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The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Updated on March 22, 2016

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Buffalo chicken dip served with celery.
Buffalo chicken dip served with celery.

There are so many recipes for Buffalo chicken dip and today you are about to get the best one! How do I know it's the best? Because I have been told over and over and over again. So let's stop wasting time and get right down to it.

Before we do, though, always remember: Never ever ever use canned chicken.

Recipe Rating

3.3 stars from 531 ratings of Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Ingredients for a Single Batch

  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts, or approx 2-3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of ranch dressing, Hidden Valley, Kraft, or Wishbone
  • 1 cup of Frank's Original Red Hot, do not substitute this please
  • 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese, do not use fat free, but reduced-fat is okay
  • 1 package of fancy shredded sharp cheddar cheese, or 2 cups
  • A pinch or so of green onions, optional


  1. Boil your chicken breasts on the stove in a medium to large sauce pan on medium heat for about 30 to 45 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Meanwhile, pre-heat your oven to 350 F.
  2. While the chicken is boiling, cut the cold cream cheese into cubes and place them into an 11.5"x8"x2" Pyrex-style baking dish lightly misted with butter-flavor Pam.
  3. You will also need the following items to dip into it: bite-size tortilla chips, celery, Wheat Thins, Triscuits, or a combination of all of them.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 16 servings per batch
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4th cup
Calories 194
Calories from Fat153
% Daily Value *
Fat 17 g26%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Cream cheese cubes
Cream cheese cubes

4. Evenly sprinkle the fancy shredded cheese on top of the cream cheese cubes.

Sharp cheddar and cream cheese
Sharp cheddar and cream cheese

5. Pour the 1 cup of ranch and the 1 cup of Frank's Red Hot on top of the cheesy mixture and place the dish into the oven uncovered for 7 to 10 minutes.

Red hot and ranch
Red hot and ranch

6. You will want to stir the mixture after about 7 to 10 minutes. Put it back in the oven and bake an additional 7 to 10 minutes and stir until mixture and cream cheese are well mixed together.

7. While the mixture is baking and your chicken is done boiling you will want to shred your chicken. The best way to do this is by putting the pan into the sink and running cold water over the chicken to speed up the process, once cooled you may hand shred the chicken into a bowl.

Shredded chicken breast
Shredded chicken breast

8. After the cheesy mixture is done baking and mixed together well you may now add the chicken. Simply pour the chicken on top of the mixture, carefully stir the mixture well and cover with aluminum foil and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes.

9. Once baked you can carefully pour into your serving bowl, garnish with green onion and celery and enjoy!

The finished product.
The finished product.

Serving Tips

Now that you have finished your masterpiece lets talk about what you have just created.

  • This recipe is for a single batch and it will fill the baking dish pretty full. It will be enough for about 4 to 8 people if there is other food around. I usually make a double batch! At minimum I make a batch and a half, just be sure to use a bigger baking dish.
  • Why not use canned chicken? Simply put, it is just plain icky. Don't get me wrong, if you are using it for cold chicken salad then it's not to bad but this the canned flavor can overpower the Buffalo taste. If you are in a crunch and don't have time to boil the chicken then just don't make it! I'm kidding. You can still make it but I suggest using the pre-grilled chicken strips from your grocery store refrigerator section, I think they are made by Tyson. Crumble them up and voila!

Now some tips and advice...

  • Want to make it meatless? Pour the sauce over homemade macaroni and cheese, topping with diced potatoes or spreading on toasted sliced asiago cheese bread or bagels. Or, just make the dip without chicken and a little less Frank's Red Hot sauce.
  • Do you love blue cheese? There is one simple reason why this recipe calls for ranch instead of blue cheese and that's because not everybody likes blue cheese but almost everybody loves ranch, simple as that. If you love it you can use it instead or you can add blue cheese crumbles.
  • If you don't like your dip too spicy you can add less Frank's Red Hot. If you do not care for Frank's then you should try a mixture of Hooters Hot and Mild wing sauce. Even though I said not to substitute, it's your dip, so do what you want with it.

