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buffalo chicken dip.

Creamy, gooey buffalo chicken dip is the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer. Try this original version, but feel free to add bacon, blue cheese, or green onion as toppings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken dip
Servings: 4
Author: sara rose : aflavorjournal.com


  • 1 1/2 cups shredded traditional rotisserie chicken
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup buffalo / hot sauce [I love Frank's or Crystal]
  • 1/2 block 4 oz. cream cheese [room temperature]
  • 1/4 cup creamy ranch dressing
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 oz. freshly grated sharp cheddar divided
  • bacon crumbles optional
  • blue cheese crumbles optional
  • chopped green onion optional


  • Place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add shredded rotisserie chicken, pinch of pepper, and garlic powder. Cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Pour hot sauce over all shredded chicken, and stir to coat chicken in hot sauce.
  • Add cream cheese, and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until cream cheese is completely melted and creamy. The chicken should be coated in cream cheese and sauce at this point.
  • Add creamy ranch dressing, and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Add 1 oz. freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream. Stir to combine.
  • Add final ounce of freshly grated sharp cheese, stir a final time.
  • Serve hot!


Serving the crumbled bacon, crumbled blue cheese and chopped green onion each in a separate dish alongside the buffalo chicken dip is a great way to serve this at a party. It gives people the option to add their own toppings!