Buffalo Chicken Dip

buffalo chicken dip with celery sticks all around it

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I’ve never been a spicy food fan, but give me a buffalo chicken wing with some ranch dressing to dip it in, and I’m all over that! Something about the creamy dressing that cools down my mouth… it’s everything. So when I originally heard people talking about buffalo chicken dip, I was immediately intrigued.

Imagine taking those buffalo chicken wings and ranch dressing and combining them with a bunch of creamy cheese. You can scoop it up with celery sticks, tortilla chips, or anything else you love. It’s honestly so good, I can eat it with a fork, all by itself. It’s the appetizer you never knew you needed, until now.

buffalo chicken dip straight out of the oven

buffalo chicken dip with celery sticks all around it

Can I use blue cheese dressing instead of ranch?

While I haven’t tried that before, I would imagine that it would work for those that prefer blue cheese over ranch.

What if I like my buffalo chicken dip spicier?

No problem. Just add more hot sauce to your mix, or add a dash to the top just before you are ready to serve.

woman grabbing a piece of celery from a plate

plate with celery sticks and a scoop of buffalo chicken dip

Do you have a hot sauce favorite?

While I’m no expert, my kids love spicy food and prefer Frank’s Redhot Original Red Hot Sauce. It’s not super spicy for me and gives it a nice kick!

How long can this buffalo chicken dip sit out?

I wouldn’t leave it at room temperature for longer than a couple of hours. You can always refrigerate it and then reheat when you are ready to serve your leftovers.

Can I freeze this buffalo chicken dip?

Yes! Just add to a sealable, freezer-safe container. It should keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you are ready to serve it, just thaw it out in the refrigerator first and then warm it up.

woman taking a scoop of dip with a celery stick

plate with celery sticks and a scoop of buffalo chicken dip

My buffalo chicken dip is a bit oily, is that normal?

Yes. That is totally normal as the ingredients separate a bit when cooking. You can mix it or dab it a bit before serving.

Can I make this buffalo chicken dip in the slow cooker?

Yes! Just add all ingredients to your slow cooker and mix to combine. Cook on high for one hour or low for two, stirring occassionally. You may want to double the ingredients, depending on how big your slow cooker is. Keep in mind that this won’t give you the bubbly, golden brown cheese that our recipe gives you.

Do I need to add salt?

Don’t forget that cream cheese is salty. Likely, the chicken was also seasoned. I would leave the salt out and if you find once it’s finished that it needs it, add a bit at that stage.

steps to make buffalo chicken dip buffalo chicken dip

The steps in the photos above, show exactly how I make this yummy buffalo chicken dip.

Step 1: Chop up the chicken, cheese, and scallions and get your ingredients ready. (note: this photo is missing the cream cheese).  

Step 2: Place the cream cheese, ranch, and hot sauce in a pan and heat over low-medium heat until smooth and creamy.

Step 3: This is what your sauce will look at when it’s ready. Remove it from the heat.

Step 4: Add in the chicken, scallions, and 1/2 of the cheese and mix until combined.

Step 5: The mixture should look like this.

Step 6: Transfer to a square baking dish.

Step 7: Top with the rest of the cheese.

Step 8: Bake for 25 minutes. Broil for 2-3 minutes and let sit for a few before serving.

Now that you know a little bit about this buffalo chicken dip, I’m excited to share our recipe.

buffalo chicken dip

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woman grabbing a piece of celery from a plate

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life


The bold flavor of buffalo chicken wings in a creamy dip. It’s the appetizer you never knew you needed, until now.


  • 2 skinless rotisserie chicken breasts, chopped
  • 4oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (more if you prefer it spicy)
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup colby jack cheese cubes, divided
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese cubes, divided
  • celery sticks (for dipping)


  • Preheat the oven to 350º and spray a square baking dish with some sort of cooking spray (we love avocado oil).
  • Add cream cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce to a sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until it’s completely combined and smooth.
  • Remove the sauce from heat and add the chicken, scallions and 1/4 cup of each cheese. Mix until combined and transfer to the prepped baking dish.
  • Top with the remaining cheese and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Turn the oven on broil and cook for 2 more minutes, or until the cheese on top is bubbly and golden brown. Remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Serve with celery sticks.

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The bold flavor of buffalo chicken wings in a creamy dip. It’s the appetizer you never knew you needed, until now.
The bold flavor of buffalo chicken wings in a creamy dip. It’s the appetizer you never knew you needed, until now.

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I'm so honored that you've found us! I'm Heather, a Mom of 3 who blogs about parenting, food, occasional travel and how I overcame my daily struggle with anxiety. I miss sleeping and rely on coffee and laughter to get me through the day. I hope you enjoy and visit often!

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  1. Buffalo dip is one of my favorite dips on this planet! I also never add salt – I find the cream cheese just has enough.

  2. We are spicy food fans and used to love eating buffalo chicken wings with some ranch dressing for dipping.

  3. Looks amazing! I bet my husband could make this up in no time. And with celery sticks this would be gorgeous.

  4. This buffalo chicken dip looks absolutely delicious. I just know it tastes amazing. I may have to try this soon.

  5. This recipe looks so good 😉 I have pinned this as I want to make this recipe for my family on Monday 😉 It is the perfect skater and always love stopping by and checking out your yummy recipes 😉

  6. I love this buffalo chicken dip. It looks so tasty! I hope I can make it soon.

  7. I love spicy food and this recipe is right down my alley. The spicier the food the better. Will try this recipe out one of this weekends.

  8. That looks yummy, I always like it spicier because it gives it more taste, and enjoy it haha. thank you for sharing!

  9. We make Buffalo Chicken Dip at our house too. Our methods are somewhat different so now I want to do a taste test…lol

  10. Yum the perfect tailgating dip for football season. Our family loves buffalo chicken anything.

  11. This sounds so good! I’ve never tried a buffalo chicken dip but I cannot wait to give this a try!

  12. This dip looks and sounds delicious and yes, I like spicy! A perfect recipe for fall!

  13. Ah this looks and sounds so delicious! I love how simple it can be to make especially when it comes to serving a bigger crowd. The balance with celery sticks is wonderful!

  14. Wow….I am so tempted to go pick a chicken and follow suit from there! I will surely make myself this! Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love the sound of this dip. I need to learn to make a larger range of dips as shop bought is never as good as homemade.

  16. Yummy! Being italian I’ve never tried anything similar, so I definitely need to give it a go because it looks delicious

  17. This is such a cool dip idea. My wife loves buffalo wings so I’m sure she’ll love this dip as well.

  18. This dip looks really good. I’ve never actually tried this kind before. I’ll have to make it and give it a try.

  19. Buffalo chicken dip is so delicious! I don’t like spicy so I don’t add much hot sauce at all. My husband does so he mixes it in his serving so it’s a win for both of us!

  20. Well, that is absolutely 100% awesomesauce. I need to make some of that. I love buffalo chicken.

  21. That dip does look like the hit of any party. With football season starting soon this will be a real favorite for the big games.

  22. This sounds like a delicious dip idea, I love that you can freeze it if needed as well that is always helpful.

  23. I love trying new recipes. This one looks really good and delicious. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Oh yum, I just love this dip. I had made a different version of it. Yours looks better so I’ll try this one!

  25. Yes ma’am!! This recipe has cheese and another kind of cheese. So its on my list of recipes to make.