The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip (video)
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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)!
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!
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip
The star of this dip is of course chicken! You can use leftover cooked chicken or whip up some tender juicy poached chicken. Rotisserie chicken will also work great but in a pinch you can even use canned chicken. Note: 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.
Like most dips (including my fave 5 Minute Taco Dip), cream cheese is the base of this recipe. Softened cream cheese makes for a better dip. (TIP: To soften cream cheese quickly, microwave it for about 15 seconds on high). Using a hand mixer for the base any cream cheese dip keeps it 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!
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)!
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!
We eat this buffalo chicken dip with celery and carrots to keep it lower in carbs. 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 easy cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip 🔥 is a favorite game day appetizer! Loaded with chicken breast, celery and lots of cheese and smothered in Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce, this spicy snack is as easy as it is delish!
- 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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine diced chicken and buffalo sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and garlic powder with a mixer on medium until fluffy.
Add celery, chicken, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and green onions. Stir to combine.
Spread into a 9x9 pan, top with remaining cheese and bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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