Buffalo Chicken Dip

This creamy and spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer recipe that only takes 5 minutes of prep! Perfect for game days or any party, just pop it in the oven for a few minutes and it’s ready to serve!

If you love buffalo chicken dip as much as we do, be sure to check out our Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe that you can keep warm all night for parties!

Buffalo Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer recipe for parties

Why We Love This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Chips and dip are usually on the menu for any game day, for sure. But also we love serving this hot dip recipe for appetizers, happy hour or just for weekend snacks! Buffalo Chicken Dip is always a a favorite recipe with everyone, I mean who doesn’t like creamy, mildly spicy chicken with tortilla chips for dipping?

We like to spice this dip recipe up by using a secret ingredient, a jalapeño flavored cream cheese. But if you like to keep the spiciness down a little you can use regular cream cheese.

The jalapeño cream cheese adds another kind of heat that the buffalo wing sauce doesn’t. It’s still not a blow your head off type of heat, just perfectly creamy and spicy, all in one.

Ingredients For Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Leftover Chicken or Rotisserie Chicken
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Jalapeño Cream Cheese (Can substitute regular cream cheese)
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot Sauce (not pictured)
Buffalo Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer recipe with just a few ingredients

Can Buffalo Chicken Dip Be Made Ahead Of Time?

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is a perfect appetizer recipe to make ahead of time! Just put the recipe together completely and then bake it off when it’s time to party.

I have to say though, this buffalo chicken dip recipe is so easy to make you hardly need to make it ahead of time, but one less thing to do for a party is always good! All you need is about 5 minutes to mix the ingredients together and then bake!

How Do You Make This Dip Recipe?

Buffalo Chicken Dip is so simple, you guys are going to love this one.

All you need to do is add the softened cream cheese, sour cream and hot sauce into a bowl and mix it all together. Next stir in shredded chicken (this is a great leftover chicken recipe!) but you can also grab a rotisserie chicken from the store.

Mix it all together with hot sauce, or a milder buffalo wing sauce, depending on what level of heat you’re going for. That’s one thing I have learned just recently, how many different types of hot sauce are on the shelves, with all different levels of heat.

You can grab a blow your head off spicy hot sauce or a perfectly mild hot sauce, it all depends on you.

Buffalo Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer recipe with chicken, cream cheese and hot sauce

Put the chicken mixture in an oven proof dish and cover with shredded cheddar cheese. Place the baking dish on top of a sheet pan in case some cheese melts over the side.

Bake the dip at 425 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes until the center is warm and the cheese is melted. Grab a bag of tortilla chips and start dipping!

What Are Some Other Ideas For Dipping?

Tortilla chips are a go to dipper for this dip recipe, but if you’re looking for some other options, we’ve got some ideas for you!

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Pretzel chips
  • Crackers
  • Toasted slices of bread
  • Potato chips, the ruffled kind to hold up to the dip!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer recipe made with chicken and hot sauce

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of our favorite appetizer recipes! Serve this hot dip for appetizers and on game day!



  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 4 oz. Philadelphia Jalapeño Cream Cheese, softened (can substitute regular cream cheese)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or a mild buffalo wing sauce (this brand is a milder hot sauce, if you have another kind start with 1/4 cup)


  1. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, and hot sauce to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Stir in the shredded chicken and then pour into an oven safe baking dish.
  3. Top with shredded cheese and bake at 425º for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips and/or cut vegetables for dipping.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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3 Responses
  1. Kate | Food Babbles

    Nope, not thinking “that’s a lot of hot sauce.” I’m thinking “Bring it on!” This sounds amazing. I’m all about buffalo-anything so I’m definitely making this in the very near future.

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