo chicken dip.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigerate: Cool the buffalo chicken dip completely and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Warm in the oven at 350°F until heated through, about 15-20 minutes.

If you love the flavors of buffalo chicken dip…

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