Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s perfect for parties, game days, or any gathering where you want to impress your guests with something deliciously spicy and cheesy. This dip combines the classic flavors of buffalo chicken wings into a creamy, indulgent dish that’s incredibly easy to make.


  • 4 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
  • 1 package (8oz) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of Frank’s RedHot sauce (add more if you like it extra spicy)
  • 1 cup of ranch dressing
  • 1 cup of Monterey Jack shredded cheese (mixed in)
  • Additional Monterey Jack shredded cheese (for sprinkling on top)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cook and Shred the Chicken:
    • Cook the chicken breasts by boiling, baking, or using a slow cooker until fully cooked. Shred the cooked chicken using two forks or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  3. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, softened cream cheese, Frank’s RedHot sauce, ranch dressing, and 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and evenly distributed.
  4. Prepare the Baking Dish:
    • Spread the mixture evenly into a baking dish (a 9×13-inch pan works well).
  5. Top with Cheese:
    • Sprinkle additional shredded Monterey Jack cheese evenly over the top of the mixture.
  6. Bake:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the dip is hot and bubbly, and the cheese on top is melted and slightly browned.
  7. Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Serve with your favorite dippers such as tortilla chips, celery sticks, carrot sticks, or crackers.

Why You’ll Love This Dip

  1. Spicy and Creamy: The combination of hot sauce, ranch dressing, and cream cheese creates a perfectly balanced dip with a spicy kick and a creamy texture.
  2. Cheesy Goodness: Monterey Jack cheese adds a deliciously gooey and melty element that makes every bite irresistible.
  3. Easy to Make: With simple ingredients and straightforward steps, this dip is quick and easy to prepare.
  4. Crowd-Pleaser: Perfect for parties, game days, and gatherings, this dip is always a hit.
  5. Versatile: Serve with a variety of dippers to suit different preferences.
  6. Make-Ahead Friendly: Prepare the dip ahead of time and bake it just before serving.
  7. Customizable: Adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less hot sauce.
  8. Protein-Packed: The chicken adds a good source of protein, making it a slightly more substantial snack.
  9. Affordable: Uses simple and inexpensive ingredients that are easy to find.
  10. Irresistibly Delicious: The combination of flavors is sure to have everyone coming back for more.

Tips for Making

  • Chicken Prep: Use rotisserie chicken for a time-saving shortcut.
  • Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is softened for easier mixing.
  • Extra Spicy: Add a few dashes of hot sauce on top before baking for an extra kick.
  • Cheese Blend: Mix in some cheddar cheese for added flavor.

How to Store

  • Refrigeration: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Reheating: Reheat individual portions in the microwave or reheat the entire dish in the oven until warmed through.
  • Freezing: This dip can be frozen before baking. Assemble the dip, cover it tightly with aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking.

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is sure to become a favorite at your gatherings. Its spicy, creamy, and cheesy flavors make it an irresistible appetizer that everyone will love. Enjoy!

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