And finally, and I tell you this for your own benefit, be ready to email this recipe to everyone you know or print or handwrite it. I have been making this dip for years and taking it to parties and gatherings of all sizes. I just assumed every one would know how to make it by now, but they don't. So now you do and I can stop hand writing it on an envelope for people, not that I minded. Enjoy!

Estimated Weight Watchers Points Plus per batch: 70

Estimated Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving: 4.4


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      farehamwine 7 years ago from Fareham, Hampshire

      Looks pretty good, might have to give this a bash sometime.

    • natalie 7 years ago

      i am soooo excited. i have had similar batches of this sort of recipe, but this one seems better because the ratio of redhot and ranch is better balanced. i can't wait to try it! thanks!

    • Lisa 7 years ago

      Very cool Mike! Rob might dig this!

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      T Chan 7 years ago from Bay Area, California

      Dang it now I'm hungry. (Thanks for the great recipie. Good article too, keep it up.)

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Mike, you can't talk of buffalo dips when I haven't eaten breakfast yet. My tummy is growling like crazy. I confess I love dips of many kinds! LOL

      Anyhow, to distract my tummy, congratulations! This hub is a yummy hubnugget this week! That's because you were being a good boy by making sure no buffalos' were harmed in making this dip LOL Kidding aside, click this link as Funride explains more:

      Do join the hubnugget fun. Vote...ask your friends and family and even the buffalos to vote too! :-)

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      Carisa Gourley 7 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

      YUMMY! My husband will love this dip!

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      k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Sounds delicious and Y-U-M-M-Y! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Shane 7 years ago

      Holy Crap!, I just made this lat night and IT IS FIRE!!! Thanks for such a great recipe, it truly is the best buffalo Dip.

    • jaybirdad 7 years ago

      I've had this dip, and it is, by far, the best dip I've ever had. I recommend using wheat thins to dip with. I've used other crackers and chips, and they're fine, but I enjoyed the wheat thins the most. Anyone reading this already wants to try making this dip. Do yourself a favor and just do it. You won't be disappointed.

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      Sounds absolutely fabulous! Great job on the hub.

    • Craig 7 years ago

      Buffalo chicken dip, it's like buffalo wings without the bone, I got to try it! Nice hub

    • BODRICKA (lol) 7 years ago

      I made this dip it was great, I ate it all in one serving not so great, now i have to read your tips on losing those extra pounds. Keep up the good work.

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      marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

      yummm yummm yummmm u did a good thing...!!! =))

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      Mike Fuller 7 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for all the comments and for making my first hub the top hubnugget, I appreciate everyone who voted and has tried my buffalo chicken dip recipe. thank you.

    • julief 7 years ago

      great buffalo chicken dip recipe, cool video

    • Dave 7 years ago

      I LOVE buffalo chicken dip but I gotta say, boiled chicken? Sounds almost as gross as canned chicken. I season & grill chicken legs, thighs, & whole breasts. Much more flavorful than just boneless, skinless breasts. I also like to add crumbled blue cheese to mine. I make it in a crock pot, great for keeping it warm during the party.

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      Ashley Joy 7 years ago

      Excellent sounding recipe! I have everything laying around I need but the Franks Sauce, I will have to hunt that down and give this a try.

    • tom 7 years ago

      Thank for the effort. Barrack Obama Hot Sauce....!? Ha..ha, .... I should try that

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      Mike Fuller 7 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for all your comments to my buffalo chicken dip recipe hub I appreciate them

    • amy S 7 years ago

      Can you serve this cold? Or should it be kept warm?

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      Mike Fuller 7 years ago from Indiana

      I recommend warm, just re heat in the microwave, some say it tastes better the next day.

    • irene 7 years ago

      I made this dip for a summer get together today and it was a hit! I had 7 people ask for the recipe ( including a few men so you KNOW it's really good!)This is a keeper-thanks for sharing!

    • Leslie 7 years ago

      Hey Mike, this sounds good. I make this quite often... and I have found that I like to use blue cheese dressing instead... and I agre on the Frank's I have even used the Franks Wing sauce too.. equally good results. thing you should try... try grilling your chicken breast or chicken breast tenderloins ( they cook quicker) I roll mine in hot sauce then grill them I shred the chicken when done.. and I add my hot sauce to my chicken and let that sit while I stir together my cheeses. the rest is the same... except I also started using a colby jack blend...


