Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This baked easy buffalo chicken dip recipe features everything you love about buffalo chicken wings (including all the cheesy goodness you could possibly want), without the bones. It’s still just as tasty and even more delicious.

Chip covered in buffalo chicken dip.

Up until about eight years ago, my mother had never left the South in her life. Then Daddy got elected as president of our state Fraternal Order of Police and the traveling commenced. You see, the FOP has conferences throughout the year in different states and such and Mama and Daddy go to a great many of them as part of Daddy’s job. We’ve benefitted a lot from her travels in terms of neat souvenirs and interesting stories, but today you’re going to benefit from a recipe Mama got at a police conference in Virginia Beach a few years back.

She took one bite of this baked buffalo chicken dip recipe and immediately hunted down the caterer who graciously offered the recipe. This dip combines the best of both worlds with the taste of buffalo chicken wings and that delicious cheesy goodness, but none of those little annoying bones! Serve it up warm with your favorite chips and it will disappear like...umm…Okay, I’d really like to put a football analogy here but I’m not actually into football so it’ll disappear like umm…ok like the best buffalo chicken dip ever!

The best part is, it takes just minutes to prep and 20 minutes to bake this four-ingredient dip. In no time at all, you get to enjoy this easy buffalo chicken dip recipe and you won’t miss any of the Super Bowl 😉. If you don’t love buffalo flavor try Cream Cheese Salsa Dip, Tex Mex Dip (a.k.a 7-Layer Dip), Pimiento Cheese Dip, and Pimiento Cheese Dip

Labeled recipe ingredients for easy baked buffalo chicken dip.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Hot sauce (like Franks, Texas Pete, or generic – get whatever is cheapest)
  • Cream cheese (check out our easy-peasy homemade cream cheese recipe)
  • Chicken
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Helpful Kitchen Tools

Soften cream cheese in microwave.

Let’s make the buffalo sauce! First, place your cream cheese in a bowl and soften it by putting it in the microwave for thirty seconds or so.

I just love a recipe that doesn’t require me to soften my cream cheese at room temp. I’m not into planning ahead like that anyway!

Add cheese and chicken to the same bowl.

In that same large bowl, add your cheese and shredded chicken.

Add hot sauce.

Add in your hot sauce.

I promise this isn’t going to be zingy hot.

Mix ingredients.

Mix all of that up in a bowl with a fork or spoon.

Whichever one you happen to grab first, we’re not particular here.

Spread into pan and bake.

Spread the chicken mixture into the baking dish and bake at 350 for twenty minutes.

Baked buffalo chicken dip

Your baked buffalo chicken dip will look a little something like this when it’s done.

Serve buffalo chicken dip with veggies, pretzels, or chips.

Serve warm with pretzel chips, tortilla chips, crackers, or veggies like celery stalks.


Fortunately, your buffalo chicken dip leftovers will last up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat either in the microwave or in the oven briefly.

Bowl of buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use any cooked chicken in this buffalo dip recipe, whether it’s leftover shredded chicken breast, canned chicken, or rotisserie chicken. 
  • Okay, now I know you’re seeing hot sauce here and thinking this is going to be spicy but it’s really not. The hot sauce adds a lot of flavors but the cream cheese and other ingredients really cut out the zing and just leave you with a very flavorful dip that won’t scorch your mouth. It’s mild enough for everyone. Honest!
  • If you don’t want to go for baked buffalo chicken dip, you could also put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker on low until heated through (about an hour) to make crockpot buffalo chicken dip. Keep your crock pot on warm until you’re ready to serve.
  • If making ahead of time, you can combine the ingredients and leave the prepared pan in the fridge for a few hours before baking.
  • Feel free to use a combination of shredded cheese, like cheddar cheese, blue cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Some buffalo chicken dips also include 1/2 cup of ranch dressing to enhance the creaminess, so you can definitely do the same if you prefer.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of freshly chopped chives, green onion, or blue cheese crumbles.
  • Greek yogurt can also sub for cream cheese in a pinch.

Here are some more delicious dip recipes:

Cold Crab Dip Recipe

Baked Vidalia Onion Dip

Pimiento Cheese Dip

Grandmama’s Tex Mex Dip

Reuben Dip Recipe

Buffalo chicken dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This baked easy buffalo chicken dip recipe features everything you love about buffalo chicken wings (including all the cheesy goodness you could possibly want), without the bones.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, dip


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 chicken breast cooked and shredded (or a large can of chicken)


  • In a large bowl, soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about thirty seconds or so.
    8 ounces cream cheese
  • Add the shredded cheese, cooked chicken, and hot sauce. Stir well to combine.
    1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup hot sauce, 1 chicken breast
  • Spread into an 8x8 baking dish and bake at 350 for twenty minutes.
  • Serve warm with pretzel chips, tortilla chips, or veggies.
  • *You can also put all of this in the slow cooker on low until heated through (about an hour) and then keep on warm to serve.
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