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A pan of cheesy buffalo chicken dip with celery and chips for dipping.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is an easy classic that features three different layers of flavors including chicken mixed with your favorite hot sauce (I always go for Frank's RedHot!), cream cheese, ranch dressing and, of course, lots of cheese!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 10 to 12 servings
Calories 411 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts boiled and shredded
  • 12 ounce bottle hot sauce
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 16 ounce bottle ranch dressing
  • 6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded (about 1½ cups)
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese shredded (about 1½ cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the chicken with the bottle of hot sauce and spread in the bottom of a 3-quart baking dish.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the cream cheese and the ranch dressing over low heat until the cream cheese is completely melted and smooth. Pour the mixture evenly over the chicken. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the cream cheese/ranch layer.
  4. Bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until bubbling and browned on top. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with celery sticks, other vegetables, tortilla chips or crackers.

Recipe Notes

  • You can substitute four (12.5-ounce) cans of cooked chicken, drained, for the chicken breasts.
  • You can also substitute shredded rotisserie chicken (5 to 6 cups of shredded chicken).
  • I recommend Frank's RedHot sauce.
  • I recommend Hidden Valley Ranch dressing.
  • You can substitute blue cheese for all of the ranch (or half of it).
  • Instead of layering the dip, you can mix everything together.
  • You can make this dip in a crock pot by adding all of the ingredients (cube the cream cheese), stirring, and cooking on low for 4 to 6 hours, stirring once or twice during the cooking process.
  • This can be prepared a day in advance, just cover and refrigerate overnight. You may need to add 5 or 10 minutes to the baking time.

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 624mg27%
Potassium 288mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 310mg31%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.