    • betty 7 years ago

      wonderful next time I'm going to add some crumbled blue

      cheese. obama hot sauce is a joke right????

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      Mike Fuller 7 years ago from Indiana

      No Joke Their is Obama Hot Sauce,

      Thanks everyone for the Comments On my hub, hope you enjoy the buffalo chicken dip recipe

    • dbarn13222 7 years ago

      This is the best dip by far. I buy roasted chicken from store and chop it. It adds alot better flavor and it prep time is much less.

    • Devin 7 years ago

      Im trying this recipe today, im substituting rotisserie chicken, ill let you know how it goes!!

    • Stephanie 7 years ago

      Amazing receipe! So glad I tried it! It was plenty to eat for my family of three! Even my five year old loved it. Not too spicey. Just a little kick to it. I wouldn't change a thing about this receipe. It was greeeat with the green onions on top! We liked it best with celery:)

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      Dink96 7 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      My sister-in-law made this recently and it was fab! Thanks for posting this hub with all the how-to tips. Will come in mighty handy through playoff season!

    • PLD 7 years ago

      This stuff is SO good.

      one tip, if you are really pressed for time, is to pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocer and use that meat in the dip.

    • KAM 7 years ago

      Excellent and your right the BEST buffalo dip, I have been using this recipe (I got it from a co-worker) and everywhere I go people ask for the recipe. And everytime I go somewhere I'm asked to make it, infact I will be making it tomorrow night (double batch)! The ratio is perfect, and I just might have to try it with blue cheese. Always a hit!

    • KM 7 years ago

      Made this for a family get together over the weekend. I added 4 slices of colby jack when I added the chicken to try and cut down on the hotness (I'll cut back on the hot sauce in the future). IT WAS GREAT!!! Loved it with celery and pita chips for dipping!

    • scottys thoughts 7 years ago

      Sounds good,I'll have to pass this on to a friend for next years football season,or this years super bowl party.Thanks

    • Kate 7 years ago

      I have made this dip a few times now..definitely better with the ranch (and I love blue cheese). I have received many compliments from others on this dip- by far the best! Thank you.

    • Don Wayne 6 years ago

      I wish I knew what I did wrong. I followed the recipe to the letter, but it came out tasting like vinegar and little else. If anyone has any suggestions on what I might have done wrong, or if this is how it is, and I just do not like the taste, please let me know. Thanks.

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      Mike Fuller 6 years ago from Indiana

      Don, the only thing I can think of is I had a batch I had to throw out because the Ranch dressing was expired, It tasted terrible. I had just bought the Ranch at Walmart and ruined a double batch. I called Walmart and they replaced all the ingredients I used. The only other thing would be bad hot sauce which is vinegar based. Good Luck.

    • Wendy Scalzo 6 years ago

      I made 2 batches (1 with ranch, 1 with blue cheese) for my niece's birthday party. They were both devoured quickly. The next day, just as you said, I was barraged with requests for the recipe. I ended up posting your page on my Facebook. I used chicken breast tenders and simmered them in a little Franks on the stove top and being a produce department clerk, I opted for Marzettis dressings. Y-U-M-M-Y!! Thanks, Mike!!! Your dip made the party extra special.

    • Mary Ann 6 years ago

      Absolutely delicious! You rock! I used sliced baguette rounds for dipping and it was perfect :)

    • smart lipo 6 years ago

      This is excellent. I've made this dish many times, and everyone keeps requesting it again. I mix 1/2 Ranch dressing and 1/2 blue cheese. I do not use the chedder cheese. I tried it once, and did not care for the oily orange greasy appearance. A few other "improvements" I've made are I melt 1/2 a stick of butter before warming the meat in the frying pan. Also, I recently began substituting ground turky and found it much eaiser than cooking and shredding chicken. It has a nicer texture in the dip, and tastes the same.

    • Sue 6 years ago

      OMG...this is the best dip I have ever eaten!

