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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is a classic crowd-pleaser, perfect for game days, parties, or any gathering where you want to serve up something irresistibly delicious. Creamy, spicy, and packed with flavor, this dip will have everyone coming back for more. Serve it with crunchy tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks for the ultimate appetizer experience.

Tasting Notes

This Buffalo Chicken Dip boasts a perfect balance of tangy buffalo sauce, creamy cheeses, and tender shredded chicken. The addition of ranch dressing adds a cool, tangy element that complements the spicy kick from the hot sauce. The melted cheese on top forms a golden crust that adds a delightful texture to every bite. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-addictive!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks, for serving

Kitchen Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking dish
  • Oven

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, ranch dressing, and buffalo sauce until smooth.
  3. Fold in the shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and crumbled blue cheese (if using), making sure everything is evenly distributed.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  5. Sprinkle additional shredded cheddar cheese on top for an extra cheesy finish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the dip is hot and bubbly, and the cheese on top is melted and golden brown.
  7. Once baked, remove the dip from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  8. Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.
  9. Serve warm with tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks for dipping.

Pro Tips

  • Use rotisserie chicken for quick and easy shredded chicken.
  • Adjust the amount of buffalo sauce to your desired level of spiciness.
  • For extra flavor, sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese on top before baking.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature for easy mixing.

Variations

  • Add diced jalapeños or green chilies for an extra kick.
  • Substitute blue cheese dressing for ranch dressing for a more intense flavor.
  • Mix in some cooked and crumbled bacon for added richness.
  • For a healthier version, use Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese.
  • Turn it into Buffalo Chicken Dip sliders by spreading the dip onto slider buns, topping with additional cheese, and baking until bubbly.

FAQs

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the dip ahead of time and store it covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. Simply bake it when you’re ready to serve.

Can I freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in the oven until warmed through.

Can I use canned chicken instead of shredded chicken?

Yes, you can use canned chicken as a quick alternative, but shredded chicken will provide a better texture and flavor.

Yield: 8 servings

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip served with chips and fresh vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, ranch dressing, and buffalo sauce until smooth.
  3. Fold in the shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and crumbled blue cheese (if using), making sure everything is evenly distributed.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  5. Sprinkle additional shredded cheddar cheese on top for an extra cheesy finish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the dip is hot and bubbly, and the cheese on top is melted and golden brown.
  7. Once baked, remove the dip from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  8. Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.
  9. Serve warm with tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks for dipping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

Written by Patricia M

Welcome to "My Cooking Recipes," a culinary treasure trove where passion for food meets the warmth of home cooking. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma who has spent a lifetime in the kitchen, weaving love into every dish. This website is my canvas, showcasing not only my personal creations but also handpicked recipes from across the web. Here, you'll find a blend of traditional family favorites and innovative culinary experiments, all designed to inspire and delight.

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