Buffalo Chicken Dip

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I don’t know about you, but when I think of Super Bowl snacks, Buffalo Chicken Dip is always one of the first things to come to mind. It’s easy to make, it’s always a hit with party guests, and it’s perfect for noshing on while you’re watching the game.

Plus, there are so many different ways to customize it depending on your taste preferences. Keep reading for my favorite buffalo chicken dip recipe!

easy buffalo chicken dip in a cast iron skillet


  • Imagine all the flavor of buffalo wings in a dip form.
  • This dip is made with simple ingredients and makes the perfect party appetizer

What You’ll Need

ingredients for buffalo chicken dip
  • Shredded chicken. You can use leftover roast chicken or rotisserie chicken for this recipe or you can season a few fresh chicken breasts with buffalo seasoning, for an extra spicy kick.
  • Garlic. I usually use fresh garlic that is pressed for its recipe, but you can use a half teaspoon of garlic powder
  • instead.
  • Butter. Melted butter and garlic will give the chicken an extra layer of flavor.
  • Buffalo sauce. Use your favorite buffalo sauce. I love the iconic Frank’s Hot Sauce in this recipe. It gives this dip a classic hot wing flavor.
  • Shredded cheese. You can use shredded cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, or even cheddar jack cheese in this recipe. For best results opt for block cheese and not the pre-shredded chees.Shredded cheese doesn’t melt as smoothly as block cheese that you’ve shredded yourself. You’ll need cheese in the dip and a little extra for the top.
  • Cream cheese. Cream cheese adds extra creaminess to this cheesy dip.
  • Sour cream. I always use full-fat sour cream in this recipe. Sour cream also adds creaminess to this dip.
  • Blue cheese. Blue cheese crumbles give this dip a punch of blue cheese flavor that you might get with hot wings.
  • Green onions. Top this finished dip off with sliced green onion.


I usually make this recipe in my cast iron skillet, but you can also follow the steps through melting all the ingredients together and then adding the dip to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish before adding the final sprinkling of cheese.

step by step instruction for making buffalo chicken dip
  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ (175℃)
  2. Shred the chicken. If you don’t have leftover chicken, you can cook a few chicken breasts with a little bit of buffalo seasoning. I have cooked chicken in my instant pot or even just boiled the chicken with a little bit of seasoning in water.
  3. Sauté the garlic in butter. In a heavy-bottomed skillet, like a cast-iron pan, add the butter and the garlic, sauté for a few minutes until the garlic is fragrant and very lightly browned.
  4. Add the shredded chicken and sauté the chicken for a few minutes so that it is flavored with garlic butter. you can add a teaspoon of buffalo season in here for some extra flavor.
  5. Add the buffalo hot sauce and toss the chicken to combine.
  6. Add the cream cheese, and the sour cream. Warm on medium heat until they both have melted into the chicken.
  7. Add the shredded cheese and warm it on medium heat until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. After the cheese and chicken mixture is warm and melted through. Add an additional half cup of shredded cheese to the top of the dip and place the pan in the oven. Bake until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly.
  9. Remove the dip from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Top with crumbled blue cheese and sliced green onions before serving.
creamy buffalo dip being scooped with celery sticks

How To Serve Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

This creamy dip recipe can be served at room temperature or you can keep it warm in your crockpot.

  • Veggie sticks: celery sticks and carrot sticks
  • Potato chips
  • Tortilla chips

Recipe Variations

This is an easy recipe to make in the crockpot if you are serving it at your next party. The delicious dip with stay warm on low all night long.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

  1. Set the slow cooker to high heat and add the butter and the garlic. Heat until the butter is melted and the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add the shredded chicken and the buffalo hot sauce.
  3. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese. Reduce the temperature to low heat and allow the cheese to melt into the chicken mixture.
  4. Once everything is melted you can top the dip with the extra cheese.
  5. Right before serving, add the crumbled blue cheese and the diced green onions.

How To Store Leftover Dip

If you do happen to have any leftover dip (which is highly unlikely) you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. The sour cream may release water into the dip, you can just stir this liquid back into the dip when you reheat it.

When To Serve This Buffalo Dip Recipe

  • Game Day
  • New Years
  • Family Gatherings

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Buffalo chicken dip in cast iron

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is the ultimate dip! This spicy, cheesy dip is a favorite keto appetizer dip in our house. Serve it with celery and carrots OR with toasted bread or tortilla chips. 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 122 kcal



  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • ½ cup Frank’s red hot sauce, You can add more if you want it spicier
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups cheddar jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp green onions

Serve with…

  • carrots, Cut on the diagonal, like chips
  • celery, Cut into sticks
  • tortilla chips
  • potato chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Add the garlic and butter to the cast iron pan.
  • Sauté the garlic in the butter until it is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the shredded chicken, stir to coat.
  • Add Frank's Red Hot Sauce, stir to combine.
  • Add the cream cheese and the sour cream, mix to combine.
  • Add the shredded cheese on top. Gently mix in the cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Add the crumbled blue cheese and the green onions to the top.
  • Serve with veggies and chips.


Laura’s Tips + Notes

Variation: Sub out the sour cream with Ranch dressing. 


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Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 287mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg
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