Buffalo Chicken Dip

You heard me.

I got this recipe from my friend Courtney, who made it on New Years Eve for all of us. Courtney and I went to high school together and she dates an Adam, too!

When my Adam fell in love with her buffalo chicken dip I knew I needed to step up to the plate. But when I asked innocently for the recipe, Courtney warned me, “Jenna, you can have the recipe but I don’t know if it’s really blog-worthy. It uses almost an entire bottle of ranch dressing!”

I told her not to worry, my readers were not ones to back down in the face of bottled salad dressing.

And so when I got home, I gathered my ingredients and waited. Waited for the perfect opportunity to show my Adam that I, too, could make delicious man cave food.


There’s nothing about this dip that’s healthy and nothing about this dip that makes logical sense. It’s a manly mix of everything you’ve ever been told is bad for you, and is perfect for parties, football games and severe buffalo chicken addicts.

The only redeeming factor is that you serve this dip with something incredibly healthy that balances out all of the cream cheese, ranch dressing and wing sauce:

Celery. Thank God.

It’s the perfect combination of creamy and spicy. Courtney told me next time she might reduce the creaminess and add more wing sauce, so when I made it I dumped the whole darn jar in there (even though I halved the recipe).

It was perfect.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

serves a lot of guys

Print this recipe!

1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts

1 12-oz bottle Frank’s Hot Wing Sauce (Courtney says DO NOT substitute Tabasco whatever you do)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

8 ounces (half a bottle) Ranch dressing

1/2 cup chopped celery

4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375.

Poach the chicken breasts in boiling water until cooked through. Drain, let cool and then pull meat apart with a fork.

In a nine inch casserole dish, spread out the chicken and pour the wing sauce over. Mix well and spread out, covering the entire bottom of the dish.

In a medium sized saucepot, combine the cream cheese and ranch dressing.Β  Whisk while heating until smooth. You don’t want any cream cheese clumps!

Pour the cream cheese mixture over the chicken and spread out. Sprinkle the celery on top. Bake for fifteen minutes.

After fifteen minutes, sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top and continue baking for another ten to fifteen minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is bubbling. Remove from oven and let sit for ten minutes. Stir well and serve with chips, celery sticks and buffalo chicken wings.

If anyone receives marriage proposals after making this dip, I need to know about it.

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  • megan @ blackberries for jam
    January 11, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Every time I visit my family in Georgia, someone makes this dip (although I believe they use blue cheese dressing). I have to say, I just don’t get it. But maybe that’s because I live in the Northeast.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 11, 2011 at 5:08 am

    i’m already married, but i think this might just get me another diamond ring. i’ll let you know how that goes πŸ˜‰

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    January 11, 2011 at 5:13 am

    That looks delicious. I love buffalo flavored anything. The only time I’ve ever seen that dip before is with canned chicken, and this sounds SO much better to me.

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    January 11, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Love the American flag rendition.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 11, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I fully believe this dip helped me get a ring back in the day.

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    January 11, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I can feel the HEAT!! What an amazing party food — thanks.

  • jenna
    January 11, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I’m skeptical about the whole bottle of ranch dressing….but if you gaurtantee it will get me a ring on my hand….i’m off to the store…

  • Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two
    January 11, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I’ve been serving hummus to my husband and his friends the past few football games, but I think they will like this MUCH better! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  • Marie @ PeoniesnCupcakes
    January 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

    That looks seriously decadent for a savory dish! Love it & I am sure the GUYS would go crazy for it!

  • jen @ taste life
    January 11, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Well, what did Adam think?? Was he impressed by your man-cave food-making skills?? Did he propose πŸ™‚ ?

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

      he said it was the BEST dip he’s ever had in his life!!! Mission complete.

  • Caitlin
    January 11, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I have had this dip and can vouch!

    I actually had a guy make it for ME! If he hadn’t had two kids, a wife and a whole forest of dead animals hanging from his living room walls, my fate surely would have been changed.