    • Destiny 6 years ago

      Hi Mike I just tried your dip, but i didn't have great success I was going for a double portion to feed about 18ppl. I double the ingredients 2 ranch 2 frank's hot sauce and 4 cups of cheese. I got Don's results just lots of oil and vinegar. Any pointers?

    • Val 6 years ago

      This is delicious! I make it without the chicken(Sara's recipe) because my husband is a veggie. All the meat eaters who try it , like it just as much! Thanks, Mike!

    • foodlover 6 years ago

      hi just wondering if you have more cream cheese than 1 8 oz block? it just doesn't seem proportional to the other ingredients in your video, picture or when I prepared this myself.

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      Mike Fuller 6 years ago from Indiana

      I never make a single batch anymore, it just goes to quickly. It is quite possible I was making a double or batch and a half in the video or may have just added a little extra cream cheese that I had laying around. Once it is made I always tweak it a little to taste. If you are getting an orange oily look, it is cooking to long or getting hot to quickly, try covering it with foil and turning down the heat. If you over cook it the oil from the cheese tends to separate and the red hot turns it into orangeish color.

    • Kdub 6 years ago

      Is it ok to keep in a crockpot for parties?

    • mike  6 years ago

      Yes just keep on low and don't overheat. I put it in a crock pot all the time for parties, just give it a stir every once in awhile. Also fantastic with pretzel crisps.

    • Rob Marks 6 years ago

      Mike you're the man. I love your recipes. The humor in the descriptions is honestly the best part of following your recipes. Keep up the good work brother.

    • Eric 6 years ago

      Thanks Mike! Tried about 10 different versions and this is still the best.

    • Monica 6 years ago

      This receipe is great! It's also super yummy if you add it to echildas or tacos. Mix it in while making them, Gives them a extra kick!

    • Beth 6 years ago

      This is a really popular appetizer right now, and both my roommate and myself have taken it to parties where other people have made buffalo chicken dip, too. Hands down, this recipe has won out every time. People continue to ask where we got our recipe from, and we keep sending out your link. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Tster25 6 years ago

      Mike, I've tried many versions of Buffalo Chicken Dip and by far yours is the best!!!

      Thank you!

    • leighadays 6 years ago

      my mom made this for a family birthday party and since then we have it at every party(The whole family is addicted to it

    • Meghan 6 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe! The day after I first made this for a picnic and left the leftovers (We were overrun with food) with the host I got a text from him saying "Even sober this is the best thing I have ever eaten, ever." Everyone looooves it.

    • Helen 6 years ago

      Being a Buffalo transplant to LA (Lower Alabama) I'm expected to always bring wonderful dishes to parties. This is the "bomb". and everyone thinks I brought it with me from Buffalo, or being a transplant, created it from my old digs. I'll never tell.

    • Richie Satanieca 6 years ago

      Sounds great! Interesting though that there's no bleu cheese in it.

    • Alicia 6 years ago

      Had this at a party, it was awesome. Someone had brought a cucumber salad, too... I ended up making a sandwich out of it by using the dip as "spread" on a nice roll with a cool cucumber on top. YUMMMM

    • Tracy 6 years ago

      Whoa! This looks great! I'm making tomorrow!

    • Kevin 6 years ago

      Very good! My wife likes it better with chunky Blue Cheese.

    • delish! 6 years ago

      This dip is amazing.... and i cannot tell you how happy it makes me that someone else agrees that the thought of canned chicken breast in ANYTHING is absolutely repulsive. I followed the recipe very closely, however, i substituted light ranch for full-fat version, and light cream cheese for the regular version. I kept the shredded cheese the same, because for me personally, low-fat cheddar totally sucks. Lastly, franks sells a buffalo red-hot sauce, so i used that. My company was raving about it!! Soooooo good, and I have a batch in the oven right now for my bf to enjoy while he watches football today. This is a keeper!!!

    • Jimmy 6 years ago

      I love this dip so much! I actually cut up some raw onions and put them in the dip too, it is sooo good. Never tried cooking them with the onions, they are just add-ins once it is all done. Should try it!

    • Dini 6 years ago

      boiled chicken is as bad as canned chicken. pre cook it in the oven. way better. im gonna make this dip saturday hight for the UFC fight.

