Best Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the most loved and devoured dips, especially during football season. Cream cheese is blended with blue cheese dressing, Frank’s Red Hot sauce,  shredded cooked chicken and crumbled blue cheese. I like to top my dip with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and extra blue cheese -because there’s no such thing as to much blue cheese- before baking. Serves a small crowd in about 35 minutes.

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The first time I had buffalo chicken dip was years ago, way before blogging. My aunt had brought it to a party my sister was hosting and it was the first time I’ve had the pleasure of tasing it. Back then, I was kind of meh about spicy foods. However I couldn’t tear myself away from this dip. It had heat but didn’t make me sweat or cry out for a glass of milk for relief either. It was the perfect blend of creamy, spicy and blue cheese.

Before Christmas, Haileigh’s friend Ashlyn was over and I knew that she makes buffalo chicken dip all the time, and so I asked for her recipe because I (surprisingly) didn’t have one and was requested to bring it to a family holiday gathering. Ashlyn rattled off her go-to recipe by memory as I took notes. I only slightly adapted this recipe from hers, adding a little more hot sauce, using a stronger blue cheese and topping it with Monterey Jack cheese before baking.

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This dip go rave reviews from my family and was gone by the end of the night. I’d call that a winner.

Thanks, Ash!

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Here’s what you’ll need: 2 bricks [softened] cream cheese, 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing, 1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce, 1 cup chopped cook chicken, 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese, 1 cup Monterrey jack cheese (not pictured) and 2 [sliced] green onions. Plus whatever you plan to dip with.

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Start by adding the 2 bricks of cream cheese, along with the 1/2 cup of blue cheese dressing and 1/3 cup of Frank’s Red Hot into a medium bowl.

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Mix well until combined before adding in the cooked chicken and 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese. I’m using a blue cheese I love, but it’s probably a little more potent than what you can find pre-crumbled. In my opinion, the stronger the blue cheese the better! But you should use a blue cheese you love.

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Spread the buffalo chicken dip into a 1.5 quart baking dish and spread evenly.

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Top with grated Monterey Jack cheese and a few extra crumbles of blue cheese.

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Bake on the middle rack of your preheated 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and allow the buffalo chicken dip to cool for a few minutes before serving.

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If you’re wondering what to serve with buffalo chicken dip, I like Frito Scoops, carrot slices and or  celery sticks. [and beer(s)🍻]

Spicy and cheesy and addicting.

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Have a safe and winning Super Bowl!

Dip on, friends!

For more cheesy baked dips, check out the following:

Caramelized Shallot and Blue Cheese Dip

Cheesy Chicken Dip

Four Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

Baked White Cheddar Leek Dip

And if you give this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Best Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the most loved and devoured dips, especially during football season. Cream cheese is blended with blue cheese dressing, Frank's Red Hot sauce, shredded cooked chicken and crumbled blue cheese. I like to top my dip with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and extra blue cheese -because there's no such thing as to much blue cheese- before baking. Serves a small crowd in about 35 minutes.

Yield: 6+ depending

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Total Time: about 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup blue cheese dressing (homemade or store-bought)

1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce

1 heaping cup shredded cooked chicken breasts or thighs (poached or rotisserie is best)

1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles, plus a little more for topping

2/3 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

2 sliced green onions, for serving

Optional Dippers:

celery

carrots

Frito Scoops

corn tortilla chips

Triscuits

Directions:

Set your cream cheese out onto your counter 30 minutes at least prior to preparing the dip.

Preheat your oven to 350°.

In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the cream cheese, dressing and hot sauce together. Use a spatula and fold the chicken and blue cheese crumbles.

Spread the mixture into a 1.5 quart baking dish, top with the Monterey Jack cheese and extra blue cheese crumbles before baking on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove and let cool slightly before sprinkling with slice green onions and serving with your choice of dippers.

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    Katie Hubbard — February 7, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Made this on Superbowl Sunday and absolutely LOVED it!! Your pictures and ideas were just so beautiful and inspiring. I wouldn’t change a thing!! My hubby was so pleasantly surprised at the change up (usually when I bake, it’s carbs) and we both polished off 1/2 of the dip for dinner that night!! The veggies were a great idea to lighten up the dip. And I never buy Fritos, but I liked your idea so much that I splurged on those too!! Keep up the great work Laurie – you are seriously my all time favorite food blogger!! Half of the pages in your cookbook are dog-eared and have my notes on them. Okay, I’m done fangirling now. 🙂

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 17th, 2018 @ 9:42 am

      Thank YOU, Katie!! I really appreciate your comment and THANK YOU for buying a book – your support means so much to me!! ❤️

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