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Have you wondered How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip? It is so easy and the perfect game-day or tailgating snack. We love serving this creamy chicken dip with chips, veggies, crackers or baguette. 

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HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

When I watch football I have to be honest– I am there for the appetizers along with the football.

In my house we are Green Bay Packers fans which means any time they are playing the tv is on.  

Mike grew up in Milwaukee and is a huge fan of the Packers which in turn of course means my kids are too. 

I will often make a bit pot of this Instant Pot Turkey Chili to go with the dip on game day for my family. They love it! 

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I like to make a spread of delicious dips and other game-day foods for my family.

One of our favorite is this Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip.

This post will tell you How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip and it couldn’t be easier!

This recipe makes a big batch so you can always cut it in half for a smaller crowd.

I love anything buffalo especially this Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower and these Buffalo Chicken Hummus Bites.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip ingredients

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS CHICKEN BUFFALO DIP RECIPE?

SHREDDED CHICKEN: This recipe uses shredded cooked chicken. You can cook it in a skillet, in a slow cooker or use a rotisserie chicken and shredding it. 

SOUR CREAM & CREAM CHEESE: The sour cream and cream cheese are the ingredients that create the creamy, rich dip that we all love so much.

For a lighter dip you can use a fat-free cream cheese or sub in Greek yogurt for the sour cream.

 You might want to let the cream cheese sit at room temperature for a bit to soften it before adding it to the dip.

This helps to make the dip easier to mix together. 

 

HOT SAUCE: The hot sauce is what gives the dip the spicy kick.

I use Franks Hot Sauce but feel free to use your favorite! 

SPICES: The garlic powder, onion powder and dried dill add nice flavor to this dip.

You can also use minced garlic in place of the garlic powder if you want. 

CHEESE: This recipe uses shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

I also really like pepper jack, colby jack or monterrey jack. 

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HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP FROM SCRATCH

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Start by shredded your cooked chicken.

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Beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, and black pepper in a large bowl.

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Stir in the shredded chicken, half the scallion, 3/4 of the shredded cheddar, and 3/4 of the shredded mozzarella.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip ingredients in a bowl

Spread the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. 

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Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and mozzarella on top.

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Bake until the dip is warm throughout, about 20 minutes. If desired, broil a couple minutes to brown the cheese in spots.

Sprinkle on the remaining scallion. Serve warm with chips, crackers, baguette or sliced veggies.

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WHAT HOT SAUCE SHOULD I USE?

I make this buffalo chicken dip with franks hot sauce. It is my favorite hot sauce that I have tried and it is readily available at most stores.

You can use your favorite hot sauce with as little or as much heat as you like. 

HOW DO YOU THICKEN THE DIP?

The dip thickens as it cools. If you don’t think the dip is thick enough for your liking you can add more sour cream.

If the dip is too thick add a few Tablespoons of milk to help thin it out. 

CAN YOU FREEZE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP?

One thing I love about this dip is that you can freeze it and then heat it up later. It is a great make-ahead appetizer for a crowd.

To freeze you will want to add the dip once cooled to a sealed container with a secure lid. You can store in the freeze for up to 3 months.

When you are ready to bake the dip you will want to let the dip thaw overnight in the fridge. 

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WHAT GOES WELL WITH THIS CHICKEN DIP?

When I serve this dip it is usually at a game-day party or tailgating. Here are some of my other favorite appetizers to serve:

Guacamole Stuffed Potatoes Skins 

Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes 

Caesar Salad 

Mini Wonton Taco Cups 

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Cucumber Hummus Bites 

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip with bowl

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Have you wondered How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip? It is so easy and the perfect game-day or tailgating snack. We love serving this creamy chicken dip with chips, veggies, crackers or baguette.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream {or sub in Greek yogurt}
  • 2/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced, divided
  • 8 ounces cheddar, shredded, divided (about 2 cups shredded)
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, shredded, divided (about 1 cup shredded)

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
    2. Beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, and black pepper in a large bowl.
    3. Stir in the shredded chicken, half the scallion, 3/4 of the shredded cheddar, and 3/4 of the shredded mozzarella.
    4. Spread the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and mozzarella on top.
    5. Bake until the dip is warm throughout, about 20 minutes. If desired, broil a couple minutes to brown the cheese in spots.
    6. Sprinkle on the remaining scallion. Serve warm with chips, crackers, baguette or sliced veggies.

Notes

If you prefer, you can omit the sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill and instead add 1 cup Ranch dressing.

This recipe makes a big batch of dip. You can easly cut it in half for a smaller crowd.

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