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Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is the BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, with just 5 ingredients. Serve at your next party with your favorite dippers for a hot baked appetizer everyone will devour!

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Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip has been a longtime family favorite appetizer. If you like buffalo wings in traditional buffalo wing style, here’s a super fun recipe for you!

My friend Morgan shared this easy buffalo chicken dip recipe with me many years ago. Besides being irresistible (buffalo wings have that effect on people!), it requires just 5 ingredients and comes together quickly.

The best buffalo chicken dip recipe? It’s right here. Enjoy!

Why This Is The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

  • Packed with flavor. We love Frank’s Redhot sauce around here, and that’s what gives this dip its signature spicy buffalo kick. Combined with tangy cream cheese, gooey mozzarella cheese, blue cheese dressing, and some canned chicken breast, this dip is hearty and absolutely packed with flavor.
  • Perfect for all occasions. While we most often enjoy this buffalo dip during the cooler months, especially for New Year’s Eve and football games, we do make it all year long. It even works great to bake this over a campfire in a cast iron skillet – so fun!
  • Only 5 ingredients. When you’re working with such flavorful ingredients, you don’t need many!

P.S. – If you love these, you may also love my buffalo chicken sliders!

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Recipe Ingredients

This cheesy, flavorful dip recipe is loaded with flavor – it’s hard to believe there’s only 5 ingredients! Scroll down to the recipe card for the measurements.

  • Cream cheese – The base for the dip. Soften to room temperature so it’s easier to combine with the other ingredients.
  • Blue cheese salad dressing – Use your favorite chunky blue cheese dressing and mix it with the cream cheese. Buffalo chicken wings are most often served with celery sticks and a side of blue cheese dressing for dipping, so this dressing adds in that expected flavor element.
  • Frank’s Redhot – This is my family’s favorite hot sauce for making wings and buffalo dip!
  • Mozzarella cheese – I recommend using whole-milk mozzarella if possible, as it’s beautifully creamy and has a richer flavor.
  • Chicken breast – This recipe calls for a can of chicken breast, which makes it so super easy. Just drain the water and it’s ready to go!

What Type Of Buffalo Sauce Is Best For Buffalo Chicken Dip?

You can use any buffalo sauce you like but my family prefers Frank’s RedHot Original Sauce.

This is a bright and flavorful sauce that’s spicy, but “not too spicy”…if you know what I mean. 😊

We like to dash it on hard boiled eggs, frozen and homemade pizza, macaroni & cheese, and even stir it into soups like my creamy chicken & wild rice soup and my mom’s oyster stew. Whenever you’re looking for a little extra flavor, just think about Frank’s!

Overhead view of a casserole dish of buffalo chicken dip

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

This baked party dip is SO easy to make – just 10 minutes of prep time!

  • Combine the ingredients. Stir the cream cheese until smooth, then add in the blue cheese dressing, hot sauce, and shredded cheese. Fold in chicken and transfer mixture to a baking dish.
  • Bake. Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through. Place under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the top, if desired.
  • Enjoy. Serve with your favorite dippers and enjoy!
Overhead view of a casserole dish of baked buffalo chicken dip

Tips & Variations

Here are a few tips for making this buffalo chicken dip, plus variations.

  • Use softened cream cheese. To best mix all ingredients together, make sure to use softened cream cheese. It’s very difficult to mix cold/hard cream cheese with other ingredients!
  • Use leftover chicken. You can easily dice or shred some leftover chicken breast or even a rotisserie chicken for this dip.
  • Swap the blue cheese for ranch dressing. Not a fan of blue cheese? Just use your favorite ranch dressing.
  • Use a different hot sauce. If you already have a favorite buffalo wings sauce, go ahead and use that.
  • Add other seasoning. I think the flavors in this dip are perfect as-is, but you could add some Old Bay Seasoning, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, etc if desired. Freshly ground black pepper would be good!
  • Switch up the cheese. Instead of mozzarella, you can use cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a cheese blend.
  • Add some garnishes. To “fancy it up” a bit, I sometimes sprinkle the top of the baked dip with some crumbled blue cheese and sliced green onion. It just depends on the occasion.
A hand dipping celery into buffalo chicken dip

What to Serve with Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

You can serve this easy dip recipe with any dippers you’d like. I usually offer up at least a few different options. Here are some favorites:

  • Potato chips – choose sturdy ones, for the best dipping
  • Tortilla chips
  • Fritos scoops
  • Crackers
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Bell peppers

This buffalo chicken dip would also be good spread on wraps, flatbreads, or quesadillas!

