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Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip Cheese Pull with a tortilla chip.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is everyone's favorite game day or party appetizer! Made with simple ingredients, make this awesome recipe for your next party or gathering.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 346kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts boiled and shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1 cup ranch dressing homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup hot sauce (I used Frank's RedHot), plus more as needed
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
  • 1.5 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided

Instructions

  • Cook the chicken. If your chicken is not yet cooked, bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the pot and return to a boil. Remove from heat and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Allow your chicken to poach, covered, for approximately 25 minutes. When fully cooked, remove from the pot and allow to rest until cool enough to handle (note- the cooking time for the chicken is not included in the total cooking time for this dish).
  • Prep. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9x9-inch baking pan (or approximate size) with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Warm the sauce. To a medium saucepot over medium-low heat add the cubed cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, black pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk constantly until the cream cheese has dissolved in the ranch and hot sauce. Remove from heat.
  • Combine. Add the cooked and shredded chicken, green onion, 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese, and one cup of the shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce pot. Mix well to combine. Transfer to your prepared baking pan and top with remain mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  • Bake. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the sides are starting to bubble. Set oven to BROIL. Allow your buffalo chicken dip to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Remove it immediately.
  • Serve. Serve with tortilla chips, vegetable sticks, crackers, or enjoy leftovers wrapped in a tortilla with all your favorite greens. 

Notes

  • The chicken takes approximately 30 minutes to cook and is not included in the total cooking time. I recommended preparing the chicken ahead of time if you're short on time.
  • You can substitute with approximately 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • I always use Frank's RedHot Sauce for all my buffalo recipes.
  • I used my homemade ranch dressing, but feel free to use your favorite Ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing.
  • Grate your cheese. Freshly shredded cheese always comes together better when compared to pre-shredded, packaged cheese. My guess is that it has something to do with the anti-caking agent that is added to cheese when it is packaged.
  • I added cheddar and mozzarella cheese as they are both great melting cheeses. If you want to add a somewhat more pungent cheese, Jack cheese, blue cheese crumbles, or feta cheese, is a good place to start. 
  • Leftovers taste great for approximately 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven set at 350 degrees F and tented with foil.
  • Easily prepare this recipe in your Crockpot. The only difference is that the Crockpot version will lack the brown and bubbly cheese top. Read full slow cooker instructions here, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Updated December 2, 2019, January 27, 2020, July 22, 2020

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1249mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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