    • suzanne.k 6 years ago

      I have made similar dips but your recipe is simply MARVELOUS!!!!! A definite crowd pleaser!

    • Ryan 6 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. It's been a hit at every party I've brought it to. The directions and pictures were perfect.

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      Mike Fuller 6 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks, I am making this for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If anyone has any great Holiday recipes let me know, Im always looking for the next big dip.

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      FoodiesForThought 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Oh my gosh...this looks like an excellent recipe!!! I can't wait to try is out, buffalo chicken dip is one of my biggest vices :)

      Also, perfect timing for the upcoming college football bowl game season.


    • kc 6 years ago

      i made it! and its sooo good!

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      Mike Fuller 6 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks. I had some for thanksgiving and plan to make it for christmas and new year. Heck maybe even easter.

    • lizzy 6 years ago

      I've been making this for quite some time now and i just made a new batch. Only problem...not even a half a cup of sharp cheddar. So i substituted mozz and it doesn't taste the same. :( Lesson learned...if you don't have enough cheese...don't make it!

      Btw I make it without the chicken and I find it tastes a whole lot better.

    • Danielle 6 years ago

      Do you change the cooking times on the meatless version? I love it with the chicken, but don't always have it on hand. What would you recommend? Keep the times the same? Or could I cook it on the stovetop? Thanks!

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      Mike Fuller 6 years ago from Indiana

      You probably could cook it on the stove top if you stir it frequently so it doesn't scorch, but I always bake mine with or without chicken. Bake time is still about the same, maybe a few minutes less. whatever It takes to melt and blend it all together. Thanks for the comments and suggestions... Mike

    • MIke C 6 years ago

      The only technical comment I have is that it is better to grill the chicken on the gas grill or in a pan rather than boiling it. Then chop it up nicely with a knife. You see, boiling it, then separating it under water removes all the great juice stock within the meat. One might argue that we boil chicken for soup. But keep in mind that juice stock is part of the soup we consume. I do agree with the writer that the canned chicken is nasty beyond belief... and Id hate to see or know the factory that produces it and the chickens they use.

    • melanie 6 years ago

      Great recipe ....but I like TexasPete Buffalo Wing Sauce the best.

    • judy 6 years ago

      I made this for a party of 20 people.....4 x the recipe and it was gone within an kidding...amazing...thx so much

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      Mike Fuller 6 years ago from Indiana

      Great, glad you liked it. Wow the biggest batch I've heard of so far!

    • Andrea 6 years ago

      I entertain regularly, and am always looking for tasty apps to serve my guests. I was a little apprehensive to try this recipe at first, simply because I wasn't convinced that 5 ingredients could make it a hit ( I looked on Food Network and most of their recipes called for tons of ingredients). Let me tell you, this has been the absolute hit of all my parties!!! It is consistently delicious, and my guests always rave about it!

      I'd love to try more of your recipes. Thanks so much!!!!

    • Brit 6 years ago

      Oh. My. God.

      this dip is like heaven on earth!

      as i was shredding chicken for what seemed like hours, i kept thinking to myself "well it better be worth all this"....was it ever!! i love it and i look forward to making it again soon :D

    • Christine 6 years ago

      Wonderful! Made it for three different holiday parties and it was the hit at all. I have sent this link to many friends. Thanks so much!

    • 6 years ago

      We loved it...will make a triple batch next time! We prefer the blue cheese though. Have shared it with several friends already.

    • stacs1214 5 years ago

      Took to a family gathering, thank God I didn't half it like I planned! Huge hit! Great recipe. Pre melting the cheeses before adding the chicken makes it super creamy!

    • emma 5 years ago

      This is the only recipe I use b/c it is the best. My only suggestion is to make sure to use Hidden Valley Ranch or Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch. Make a differece!

    • bryan 5 years ago

      Yummo (:

    • kristen 5 years ago

      Made this and it really is the best buffalo chicken dip I ever ate! Soooo good!!!! Will be using this recipe from now on!

