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Insanely Simple and Flavorful Buffalo Chicken Dip

Want to level up your appetizer game and restaurant-worthy dip at home? This Buffalo Chicken Dip is a healthy and easy one-pot recipe that you can’t miss. No need to spend money at expensive restaurants to enjoy a delicious dip; this cheesy dip with hot sauce and ranch dressing will surely get you the MasterChef crown! 

It’s hard to find a dip that can go perfectly with most recipes. I bet you’ll make it over and over again because it perfectly complements the flavor of most of the side dishes. 

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What we love about this dip is that you don’t enjoy the perk of spending less time in the kitchen by compromising on your health. It’s not a quick snack recipe that is deep-fried in oil and can be prepared in no time but will be harmful to your health. It’s healthy, full of protein and keeps you full for longer. 

Like us, if you also love healthy and easy to make homemade dips, then you need to try out Mouthwatering Creamy Deviled Egg Dip

Have unexpected guests and want to serve them the best you can? This creamy dip will be ready in minutes and is a real crowd pleaser! 

💜 Why You’ll Love This Buffalo Chicken Dip 

  • It’s a perfect last-moment appetizer you can make with ingredients already available in your kitchen and leftover chicken. 
  • It’s quick and simple yet delicious and filling. 
  • Pair it with any dish, and the flavor will be enhanced. 
  • It’s easy to customize the flavor as per your taste. You can add more or less sauce, substitute ingredients with your favorite ones, etc. 

Love ranch dressing flavor? Then, check out Mexican Ranch Dressing recipe to enjoy another delicious flavor. 

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🐔 Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients 

Not in the mood to go grocery shopping? No worries, as you can make this recipe with basic ingredients already available in almost every home kitchen. 

For the detailed quantity of ingredients, check out the recipe card at the end. 

  • cream cheese 
  • rotisserie chicken 
  • Louisiana hot sauce 
  • ranch dressing 
  • cheese 
  • spring onions 
  • tortilla chips 

🛠 Tools Needed for Buffalo Chicken Dip 

Mason Jars for storing 

Mixing Bowls

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How to Make Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip 

As mentioned earlier, making this delicious dip is easy. So, here is all you have to do: 

  1. Start with mixing the shredded chicken and cream cheese in a bowl. 
  2. Add ranch dressing and hot sauce to the bowl. Mix well, and then add to a cup of cheese. 
  3. Keep in the microwave for 2 minutes. Then take it out and stir well before topping it with cheese. Microwave for another 1 minute or until all the cheese melts. 
  4. Garnish with spring onions and serve with chips or any of your favorite side dishes. 
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💡 Helpful Tips 

Don’t want to compromise on the taste or texture of your dip? Then, follow these expert tips to make the best recipe: 

  • Never keep buffalo chicken dip in the oven for longer than recommended. The flavor and texture will not be as perfect as they should be. 
  • Using parsley or cilantro for garnishing will not give you the best flavor. This recipe tastes the best when served with a topping of spring onions. 
  • Allow the cream cheese to settle in the bowl before mixing it to make the dip. 
  • If you want to freeze this dip, you can, but remember that the taste will not be the same. Cream cheese and ranch change the taste quickly when frozen. Also, the texture will not be the same after defrosting. 
  • If you plan to use cheddar cheese for this recipe, avoid pre-shredded cheddar cheese bags from the store. Mostly, pre-shredded cheddar cheese is coated with flour and makes buffalo chicken dip oily. 

♻️ Recipe Variations 

Try these variations to enjoy different flavors of this recipe every time. 

Want to make it a guilt-free recipe? Use low fat cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese. Regular cheese contains many calories and disrupts your weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals. 

Use any cheese – You can use cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, blue cheese, or any other you like for making this dip. 

Don’t want to add much heat to your dip? Carefully add dip sauce; the amount shouldn’t be high if you want your dip to be less spicy.

How to Store This Buffalo Chicken Dip 

If you don’t want to change the flavor of your dip after storing it, use an airtight container or mason jar with a lid for storage. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, ensuring no air enters the storage container or jar. 

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FAQ

What is buffalo chicken dip made of? 

Buffalo chicken dip is made of shredded chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, and ranch dressing and is topped with cheese and garnished with green onions before serving. 

What is good to dip in buffalo chicken dip? 

When choosing the side dishes that will go with buffalo chicken dip, you get a lot of options. Some of the best are:

  • Tortilla chips 
  • Potato chips 
  • Celery or carrot sticks 
  • Sliced cucumber 
  • Red bell pepper sticks 
  • Crusty bread pieces 

What makes buffalo chicken dip greasy? 

Buffalo chicken dip will be greasy if: 

  • Cooked at a high temperature. 
  • Overcooked. 
  • Too much cheese is added. 

Avoid these to attain the perfect texture of your dip. 

What can I add to buffalo chicken dip to thicken it?

To make buffalo chicken dip thick, add more cream cheese than the quantity mentioned in the recipe. Another reason your dip can be runny is by adding more ranch or buffalo sauce or less chicken. 

It’s better to control the quantity of ranch or buffalo sauce and add more chicken to make buffalo chicken dip healthy. Cheese can increase the calorie count and make this recipe unhealthy if used too much.  

🤤 Other Healthy, Easy and Delicious Dip Recipes

Loved this recipe and now want to make more delicious, easy, and healthy dips at home? Here are some recipes that will be up to your expectations! 

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Insanely Simple and Flavorful Buffalo Chicken Dip

Mason Jar Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 – 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup louisiana hot sauce can use less if you want less heat
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups cheese
  • 1 stalk spring onions
  • tortilla chips

Instructions
 

  • Start with mixing the shredded chicken and cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Add ranch dressing and hot sauce to the bowl. Mix well, and then add to a cup of cheese.
  • Keep in the microwave for 2 minutes. Then take it out and stir well before topping it with cheese. Microwave for another 1 minute or until all the cheese melts.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve with chips or any of your favorite side dishes.

Notes

  • Never keep buffalo chicken dip in the oven for longer than recommended. The flavor and texture will not be as perfect as they should be. 
  • Using parsley or cilantro for garnishing will not give you the best flavor. This recipe tastes the best when served with a topping of spring onions. 
  • Allow the cream cheese to settle in the bowl before mixing it to make the dip. 
  • If you want to freeze this dip, you can, but remember that the taste will not be the same. Cream cheese and ranch change the taste quickly when frozen. Also, the texture will not be the same after defrosting. 
  • If you plan to use cheddar cheese for this recipe, avoid pre-shredded chedder cheese bags from the store. Mostly, pre-shredded cheddar cheese is coated with flour and makes buffalo chicken dip oily. 
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