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Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (with canned chicken)


Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect dip for any party with buffalo wing-inspired flavors baked to bubbly perfection.

This buffalo chicken dip uses canned chicken to make it really quick and easy (you can use shredded if you have it too) with lots of cheese and spicy buffalo sauce. 

Along with Spinach Artichoke Dip and Jalapeno Popper Dip, this is one of those dips people expect me to show up with (it may be the only reason I get invited to parties)!

cooked Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip with chips and a spoon

Over the years, I’ve made many versions of this dip this is a quick and easyclassic buffalo chicken dip.

  • No extra add-ins but still packs great buffalo wing flavor.
  • Minimal ingredients make it super easy to prepare!
  • Canned chicken means you can make this at a moment’s notice but shredded or rotisserie chicken work too.
  • It’s versatile, use any kind of buffalo sauce or add extra cheeses, chopped jalapenos, bell peppers, or onions.

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Ingredients in Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Sauce: I use Frank’s Buffalo sauce in this dip, you can also use homemade buffalo sauce.

Base Cream cheese & sour cream mixed with ranch seasoning for flavor. You can use homemade ranch dressing (or blue cheese dressing) and skip the sour cream.

Cheddar Cheese Sharp cheddar is our favorite but anything goes. Pepper Jack, Tex-Mex or your favorite pre-shredded blend works great here. If you’re a blue cheese lover, sprinkle a handful of crumbles in/on this dip before baking.

Chicken Canned chicken is super easy and works incredibly well in this recipe. It does tend to break apart so it is gently added on top of the cheesy layer. If you prefer you can use rotisserie chicken or leftover baked chicken (about 2 cups). 

Can’t take the heat?!

Did you know that you can purchase mild buffalo sauce? A mild buffalo sauce has all of the flavor without the heat!

Ingredients for Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip in a glass bowl and white dish

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

Everyone loves buffalo wings, buffalo cauliflower, and buffalo chicken pizza, but this buffalo chicken dip really takes the cake!

It’s one of our most requested recipes and, regardless of the event, the bowl is always licked clean!

To make buffalo chicken dip with canned chicken:

  1. Mix and layer the creamy base
  2. Add chicken, drizzle with hot sauce
  3. Top with cheese and bake until bubbly.

process of adding ingredients to dish to make Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Dip Tips

  • Make-Ahead: This dip can easily be made 48 hours ahead of time and refrigerated for perfect party planning.
  • Use a Hand Mixer: Using a hand mixer for the cream cheese base makes is soft and scoopable!
  • Feed a Crowd: This recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled) to feed a crowd. Cook time may need to be increased.
  • Toppings: I’ve kept this simple but you can add in your own favorite toppings. Blue cheese, green onions, bacon bits, or crispy fried onions are all great on this buffalo dip!
  • Tailgating: Spread this into a disposable pan and cook over indirect heat on the grill. You can also make buffalo chicken dip in the crockpot.

 

What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip

Anything and everything (I could eat it with a spoon). Serve this buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips, crackers, or crostini. To keep it low carb, add a side of celery sticks and/or carrot sticks.

Buffalo Chicken Dip is good for 48 hours before cooking so it’s perfect to make ahead for a party!

More Favorite Dips

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

A rich, creamy, & cheesy dip with buffalo wing-inspired flavors, baked to bubbly perfection!


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, ranch mix and 1 cup of the cheese with a mixer.

  • Spread into the bottom of a 1 ½ qt baking dish.

  • Top with chicken, buffalo sauce, and remaining cheese.

  • Bake 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

 

  • Optional toppings and add-ins: chopped celery, green onions, parsley, garlic powder, blue cheese crumbles
  • Make-Ahead: This dip can easily be made 48 hours ahead of time and refrigerated for perfect party planning.
  • Use a Hand Mixer: Using a hand mixer for the cream cheese base makes is soft and scoopable!
  • Feed a Crowd: This recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled) to feed a crowd. Cook time may need to be increased.
  • Toppings: I’ve kept this simple but you can add in your own favorite toppings. Blue cheese, green onions, bacon bits, or crispy fried onions are all great on this buffalo dip!
  • Tailgating: Spread this into a disposable pan and cook over indirect heat on the grill. You can also make buffalo chicken dip in the crockpot.

Store leftover dip in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
Reheat in the oven or in the microwave until heated through. 

Calories: 248, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 1004mg, Potassium: 87mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 753IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 247mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Appetizer, Chicken, Dip, Party Food

Cuisine American

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