Delicious! Effortless! Indulgent! Frank's Buffalo Chicken Dip is easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser.
This hearty Buffalo Chicken Dip is made with Ranch dressing, Cheddar cheese, and, of course, Frank's Buffalo hot sauce.
These are big, bold flavors, to be sure. And yet, you'll love how easy it is to control the level of heat in this well-loved dip. You can even make two separate versions with hardly any extra effort!
This chicken dip can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving. In fact, the flavors get better after a night in the refrigerator.
Why Our Frank's Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Works
GAME DAY FAVORITE - If you're looking for a quick and easy recipe for your next game day, party, or holiday event, this dip is for you.
QUICK - You don't need to do much to make this recipe. All you need to do is mix a few ingredients and pop them in the oven for 20 minutes.
BATCH - Got a big, hungry crowd? No problem. You can easily double or triple the recipe for a bigger gathering.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
CHICKEN - Shred any cooked chicken you have lying around. Leftover rotisserie chicken works great for this recipe.
CREAM CHEESE - Use softened cream cheese for this recipe. It's best to take out the cream cheese about 30-45 minutes before cooking.
SOUR CREAM - I like to use full-fat sour cream. But you can also use light sour cream.
HOT SAUCE - I highly recommend Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce. (Not a sponsored opinion.) Although there are many great hot sauces, this one is the best. And you can easily find it in any major supermarket.
CHEESE - I think shredded Cheddar Cheese is perfect for this recipe. But you can also experiment with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
PRO TIP: Use a block of cheese and grate as needed instead of buying shredded cheese. Pre-shredded cheese has fillers and doesn't melt as well as freshly shredded cheese. A half-pound block of cheese will save money and result in a creamier dip.
How To Make Frank's Redhot Buffalo Chicken Dip
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- COMBINE cream cheese, sour cream, Ranch mix, and Frank's Buffalo Redhot Wing sauce in a medium bowl. Fold the shredded chicken.
- TRANSFER the mixture into a baking dish and top with shredded Cheddar.
- BAKE for 20 minutes at 350º Fahrenheit.
Allow the hot and bubbly dip to sit for 10 minutes before serving. The cheese layer can hold the heat inside, so you want to give that a chance to cool off.
Recipe Success Tips
SCALE - It's easy to scale this recipe. Grab a heavy disposable foil pan and double or triple the recipe if you need to serve it up for a crowd.
FUN TWIST - Serve with toasted baguette slices for a touch of sophistication.
When To Serve This Dip
- Movie Night or Game Night
- Game Day
- Lunchtime - Frank's Buffalo Chicken Dip is easy and filling.
PITA CHIPS - They are my favorite dippers. I love the crunchiness that goes so well with the creamy dip.
CRACKERS - What's more perfect than dips and crackers? Not much.
VEGETABLES - Celery sticks, baby carrots, or sliced cucumber sticks are some veggies that go well with this dip.
PRO TIP - If you serve the dip with chips, use a lighter layer of cheese so the chips don't break off.
On the other hand, celery sticks, bread, or other veggie sticks can handle a thicker layer of cheese. You have total control over the thickness.
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Franks Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Preheat the oven to 350° degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside
- Grate 1 ½ cups of Cheddar cheese. Set aside
Making Chicken Dip
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream, Ranch mix, and Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce in a medium bowl. Fold in shredded chicken.
- Transfer the mixture into the casserole dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 40 minutes at 350º Fahrenheit.