Buffalo Chicken Dip

I may not know who is playing in the Superbowl this year (Does anyone? Have the teams been chosen? Do they even get chosen? How does this thing you call “football” even work?), but I know darn good and well that I’m going to be required to make thirty-seven different appetizers and dips for the game. Oh, yes. My husband had that written into our marriage vows.

“I promise to love you forever ’til death to us part so long as you make me snacks on Superbowl Sunday.”

The wedding guests had never seen a more ridiculous wedding before.

Back to the food! I really think that “dip” should be it’s own food group. Fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein, and dip. That’s the way the food pyramid would look if I were the President of Food. Five servings of dip per day. Ah, that’d be the life.

This Buffalo Chicken Dip (also known as “crack dip” because it’s addicting like crack!) is so good. It’s got a good bit of spice, but the cream cheese and the ranch dressing cools it off just enough. This one really is like crack. You won’t be able to stop dipping!

I would like to note real quick that the original recipe called for (gag) canned chunks (puke) of chicken (vomit). Personally, I think that canned meat (blech) is evil and wrong and terribly bad. I recommend buying a rotisserie chicken and shredding the meat with a fork, but if you are brave (and crazy) go ahead and use the (ewwww) canned chicken. I won’t judge you. At least, not out loud where you can hear me.

Also, while I’m being all picky about my ingredients, I should mention that I’m not a fan of blue cheese. I omitted the blue cheese salad dressing and used all ranch and I substituted the crumbled blue cheese for shredded mozzarella.

Finally, I like to serve this with sliced French bread, but it would also be yummy on chips or crackers.

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos - Football food by bunsinmyoven.com
If you’re hungry for more buffalo chicken, check out these Buffalo Chicken Taquitos! They’re very similar to the dip, but all rolled up in a tortilla and baked! Perfect for a quick game day lunch.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients:

1 rotisserie chicken, meat shredded with a fork
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup blue cheese salad dressing (omit and use 1/2 cup ranch dressing total, if you prefer)
1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (substitute shredded mozzarella if you prefer)
1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce (any hot sauce will do)

Directions:

Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve with crackers, chips, or sliced bread.

adapted from Frank's Red Hot Sauce

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27 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Dip”

  1. Sara January 25, 2010 @ 3:45 pm (#
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    Just so you know, Karly, the teams playing the Superbowl will be the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. That way you can sound all smart & stuff when someone asks, LOL!

    Until I got married, I never knew who was playing, never cared, just used it as an excuse to throw a party…we’ll have to try this dip out this year, it looks yummilicious!

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  2. Dave -nibbleanibble January 25, 2010 @ 6:00 pm (#
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    Lol at the marriage vow. Dip is very important!

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  3. Erica Lea January 25, 2010 @ 6:19 pm (#
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    Hmmm…dip is delicious. This one sounds really good. I agree – canned meat just seems wrong. But blue cheese is delicious.

    And all I know is that the Vikings WON’T be playing at the Superbowl. :( I’m not a big football fan (watching it would be a LAST resort), but it would have been nice to hear that the Vikings won the Superbowl. For once.

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  4. Pam January 25, 2010 @ 7:54 pm (#
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    There is a place here called Back 9 BBQ who tried to market their version of this very dip. I found some and we thought it was like crack too!!! They have since pulled their dip off the market pending some FDA approval or something so I REALLY appreciate you posting this. Now I don’t have to wait for them to remarket their dip!! I can make my very own!!
    Thanks again!

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  5. Tonya Martin January 26, 2010 @ 12:30 am (#
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    E-mail us and we’ll send you a set of our fun Superbowl Conversation Confetti questions. It’s especially fun for the women who don’t care about the game and you’ll be surprised at how many men will answer them, too. They can’t help but shout their thoughts to: “In bed, are you the quarterback, a linebacker, or the kicker?” Laughter goes will with Buffalo Chicken Dip!

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  6. grace January 26, 2010 @ 7:20 am (#
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    fact: canned meat should be reserved for beloved pets.
    although i’ve watched my fair share of football, i have no idea what’s going on this season. i’d much rather be in the kitchen anyway. :)

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  7. Natalie (The Sweets Life) January 26, 2010 @ 8:47 am (#
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    I love this dip but I’ve never had it on bread before…going to have to try that as its good on ANYTHING!