    • Kim 5 years ago

      I've been using your recipe ever since I found it about a year ago, and let me tell you, it is AWESOME. Thanks so much Mike! I've tried other buffalo dips but nothing comes close to this one! I do substitute the ranch and use bleu cheese instead, just because I like it better. And I add bleu cheese crumbles on top which adds a little extra flavor.

      I make this for every holiday/party and it's always a big hit. Thanks so much!

    • u28et59 5 years ago

      I'm trying to figure out what I could add to this to give it more texture, like something crunchy.

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      try using chopped up celery or green onion

    • Christina Kerr 5 years ago

      Made this for the first time today for our Super Bowl party...Go Steelers!! And it is not big on spicy things so i only added a little more than a half cup and it is great!!!! Thanks :)

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      Glad you like it, thanks for your comment

    • bbqwalt 5 years ago

      Triple Batch today. Sent about half of it to super bowl party for teens. I am sure there will not be leftovers. I tried the retro Doritos Taco Flavor in the dip. They tasted great but I am sure have exceeded my salt intake for the month. I used 1/3 less fat Philly and the light Hidden Valley Ranch. Much less oil on top when baking. The Kens Buttermilk Ranch was great last time but combined with regular Philly left more oil on top.

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      awesome, suggestions. I have been making the low fat version lately also, dipping celery sticks and pretzels flips. Thanks for the comment.

    • Tracie 5 years ago

      I try to follow a reciepe to the letter,but this one I chnged-I still used your ingredients but instead of boiling my chicken I pan fried it-I let my cream cheese come to room temp,mixed all ingr. Together,cut my chicken up instead of shredding,and baked as directed-this has been a huge hit and now when I'm going to or having a get together I have to bring this along with my blt dip and my deviled eggs!!!

    • DeAnna 5 years ago

      Love this dip!

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it

    • Gemini 5 years ago

      Quick question about the dip. I am making it for the first time, and will be quadrupling the recipe for a huge family gathering. I would like to know if I can just make it in a crock pot or do I still need to make it as the recipe states and then put it in a crock pot to keep warm? I know the chicken would need to be added last to it, but I want to make sure it is okay to follow the instructions by substituting a crock pot instead of oven.

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      You can make it in a crockpot but the cooking time will vary, make sure you stir often and don't overheat or it will look orange and oily on top, good luck.

    • Mike 5 years ago

      The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Ever!

    • mary ann 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great recipe and for the great presentation of the recipe...enjoyed both!

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      Miss Paula 5 years ago

      This sounds really good,I'll have to try it,my son loves buffalo chicken.

    • Christina 5 years ago

      Absolutely the best buffalo chicken dip recipe !!! I have to double up on all the ingredients, even though it feeds 4-8 we always run out!!

    • Joanna 5 years ago

      I'm 13 years old. And want to be a chef!So I made this tonight. And it was AMAZING!!!!! I loved it! thanks so much!

    • babyontheway2012 5 years ago

      Hey! You make yours just about the same way I make mine (and I too swear by Franks and shredding the chicken-HATE canned) The first time I had ever made it I accidently put the celery into it and haven't changed ever since. I just dice it up really small and add it in with the chicken it gives it an added texture and I think makes it better you should try it!.... I cant go anywhere now without making buffalo chicken dip lol

    • Bobbi 5 years ago

      Had this dip for the first time yesterday... UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

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      carolinemoon 5 years ago

      Informative hub!

    • Kelly 5 years ago

      THe double batch works perfect. 1 bottle of dressing and then I just use 1 12 oz bottle of hot sauce to avoid have half a bottle sitting around. I also use half cheddar, half mozzerella cheese.

    • ANN 5 years ago

      Been making this for years, even better if you add 1 cup of diced celery!!!

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      Navyfam4 5 years ago

      Dip sounds great I am going to have to try it. I make one the only difference is i do not boil the chicken and I use colby jack cheese. Yours sounds great though.

    • Kelly 5 years ago

      This was a hit!! It was very cheesy, spicy & yummy!! Really easy recipe with minimal ingredients. I will definitely make it again.

