Buffalo Chicken Dip is dressed to impress with three kinds of cheese, spicy hot wing sauce, and tender shredded chicken. A great appetizer for any occasion, this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is incredibly creamy and addictive.
This Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is so creamy and cheesy with just the right amount of heat. It’s got 3 kinds of cheese – cream cheese, Mozzarella, and blue cheese – for an incredibly tasty dip that packs a punch.
Sour Cream – Combines with the ranch dip mix for a creamy element.
Ranch Dip Mix
Cream Cheese – Use the full fat brick style, not the spreadable cheese in a tub.
Mozzarella Cheese – A great cheese for dips because it’s smooth and creamy, mild in flavor and melts really well.
Blue Cheese – Blue cheese adds a creaminess and tang to the dip that helps cool the heat. However, it is optional, so if you aren’t a fan you can leave it out.
Buffalo Wing Sauce – Use your favorite, like Frank’s Red Hot.
Step by Step Instructions
Make the dip. With an electric mixer, beat together softened cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dip mix, and buffalo sauce. Then stir in the chicken and some Mozzarella cheese.
Bake. Pour the dip into a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle more shredded Mozzarella and blue cheeses over the top. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly. If you want the cheese more brown you can broil it for a few minutes.
Serve with crisp tortilla chips and garnish with fresh crumbled blue cheese and sliced green onions.
Expert Tips and FAQs
Soften your cream cheese. You want it to be an easily spreadable consistency, so take it out of the fridge and let it sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes.
The chicken. Save time by using a rotisserie chicken or canned shredded chicken.
Control the heat level. For more kick, you can add up to a whole bottle of hot sauce. For less heat, use half the amount.
Blue cheese: If you don’t like blue cheese, you can leave it out and just use more Mozzarella.
Storage: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave and give it a good stir before enjoying.
Make Ahead: Prep the dip ahead of time and pour into a casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake, up to a day in advance. Let it sit on the counter while your oven preheats to bring it to room temperature.
Slow Cooker: Mix all of the ingredients except the cheese topping into a crockpot and cook on low for a couple of hours until everything is melted and creamy.
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.