    I like football well enough, but the food is always the best part ;)

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  8. Pam January 26, 2010 @ 6:02 pm (#
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    Hey Punkin!
    I didn’t realize this was your site until after I posted and went to the “about” section and of course, instantly recognized that it was you!
    I’m fine….hanging in there, doing the usual. Glad to see you occasionally on FB, at least we can stay caught up somewhat. I’m still not blogging but contemplating going back to it.
    Miss you and Leslie too!! How was blogher?
    Smooches!!
    P

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  9. Bugaboo January 27, 2010 @ 11:51 am (#
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    My boyfriend was the 1st to introduce me to this awesome dip about 2 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Being the foodie I am, I can’t believe that somwhere, somehow in my 25 years of life prior to him no one ever made me aware of such a creation. And I love buffalo chicken wings!

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  10. Carla Wells January 28, 2010 @ 8:25 am (#
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    A friend of mine brought this dip to a party recently…DELISH! I was goign to ask her for the recipe, but now I don’t have to!

    Thanks!

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  11. shelly (cookies and cups) February 1, 2010 @ 7:26 am (#
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    I am without a doubt making this. Done.

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  12. Dottie Lou February 8, 2010 @ 5:40 pm (#
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    I found this recipe via the Google and it was a HUGE hit at my friend’s Super Bowl party. HUGE.

    I used Crystal hot sauce (the market was sold out of Frank’s), and I used bleu cheese (I love bleu cheese). I also doubled the recipe (which I feared would be too much, but since it was such a huge hit, we almost ran out!).

    Thanks so much for posting this! I plan on making this again and trying more of your recipes!

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  13. Emily April 14, 2010 @ 10:28 am (#
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    oooh man I love this stuff. I agree, canned chicken is terrible…I usually poach a couple chicken breasts and use that. Also, I use all ranch dressing and sharp cheddar cheese instead of the blue cheese. yum yum yummm!

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  14. Cassandra May 30, 2010 @ 12:29 pm (#
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    This is a great recipe. I made a little alteration to it and it was even better, if that’s possible. Try the garlic and herb cheese spread at your local market in place of half of the cream cheese. I use Alouette cheese spread.

    Also, I use the grilled chicken breast strips in the prepared food section and chop them into small pieces. A great way to forgo the canned chicken, but not have to cook the chicken yourself.

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  15. Dipper August 15, 2010 @ 3:25 pm (#
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    I actually ate this dip at a party last night and although I am a food snob they made it with canned chicken and it was delicious

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  16. Cory January 19, 2011 @ 10:47 pm (#
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    To go along with the bread, crackers, and chips, myself and my friends always love dipping celery sticks (or even carrots) into the buffalo dip. A little bit healthier option to the other dippers.

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  17. PJ February 6, 2011 @ 11:28 pm (#
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    I doubled this recipe for Superbowl and it turned out wonderful. It was a hit at the party and everyone kept going back to it. Rotisserie is the key and I used about a half cup more of the hot sauce. I served it in a warm crock pot and it kept well. My sister who usually hates blue cheese, actually ate a lot of dip. You barely even notice the blue cheese. Served with tortilla chips. This dip will definitely make you want to drink beer or any type of beverage with it. Keeper! I got asked for copies of the recipe.

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  18. Matt February 7, 2011 @ 6:33 pm (#
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    no no no no no. substituting ranch for blue cheese is an absolute travesty.

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  19. Handful February 16, 2011 @ 10:47 am (#
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    Thanks for the reminder. I used to make a variation of this and it was always a big hit. Guess what I’m serving @ Card Club tonight?? ;)

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  20. Loring January 14, 2013 @ 10:32 pm (#
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    I love this so much I make it and take it to work for lunch. Add some crackers or tortilla chips and you have a great meal. It is also good on a wrap!

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    Karly Reply:

    Great idea! It’s definitely hearty enough for a lunch. I just updated the post to link to this recipe for chicken buffalo taquitos, too! http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2012/09/30/buffalo-chicken-taquitos/

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  21. Billie February 6, 2014 @ 12:52 pm (#
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    We have been makin a dip like this for years… this is the way we do it.. We have gone so far as eating is as a dinner, LMAO

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Preheat oven 375
    Using a tin pan (the cake one) or a 9 x 13 dish
    (all amounts can be tweeked for more or less according to servings) but this is what I did yesterday

    3 cans canned chicken – white meat – drained (12.5 oz)
    1/2 cup Franks Hot Sauce
    1/2 cup shredded cheese – I used Walmart brand – shredded Monterrey Jack/colby mixture
    1/2 cup ranch dressing
    2 – 8 oz cream cheese – softened

    I drained chicken, put in bowl and with a fork chopped it til it was shredded well. Added, hot sauce, ranch, cream cheese and about 2 handfuls of the shredded cheese and mixed well. Spread in pan/baking dish and covered with more shredded cheese…baked 23 minutes or til a light golden brown..Voila Served best with the Town House Crackers by Keebler.

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