An Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is the ideal party appetizer. This recipe combines shredded chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, and a special blend of cheddar and bleu cheese for a delicious creamy dip. Served with tortilla chips, crusty bread, or on a roll as a sandwich, this is sure to be a hit at your next event!
In a time crunch? This makes a great appetizer, party dip, or a simple snack with your favorite vegetables! Possibilities for serving are truly endless with this popular and simple appetizer dip.
Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you are like me, an easy recipe is one that I prefer. I just don't have time for a ton of preparation or steps to make something yummy. This is especially true when I am having guests or heading out to a friend for dinner. That's why I love easy dip recipes like this hot buffalo chicken dip.
This dip is amazing right out of the oven when piping hot, but it is also delicious cold straight out of the refrigerator! I've been known to toast bread and eat it cold like a "chicken salad" sandwich! That's how yummy it is, and just how truly versatile!
Can this be Made in Advance?
We are all about making things easy when on a time crunch. That means that having items prepared in advance is a must. This dip is super fast and easy to throw together, but if you know you won't have much time right before the party, you can make it ahead.
Ways to make this dip in advance:
- Pre-cook chicken breast and shred so it is easy to dump together with other ingredients
- Combine all of the ingredients in an aluminum baking pan and refrigerate up to 2 days before popping in the oven to heat through
- Cook the dip, then allow it to cool and refrigerate until an hour before needed. Scoop the dip into a slow cooker an hour before it is needed to heat it through for serving
Can I Freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?
This dip is a great option to make in large batches and freeze for future use. It is easiest to freeze this in an aluminum baking dish that can be popped directly from the freezer or refrigerator into the oven for reheating. My preference is to assemble, cover, and freeze before cooking.
Tip: Invest in reusable labels for freezer foods to save on expenses.
Can I make Buffalo Chicken Dip with Canned Chicken?
Yes! If you don't have time to cook and shred chicken breast, you can easily substitute drained canned chicken in this recipe. It will provide a slightly different texture, but it is still just as tasty. When buying canned chicken for this recipe, you want to pick up the chicken breast in water version. It offers the best flavor and consistency when mixed with these ingredients.
Can I make Buffalo Chicken Dip with Rotisserie Chicken
One of my favorite hacks for making this recipe is to use leftover rotisserie chicken. Simply shred the meat after removing skin and add to the ingredients as the recipe directs.
Pro tip: If you have a local market that sells rotisserie chicken at a discount later in the day, but them in bulk and shred for later use. Simply put the shredded chicken in portioned freezer containers that are labeled with the date. Freeze for up to 3 months.
How should I serve this dip recipe?
I have already mentioned above that you can serve this recipe with tortilla chips, crusty bread, or even on a roll as a sandwich. Other popular options are to serve with carrot or celery sticks. If you are following a specific diet, or need to be gluten-free, vegetables are a favorite dipping option.
This dip is so delicious, you might even see people eating it with a spoon! You could also make our Rustic Crunchy French Bread recipe to go along with this dip for an extra special treat!
More Appetizer Recipes
If you are throwing a party or having guests for dinner, you may want a few more appetizers to serve with this easy buffalo chicken dip. When hosting a party, it is best to gather recipes that offer variety. Since this buffalo chicken dip is a bit on the spicy side for some, you will want to offer another dip that has a moderate spice level.
Below are some other favorites that are easy to prepare for a party and loved by all who attend.
- Potato Pierogi Recipe
- Fresh Avocado Dip with Feta Cheese
- Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce
- Easy Homemade Queso Dip
- Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Cream Cheese
- Cooked Chicken
- Buffalo Sauce
- Blue Cheese Dressing/Sauce
- Cheddar Cheese
Optional: Red Pepper Flakes and Green Onions
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip
Combine the pre-cooked shredded chicken with cream cheese, buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, and half of the shredded cheddar cheese. Pour this mixture into a baking pan, and then top with the remaining cheese before baking. Follow the recipe directions for baking, and serve as directed above.
Serving Size: 5
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 31.6gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1128mgCarbohydrates: 5.8gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4.6gProtein: 27.6g