    • sabrina 5 years ago

      it was amazing!! thank you, the other sites kept telling me to use canned chicken, YUCK!! your the best

    • Charlotte 5 years ago

      try it with french bread cut in squares & dizzled with olive oil, then brown in the oven.. Yummy

    • Jan 5 years ago

      I'm making this for a tailgating party. Wonder what it would be like to use Spicy ranch dressing? Just a little more spicy?

    • Jill 5 years ago

      Followed directions to a T and it turned out extremely greasy. Any thoughts on why? It was like the grease/hot sauce was floating on top when removed from oven.

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      Hey Jill, I do this by accident about every 4th batch, over ccooking or heating will cause the oils from the cheeses to rises to the surface in a orangeish color from the red hot. It usually will taste ok but it annoys me because it doesn't present itself well and is not as creamy. Baking times vary and you don't want to over cook the buffalo chicken dip.Thanks for the comment, I will add this warning to the recipe

    • DiniLewis 5 years ago

      Don't boil or use can chicken, thats nasty, i marinate my chicken over nht in buff sauce, then i either bake in the oven or cook it on the grill, you'll notice a major taste difference in your dip,

    • Irene 5 years ago

      Can. You make this dip a day ahead?

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      Yes, that's how I started doing it because it always seem to taste better the second day.

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      BryRog57 5 years ago

      Hey, great recipe. Use it every time we have a party.

    • Sarah 5 years ago

      Any tips on saving a dip that's been overcooked. I have made it a few times and it's always a bit. I used a cassarole dish with a lid this time instead of tinfoil and it's separated and oily. I have a party tomorrow and zero time to remake it.

    • Emily 5 years ago

      I just made this for a work event and I have to say the taste test is AMAZING! I can't wait to hear everyone else's reactions. But this is the buffalo chicken dip you should make!

      The only suggestion I have to first-timers is to make sure you cut your cream cheese into small pieces. I had larger cubes and some of them didn't melt until the very end. It worked out though.

    • michelle 5 years ago

      just wanted to let you know this was the best. I made it a few weeks ago, everyone loved it. The only problem is i don't use hotsauce. I use the Louisiana Supreme chicken wing sauce. I find it more fitting for the name. Only use the full cup if you like it HOT! Im making it again for Thanksgiving. I am going to make it with 1/2 cup this time. Wish me luck. First time i am bringing a dish to the in-laws house.:0 Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)

    • Benda 5 years ago

      I made this dip and stepped it up a notch. I smoked a chicken and then used the smoked chicken in the dip.It was over the top good!!!!!!!!!

    • Carol 5 years ago

      I think men are genetically predisposed to LOVE this dip.

      I've taken it to our church small group events a couple of times. When we were recently discussing the menu for an upcoming event, to a man--they ALL asked if I was bringing the Buffalo chicken dip. It makes it easy for me to decide what to take.

    • Shannon 5 years ago

      Best most delicious shortcut ever..... Just debone a rotisserie chicken and use that! Awesome recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. I also added a smidgen of blue cheese crumbles, I normally hate blue cheese, but I feel like it gives a great bite to the dip and adds some depth!

    • Carmen 5 years ago

      It was delish, now i have extra can I freeze for another time?

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      Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

      Yes. I use container in ziplock bag or just double up ziplock freezer bags. Thanks for the comment.

    • Norm 5 years ago

      Almost the best, I grill my chicken, who wants boiled chicken? Also I use whipped cream cheese and a teaspoon of vinegar.

    • Jessica H. 5 years ago

      Wow thank you for this easy recipe! I've been searching everywhere for the perfect recipe. Going to use left over roasted chicken. Should be yummy!

    • Jessica H. 5 years ago

      By the way, why can't I mix it all together & then bake it? Seems easier, will it taste much different?

    • Corinne K 5 years ago

      Thank you for this great recipe! It was a huge hit at our Christmas Party. It was the only thing that was completely gone at the end of the night and I even doubled the recipe. I am making it again for a party tonight! Love it!

    • KV 5 years ago

      Great dip recipe!! I liked the way you suggested cooking the cheeses in the oven together, then adding the chicken!! YUM!

    • justacollegekid 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for the recipe! I made it for a potluck with my friends and they loved it! :D

    • Stephanie 4 years ago

      I found this recipe at walmart a few months ago and I got to say it's awesome! The last couple times I've made it I substituted Hooters sauce instead of Red Hots and I will never go back, it's so AMAZING!!!

