Last updated on January 17th, 2019.
This Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip is the perfect party or game-day appetizer. Melty gooey cheese, spicy Buffalo sauce, and tender shredded chicken are topped with golden brown breadcrumbs. Serve with pretzels, chips, or cut up veggies.
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I made this Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip recipe for a friend’s party. If you like buffalo sauce, this recipe is as good as it sounds. It is very easy to make, and it was a huge hit.
I actually made two versions of this Buffalo Cheese Dip – one with chicken, and a vegetarian one just in case anyone at the party was vegetarian. The chicken one was significantly better (no surprise there!). The vegetarian one was good as well, but no one turned out to be a vegetarian, so there was some of the vegetarian dip left over from the part. So we took the vegetarian Buffalo Cheese Dip home and added some shredded chicken to it.
The funny thing is I thought I was being considerate by making a vegetarian version, but I totally didn’t think about anyone being gluten-intolerant, so I put panko breadcrumbs on both dips. There were no vegetarians at the party, but one person couldn’t eat the dip because of the breadcrumbs. So that sucks – it’s hard to cater to everyone, isn’t it?
This buffalo chicken cheese dip is great with pretzels or chips, or if you want something healthier, it is also great with baby carrots and celery sticks. Celery definitely needs a delicious dip to be edible, right??
This dip is great for entertaining since it can be mixed together in advance and then baked in the oven right before serving to get the panko breadcrumbs nice and crispy. Or you can bake it ahead of time and heat it up in the microwave – it tastes great either way!
If you are not a fan of Blue Cheese, substitute Ranch dressing instead of the Blue Cheese dressing. But I think the Blue Cheese dressing adds a little bit more flavor that goes perfectly with the spicy Buffalo sauce.
I made this Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip in my favorite porcelain Ciroa bowls. These adorable bowls hold just over 2 cups of liquid, so they are perfect for dips and soups. You can find these bowls appearing on my blog a LOT. I love these bowls because they are safe for both the microwave and the oven. They also have a nice tight-fitting lid which is great for leftovers or for bringing this dip to a party.
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Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip - perfect game day recipe! Serve with chips, pretzels, crackers, or cut up veggies. Skip the panko topping for a keto, gluten free version.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1.5 cups shredded cheese (such as sharp cheddar, or Monterey Jack)
- 8 oz buffalo sauce
- 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
- 10 oz can of chicken , drained (or about 6-8 oz cooked shredded chicken)
- 1/2 - 1 cup Panko bread crumbs (depending on your bake ware size)
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and the buffalo sauce. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, until the mixture is soft enough to be stirred (about 2 minutes total, but stop and check every 30 seconds, since all microwaves are different). Stir well.
Add the shredded chicken to the cheese dip and stir. Transfer the chicken cheese dip into your bakeware (I baked mine in two small bowls so that it is easier to serve). Top with panko breadcrumbs.
Bake at 375F for 15 minutes, or until the dip is bubbling around the edges and the breadcrumbs start to turn golden brown. Carefully remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving so the bowl can cool down.
- You can omit the chicken and make this a vegetarian Buffalo Cheese Dip
- Skip the bread crumbs for a gluten free keto version
- I made this dip in these wonderful Ciroa bowls - they are super adorable, safe for the microwave and the oven, and they come with a lid which is perfect for transporting the dip to a party or storing leftovers. This recipe makes enough dip for 2 bowls
- Sub Ranch dressing for Blue Cheese dressing if you prefer