Buffalo Chicken Dip

Make sure your cream cheese has softened to room temperature before making this recipe; this makes it easier to mix with the other ingredients.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servinces


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar or mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce or any other favorite hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, to top
  • Vegetable sticks, crackers, or sliced baguette, to serve

Special equipment:

  • 9-inch pie or tart pan, 9-inch square baking dish, or other similarly sized baking dish


1 Warm the oven to 350F with a rack in the middle position.

2 In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, the sour cream, and mayonnaise. Mix them together until smooth, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides if necessary. Mix in the cheese, hot sauce, dried herbs, garlic, granulated onion, salt, and pepper. Mix again until completely incorporated.

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3 Add the shredded chicken. Mix on low until combined.


4 Bake until bubbly: Pour the mixture into a 9-inch pie pan, 9-inch square baking dish, or other baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling. Sprinkle the cilantro over the top and serve with immediately with vegetable sticks, crackers, or sliced baguette.

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  • Linda Woodruff

    Oh boy!! We are making this tomorrow to enjoy with the World Series Game #1. Looks scrumptious! GO DODGERS :)

  • Bart DAngelo

    I don’t consider it buffalo chicken dip if you use ranch! Nobody in Buffalo would be caught dead using anything but Blue Cheese :)

    • PattyR

      I am with you! I do like the Ranch/hot sauce combo, but don’t call it Buffalo! Frank and Theresa are turning over in their graves! That being said, I have made this and it is really good. I call it Spicy Ranch Chicken Dip.

  • Yarikza Alexander

    Sounds simple enough, I will give it a try. I love Franks Hot Sauce, so any excuse to use it…I am all in! Thanks for sharing!

  • Bebe

    This sounds great – but I’ll probably used bottled Ranch. (I found that the key ingredient is the dried dill. It will rev up bottled dressing that is a little blah.)

    I plan to take it to a Christmas buffet we attend every year instead of my usual artichoke dip..