  • Baking 'n' Books
    January 11, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I’m all for cheesy dips but usually with MILD salsas and hummus – don’t know if I could do the spice…although Ranch is good…

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

    We love this dip! I get new best friends every time I make it πŸ™‚

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I made a Mexican Chicken Dip recently that was a lot like this! This is much simpler though, that one required way too much time in the kitchen for a dip.

  • Evan Thomas
    January 11, 2011 at 5:48 am

    This dip is like crack. I’ve totally taken a giant scoop, folded it into a flatout wrap, and called it a lunch.

  • Angharad
    January 11, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I think I just had a heart attack reading the ingredients list! Delish.

  • nickee
    January 11, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Yep I love this dip! made it several times for book club and such and it’s always gone by the time we’re done πŸ™‚

  • Hilary
    January 11, 2011 at 5:51 am

    This is one of my favorite party foods to eat! Especially with tortilla chips. My mom likes to make this and put it on top of salad.

  • Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day
    January 11, 2011 at 5:51 am

    When I see recipes like this I immediately think how I could possibly vegenize them.. or if I should even bother trying! hmmm.. if there’s a will, there’s a way!

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    January 11, 2011 at 5:56 am

    This sounds awesome!!

  • Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes
    January 11, 2011 at 5:56 am

    A whole bottle of Franks?! My husband will LOVE this.

    We are way too nerdy to have an occasion to make dip for sporting events, though, so, um… can this be dinner?

  • Emily
    January 11, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I have been making this for years! Pretty much any potluck others sign me up to bring…and agreed DO NOT replace the Frank’s… I mistakenly did this once…never again. Also, I use rotisserie chicken for mine! I get them on sale and the meat is AMAZING in it. Whatever is leftover I make chicken salad with. And I can definitely agree this is the way to a man’s heart! Works well in a crockpot too πŸ™‚

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 11, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I love buffalo chicken dip but never would have considered Ranch dressing as an ingredient!

  • Stephanie P @ Living and Loving
    January 11, 2011 at 6:06 am


    Oh and by the way… i SHOULD have gotten a ring on my finger for making vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. My Adam flipped out when he ate one of these πŸ˜‰

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    January 11, 2011 at 6:11 am

    I love, love, love cheesy dips!!
    This one looks SO good!

  • Laura
    January 11, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I make this dip alllll the time and it is so easy!! But let it be known to all those girls out there that are instantaneously thinking, “oh, I’ll just use low fat/fat free cream cheese and ranch dressing! Perfect!”. DO NOT DO THIS. Embrace the full fat creaminess for all it’s worth. Seriously. Low fat/fat free screws the texture and is disgusting.

    Oh, and the celery is a good addition, but it’s also amazing with frito scoops (naturally, so ya get more dip)

    This WILL be served at my wedding, requests of the groom πŸ™‚

    • Charise
      January 11, 2011 at 6:36 am

      I actually always use the 1/3-less-fat cream cheese in all my dips to good results, but agree low-fat ranch is bad (it tastes sweet!), and the fat-free versions are absolutley disgusting with no creaminess.

      • jenna
        January 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

        I actually used low fat cream cheese and low fat ranch…they never knew the difference!

  • Carly
    January 11, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Drool …… one of my favorites! Another good one is Jalapeno Popper Dip – addictive!!

    • Holly @ Food, Make-up, Hair
      January 11, 2011 at 7:17 am

      Carly – I would love to make the Jalapeno Popper Dip – do you have the recipe?

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

      jalapeno dip??!! let’s be friends.

  • Lindsay
    January 11, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Wouldn’t blue cheese dressing be better than Ranch? Totally a good football watching party dip.

  • Charise
    January 11, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I moved to Ohio after college, and this dip is HUGE here. It makes appearances at lots of parties, football tailgates, basketball viewing gatherings, you name it. So good, yet so bad for you. I just use regular Frank’s Red Hot, not the wing version, but agree it DEFINITELY has to be Frank’s and not Tobasco.

    I make a beer cheese dip that is also so good, yet so full of things you normally wouldn’t be caught dead eating (aka velveeta!)

  • Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    January 11, 2011 at 6:37 am

    oooh yes! My mom makes this stuff once in a while! Deadly good…
    cathy b.

  • Lisa
    January 11, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Looks yummy! Maybe I can make it a snatch a husband πŸ™‚

  • Courtney
    January 11, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I make this dip as well. Easy way to make it vegetarian (when hosting) replace the chicken with black beans. Even my non vegetarian friends love it!

  • hilray
    January 11, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I LOVE this dip. Ever try pepperoni dip?? It’s not too bad!

  • kelly
    January 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

    That is one of my favorite dips!! Always a hit πŸ™‚

    January 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Ah yes… this will win a man over, this and the same recipe but with sausage!

  • ingrid
    January 11, 2011 at 6:48 am

    holy lord this dip is fantastical! my brother made this dip for a party and i think we ate the entire thing in like 5 minutes. we spread it on rolls too and made sandwiches. i could actually hear myself getting fatter as i ate it. it was heaven. you can also just combine all the ingredients in a crock pot and use canned chicken in a pinch. and we like it better with blue cheese dressing.

  • Michelle
    January 11, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Damn I thought this was MY recipe πŸ™‚

    Either way my boyfriend and his friends think its my recipe and I’m famous for it.

    The only thing I do different, that I absolutely suggest, shred the chicken in a food processor (using the shredding attachment). Great consistency and no chunks, i mean unless you like the chunks.


    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

      chunk canned chicken should be illegal. that is all.

      • AmyJoGo
        January 16, 2011 at 6:48 am

        AMEN! I always get teased because I despise canned chicken. I have always hated the dry toothpick texture…even when you cook it into a creamy or brothy concoction, it’s still pointy and tastes like a tin can.

        • Ingrid
          January 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

          no way! i love me some canned chicken… and canned tuna! try costco’s it is none of the above bad things that you guys are saying. but i do have to say, jarred garlic and other seafood should be illegal πŸ˜‰ bleh!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    January 11, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Jenna, with your love of hot sauce (and this dip), I’ve got a buffalo chicken soup recipe on my blog you’ve got to check out! I bet Adam would love this one too πŸ™‚

  • Tina
    January 11, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I sprinkle the top of mine with crumbled blue cheese-so good!

  • meagan
    January 11, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Is it bad that I’m eyeing the chicken, wing sauce and ranch in the fridge and thinking: “Lunch?”

    No. I’m thinking not.

  • Lindsay
    January 11, 2011 at 7:08 am

    being from the south, i make this all the time! everyone requests it where ever i go. i use blue cheese dressing instead of ranch though. i also serve it with tostito scoops. i LOVE this dip!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    January 11, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Now I’m just going to sit back and wait for the proposals to start lining up… πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

      you and me both, sister!

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    January 11, 2011 at 7:41 am

    My husband makes a very similar dip, but uses real blue cheese crumbles – it is always the biggest crowd pleaser! So less messy than eating real wings, but with all the deliciousness.

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

      nice!! I should have thought to put some on top!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 11, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Oh goodness. I love Buffalo wings, but not so much the whole wing part. It’s kind of messy. So I would LOVE this. This has got to be the best Super Bowl dish ever. Bookmarking it now.

  • Shelly
    January 11, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Ooh! That dip looks great! I tried for *years* to make sophisticated dip. I even found a really good sophisticated dip recipe for my friend (you pour really really hot olive oil over goat cheese and chopped red peppers) before I realized that it was apparently the only fancy dip recipe in the world that’s worth a darn. Finally I did what any sensible southerner would do- I gave up and started making something involving Rotel. My favorite “man dip” calls for an entire package of chopped up and cooked pork breakfast sausage, 8 oz. of cream cheese, and a can of Rotel. It’s always a hit!

  • Michelle
    January 11, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I make this dip all the time but I use lowfat ranch and fat free cream cheese….Nobody can tell the difference!!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 11, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Haha, I love that for the serving size it reads: serves a lot of guys. Next time I have a big party, this is definitely on the menu!!

