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I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Buffalo wings, but from my first bite of this Buffalo Chicken Dip, I was an instant fan. I have been making this since 2010 and it’s always a hit!

Dip Recipes are perfect for game day parties and tailgates, and this is one that both men, women, and kids will enjoy! Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip is always a HIT!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe in a baking dish garnished with a pepper slice and chives

Buffalo Chicken Dip

When my friend, Sally, made this dip for a Labor Day party, the men hovered around the dish until it was devoured. I found this recipe for Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Dip and modified it for a party just weeks later.  Hearty and cheesy with a nice hit of heat, I haven’t met anyone who didn’t adore this buffalo chicken dip! This Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip is another hearty, man-friendly dip you’ll want to add to your must-make list.

Buffalo Chicken Dip on a small appetizer plate with chips and celery

Tips for Making Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Dip:

  • Use a rotisserie chicken to make this super easy. I put the hubby on the task of removing the chicken meat from the carcass. He’s a good sport and always helps in the kitchen, but the number of questions he asked was comical! I promise it’s simple!
  • Softened cream cheese is spread on the bottom of a baking dish, then the blue cheese salad dressing, hot sauce, cheese, and chicken were mixed together, spread over the cream cheese, and baked.
  • PRO: Tip: Set the cream cheese out on the counter about an hour before mixing the dip to allow it to soften. This will make spreading much easier.
  • I used mozzarella to give a gooey factor to this dip recipe, but blue cheese is another popular alternative.
  • Serve with celery sticks and tortilla chips. I love to cut thick slices of red bell pepper, too.
  • I garnished with a cross-section of red bell pepper with a pop of color plus some garden chives. Fresh parsley would work, too.

More Appetizer and Dip Recipes You’ll Love:

Dips are perfect for game day entertaining, and here are a few more dips and other favorite game-day snacks!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

!Adapted from Frank's Redhot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup any hot sauce (I used Frank's)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese (I used mozzarella)
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (I used the meat from a rotisserie chicken)


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Place cream cheese into a deep baking dish. Spread over bottom of the dish.
  2. Mix salad dressing, hot sauce, and cheese. Stir in chicken. Put mixture on top of cream cheese layer.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Garnish as desired (I topped with slices of red bell pepper). Serve with crackers, chips or celery sticks.


If taking this dip to a picnic, cook it at home, then place in an insulated carrier to keep warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 758mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g


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27 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe”

  1. The scary thing is that I think I could make a meal out of this (and gain 5 lbs in the process!). Looks scrumptious.

  2. It’s practically a health food if you serve it with celery sticks!

  3. Looks and sounds delicious, Lizzie. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks. Someone brought it to something but I didn’t come home with the recipe — it was a popular dish! Now I have it!

  5. You’re welcome, Martha!

  6. Isn’t it great? I like your method, Leslie!

  7. I haven’t tried these before, but they sound delicious!

  8. Mozzarella looks to be a great choice…And always a good sign when the dip gets devoured at a party. P.s. Bill looks to be a sweetie pie and great company in the kitchen =)

  9. I can imagine this is so addictive! Perfect for parties too, I’m sure.

  10. What a great idea and awesome appetizer ! My crew would love this. Especially since they are buffalo wing fans!

  11. This recipe has everything my family loves, they could live on Blue Cheese & Hot Sauce! Wll have to make this for an upcoming party we have planned.

  12. I tried this for the first time at a birthday party very recently! It was super good. So glad to have your recipe!! Thanks for sharing it!

  13. This would be a perfect dip for football season!! So easy!

  14. This is an all time favorite at my house! Can’t wait to dive into your version!

  15. Hi Liz, what a fantstic dip, love all the layers of flavor, I’m bringing this to the next party when I need a dip, thanks for sharing!

  16. look sooo good Lizzy !!

  17. What a clever recipe for a dip, I don’t think I have seen it before. Buffalo chicken wings are awesome so I can totally see how delicious this recipe must have been,

  18. Oh what a fun dip with the chicken right in it! I am pretty sure I have never had a true buffalo wing either.

  19. That’s a great dip that I could definitely make a meal of! It sounds really delicious, Liz!

  20. Such a great and unique dip recipe! I love things with a little spice.

  21. Such a fantastic looking dip, Liz. And I am absolutely loving all the layers of delish flavors here. This is gonna make a perfect dip for parties. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

  22. Sounds like a delicious dip. My family would love this buffalo chicken dip.

  23. This is making me CRAVE buffalo flavor. So much so, that I plan to recreate your recipe but make it a CRAB dip instead of chicken so I can eat it!

  24. I love this stuff! Sometimes if we have extra I will freeze it so I can have it for a snack. That is how much I like it. Can’t wait to try yours as it looks wonderful!!!!

  25. This is so good!! Everyone at my house really enjoyed it!

  26. I have made this 3 times now and it is always the first empty dish! It’s just so good!

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