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Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip is ultra easy and perfect for game days and all the parties. It’s creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious!

buffalo chicken dip

We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled chewy pumpkin cookies and crispy apple crisps to bring you something for game days.

Because amidst all the fall festivities is football season and all the fans wear purple on Sundays around here. Sundays are pretty much a sea of purple at all the stores where chips and dips vanish from the shelves like crazy. But let’s do better than dips from a jar.

Hello, Cheesy Chicken Buffalo Dip. We are talking about you today.

Really, this cheesy chicken buffalo dip does double duty. It serves as a mouthwatering appetizer on game day AND holiday parties. Anytime you’ve got a few people gathered round, actually. It’s simply luscious finger food that’s as delicious as it is easy.

Video: How to make Buffalo Chicken Dip

That 👆🏼 was ridiculously easy, right?!  Like, no need to ever buy buffalo chicken dip from a tub ever again.

chicken buffalo dip

This Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip is:

  • Well, cheesy. Gooey good cheesy
  • Creamy and satisfying
  • Boldly flavored with plenty of zest
  • Irresistible with chips, veggie sticks, and crackers

It’s basically kicked up finger food perfection. If you prefer a chicken dip without the bold zesty flavors, you might enjoy this cheesy chicken dip.

buffalo chicken dip

Go ahead, gather all the people ’round and dig in.

P.S. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, this dip heats up beautifully.

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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

5 from 5 ratings
This Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip is ultra easy and perfect for game days and all the parties. It’s creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amy Dong


  • 1 block regular cream cheese, 8 oz, softened
  • ½ cup good Ranch dressing
  • ¼ to ½ cup Frank’s Hot Sauce, depending on desired spice level
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, best if you shred it yourself – divided
  • 1 ½ lbs cooked shredded chicken, rotisserie works great
  • thick corn chips, tortilla chips, crackers, or celery/carrot sticks for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack on upper middle position.
  • In a heavy medium pot, whisk softened cream cheese on low heat until completely smooth. Add Ranch dressing, hot sauce, garlic and onion powders, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, and chicken.
  • Using a fork, whisk mixture on medium-low heat until mixture is heated through. Taste and add a bit of water if needed to dilute. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese on evenly over top.
  • Bake uncovered 5-10 min or just until cheese is melted and lightly browned at edges. Serve hot, with crackers, chips, and/or vegetable sticks.


  • Depending on the brand of dressing and style of chicken used, the dip may be more or less salty – if it’s too salty, you can dilute it with a bit of water.
  • Dip can be served hot or room temperature. 
  • Leftovers can be wrapped airtight and chilled for up to a week. 
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating – we ❤️ hearing from you! 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, dip
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: Bake, Stovetop

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Recipe Rating


    • Keltoad

    Can you tell me where you bought the serving dish for the dip or name the brand? It’s the perfect size. Thx

    • TheGracefulMist

    Wow. The color is very strong and distinguishable which makes it look so delicious.

    ❀ Grace ❀

    • Donah @ SJB

    Oh my dear, this looks absolutely delicious! We’re all about cheese at home so this would be a perfect dipping for us. In fact, all your recipes here and photos look amazing!!

    • Blair Villanueva

    Raeading your new recipe makes my mouth water dripping, ooppss! Hahaha. Omg I am hungry for cheese!

    • Afrostylicity

    This has made me so hungry lol. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I will definitely be trying out this recipe this holiday season. Great post!

    • MomTraNeur

    OMG! I got so hungry reading your post that I think I’ll eat after I post this comment, hihihi 😉 Too bad I don’t have an oven. This is such an easy recipe to do… Maybe soon… 🙂

    • Anosa

    I find this dip interesting. I wanna try it outright! I just need to check the ingredients availability. Good to have it for our movie marathon.

    • Elizabeth O
    • 5 stars

    This cheesy buffalo chicken dip looks so good. My niece really loves cheese and everything. I will make this for her. I am sure that she really loves it.

    • Ana Ojha

    This dip looks so yum and perfect for the holidays! I’ll definitely try it!

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