Inside: This creamy buffalo chicken dip is my go-to recipe anytime we have friends over. I always double this recipe because everyone loves it.
With chicken, buffalo sauce, cheddar cheese and easy package cream cheese, this simple buffalo chicken dip is an easy hot appetizer to make on the fly as well.
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
We entertain a lot … well, before March 2020 we entertained a lot … hoping this will change back soon because we miss all of our people!
I actually still find myself making this creamy buffalo chicken dip often though. It’s restaurant-worthy, way less messy than buffalo wings and everyone loves it.
Not to mention the fact that this cheesy buffalo chicken can be so easily repurposed and made into buffalo chicken stuffed peppers or even several creamy buffalo chicken pasta recipes.
Personally, I like to make buffalo chicken pizza with any leftovers that I still have on the last day before the dip goes bad (not that I usually have any left!) To make the buffalo chicken pizza, I use homemade pizza dough with my pizza dough in a bread maker LINK https://couponcravings.com/easy-homemade-pizza-dough-dinner-recipe/ recipe, the dry ingredient packages of pizza dough or the premade packaged pizza dough rounds, top with the dip, pile with mozzarella cheese and bake at 425 degrees for 9-11 minutes. That is a winner of a dinner!
On to the directions for making this creamy buffalo chicken dip, as I really don’t think that you’ll have any leftovers 🙂
Creamy Buffalo Chicken ingredients:
- 2 8-oz. blocks of cream cheese
2/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese
3/4 cup ranch dressing
1 lb. chicken breast cooked & shredded
celery sticks, tortilla chips or pretzel crackers for serving
For cooking the chicken I have two ways of doing that that are really so simple. If you have a Crock-Pot, I have made my shredded chicken Crock Pot recipe for years. The chicken comes out cooked, juicy, and is shredded using two forks, really, so simple.
If you have an Instant Pot and would rather make the process really fast, this is my go-to shredded chicken Instant Pot recipe. Obviously, if you’re using chicken breasts instead, just follow the same directions.
To make this buffalo chicken with cream cheese dip simply mix everything together and bake… yes, it’s really that easy!
I do have a specific order that I add ingredients in though that I’ve mastered over the years that just makes things easier and this cream cheese buffalo chicken mixture even creamier.
Creamy Buffalo Chicken Steps:
1. softened cream cheese
2. Add ranch dressing
3. Add buffalo sauce
4. Add cheddar cheese
5. Add chicken
Stir really well, pour into a greased baking dish, and spread the top out so that the mixture is even. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or 40-45 minutes if you prepared the dip ahead of time.
Enjoy with celery sticks, Pretzel Crisps or tortilla chips are another favorite of mine as well!
Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 2 8- oz. blocks of cream cheese softened
- 2/3 cup Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup ranch dressing
- 1 lb. chicken breast cooked & shredded
- celery sticks tortilla chips or pretzel crackers for serving
- Cook and shred chicken if not done already
- Combine cream cheese, ranch dressing and buffalo sauce and mi with a hand mixer
- Add shredded cheese, and shredded chicken
- Bake in a greased baking dish at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and warm in the middle
- Serve with celery sticks, tortilla chips or pretzel crisps