Buffalo Chicken Dip

This buffalo chicken dip is always a crowd pleaser at my house during football season. I’m not sure if it’s the ooey gooey melty cheesiness, or the subtle kick from tangy red hot sauce, but it’s the only thing I’ve ever served that can actually steal the spotlight from the game, even if it is just for a split second.

I’ve been making this dip for awhile now, and have even blogged about it before, here. In time I’ve slowly evolved the process, so that it’s now down to a science.

My version of the must-have Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe


  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Bottle of Franks Red Hot sauce (12 oz. or 1.5 cups)
  • 8 oz container of cream cheese
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend (or your favorite blue cheese or gorgonzola)
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing.
  • 1 bag tortilla chips and/or veggies for dipping


  1. Poach about 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast in chicken stock and water.
  2. Using 2 forks, gently thread chicken into small chunks. You can also shred your chicken in your (Kitchenaide) stand mixer using the flat, paddle beater.
  3. In a bowl, combine shredded chicken with Franks Red Hot sauce, to taste. My family likes it spicy, so I use lots!
  4. Let the chicken soak in the hot sauce until ready to use.
  5. Spread one 8 oz container of cream cheese into the bottom of an un-greased baking pan or casserole dish.
  6. Top with buffalo chicken...
  7. Sprinkle on some cheese. I like a mexican cheese blend, but you can also use blue cheese or gorgonzola.
  8. Finish it off by drizzling on some Ranch dressing.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until dip is melted and bubbling.
  10. Serve with chips and veggies for dipping!

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Step 5

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Step 6

Creamy cheesy buffalo chicken dip

Steps 7 – 9

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Enjoy and Let us know what you think!

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46 Responses to {Football Food} Buffalo Chicken Dip

  1. Giselle says:

    That looks AMAZING!!!!! I’m LOVE anything that involves buffalo chicken!! Can’t wait to try it!


  2. Kelsi says:

    I’m wondering if that is the big bottles of franks or the smaller ones? I’m thinking the small ones don’t seem like enough but the big ones are quite….big. And I loooooove franks.

    • fabhousewife says:

      Excellent question Kelsi (I will be revising the recipe to reflect it, too). I used the 12oz bottle of Franks…but I usually buy the gigantic bottle of hot sauce because I love me some Franks, too! If you’re pouring from a larger bottle, about 1.5 cups should do the trick.

  3. Lindsey says:

    A friend of mine made a similar dish at a party we had ages ago and I’ve recently been craving it. I don’t think this was the exact method/recipe she used, but I don’t care – this is delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Marti says:

    Football season or not this sounds uber delicious! I have to make this.
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Stacy says:

    I am so going to try this! Thank you for sharing. Pinned this.

  6. Mikesha says:

    This is the exact recipe I make minus the ranch drizzle. It doesn’t last more than 5 minutes and I make the chafing dish size.

  7. Heather says:

    I let the cream cheese get to room temp then mix that a cup of ranch dressing Franks Buffalo style hot sauce all together. Then mix in chicken an cheese an bake about 30 mins. I have a very picky friend but he loves this!!!!!

  8. Kayla says:

    I’ve made something very similar to this for a few years now, but instead of using plain chicken breast I pick up a precooked rotisserie chicken. It’s super delicious! I’ll be trying it with the added ranch dressing this year.

  9. ginger rust says:

    Has anyone ever tried this in the Crock Pot??

    • Niven says:

      I do the same thing but I cook my chicken in a crockpot with franks hot sauce. I also add a bag of ranch seasoning. Soooooo good

      • denise stine says:

        my Daughter makes this…. uses the canned chicken.. but chicken breast would be cheaper.. she also does it in the crock pot on Low setting for about an hr.

      • denise stine says:

        that sounds YUMMY !!! I will have to try that … not that we usually have any left overs… maybe just make it to do this !

  10. I also mix everything together instead of layering it. It’s way better with Blue Cheese than with Ranch. 🙂

  11. Christel R says:

    I use blue cheese dressing instead of the ranch and add chopped up celery, it is SUPER yummy!! 🙂

  12. Meilin says:

    This recipe looks great! I used to shred my chicken the same way. I just started shredding it with my food processor and its much faster 🙂 It comes out great! Can’t wait to try this recipe for our superbowl party! Thank you!

  13. desiree says:

    You can have this cold also or should I say at room temp… sometimes my family just cant wait!
    I mix the cream cheese,Franks and the ranch or blue cheese dressing your choice ,together and then fold in the chicken

  14. bevweidner says:

    I just completely freaking died.

  15. Valerie says:

    I used the leftover dip as the filling for a quesadilla, turned out great!

  16. Mandy says:

    How many servings does this recipe yield? Looking to make this for a shower.

  17. Kelly says:

    This looks so very good!. I can not wait to make this!.

  18. Jessica Bolof says:

    Oh my gosh this was insanely good!!!

  19. Kelly mcclure says:

    That looks awesome.. Unforts I’m in Australia and we don’t have franks sauce. Can you give me an idea of what sauce it is so I can come up with an alternative?. Thanks!

  20. LaurenT58 says:

    Everyone loved it! I used Frank’s buffalo wing sauce instead, & next time I’ll use more chicken & bleu cheese dressing instead of ranch. And maybe ritz instead of tortilla chips.

  21. Randa says:

    I do m make this in the crock pot. Great for pot lucks.

  22. Christina says:

    It’s a hot sauce. Like Tabasco, but a bit thicker.

  23. Connie says:

    I made this and it was AMAZING!!

  24. cwil says:

    How many servings is this?

  25. Suits says:

    I Made this dip for my husbands football party and it was a hit! I did 3/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese and 1/4 cup blue cheese. Yum yum!!!

  26. Renee says:

    This looks great! I’m hoping to make this for a party…. How for in advance can this be assembled? Do you think I could assemble the day before and bake off the next afternoon?

  27. Claire Andrews says:

    I use 2 cans of cooked chicken, 2 8oz packages of cream cheese, and just a 1/4 cup of the hot sauce. I serve with the larger Fritos scoops!!

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  30. Diane says:

    In your instructions, the recipe calls for the chicken stock and water. However, these are not listed in the ingredients. These ingredients should be listed, including the specific amount recommended for poaching.

  31. Misty P says:

    Please revise the recipe as you mentioned you would. Using an entire bottle, 12 oz, is a whole lot different than 1.5 Cups. Your recipe is delicious BUT can be easily ruined by using an entire bottle of Franks…and I love me some Franks. 🙂

  32. shanette says:

    Tjust made it and im tearing it up!

  33. charmicielle says:

    I have made this once for super bowl for just me amd my husband. I also made it for my book club meetings it is awesome. I use chicken thighs just because their cheaper.

  34. Rhonda says:

    Is this THM recipe? Just starting?? Thanks!

  35. Patti says:

    Made this for my graduation party over a year ago… everyone loved it.. my friend, that was at that party… always brings it up. “remember when you made that dip..” “hey… when are you making that dip again?” Well its 5:30 a.m. (over a year later) I am making the difference for her…long overdue.

  36. Sars says:

    Made it today, can’t wait to eat it!!

  37. Angella says:

    What size baking dish? 8×8, 9×9, 9×13?

  38. Maniac Mom says:

    I am about to make this again for the second time. I couldn’t stop eating it the first time! It is amazing!! I made it to put on a baked potato and it was divine!! It’s just as good cold with tortillas!

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