Sep 10

Game Time Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

It's that time of year: the kids are back in school, the days are alternating between blazingly hot and downright cool... and football is back on TV! I'm not really in to pro football, but I could watch college football all day long -- and that's typically exactly what we do on Saturdays during the fall.

Our whole family looks forward to our Saturday game day get togethers with friends all week, and we have a number of recipes that we like to rotate through for snacks while we're cheering on the Buckeyes. One of my favorites (which also happens to be one of the easiest to make) is this buffalo chicken dip!

Buffalo Dip Recipe

I started with the buffalo chicken dip recipe from Frank's RedHot and tweaked it to make it more like the buffalo dip that we often order as an appetizer at our favorite local bar and grill. Their dip is a little saucier, with less chicken, and includes cheddar cheese, and I think this is a deliciously close copy.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

While they serve their buffalo chicken dip with toasted baguette rounds, and I do actually prefer them, for more convenience, it can be served with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, or even celery.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yield: 6 cups

Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 (12.5-oz.) cans chicken breast in water, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Microwave the cream cheese in a large bowl for 30-second intervals until you can stir it smooth, about 2-2 1/2 minutes total.
  3. Mix in the ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, cheese, and chicken. I prefer to use a hand mixer for this step to shred the chicken up and incorporate some air into the mixture.
  4. Spread the mixture in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the dip is bubbling and heated through. Alternately you could pour the mixture in a slow cooker and heat on low until bubbly and then turn it down to warm.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips or toasted baguette slices.

You can also choose the method of preparation that's easiest for you -- it's equally delicious whether made in the oven or in your slow cooker. I prefer the presentation when it's made in the oven, but if you're going to be munching on it all day long, the crockpot is the way to go so it stays warm.

Walmart is our one stop game day solution, with every day low prices on ingredients for all of our favorite game day recipes. Their Marketside take and bake pizzas and veggie trays are the perfect way to round out any game day get together!

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by Tara | 18 comments

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Judy September 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I can hardly wait to try this dip. I live in Northeast Ohio and we plan our Saturday’s around our beloved Buckeyes!!!! O-H


Tara September 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

I-O!!! Hope you love it too, Judy!


Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective September 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Perfect game day recipe! Thanks for sharing, Tara! :)
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Robyn | Add a Pinch September 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

Love Buffalo Chicken Dip! Perfect for game day and tailgating!!!
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Paula - bell'alimento September 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

My husband and friends would love this during game days!
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ashley - baker by nature September 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Oh daaaaaaaaaang this looks good!!! I would definitely have a hard time NOT eating the whole thing myself.


Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I made this same dip just recently for my hubby’s poker night, and it was gone instantly! SOOO delicious! Thanks for sharing.


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen September 16, 2013 at 9:13 am

My boys would love this! I’m always on the look out for fabulous dips and this will definitely fit the bill!
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Angie September 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

This is the perfect dip for game day!!!
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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles September 19, 2013 at 10:45 pm

We love buffalo chicken dip!! Such a crowd pleaser!
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World Cup of Food September 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm

This looks awesome, but I get it would go better with a WSU game than an OSU one. GO COUGS!


Tara September 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

LOL, guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree on that. It’s still tasty no matter what team you’re rooting for!


honey kartina September 23, 2013 at 1:14 am

looks good


Stefani October 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I want to try this!
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Sarah December 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Made this for my guests and they loved it! You know its good when people ask for the recipe! Thanks so much. This was a recipe right up my alley as it was very easy to make.


Tara December 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Glad they loved it, Sarah! It’s definitely a fave around here, too.


Alyson January 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm

How would you recommend you cook the chicken?


Tara January 30, 2014 at 9:19 am

The canned chicken breast is already precooked, so there’s no need to do any additional cooking of it before mixing it into the dip.


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