  • Cyndie
    January 11, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Tabasco tastes like straight up acid.

    Frank’s is far superior. And with Ranch?! OMG. I am making this for sure.

  • Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean
    January 11, 2011 at 8:12 am

    This. Looks. SO. Good. I will definitely be using it on a future football watching date πŸ™‚

  • Katie @ Up Fit Creek
    January 11, 2011 at 8:17 am

    This is staple party & potluck food here in Ohio. I always have to have a bite, even if it is the epitomy of “bad for you.” πŸ™‚

  • Vanessa
    January 11, 2011 at 8:24 am

    This dip is definitely is getting filed away for when the time is right [aka] when I need a diamond ring πŸ™‚

  • Maria @ The Fitted Apron
    January 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I can make this for the hubs and his buddies. Maybe I’ll get a good wife award.

  • Abby
    January 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I have literally eaten half a pan (9×12-no shame) of this stuff while watching football games. It is the most amazing dip Your way sounds even more delicious though- I love the addition of celery!

  • Denise @ Creative Kitchen
    January 11, 2011 at 8:47 am


    We love this dip!! It started making the rounds in my circle of friends July 4th weekend 2009 out at a friend’s ranch! It was SO ADDICTIVE and man-pleasing that literally the 4 men stood around and gobbled it up before I got a taste….

    I was chasing a toddler at the time πŸ˜‰ She’s turning 3 this week!!

    Anyway…I digress, ours is made with blue cheese dressing as some of the others have suggested. Also Franks. I finally made it for the first time on our Christmas Eve gathering…and of course, a hit!! My hubby is a BIG buffalo wing fan, so this will be on our menu for years to come! Thanks for sharing a different version…I’ll have to try the ranch since I’m not a blue cheese fan, but surprisingly you don’t really taste the blue cheese in it.

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

      interesting! Next time I’ll try it with the blue cheese…thanks for the idea!

  • April
    January 11, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Super Bowl partay here i come with THIS recipe, FOR SURE!
    Thanks girl!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

    The good thing about this dip is that you took pretty pictures – and let’s face it, how is buffalo sauce NOT pretty? πŸ™‚ That way, the prettiness cancels out the fact that it’s not too nutritious.

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

      so funny. I do NOT think those photos are pretty! I shot for over an hour, trying to get a pretty dip photo..and then gave up.

  • Lisa
    January 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

    That dip looks GOOOOOD! I’ve never tried buffalo chicken dip but I hear it’s addicting.

  • Sarah (Sarah Learns)
    January 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

    last time i ate this dip i gave myself an awful stomach ache that lasted well into the next day. but it was so worth it. YUM.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    One of my friends makes this all the time when we have get togethers. It is unhealthy in every which way but it is always a mega hit!! ESP with a slightly tipsy crowd :).

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

    cream cheese, ranch, hot sauce, and chicken wings…seriously this would be my hubs’ dream. While watching the superbowl. I may actually make this for him…just so I can do some shopping damage$$ while he watches the game. And this dip will be my get out of jail free card πŸ™‚

  • Allison K
    January 11, 2011 at 10:06 am

    If my husband and I weren’t already married, he might propose after this dip. He is a wing ADDICT! He always asks me to make wings (I use Pioneer Woman’s recipe, which is FANTASTIC), I am definetly going to make this.

  • Jasmine
    January 11, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I’m glad my husband doesn’t read your blog. He might leave me to try to woo you. I’m a vegetarian, and he LOVES hot sauce, ranch dressing, and chicken in any form but never gets it.

    We won’t tell him. :p

    • Nicole (the other one)
      January 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      I’ve actually made this for a vegetarian and just completely skipped the chicken. It’s still wonderful!

  • Raya @ RayaRuns
    January 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I am officially hanging on to this recipe until I meet a guy worthy of it. And then I will awe him and send you a wedding invite. πŸ˜€

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

      please do! And at your wedding we can serve loads and loads of buffalo dip.

