Make this easy baked buffalo chicken dip recipe in the oven and serve with chip, crackers, and veggies for the ultimate party appetizer!

tortilla chip with Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip


 

By now you guys know we LOVE party food. Sliders, dips, and fingers foods are soooo good and this easy buffalo dip recipe baked in the oven is a classic!

It is packed with all of the spicy flavors of your favorite buffalo wings and it’s so easy to make. You only need 5 ingredients, shredded chicken, buffalo sauce (hot sauce), ranch dressing, and lots of cheese (cheddar and cream cheese).

Today we’re sharing with you how to make buffalo chicken dip in the oven but make sure you check out our crock pot and Instant Pot versions too!

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ingredients for Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Chicken – You’ll need fully cooked shredded chicken for this recipe. You can make shredded chicken in your slow cooker or Instant Pot, boil chicken breasts in water or broth, buy a rotisserie chicken, or use canned chicken. We recommend chicken breast for this recipe (white meat) because it is less fatty.
  • Cream cheese – This gives the dip it’s creamy texture. Let it sit out on the counter for about 30 minutes to let it come to room temperature before using.
  • Buffalo sauce – We use Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce or Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce but you can use any buffalo sauce you like.
  • Ranch dressing – Good old Hidden Valley Ranch works great for this recipe but you can use any ranch you like.
  • Cheddar cheese – You can use pre-shredded cheddar to save time but you’ll get the best melty results with a fresh block of cheddar that you shred yourself.
Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip ingredients in a glass bowl

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

We have taken the original Frank’s buffalo chicken dip recipe and made it our own with a the substitution of cheddar cheese rather than blue cheese crumbles, more chicken, less cream cheese, and more ranch. This gives us the perfect dip every time!

Step 1 – Prepare the oven and the pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 2 quart casserole dish with non-stick spray.

Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip mixture in a glass bowl

Step 2 – Mix. In a large bowl combine cooked chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and 6 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese and stir together until mixed. You can use a mixer for this but I think it’s easiest to do it by hand. Just make sure to let that cream cheese come to room temperature so it’s nice and soft.

black casserole dish of Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip

Step 3 – Place in baking dish. Spread the mixture into the greased 2 quart casserole dish and cover the dish with aluminum foil.

Step 4 – Bake. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5 – More Cheese. After 20 minutes uncover the dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Place back in the oven to continue to bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted and bubbling.

Step 6 – Serve. Remove the hot dip from the oven and serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.

Optional: If you want to add a little pop of color you can garnish with finely chopped green onions or chives when it comes out of the oven.

Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip in a black casserole dish with parsley and a bowl of chips

Other Ways To Make It

Buffalo chicken dip is so popular that we’ve learned to make it in every way possible. This simple recipe for buffalo chicken dip oven is classic but we’ve also adapted it to be made in a slow cooker and pressure cooker. These are also great for parties because you can keep the dip warm all night long!

Is It Keto?

Yes! buffalo chicken dip is a great keto recipe and it’s one of my favorite party appetizers when I want to make sure to have a keto option for friends and family.

tortilla chip with Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip
What Makes Buffalo Chicken Dip Greasy?

The most common reason for the dip seeming a little greasy is that the ingredients weren’t mixed together well enough. This can mean the ingredients separate as they are heated and the grease from the cheese can pool in places.

Make sure to mix the ingredients together well before baking.

While I prefer fresh grated cheddar cheese in my dip using store bought shredded cheddar (which is lightly dusted in cornstarch) can help hold ingredients together and prevent it from being greasy.
Note: if you want to keep it keto stick with fresh shredded cheese!

What Do You Eat Buffalo Chicken Dip With?

Much like the classic Frank’s sauce …we put this s%&@ on everything! :). For parties we suggest tortilla chips, crackers, bread (we suggest French baguette slices), bagel chips, pita bread, pita chips, naan, and veggies such as carrot sticks and celery sticks, for dipping.

How Long is Leftover Buffalo Chicken Dip Good For?

If you have leftovers (doubtful!) you can store them in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Want to use up the extra in a different way? Make these delicious buffalo chicken cups!

celery stick with Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip

How to Store and Reheat

Refrigerator – This dip can be stored in a tightly sealed the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Freezer – We do not suggest freezing this dip. The cream cheese mixture can have a strange texture after being frozen and then baked.

Reheating – To reheat the dip place it in a microwave safe dish and heat for 1-2 minutes or until warmed through. If you prefer to reheat in the oven you can place it in an oven-safe dish, cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.

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Servings: 13

Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip

Make this easy baked buffalo chicken dip recipe in the oven and serve with chip, crackers, and veggies for the ultimate party appetizer!
dipping a chip in Oven Buffalo Chicken Dip
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups Cooked shredded chicken breasts, approximately 24 ounces
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 8 ounces Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine cooked chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and 6 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese and stir together until mixed.
  • Spread the mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes uncover the dish and sprinkle the remaining 2 ounces of cheddar cheese over the top. Place back in the oven to continue to bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted and bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces, Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 798mg, Potassium: 182mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 427IU, Calcium: 153mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken dip oven, buffalo chicken dip with franks red hot, franks buffalo chicken dip, recipe for buffalo chicken dip
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