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)!

Scooping cheesy buffalo chicken dip with a pretzel cracker

How to Make The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip (video)

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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

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!

Dipping celery into hot buffalo chicken dip with cheese

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!

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!

Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 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.
  • 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 350 degrees.

  2. Combine diced chicken and buffalo sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and garlic powder with a mixer on medium until fluffy.

  4. Add celery, chicken, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and green onions.  Stir to combine. 

  5. Spread into a 9x9 pan, top with remaining cheese and bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 186, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 631mg, Potassium: 178mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 11g, Vitamin A: 11%, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 15.3%, Iron: 1.8%

(Nutrition 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!


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!

13 comments on “The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip (video)”

  1. Buffalo chicken dip is a big hit with my friends here in Australia. Love your recipes… 
    thank you 

  2. The best buffalo dip I’ve ever made! Our favourite way to enjoy this dip is extra spicy and served with cucumbers! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  3. Hi

    How did you cook your chicken breast.

  4. This looks delish and perfect for the Super Bowl!

  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!

  6. Made this tonight for Super Bowl! Delish!

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

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

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

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