  • Lu
    January 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

    This may be a crazy question but do you think that this could be vegetarianized? I just don’t eat chicken. I’m weird that way.

  • Alexis @ There She Goes
    January 11, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I just had an awesome buffalo chicken dip over the holidays that used the same ingredients but wasn’t as saucy as this one…I think I need to make this. I love buffalo sauce πŸ™‚

  • Nicole
    January 11, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Yum! My bf has a strict no cream cheese/most dairy policy (he’s weird), so I wonder if he would like this?

    • Jess
      January 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

      My fiancee does too and LOVES this! No dairy or eggs, no he’s not vegan, his diet is 90% red meat…ha!

      • jenna
        January 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

        bahaha that’s funny!

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    January 11, 2011 at 10:23 am

    This looks fantastic!

  • blog is the new black
    January 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

    HEART buffalo.

  • Sarah @ OC2Seattle
    January 11, 2011 at 10:50 am

    This dip looks definitely Super Bowl worthy!

  • Kristen
    January 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Hmmmm – has anyone tried this with seafood? Buffalo crab dip, maybe? Shrimp? I think I will be experimenting with this idea πŸ™‚

    PS – I’m moving to San Bruno (kinda close to SFO) THIS SUNDAY; any must see/do activities? We are East Coast transplants and are pretty clueless.

    • jenna
      January 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

      hmmm I’ve never been to San Bruno! I would just explore the city though—there’s so much to offer!

    • TraciJ
      January 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      Kristen: Sorry, but there is not much to do in San Bruno. However, you are close enough to San Francisco that you can just hop on BART to get there often! Good luck with your move……….I just moved from the Bay Area to TN and am adjusting nicely to the slower pace, except I could do without the snow. =)

  • kate
    January 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I have people tell me all the time that their recipes arent blog worthy. But anything that includes buffalo sauce is a must!

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    January 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

    oooh i make a similar dip. this stuff is goooood!

  • Meredith @ An Epic Change
    January 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I don’t currently have any men in my life, so I’m going to make this and take it to my favorite neighborhood Austin bar and watch the men fight over me. I’ll report back.

  • Lauren
    January 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Mmmm! This looks so delicious! I must try it at my next gathering.

  • Traci(faithfulfoodiefashionista)
    January 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    This is indeed very good stuff!

  • Katelynn
    January 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Yum. Buffalo chicken dip is one of my favorite things to make. I made it for super bowl years back and now at every event people request it.

    Yes, it’s not healthy at all. But the taste is so worth it.

  • Bobbie
    January 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I’m already married, but my husband LOVES it. My girlfriend made it for us on NYE, and my husband asked me to make it this past weekend for a football game watch party. It was a huge it all around! And so easy.

  • Beth
    January 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I say this with all respect: Thank you for falling off the healthy living wagon! This dip looks AMAZING! And should I ever have a boy to cook for, I will make this for him and he will propose on the spot πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    January 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Maybe the fact that I’ve never made this dip explains my single status! πŸ˜›

  • Gretchen
    January 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I make chickenwing dip in the crockpot…it saves on waiting for the pesky cream cheese to heat up. Delicious and fun!

  • Cara Craves...
    January 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Food is love and I am sure this would give a lot!

  • emily
    January 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    You bake some of the celery into the dip? How does that turn out consistency wise – I’m not a big fan of cooked celery in general.

  • Jenna
    January 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I love this dip. Although I typically use sour cream or plain yogurt and dried spice in place on the dressing. I also add blue cheese if my husband is not looking.

  • Suzie
    January 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    this is amazing and it’s a Low Carb DREAM. All of you that are saying it’s not healthy, it’s not as bad as you think. And the person using the low fat ranch & low fat cream cheese, next time read the labels, the real stuff is better for you then the fat free stuff.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    January 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I make this same recipe but use blue cheese instead of Ranch…NY’ers always use blue cheese instead of Ranch πŸ™‚

    • Amanda
      January 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      *fist pump fellow NY’er!!! Blue cheese for the win!