    • Lisa 4 years ago

      It is the best!!!

    • jennifer 4 years ago

      best dip ever!! Everyone wanted the recipe!!! I will never have to try a different one!

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      Miss Paula 4 years ago

      This looks really good I'll have to try it my son's love buffalo dip.

    • Lori 4 years ago

      This recipie is the best. ill never change a thing. Except... i melt everything together in a crock pot while the chicken is cooking. by the time i add the chicken to the pot its good to go, and the dip remains hot, set on low/warm setting. I usually double the recipie and freeze 1/2 of it.

    • Michael Rutherford 4 years ago

      I started making this dish per your recipe and every time I do, it is the first thing that gets eaten and several people per party ask for the recipe. Its literally the best thing i've ever tasted!

    • scopedeezy 4 years ago

      slammin son!!!!!

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      Bob Hunter 4 years ago from Fort Wayne

      Isn't this a duplicate of the link at

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      Mike Fuller 4 years ago from Indiana

      Yes it does appear someone has copied my content and posted it on there website. Thank you for the notice I will look into it.

    • bbqwalt 4 years ago

      We tried slow roasted chicken breast, indirect heat on a 22" Weber Kettle with a pan of water over the coals. Ten teens for a 17 th birthday party for our twins. The chicken taste much better cooked this way, however stick with light cream cheese and light buttermilk ranch. The teens in this area have developed a cult following for this dip. My boys make it now since all of their friends request it. For my boys party, 10 whole chicken breast, 3 packages of cream cheese, two 12oz bottles of Frank's original, and four cups of sharp cheddar, divided into two large pyrex trays. Our boys put a little extra Cholula is each tray. It was gone before noon today. One of the teens finished it for breakfast.

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      Mike Fuller 4 years ago from Indiana

      That sounds Awesome cooked that way. Sometimes you just cant stop eating it, its that good. Thanks for the comment.

    • Meg 4 years ago

      This is the best chicken dip in the history of chicken dips. I never make a single batch because it is such a big hit at every party. Thanks for the recipe!

    • nature girl 3 years ago

      this is the best buffalo chicken dip. I always use this recipe and our neighbors want me to make it for every party

    • corvette girl 3 years ago

      this is the BEST buffalo chicken dip! I have tried many different recipes, some even using the same ingredients, but I think it's the way this is made that makes it so good. Other recipes layer the ingredients and then bake, but this way blends everything together - much better and it shows because my family LOVES this dip and requests I only use this recipe from now on -finally, the search is over! Thanks Mike

    • jenny 3 years ago

      Can this be put i the fridge after making it? I would like to take it to work

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      Mike Fuller 3 years ago from Indiana

      Yes It Can; And Honestly I Like It Better The Next Day. Just Don't Over Heat it.

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      las81071 3 years ago

      Totally different than I make it. Sounds great. Will give a try for sure seems like everyone is giving it a giant thumbs up :)

    • Adam 3 years ago

      Been using your dip recipe for about 2 years for any sports event or pot-luck and been loving it.

      Works OK enough w/ low fat and fat free ingredients when I'm just doing it for myself and don't want to grub down 100 grams of fat in one sitting w/ chips :)

      Can't believe this isn't 5 star...simple, yummy and plainly written. Thanks Mike!


    • Stacey 3 years ago

      This DIP is the BOMB

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This dip sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try it. I love dips

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      Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina

      My husband will love this recipe, can't wait to try it for him! Great hub!

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      This sounds good, but I'd probably go with the blue cheese instead of ranch. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Mary 11 months ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      This would make a delicious dip to serve for a Super Bowl party, I may be giving this recipe a try tonight.

    • Viki 2 weeks ago

      Seriously. I stumbled on this recipe about 5 years ago and had to come say something: it is the absolute best. We have tried numerous others prior to this and will never try another one. Everyone - and I mean everyone - loves this dip. The ranch is the game-changer! A lot of people don't like blue cheese, so think they don't like buffalo chicken dip until they taste mine! Thanks so much for putting this recipe out here!

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