The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the best ever party dips with tender chunks of chicken in a creamy cheesy Buffalo sauce baked until bubbly.

This is the first thing gone at every party, low carb and keto-friendly (and everyone begs for the recipe)!

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A Game Day Favorite

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 like cocktail meatballs and pretzel bites!

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!

ingredients to make Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients in Buffalo Chicken Dip

This chicken wing dip starts with tender juicy chunks of chicken! You can use leftover cooked chicken or make easy poached chicken. Rotisserie chicken will also work great but in a pinch, you can even use canned chicken.

Like most dips, softened cream cheese is the base of this recipe. A bit of cup sour cream makes it easy to scoop while cheddar and mozza add cheesy flavor. You can add a bit of blue cheese if you like it!

ingredients in a glass bowl to make Buffalo Chicken Dip

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. Try adding taco seasoning, or ranch seasoning mix!

PRO TIP: To soften cream cheese quickly, microwave it for about 15 seconds on high. Using a hand mixer for the base of any cream cheese dip keeps it fluffy so it doesn’t break your tortilla chips for dipping!

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is quick and easy to make and everyone loves it!

  1. MIX – Mix cream cheese, hot sauce, sour cream, & seasonings.
  2. STIR – Stir in chicken & cheese.
  3. BAKE – Add more cheese & bake until bubbly.

Buffalo Chicken Dip before baking


  • Prepare the dip up to 48 hours ahead of time and bake when your guests arrive.
  • If the dip is prepped ahead of time, you’ll need to add a few minutes to the cook time.
  • Substitute 1/2 cup ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing for the sour cream if desired.
  • In a hurry? Skip the oven and melt all of the ingredients on the stovetop. Stir in chicken, top with cheese and broil.
  • This dip can easily be made in a Crock Pot. I use a little 2qt slow cooker (super cheap, they cost less than $10)! Cook on low 3 hours stirring occasionally and then turn to warm.

What to Serve With Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip can be served with veggies, crackers, or bread. Our favorites are celery and carrots (low-carb!) or tortilla chips. My daughter dubs this the “BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip ever” and so will your guests!

More Creamy Dips You’ll Love

Did your guests love this Buffalo Chicken Dip? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

Buffalo Chicken Dip with a portion taken out
4.94 from 30 votes
Review Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
This is the BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip with tender chunks of chicken in a creamy, cheesy buffalo sauce.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cup buffalo sauce
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken breast cooked & diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
  • 2 green onions sliced

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce and garlic powder with a mixer on medium until fluffy.
  • Stir in chicken, ½ cup cheddar cheese, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, and green onions.
  • Spread into a small baking dish or pie plate. Top with remaining cheese and bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Ranch dressing mix can be added to the cream cheese mixture if desired.
Other favorite additions include crumbled bacon, diced jalapenos, blue cheese or diced celery.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 186, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 631mg, Potassium: 179mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 548IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 153mg, Iron: 1mg

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

Keyword best Buffalo Chicken Dip, buffalo chicken dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, how to make Buffalo Chicken Dip
Course Appetizer, Chicken, Dip, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
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    1. Hi Ruthielil, we have not tried freezing this dip but I think it should work fine. Once heated I would give it a good stir to ensure everything is well incorporated.

  1. Hey guys! This dip is seriously the best we’ve ever had! We also used rotisserie chicken. We made a few changes, however. We added bacon crumbles, and carmelized onions. We didn’t add the green onion and celery. It was awesome!! 5 stars

  2. I made this last Sunday for just my husband and I while we were watching the Bears game. I wanted something quick and simple! I ended up buying a Rotisserie chicken to shred for this dish. I saw some comment below about canned chicken, (which I’ve also used in the past), and you can 100% absolutely notice the difference. Always go with rotisserie or cooked chicken!

    You will get a lot of portions from this dip! It was sooo cheesy, and hit the spot for sure! The celery was a little different, and I think that’s just a matter of taste. My only wish was that I had actually added MORE chicken. We ended up using Asturi Bruschettini Toasts, which were too small to dip, but a great kind of crunch this dip needed. Overall, really tasty for a cold Chicago day. Thanks for sharing!4 stars

  3. Can you make it with canned chicken breast? If so, will it deminish the flavor of your dish?? I DEFINITELY don’t want to do that lol

    1. Yes you can but I do find that the flavor (and texture) is not quite the same. Rotisserie chicken works well if you’re looking for something quicker.

  4. Buffalo chicken dip is a big hit with my friends here in Australia. Love your recipes… 
    thank you 
    Brenda5 stars

  5. 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!5 stars

  6. 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!5 stars

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