Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip – creamy, spicy and hot dip with all of the flavors of buffalo chicken! Baked to sizzling perfection, this dip is perfect for a game day or a movie night!
Before we get all up close and personal about this dip, let’s talk about holidays.
Exciting subject this time of year!
Until the last two days just before Christmas, when you are tired of the same Target commercial and too stressed out about getting the right gifts for everyone. Then you just want the holidays to be over.
We are not there yet! So, how much into the holiday spirit are you already? Just planning? Thinking what color theme to run this year? Getting the tree out of the box? Frantically looking for the container with garlands? Or maniacally crossing of the list everyone in the family because you have all the gifts already, packed and ready you crazy maniac you bwahahaha?
We just got the Christmas tree out of the box. And yes, we have a fake Christmas tree. Two reasons: it’s prelit and I do not have to clean the needles from the carpet every day. That’s enough reasons for me. When the kids are older and we have a bigger house, with a place for a real tree where there is no carpet – I will consider going back to the real thing. Okay, let’s be honest. It might be until they invent some thingamajig that get’s rid of all of the needles for me.
For the first few Christmases we had the real tree and yes, it smelled wonderfully. But when you have a crawling baby, a real tree becomes just a pain. Besides our cat tried to sleep in it few times and scared the you-know-what out of me.
Anyhow, we have snow in the forecast and I am partially excited and partially running like a mad woman trying to stock up on anything we might need. Not sure how bad it’s going to be, but let me just say that if it’s 30 degrees outside – no part of my body will be leaving the house.
So, the dip! Let’s talk about it right quick so you can grab the recipe and make it. If you are a fan of buffalo chicken (and all of the dishes that have been done in this theme), you will go crazy for this dip. It’s super easy to whip up and perfect for a game day or a movie night. This is a recipe that my Hubby always uses and he loves buffalo chicken. He said he would take this dip over the hot corn dip (see below) any day. And trust me, that’s saying a lot.
I am not a fan of the bleu cheese but I have to say, I actually really liked it in this dip. It pairs with the hot sauce to create the unique combination of flavors, so characteristic for buffalo chicken. This dip is creamy and spicy and totally addicting! We recommend chopping the chicken into really small cubes so it won’t overwhelm the dish. It will also keep a balance between textures. I roasted one and a half of a chicken breast but you can use a rotisserie chicken.
- 2 cups cooked chicken chopped into small cubes
- 1 8 oz . package cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing we used bacon ranch
- 1/2 cup hot sauce like Frank's
- 1/2 cup blue cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix cream cheese with hot sauce, ranch, salt and pepper.
- Pour into a 1qt baking dish.
- Add chicken and blue cheese and mix it all together.
- Bake the dip for 20 minutes or until bubbling along the sides.
- Serve with additional blue cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
- Refrigerate any leftover for up to 1 day.
Recipe source: FranksRedHot.com
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