For game day or any day, this easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is a winner. It’s warm, creamy, and loaded with cheese, chicken, and wing sauce, this easy dip recipe is perfect for parties or ideal for game day tailgating!
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Are you ready for some football? The start of the NFL season officially kicks off in a few weeks. Hooray! I don’t know about you, but I have a penchant for savory, crunchy dips and appetizers….especially when I am watching the “Big Game” (or yelling at the TV).
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What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Buffalo Chicken Dip?
Buffalo Chicken Dip is definitely the go-to dip recipe in our house when for parties, game day or just about any other reason we can think of to eat buffalo chicken dip. Five simple ingredients are you need to make this easy dip recipe.
- Cream Cheese (you can also use light cream cheese too)
- Ranch Dressing
- Shredded Chicken Breast
- Frank’s Hot Sauce
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
We are huge Pittsburgh Steeler fans in this house so having a football kick-off party is always a fun thing to do. Grab some friends, grab some food and grab some beers. Gameday foods and munchies are my Achilles heel.
And, Buffalo Chicken Dip is definitely my favorite. You probably have seen this recipe a million times over the internet but once more won’t hurt, will it?
How Do I Make Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip?
This is probably one of the easiest recipes ever. It’s an easy dip recipe that you can whip together in no time flat. Start by melting the cream cheese and ranch dressing on medium heat. Once melted, add your shredded chicken and shredded cheddar cheese.
Pour the Buffalo Chicken Dip into a casserole dish. Top with extra shredded cheddar and bake until bubbly.
Can I Make Buffalo Chicken Dip With Blue Cheese Dressing?
Absolutely! My family prefers our buffalo chicken dip recipe with ranch dressing, but you can substitute blue cheese dressing for the ranch instead.
I know this dip has been popular for some time, but I first had it several years ago while visiting my best friend Gina. I never heard of it until then. Ok, maybe I was living under a rock, but I have certainly made up for my lack of knowledge because it is one of my most requested dishes.
Can I Make Buffalo Chicken Dip In A Crockpot?
YES! Crockpot buffalo chicken dip is a great make-ahead appetizer dip recipe. To make Buffalo Chicken Dip in a slow cooker, add add of the ingredients to the crock.
I can’t even tell you how many times I have made it since that wonderful day Gina introduced me to it. This dip is also great because it can be made in a crockpot and kept warm throughout the day.
It is not the most figure friendly dip, but I do make it with low-fat dressing, cream cheese and cheddar so that takes a little of the guilt away. So my dear friends, in honor of my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and the start of football season, I present to you my favorite dip, my guilty pleasure, my appetizer addiction…Buffalo Chicken Dip.
How Long Will Buffalo Chicken Dip Last In the Fridge?
This dip will last 3 – 5 days in the refrigerator as long as you use fresh ingredients.
Can I Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
You can freeze this dip in an air-tight food storage container for 3 months. Allow the dip to thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating.
What to make with leftover buffalo chicken dip
Try these Buffalo Chicken Flautas with any leftover dip you may have. This easy weeknight meal idea is super easy and delicious.
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Are you ready for some football? I certainly am. What is your favorite game day food or snack to prepare? I hope this ends up at your game day feast or tailgate party. Enjoy!
- 2 8 ounce packages of Neufchatel Cheese
- 1 Cup Light Ranch Dressing
- 2/3 Cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 4 Cups Cooked Chicken finely chopped
- 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray an oval or oblong baking dish with cooking spray.
- Finely chop chicken and set aside.
- In medium sauce pan, add Neufchatel cheese, light ranch dressing, and hot sauce.
- Cook on medium heat until everything is melted.
- Add chicken and one cup cheddar cheese to saucepan and mix together.
- When dip starts to bubble, pour in baking dish and top with remaining one cup of cheddar cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until mixture is bubbly
- Serve with tortilla or pita chips.
In a pinch? A rotisserie chicken you purchase at your local grocery store is great to use with this recipe.
This dip can also be made in a crockpot. Melt all the ingredients on the stove and then transfer to a crockpot and cook on high until bubbly. Once the dip is hot, turn crockpot to warm.