This easy buffalo chicken dip recipe makes the perfect appetizer to serve up for game day, a barbecue, or a party! This creamy, buffalo chicken doused in melted cheese, is so delicious and tastes just like your favorite homemade buffalo wings.

You will surely be requested to make the dip over and over again.

Buffalo chicken dip mixture in a casserole dish.

This classic dip recipe is easy to make and comes together very quickly. You can easily cook the buffalo chicken dip in crockpot. This dip is super creamy and cheesy with the help of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and our secret ingredients of greek yogurt and blue cheese. Frank’s Hot sauce gives this dip that classic buffalo flavor you’d get in buffalo chicken flatbread

Why You’ll Love This Dip Recipe

  • Easy to make. This recipe comes together with little to no effort. Most of the work is done by the oven, so you can easily move on to your next dish. 
  • Mess free. This dip can be made using only one casserole dish, leaving very little cleanup. Perfect for when cooking for a party, just like the jalapeno popper dip recipe!
  • Good for a crowd. This recipe makes a large portion and is great to serve a crowd as an appetizer. 
  • Inexpensive. This buffalo chicken dip doesn’t cost much compared to what you would usually pay at a restaurant for a significantly smaller portion. 
Buffalo chicken dip with a celery stick and chopped fresh greens in a casserole dish.

Ingredients for the Buffalo Chicken Dip

The ingredients for this Buffalo Chicken Dip are very simple an you most likely already have them in your kitchen. 

  • Canned chicken breast – drained canned chicken breast is a quick way to get shredded chicken, we also love it in our chicken quesadilla recipe. 
  • Cream cheese – softened at room temperature. 
  • Frank’s red hot buffalo sauce – the key component for that remarkable buffalo flavor and the same sauce we use in our buffalo chicken sliders
  • Blue cheese – crumbled blue cheese adds a special flavor to the dip. 
  • Greek yogurt – plain Greek yogurt, adds extra creaminess to the dip, as well as some protein!
  • Ranch – the ranch dressing adds great flavor to the dip and makes it creamier. 
  • Mild cheddar cheese – this shredded cheese adds a beautiful golden color to the dip and melts wonderfully. You can use shredded cheese, or shred a block of cheese by hand.

For a full list of ingredients and quantities, see the recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

Here are some add-ins, substitutions, and different variations you make to the chicken dip.

  • Chicken: If you want to replace the canned chicken, you can use rotisserie chicken, or make some shredded chicken breast
  • Cheese: If you want to swap out the mild cheddar for a different cheese, we recommend sharp cheddar cheese, Monterey jack, or mozzarella as a substitute. You can also add a variety of cheeses for a different flavor. 
  • Greek Yogurt: If you can’t, or don’t want to use Greek yogurt, you can omit it, but add more ranch as a substitute. 

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

A casserole dish with all the ingredients to make buffalo chicken dip arranged next to each other.

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 355°F and in a large bowl or baking dish, combine all of your ingredients.

A casserole dish with the mixed buffalo dip ingredients.

Step 2 – Spread the mixture flat, into an oven-safe dish, sprinkle with extra cheese, and bake for 20-35 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Use this dip with various toppings and serve with other classic “game day” dishes:

Franks buffalo chicken dip recipe dipped with bagel chips and topped with fresh greens.

Recipe FAQs

Can I leave out the blue cheese?

When melted, you can hardly taste the blue cheese, it just adds a depth of flavor to the dip. But you can leave it out and still have great results. 

Can I make the dip ahead of time? 

Yes, you can make this dip a day before. Simply combine ingredients in your baking dish, just don’t bake it. Cover the dish in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Add a few minutes to the baking time since the dish is cold when it’s heated. 

Can I cook the chicken dip in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can easily make this recipe as a slow cooker buffalo chicken dip with a few changes.

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. Store leftover dip in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Freeze. Place unbaked mixture in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat: Take dip out of the freezer and into the fridge to thaw. Once thawed, bake in the oven at 355°F until bubbling. 
  • Reheat. The leftover dip may be reheated in the oven (covered) at 355°F until it is warm and melted again. You can also reheat in the microwave. Don’t refrigerate again. 

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 7 votes
This rich and creamy Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is the ultimate game-day appetizer. This dip is full of flavor and is great to serve for a crowd with chips, veggies or your favorite side.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 24 oz cooked chicken breasts, drained (2 cans)
  • 12 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2/3 cup red hot sauce
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 355°F.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl by hand or with a hand mixer. 
  • Spread the mixture evenly in a 9” x 9” oven-safe baking dish. Bake for 20-35 minutes or until heated and the dip begins to bubble. 
  • Serve, and enjoy friends!


  • Storage: Store the dip in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Make-ahead: Combine everything for the dip and keep refrigerated until you are ready to bake. Make the dip up to one day in advance.
  • Reheat: You can reheat the dip covered in the oven until it’s warmed. 


287kcal Calories3g Carbs8g Protein26g Fat11g Saturated Fat59mg Cholesterol917mg Sodium108mg Potassium2g Sugar585IU Vitamin A0.7mg Vitamin C194mg Calcium0.3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 917mg40%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 194mg19%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)