  • Kerri B@tinybuttons
    January 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Will have to save this one for the Superbowl or maybe just a Girls Night. We can eat junk too.

  • Tina
    January 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Oh god. I need this dip in my life. Looks like I’ll be going back to the grocery store asap.

  • notyet100
    January 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm


  • Kristin
    January 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    This dip has been going around my unit at work for years! It is SO delicious and I don’t want any part of any guy that doesn’t appreciate it πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    January 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I’m due for a ring, I guess I’m making this dip!

  • claudia
    January 12, 2011 at 5:48 am

    this makes my mouth water!

  • MMiller
    January 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I love Franks! I can tell when we order buffalo anything out when they are using Franks or something else! I love it making buffalo shrimp! I will definitely have to make this dip! All I want now is buffalo something!

  • Laurab @ FoodSnobSTL
    January 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I’ve made this dip a thousand times, but never with ranch. I bet it makes it so much better. You are my hero.

  • Katie G.
    January 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Okay…I’m making this for the Ravens playoff game this Saturday…end of conversation….

  • TraciJ
    January 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    IT IS AMAZING! The first time I tasted this I was visiting family in Ohio and I was like, why have I never been given this recipe. I made it one time while living in CA and EVERYONE LOVED IT! We moved to TN and then I made it for a group of our new friends down here and they could NOT believe how good it was. This is so easy and definitely a keeper!

    Good to see you spreading the “LOVE”………………. =)

  • Ashley
    January 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I’d just like to say that I made this dip for my parents, boyfriend and some friends the other night… everyone raved about it, and my dad liked it so much that he put it ON HIS CHILI (i dunno about that). My parents held on to the leftovers and made stuffed/slathered chicken breasts, topped with blue cheese crumbles the next night. I was not around for the buffalo chicken rematch, but they said it was amazing. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  • Rose
    January 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I love this recipe so much. I have been craving buffalo wings for weeks. I’m actually making this tonight. I’m modifying the recipe, though, making it dairy free, and adding pasta, so it’s a kosher buffalo macaroni and cheezey chicken dish thing. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  • Shannon
    February 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I want to make this recipe for superbowl, but am wondering if I could subsitute the bottled ranch dressing with Fat free sourcream mixed with one packet of ranch dressing. I think I would also add some crumbled bleu cheese?

    This recipe does look delicious, wish I could lick the screen and taste it πŸ™‚

  • Sara
    February 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Do you think I could make this on a friday and serve it on a sunday? i dont have time sunday but this is perfect for superbowl sunday.

    • jenna
      February 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

      ehhhhh can you make it saturday morning? It’s best eaten the same day it’s made ..but you could get away with one day ahead. I honestly wouldn’t do two!

  • Vasu
    February 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Making this for Superbowl Sunday – no doubt about it!

  • Linda
    February 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Jenna – I made this dip for a party at my neighbor’s house to watch the Packers / Falcons game on Jan. 15th . . . it was a huge HUGE hit! I am attending a Superbowl party at the same neighbor’s house and am going to try the Buffalo Chicken Wontons! They look delish!

    • jenna
      February 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      great!! So glad to hear it! πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie
    February 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    For those that say they put blue cheese crumbles on top, is that instead of the sharp cheddar or in addition to and are you still using ranch dressing or using blue cheese dressing?

    Making this for a Super Bowl party so help me out! =)

  • Amy
    February 6, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I am so making this tonight! Am i crazy to double the recipe!?!?

  • pam
    February 6, 2011 at 10:19 am

    it’s here! it’s here! the superbowl is finally here! which means, my long, arduous wait is over and i can FINALLY make this! can. not. wait. πŸ™‚

  • Cyndie
    February 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I’m currently making this for the Super Bowl.

    And I’m also expecting a ring.

    Sometime this week. Haha.

  • emma
    February 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I made this tonight for my husband and I. He LOVES it.

  • Mandy
    February 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I made this and it was really good. It helps to keep it in a dish that will keep it warm if you’re bringing it to a party.

