The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the best ever party snacks!

Tender chunks of chicken in Buffalo sauce is combined with a creamy cream cheese base and of course loads of cheese.  It’s all baked until golden and bubbly!

Everyone devours this dip (and begs for the recipe)!

Scooping cheesy buffalo chicken dip with a pretzel cracker


Our Favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip!

If you see me at a party, I pretty much guarantee I’m going to be hovering around the snack table checking out the goodies! I’ll gladly pass over the sweets and head straight to the savory appetizers and of course Cocktail Meatballs.

If there’s one thing on the table I truly cannot resist, it’s a good creamy cheesy dip including this Buffalo Chicken Dip (and of course my famous Jalapeno Popper Dip)!

Who doesn’t love a good plate of hot wings on game day? This dip takes the flavor from your favorite Buffalo chicken wings and turns them into totally scoopable, irresistible party dip! Get in ma belly!

Buffalo Chicken Dip ingredients in a bowl

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip


This dip is super easy to make!  We start with cooked chicken breasts, you can use pretty much any kind of chicken for this. Our favorite is to use tender juicy poached chicken.

Rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken work great but in a pinch you can even use canned chicken.  If you are using canned chicken, you’ll want to be extra gentle when mixing as the chicken can break apart quite easily.

While some recipes use shredded chicken, I prefer the texture of the chopped chicken. (Chicken thighs are great too).

Cream Cheese

Once my chicken is prepped and ready, I create the base which starts with cream cheese.

You’ll want to soften your cream cheese before mixing by leaving it on the counter for a couple of hours.  (TIP: To soften cream cheese quickly, microwave it for about 15 seconds on high).

Using a hand mixer for the cream cheese is the best way to make a dip soft and fluffy so it doesn’t break your tortilla chips for dipping!

I add 3/4 cup sour cream to this recipe, feel free to replace it with Ranch dressing or even Blue Cheese dressing if you’d prefer.


Finally we add in some seasonings, I chose both green onion and garlic powder (in place of white onion and fresh garlic) as the flavors are a bit milder and blend well in this recipe.

We spread this into a pan and bake until bubbly and melty…. so incredibly good!

Dipping celery into hot buffalo chicken dip with cheese

How to make Buffalo Sauce

There is a difference between Buffalo sauce and hot sauce. Hot sauce is really just hot peppers, vinegar and salt where Buffalo sauce has melted butter (if homemade or often if restaurant made) or oil (if store bought). I usually use purchased Buffalo sauce (I use this one here) but it’s also really easy to make your own Buffalo sauce at home with just two ingredients.

Buffalo Sauce


  • 1 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • dash of garlic powder (optional)


  1. Simply combine 2 parts hot sauce to 1 part melted butter.
  2. Whisk until combined.
  3. Pour, drizzle, dunk and dip everything in it (like I do).

How To Make Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

This dip can easily be made into a crock pot Buffalo chicken dip! As much as I love making this dip in the oven making it in the slow cooker is perfect for transporting it and keeps it warm during parties (although it doesn’t last very long around here)!

You’ll want to use a little slow cooker, I use a little 2qt slow cooker (super cheap, they cost LESS THAN $10) and I use it for all kinds of things including Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies!

This dip will take about 3 hours on low to heat through, you’ll want to give it a stir 1/2 way through and add the cheese on top about 20 minutes before serving.  Turn your crock pot to warm (or low) and your guests can help themselves throughout your party!

 Dish of hot buffalo chicken dip

What is Good to Eat with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

The possibilities for scooping up this amazing dip are endless. Since it’s fairly low in carbs, I love to serve it with carrot sticks and celery.

My daughter, who dubs this the “BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip ever”, prefers to use tortilla chips. Crackers, bread… there really isn’t anything that you can’t use to scoop this dip!

This dip is deliciously creamy and always the first thing has gone from the table!  If you take it to a party, make sure to print extra copies of the recipe because people are going to be asking for it (or keep it your little secret, I won’t tell ;) ).

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is the BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip with tender chunks of chicken, celery bits and green onion in a creamy cheesy base.

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  • 2 cups chicken breasts, cooked
  • 2/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 ribs of celery, finely diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Dice chicken and combine with buffalo sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Mix cream cheese with a hand mixer on medium until fluffy.  Mix in sour cream.
  4. Stir in celery, green onions, garlic powder, 1/2 cup cheddar, 1/2 cup mozzarella, and 2/3 of the buffalo chicken mixture.
  5. Spread into a 9×9 pan.  Top with remaining buffalo chicken mixture and cheeses.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
  7. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, tortilla chips or pretzel chips.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Serving Size:

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 206 Calories

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Tender chunks of chicken in buffalo sauce are combined with a creamy cream cheese base and of course loads of cheese.  It's all baked until golden and bubbly!
Tender chunks of chicken in buffalo sauce are combined with a creamy cream cheese base and of course loads of cheese.  It's all baked until golden and bubbly!

How to Make The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

9 comments on “The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip”

  1. Oh I absolutely love buffalo chicken dip. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  2. I’m so glad you posted this! This is my newest addiction. Soooooo yummy!!!

  3. im going to try this for wildcard weekend of course i will have to use louisiana hotsauce im a louisiana girl!

  4. Made this tonight for Super Bowl! Delish!

  5. I consider myself a buffalo chicken dip conniseur and this is the best dip I’ve ever had!! Will always use this recipe going forward! Yum! The perfect balance of cheesy creamy and spicy without having too much acidity!

    Rating: 5
  6. This looks delish and perfect for the Super Bowl!

  7. Hi

    How did you cook your chicken breast.

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