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This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!

Recipe Summary

5 mins
40 mins
45 mins
5 cups

Few appetizers bring a crowd together quite like warm, ooey-gooey, utterly irresistible Buffalo chicken dip. The Allrecipes community can't get enough of this easy Buffalo chicken dip with canned chicken — it has more than 4,000 rave reviews from happy home cooks. Find out what all the fuss is about with this top-rated recipe. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients

buffalo chicken dip in a bowl

Here's what you'll need to make this top-rated Buffalo chicken dip with canned chicken:

This Buffalo chicken dip starts with two cans of chunk chicken, making it extra easy and affordable. Of course, you can substitute rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken breasts if you'd prefer. 

Cream Cheese
Make sure the cream cheese is softened for easy incorporation. 

Ranch Dressing
A cup of ranch dressing adds creaminess and tang. 

Hot Sauce
Hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's) turns up the heat, mimicking the spicy flavor of Buffalo chicken wings. Use more or less than the recipe calls for to suit your flavor preferences. 

Cheddar cheese is melted into the dip, creating a satisfyingly gooey texture and cheesy flavor. 

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

You'll be shocked how quickly and easily this Buffalo chicken dip comes together. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect: 

Heat the chicken and hot sauce in a skillet until heated through, then mix in the cream cheese and dressing. When the mixture is well-blended, add half of the cheese and stir until incorporated. Transfer the dip to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cook on Low until bubbly. 

How to Serve Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Photo by Mackenzie Schieck

Recipe creator NUNPUNCH suggests serving this Buffalo chicken dip with celery sticks and chicken-flavored crackers. Corn or tortilla chips would also work well. If you want to go the extra mile, try pairing it with toasted baguette slices or homemade pita bread.

How to Store Buffalo Chicken Dip

Transfer the cooled Buffalo chicken dip to a shallow airtight container and store in the fridge for up to one week. Reheat it slowly on the stove or in the microwave in short intervals. 

Can You Freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Yes, you can freeze Buffalo chicken dip for up to three months. You should be aware that, since cream cheese and ranch dressing don't freeze well, the texture might change a bit after freezing and thawing — it'll still be tasty, just not quite as delicious as it once was. 

To freeze Buffalo chicken dip: Spread the cooled dip on a lined baking sheet, cover, and freeze until solid. Cut the frozen dip into serving-sized chunks and transfer to freezer-safe containers. Reheat in the fridge overnight, stir well, and reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"We have been making this for years — at every party, this is requested," says AngKN. "We use rotisserie chicken and blue cheese instead of ranch (but that's just because we dip our regular wings in blue cheese)." 

"I've always liked the IDEA of Buffalo wings, but not so much the cooking or eating of the actual wings," according to Lindsay Anderson. "This dip solves my problem. It's delicious and rich and I can feel like I'm eating a 'proper football game food.'" 

"I found this recipe on this site two years ago and have made it many, many times," says Kimberly Kotz Walls. "I always use cooked, seasoned chicken breasts and I add chopped onion and celery to give it some texture."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.


Nutrition Facts

284 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 8.6g; fat 22.6g; cholesterol 54.1mg; sodium 551.8mg. Full Nutrition