    I made this for a superbowl party and everyone really liked it. So a big thumbs up for this recipe!

  • Robin
    February 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I have made something similar to this for a while now– but I sub bleu cheese crumbles for the cheddar cheese and bleu cheese dressing for the ranch — and to make it really easy I pull apart a rottisserre chicken so I don’t have to cook mine….my family loves it. We’ve gone full monty and served it with Frito scoops before too.

  • Lindsay
    February 15, 2011 at 7:01 am

    It is so nice to see the balance of healthy lifestyle who uses moderation and even things that are not so healthy can make the blog πŸ™‚
    refreshing to see that

  • Rachel Wilkerson
    February 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Brought this to a party yesterday and made your blackberry margaritas to go with it and was deemed the best party guest ever! (Unfortunately too much of the latter led me to lose the former, which actually kind of makes me a horrible party guest, but whatever — both recipes are SO GOOD!)

  • Meg
    February 21, 2011 at 6:59 am

    You can make this dip a lot less fattening with even better results. I’m from Buffalo where this thing originated πŸ™‚

    Do the same thing with the chicken, and shred it but set it aside.
    Sub in neufchatel cheese for cream cheese. Soften to room temperature.
    Use 1/2-3/4 cup Frank’s Original Cayenne Pepper Red Hot Sauce (NOT wing sauce, saves 20 calories per TABLESPOON), pour it into a bowl with the softened cream cheese. Combine cream cheese & sauce.
    Add to cheese mixture, 1 cup LIGHT Ranch Dressing (bonus: Kraft Light Done Right 3 Cheese Ranch)
    Stir in shredded chicken, spread into baking dish
    Top with 4oz shredded monterrey jack

    It might become your new favorite thing. If you really LOVE bleu cheese you can mix in 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella and some crumbly bleu.

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    December 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Nothing better than a Buffalo Chicken Wing dip, whether tailgating, watching the game at home or celebrating with family and friends around the holidays. Excellent use of Frank’s as the hot sauce, an absolute staple in an authentic chicken wing dip. I prefer to substitute bleu cheese dressing for ranch but keep most of the rest the same. I find that if you are in a pinch for time, rotisserie chicken from your grocery store and shredding it at home is a far superior choice to the canned chicken many dips use.

  • Debbie
    January 25, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I REALLY want to try this recipe for my company’s Super Bowl potluck at work, how would I using a crockpot to make it, any suggestions? I’ve had something similar and I fell in love with it, your recipe sound WAY better. Thanks!

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  • Danni
    February 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I made this, it was good, but I would probably cut down on the ranch dressing and cream cheese. I think next time I will try halving those and seeing how this tastes. The buffalo sauce taste gets a bit overwhelmed. Good for the superbowl but not my favorite appetizer.

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    February 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

    So I made this for a Super Bowl party I went to and it was indeed very popular. I made a few modifications; like instead of boiling the chicken I bought it already roasted from my local grocery store, I substituted green onions for the chopped celery in the dip and I used just a small amount of blue cheese on top instead of cheddar cheese. Served it with celery sticks and it got eaten up in a hurry. Deliciousness…. thanks for sharing.

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  • maureen
    September 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Made this yesterday for a keg party……awesomely delicious!!!!! It was the star of the party…..everyone was saying I should package and sell it…they were putting it on their wings, hot dogs…everything. Thanks for the recipe!!!! This one is a keeper for all “man”events.

  • Carla
    September 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Made this yesterday. Wow! Loved it! I might throw the leftovers on a bun today! Thanks!!!!

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    February 3, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Sounds like more work than mine…. I for a shortcut try this one:
    – 1 bottle Franks Buffalo Hot Sauce
    – 2 blocks reduced fat cream cheese (8 oz ea.)
    1 8-oz bag Colby Jack cheese
    1-1/2 lbs chicken breast, boiled and shredded
    1 Bottle Maries Blue Cheese dressing
    Mix all ingredients in crock pot, cook on low 3 hours, then keep warm. Celery is probably a better idea but I serve with Tostito chips.

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