Dec 29, 2018

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
A game day and tailgating favorite! This dip combines cream cheese with rotisserie chicken, cheddar cheese, ranch and buffalo sauce.

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This is a family game day favorite, in our house it’s simply known as “buff chick dip”. We make it for most of the Alabama football games and everyone always asks for the recipe. This buffalo chicken dip recipe comes together easily with just a short list of ingredients. I just love the flavor of buffalo sauce with ranch, the two come together alongside cheddar cheese and cream cheese for a dip that pairs with just about anything.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

Rotisserie Chicken

I used to make this recipe with shredded chicken breasts but I found that it turns out better (not to mention it’s easier) to use store-bought rotisserie chicken instead. Simply shred the chicken and add it to the dish. Use any leftover rotisserie chicken for soup or chicken pot pie bites.

Cheddar Cheese 

Always use sharp Cheddar when cooking. If you use mild or medium Cheddar the flavor will cook out and the recipe will be lacking in that cheesy flavor.

Buffalo Sauce

If you want to make your own buffalo sauce, use my homemade recipe here. Otherwise store-bought is easy to use in this recipe. It adds a vinegary, spicy flavor to the dish. Taste the dip as it cooks – if you like things spicy you can add additional buffalo sauce as desired.

buffalo chicken dip recipe with tortilla chips, celery and carrots

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

  1. Shred chicken. Remove the skin from the chicken and discard or set aside. Use you hands or two forks to shred the chicken.
  2. Add ingredients to a baking dish. Heat oven to 375ºF. Add the cream cheese, shredded chicken, 3/4 of the cheddar cheese, ranch and buffalo sauce to a 1½ quart baking dish.
  3. Bake the dip. Bake until the cream cheese is soft, about 15 minutes, then stir the mixture together.
  4. Add the green onion and remaining cheese. Stir in the whites of the green onions and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake. Continue to bake until the cheese is completely melted and bubbling, about an additional 20 minutes.
  6. Garnish and serve. Top with the remaining green onions and serve with celery, carrots and tortilla chips.
buffalo chicken dip tortilla chip and a hand pulling it showing a cheese pull

Tips and Tricks for This Recipe

  • This buffalo chicken dip recipe can also be made in a crockpot on low heat.

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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce of choice (I use Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 1 (2-pound) store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, whites and greens separated

Instructions:

  • Remove the skin from the chicken and discard or set aside. Use you hands or two forks to shred the chicken.
  • Heat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Add the cream cheese, shredded chicken, 3/4 of the cheddar cheese, ranch and buffalo sauce to a 1½ quart baking dish.
  • Bake until the cream cheese is soft, about 15 minutes, then stir the mixture together.
  • Stir in the whites of the green onions and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Continue to bake until the cheese is completely melted and bubbling, about an additional 20 minutes.
  • Top with the remaining green onions and serve with celery, carrots and tortilla chips.

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