Buffalo Chicken Dip

We continue onto Week 3 of College Football, which means another delicious Football bite! Here’s one easy and delicious appetizer that’s perfect for a Saturday afternoon full of football! Buffalo Chicken Dip. It really needs no introduction. Also known as “crack dip”, this stuff tastes just like buffalo chicken wings. And if your house is anything like mine on a football Saturday, football just isn’t football without some buffalo wings! 🙂 This buffalo dip is super easy to make and can even be prepared beforehand if you are hosting a big tailgating party. Just assemble the dip and keep it in the fridge until ready to bake. You can even place it in a crock pot to keep it warm and gooey throughout the whole game!


Buffalo Chicken Dip

This crowd pleasing creamy dip tastes just like buffalo chicken wings.

Yield: about 5 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, boiled and shredded (about 2 cups)
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 to 3/4 cup hot sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large saucepan, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce and cheddar cheese over low heat until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. Stir in shredded chicken.
Transfer mixture to a baking dish and bake until mixture is heated through, about 20 minutes. Garnish with blue cheese crumbles. Serve with celery sticks, tortilla chips or crackers.

Recipe Note:
To make in a slow cooker: combine ingredients as directed above. Place mixture into small slow cooker. Cover pot. Heat on HIGH setting for 1 1/2 hours until hot and bubbly or on LOW setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir before serving.

Source: adapted from Frank's Red Hot

If you’ve missed them, make sure to check out the rest of my College Football Bites: :)

Week One: Make Ahead Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket 

Week Two: Mini Beef and Cheese Empanadas      

20 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Dip”

  1. #
    robbin michaels — September 15, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    go buckeyes!! I love your new site! I have been a silent follower for quite
    some time. I also went to Ohio State–a long time ago—my brother played for Woody Hayes and he was on the 1968 National Champions team so you know
    that I bleed scarlet and gray!!!

    • Christina replied: — September 16th, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

      Thanks so much Robbin! It’s always great to meet another OSU fan! 😀

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 15, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Frank’s Red Hot is my favorite buffalo chicken wing dip recipe ever! Now I’m teally craving it…it’s been a while 🙂 I like how you put the crumbled blue cheese on top

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    Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors — September 15, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Just made this last week to watch the Bills season opener! I can’t get enough of chicken wing dip!

  4. #
    Parsley Sage — September 15, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    YUM to the MY! Even though we’re a soccer family (GO BAYERN!) I hope you won’t begrudge us this fabulous football dip 🙂 That looks awesome

  5. #
    Jeane Kennedy — September 15, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    This is FAST becoming my favorite site!!!!!

  6. #
    Eva — September 15, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    I’ve made this several times in my little slow cooker and loooove it! I use bleucheese dressing instead of ranch and add extra crumbles… Mmmm! But I have a problem with the oil… I leave the dip on the lowest setting but it still creates a layer of oil from the cheese.. any way of fixing this problem?

    • Christina replied: — September 16th, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

      Are you using pre-shredded cheese? I have noticed that if I use the pre-shredded stuff it makes it greasy. I always buy the cheese in blocks and shred it myself.

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — September 15, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    Perfect football food!

  8. #
    Laura Dembowski — September 16, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Such a great way to get buffalo wing flavor without actual wings. Awesome idea to keep it warm in a slow cooker 🙂

  9. #
    Medeja — September 16, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    Looks like a very yummy dip! Really good for a party!

  10. #
    baker street — September 17, 2012 @ 1:07 am

    Perfect food for football season! I like the slow cooker option tip for this dip!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 17, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    in the midst of all the fall baking i’ve seen on the blog world recently (guilty as charged right here!!!) it is SO SO SO amazing to see a football party DIP like this today Christina!!! I love buffalo chicken dip… like love it more than cookies! It’s true. On celery, carrots, pita chips, fritos… everything. Ahhh I can’t wait to make it this year!

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    Linda — September 17, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    My daughter has told me about this dip and now seeing the ingredients and how it looks, omg, I just have to make it! This is a perfect dip for football season, my son will absolutely love it!!

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    Regina — September 17, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    It all sounds so tasty until I got to the bleu cheese, can I leave that out? Gotta make this for a game!

    • Christina replied: — September 18th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

      Yes, you can leave the blue cheese out. 🙂

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    ChgoJohn — September 19, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    I love the return of college football if for no other reason than to see what treats you’re going to share. This one today is a a great example and I bet it’s going to be made by quite a few of your followers. I know I am. 🙂

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    colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess — September 20, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Oh yum! Can’t wait to make this for game day!

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