A hand using a tortilla chip to scoop some buffalo chicken dip

Can Buffalo Chicken Dip Be Prepared in Advance?

You betcha!

If you want to prepare this dip in advance, just combine the ingredients and transfer them to the baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for up to a day.

When ready to bake, let it sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes as the oven heats up. Then bake as directed. You may need to add a few minutes of baking time.

Close-up of buffalo chicken dip topped with blue cheese crumbles

How to Store & Reheat Leftovers

  • Fridge. Leftover buffalo chicken dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Either tightly cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or transfer leftovers to an airtight container.
  • Reheat. Reheat individual servings in the microwave. Or pop the pan back in the oven (cover pan with a lid or foil to keep the heat in and to keep extra browning at bay) at 300° F until heated through.

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
total time: 30 minutes
This is the BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. It's quick and easy to make, with just 5 ingredients. Serve at your next party with your favorite dippers for a hot baked appetizer everyone will devour!
5 Stars (1 Review)


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup chunky blue cheese salad dressing
  • ½ cup Frank’s RedHot Original Sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese use whole milk mozzarella, if possible
  • 1 can 12.5 ounces Premium Chicken Breast in Water, drained well, with any large chunks of chicken broken up


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a medium bowl, stir cream cheese until smooth. Stir in salad dressing, hot sauce, and shredded cheese. Then fold in the chicken. Transfer mixture to a baking dish.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated throughout. Place under broiler for a bit if you want to brown it slightly.
  • Serve with your favorite dippers – we like sturdy potato chips, Fritos scoops, tortilla chips, crackers, carrots, celery, and bell peppers.


To "fancy it up" a bit, I sometimes sprinkle the top of the baked dip with some crumbled blue cheese and sliced green onion. It just depends on the occasion.
from Morgan Mosiman‘s recipe box, adapted slightly from Frank’s RedHot RedHot original recipe

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 238kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 10g Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 243mg Sugar: 2g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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This post was originally published in 2010, then updated in 2023.

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23 comments on “Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip”

  1. MMMM Yum! Took this to a gathering tonight and received lots of praise and requests for the recipe! I did double the recipe and swapped out the blue cheese dressing for ranch instead. My sweet hubby requested that I make this again and soon.

  2. About what size is that baking dish? I am spatial challenged I like to say :) Is it about an 8 by 8 square or smaller?

  3. I make this without the mozzarella cheese and using ranch dressing and it’s outstanding that way too. I also got real lazy and didn’t want to wait for it to bake so I mixed all the ingrediants together and microwaved the dip. It actually turned out really nice and creamy and you don’t get that too much cream cheese and not enough of the hot sauce issue.

  4. I am making this tonight! Can’t wait. I will be posting this as a “copycat feature” on my blog! I will let you know when i post it :)

  5. Gaby@GabHousewifeChronicles

    I used your recipe, it is DELICIOUS! everybody loved it at our Halloween party last Saturday!! Thanks for sharing, here is my post: http://gabhousewife.blogspot.com/2011/10/buffalo-dip.html

  6. Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore}

    I am still in the process of pretending there are no calories. :-) So I will make this and enjoy it this week…… Then once calories count again {aka: next week}, I’ll look forward to making this dip for the SuperBowl! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year!!!

  7. This is truly delish! I made a variation of it for Christmas Eve appetizers and served it with Chicken in a Biskit crackers and celery! I am anxious to try your version. Love it!

    1. Great idea with Chicken in a Biskit crackers – will have to give that a try! Hope you had a very merry Christmas, and here’s to a happy New Year!

  8. Stephanie Meyer (Fresth Tart)

    YUM! This has Rose Bowl written all over it (go Badgers, ha!). I love clever recipes. Merry Christmas Brenda!

    1. Definitely a good dish for football!! Hope you had a merry Christmas – Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing you in January.

    1. Hi Angela – I could probably eat a whole bowl, too! I’ve made this several times for different groups of family & friends, and it’s always a hit.