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Best Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip with Rotisserie Chicken

BEST TASTING Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe – It is Creamy, Spicy, cheesy, Super Easy and unbelievably good! Made in under 40 minutes (including cooking time), this is the perfect appetizer for your next game day or party.

Check out other popular appetizers like Buffalo Cauliflower Air Fryer, Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms or Air Fryer Jalapenos.

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cast iron skillet with baked buffalo ranch dip.

The BIG Super bowl is this weekend and what is a more winning dish than a Spicy, Creamy, Cheesy goodness?

Buffalo wings top the list when it comes to Game day snacks and this buffalo chicken dip uses rotisserie chicken for a super easy snack and is made without blue cheese. My favorite part, it is NON-GREASY and not LIQUIDY!

What is it made of?

A tried and true party favorite appetizer with hot wing flavors – Made up of buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cream cheese, cooked chicken and a blend of cheeses (we used cheddar and mozzarella). It is super flavorful and a cheese lovers dream with this 3 cheese goodness.

What goes in this dip?

Buffalo sauce – Frank’s Original Red Hot sauce is the best sauce to make an unbelievably good appetizer that is the perfect super bowl food.

Ranch – We used Hidden Valley Original

Cream Cheese – We used Philadelphia Cheese Cream Original 

Chicken – Chopped cooked leftover rotisserie chicken

Cheese – We used a mix of Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses

Produce – Scallion and jalapeños peppers

Baked Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

  • Sinfully creamy
  • Spicy
  • Cheesy —> made with 3 different types of cheese
  • Creamy
  • Homemade
  • Made from scratch
  • Just 6 ingredients

Expert tips

Use room temperature cream cheese for it to mix well. Take it out of the refrigerator at least couple of hours before making.

If using cold cream cheese, then chop into bite size pieces before adding to the sauce.

Use full fat cream cheese – Low fat may seperate when baked.

Chicken – We used rotisserie chicken (do not use the skin, since it adds additional salt). Chop the chicken into small pieces or shred with two forks. I like to always use Costco rotisserie chicken.

Best sauce to use? Hands down, Frank’s RedHot Sauce!

Cast iron skillet – It is perfect since the sauce is warmed in the stovetop and then it goes into the oven to finish cooking. If you don’t own a skillet, then warm the sauce in a regular skillet, mix in cream cheese and then all other ingredients. Transfer to a baking dish (use a one-quart baking dish), top with jalapeños and bake as instructed.

Adjust spiciness – You can reduce Franks red hot sauce if feeding to kids. However we highly recommend not doing so since this recipe is not too spicy!

Jalapenos are optional – It makes a pretty presentation and adds additional texture and flavor. Remove the seeds if you like less spicy.

Broil – This step is optional, but gives a beautiful golden brown top to the finished dish.

What is goes good with buffalo chicken dip?

Our favorite way to serve is with tortilla chips –> The salty, crunchy chip adds a lovely contrast in texture and flavor.

What chicken to use?

It can be made with any leftover cooked chicken (without much seasonings), rotisserie, canned chicken or even leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Feed a larger crowd – Double the recipe and bake in a 10-inch cast iron skillet.

What to serve with this dip?

  • Toasted bread chunks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Red bell pepper sticks
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Toasted Baguette slices
  • Toasted Pita chips
  • Thick potato chips

Best chips:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Fritos scoops
  • Thick Potato chips
  • Club crackers
ingredients needed to make cheesy chicken dip.

How to make (with step-by-step photos)?

Warm sauce – Pour Franks hot sauce and ranch dressing into a medium cast iron skillet, stir to combine and warm on the stovetop.

Mix in all other ingredients – Stir in room temperature cream cheese, until well combined and then followed by rotisserie chicken, Cheddar, mozzarella and scallion. Top with sliced jalapeños.

Bake – Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 19 minutes and broil for about 2 minutes.

What kind of cheese goes well?

Blue cheese is a classic when it comes to buffalo chicken wings. However, there are several (including on of my own) who are not a fan of blue cheese. So, we came up with a recipe (using a mix of cheddar and mozzarella), without blue cheese yet tastes incredible delicious.

Is this gluten free? Yes! Make sure to use gluten free chips or bread as well.

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Follow these steps to store it and reheat it later.

How to make ahead?

Mix the dip in a baking dish or skillet, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to a day. Leave at room temperature for at least an hour before baking.

How long is it good for in the refrigerator?

Leftover dip can be refrigerated for about 3 days. Simply microwave before serving.

Can you freeze?

Sure! Freeze in a sealed container and remove from the freezer few hours before you want to reheat and allow to thaw – then add to the microwave to reheat or into an oven safe dish.

Can I use blue cheese dressing instead of Ranch?

We loved the flavor using ranch when compared to blue cheese for this recipe.

Leftover meal ideas:

  • Top a slice of toasted crusty bread with the warm mixture and top with sliced jalapenos.
  • Fill into toasted hot dog buns
  • Make a sandwich
  • Make mini appetizers –> Top crackers with the dip and place a pepper slice on top.

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best buffalo chicken dip in a skillet.

Best Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip with Rotisserie Chicken

Yield: 8 to 10 Servings
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Best tasting Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe - It is Creamy, Spicy, cheesy and unbelievably good! Perfect appetizer for your next game day or party!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add buffalo sauce and ranch dressing into a medium cast iron skillet, stir mell and place over low heat, cooking until warm (Refer instructions if not using a skillet).
  3. Remove skillet from heat and mix in cream cheese until well combined.
  4. Stir in chicken, both cheeses and chopped scallion. Mix well and spread the mixture evenly. Top with sliced jalapeños, if using.
  5. Bake for about 18 minutes. Switch the oven to broil and broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the top gets golden brown in color.
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle more scallions and jalapeños and serve hot with tortilla chips.

Notes

Buffalo sauce – Frank’s Original Red Hot sauce is the best sauce to use for buffalo dip.

Ranch – We used Hidden Valley Original

Cream Cheese – We used Philadelphia Cheese Cream Original 

Use room temperature cream cheese for it to mix well. Take it out of the refrigerator at least couple of hours before making.

If using cold cream cheese, then chop into bite size pieces before adding to the sauce.

Use full fat cream cheese – Low fat may seperate when baked.

Chicken – We used rotisserie chicken (do not use the skin, since it adds additional salt). Chop the chicken into small pieces or shred with two forks. I like to always use Costco rotisserie chicken.


Broil – This step is optional, but gives a beautiful golden brown top to the finished dish.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

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