Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

How do you make buffalo chicken dip?

Only 5 ingredients – chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese, ranch dressing, and cheddar cheese. All get tossed together in your cooking method of choice (stovetop, crockpot, or Instant Pot, methods listed below) and served warm with celery and those famous chicken crackers!

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

What’s in buffalo sauce?

Butter, hot sauce, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and granulated garlic – you can make your own, but Frank’s Red Hot is my favorite!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

How do you make buffalo chicken dip on the stove?

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the chicken and hot sauce until bubbly. Add the cream cheese, ranch dressing, and cheese, and stir until melted. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm.

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

How do you make buffalo chicken dip in an Instant Pot?

Combine all ingredients in your instant pot and stir. Set to Slow Cook on HIGH for 2 hours and cover with a vented lid. Serve warm right from the InstaPot!

How do you make buffalo chicken dip in a crockpot?

Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and stir. Heat on LOW 3 to 4 hours or HIGH 1 to 2 hours. Serve warm right from the crockpot!

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

Can I use rotisserie chicken breasts?

Yes. Every 10 oz can of chicken equals 2 small chicken breasts, so you would need 4 small chicken breasts (or 2 large), shredded with two forks.

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken drained and shredded
  • 1 (5 ounce) bottle hot pepper sauce (I like Frank’s RedHot sauce)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch celery trimmed and cut into 4-inch pieces, for serving
  • 1 (8 ounce) box chicken crackers for serving

Instructions

Stove top method:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine chicken and hot sauce. Heat until hot and bubbly, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in cream cheese, Ranch salad dressing, and shredded cheese. Continue to stir until hot and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a slow cooker if desired to keep warm. Serve with celery sticks and chicken crackers.

Slow cooker method:

  1. In a slow cooker, combine chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese, Ranch salad dressing, and shredded cheese. Stir to combine.

  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours or HIGH for 1 to 2 hours (until hot and bubbly). Serve with celery sticks and chicken crackers.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip blends the flavors of hot and spicy buffalo wings with cool and creamy ranch dressing. The best part: It can be made on the stove top, in a crockpot, or even in your Instant Pot. Great for game days and parties all year long, serve this dip with cold celery sticks or crunchy Chicken crackers.

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8 comments

  1. I always learn something about real American food on your blog, Meggan, and that’s one of the reasons I love it. One of, because there are many!! Delicious-sounding dip! When’s your next party?

  2. What?! Your hubby doesn’t like buffalo-style foods?! I must admit, I have a bit of a secret addiction to it ;) Well it’s awfully telling that even he loved this recipe :) Pinning for the holidays!

  3. When I was in highschool we had a food day in one of my classes and someonmade buffalo chicken wing dip and I love it I just really don’t like the spicy part I’ve never been a fan of spicy foods. So I was wondering if there is a way I could make it mild but still taste good??

    • Hi Chelsea! I know what you mean about the spiciness, that can get out of control FAST. The good news is, this recipe is full of stuff to offset the spice: Cream Cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing. All that really cools the flavor down. What I would do, if I were you, is just add the red pepper sauce a little bit at a time. Maybe start with 2 Tablespoons, taste it, and go from there. The recipe calls for 3/4 cup so I feel like you might even be able to start with a 1/4 cup but I don’t want you to be disappointed. So just add a little at a time until you like the flavor. Also, if you eat it with celery instead of crackers, that helps a lot too! Crackers are good though, so maybe switch back and forth between fresh celery and crackers. :D I hope this helps! Good luck!! BTW if you accidentally overdo the hot sauce, you can always add in more ranch or cheese to compensate! There’s really no “wrong” way to make Buffalo wing dip. :D

  4. We love this dip! We use Tostitos scoops!

    • Ah yes, the BEST chip for getting the most dip! Good call! Thanks Julie. :) I appreciate you stopping by the blog!

  5. Thanks for the handy recipes! I live in Buffalo and buffalo dip is a staple here, but I have never attempted it myself. Your recipe was true to form, although I did make one substitution to make it even more true to Buffalo style…using blue cheese instead of ranch dressing!!! Yum!

    • Hi Shinea, thank you!!! Other Buffalo residents have been much more unkind about my recipe in the past, LOL! I do agree blue cheese is more traditional, I just can’t eat the stuff myself! I appreciate you, I’m glad you liked the dip, and I hope you have a spectacular week! Thanks. :D -Meggan

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