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Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 servings

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This easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is creamy, spicy, and loaded with shredded chicken — it’s make ahead and freezer friendly!

buffalo chicken dip overhead in small round baking dish with crusty bread, carrots and celery

I’m not going to lie to you — my husband was ecstatic when I started testing this easy buffalo chicken dip.

I on the other hand?

I just can’t handle as much spice as he can.

The great thing about this Buffalo Chicken Dip is that it’s so easy to make, but it’s also easy to customize, so while I made this version with a nice amount of heat, you can easily dial it back or sub in one of Frank’s milder hot sauce varieties!

This dip is the perfect appetizer for making ahead, then just throwing in the oven before your guests arrive for a New Year’s party, holiday dinner or game day.

And if you’re doing a lot of entertaining this time of year, you can double the recipe and stash one in the freezer for another day!

How to make Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Making this buffalo chicken dip in the crockpot couldn’t be easier!

You will simply stir all the ingredients together, spread it into a greased slow cooker, and let it cook on low for 2-3 hours until heated through.

If you want leave it longer, cook it on warm instead of low.

buffalo chicken dip close up in small white baking dish with bread carrots and celery

How to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip ahead:

This dip is a breeze to make ahead!

You will prepare the dip entirely, up to the point of baking.

Then you will simply cover your baking dish and refrigerate up to 3 days before baking (provided the ingredients you start with are as fresh as possible).

When you’re ready to serve, just uncover and bake as directed.

How to freeze buffalo chicken dip:

To freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip, spread it into a freezer safe container, cover tightly (I like to use a layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil or a lid), and freeze up ttot 3 months.

When ready to serve, you can thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking, or you can place your baking dish in the oven while the oven is preheating and continue baking from frozen, provided that your container is freezer-to-oven safe.

buffalo chicken dip being scooped with piece of celery close up

Variations on this Buffalo Chicken Dip to make it your own!

  • Vegetarian? You can swap the shredded chicken with finely chopped, cooked cauliflower.
  • Less spice? Add less hot sauce, add an extra half block of cream cheese, or choose a milder hot sauce to use in place of Frank’s Buffalo sauce.
  • More spice? You know the drill — just add an extra quarter cup of buffalo sauce or add a ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

This easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is make-ahead and freezer friendly and ready in just 30 minutes! It's rich and creamy with a kick of heat, loaded with shredded chicken, and topped off with gooey mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Servings 12 servings
Calories 191.64cal


  • 1 package cream cheese 8oz/250g, room temperature
  • 1/3-1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (⅓ for good heat, ½ for spicier)
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing (you can also sub with blue cheese dressing)
  • 2 cups cook, shredded chicken breast (about 2 breasts) 300 grams
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • blue cheese crumbles and green onions for garnish, as desired


  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add buffalo wing sauce and dressing and beat on medium speed until combined.
  • Stir in chicken and 1 cup cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste (add more buffalo sauce to increase the spice, add more cream cheese, sour cream or dressing to reduce).
  • Spread into a lightly greased 6-8" round baking dish (or something of a similar size) and top with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate to save for later, or bake as directed.
  • Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes until bubbly at the edges. Broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 191.64cal | Carbohydrates: 1.62g | Protein: 11.16g | Fat: 15.59g | Saturated Fat: 7.05g | Cholesterol: 55.16mg | Sodium: 472.33mg | Potassium: 97.74mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 0.96g | Vitamin A: 388.69IU | Vitamin C: 0.23mg | Calcium: 117.59mg | Iron: 0.48mg
Keywords buffalo chicken dip

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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