Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipes

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Buffalo chicken dip is the ultimate party dish that’s always a hit! This creamy, tangy, and spicy dip is perfect for any occasion whether it’s a game night, family gathering, or potluck party. But have you ever wondered what other delicious variations of buffalo chicken dip there are? Or maybe you are looking for a specific recipe or cooking method? In this post, we’ll take a look at where buffalo chicken dip came from, why everyone loves it, and 15 unique buffalo chicken dip recipes. These recipes will each have different ingredients, some are for special diets, and others are prepared with various cooking methods.

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Where Did Buffalo Chicken Dip Come From?

First, let’s look at where buffalo chicken dip got started. As you MAY have guessed from the name, buffalo chicken dip was first served in Buffalo, New York (hence the name) in 1964.

As with a lot of things, there are various counts of exactly how the tasty sauce was first made. But the part of the story that doesn’t change is that it was created by Teressa Bellissimo from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.

Since then, buffalo chicken dip has become a staple at parties and events throughout the US. It’s not hard to see why: the savory, spicy flavors of buffalo sauce and the indulgent creaminess of cheese and sour cream make this party dip an instant favorite.

So, what ingredients make up the classic buffalo chicken dip recipe?

Most buffalo chicken dips contain cooked and shredded chicken mixed with a blend of cheeses and a creamy base made of sour cream or cream cheese. The key ingredient, of course, is buffalo sauce: a tangy and spicy concoction made from hot sauce and other seasonings.

To ramp up the flavor even more, some recipes add in ingredients like jalepenos, ranch dressing mix, or even bacon bits. Which you will see because I found a whole bunch of different versions of buffalo chicken dip I’m sharing with you today.

If you love it like me, you’re probably equally excited to try all the different versions here for nights in with your friends.

So let’s get started with 15 different buffalo chicken dip recipes already! These are going to be in 3 categories:

  • Classic buffalo chicken dip and ingredient variations
  • Special diet / healthy buffalo chicken dip recipes
  • Buffalo chicken dip with various cooking methods

Classic Buffalo Chicken Dip and Variations

Classic Buffalo Chicken Dip (with video)

classic buffalo chicken dip

This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is everyone’s favorite game day or party appetizer! Made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and loads of cheese, this easy and delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip is then baked until golden, bubbly, and perfect for dipping.

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Ranch

buffalo chicken dip with ranch

This buffalo ranch chicken dip is a quick and easy appetizer that’s loaded with shredded chicken, ranch, and plenty of cheese. It’s a make-ahead dip that’s perfect for game day, parties, and more!

Sriracha Buffalo Chicken Dip

sriracha buffalo chicken dip

Most buffalo chicken dips tend to be made with Frank’s red hot sauce, but this recipe calls for another popular hot sauce, Sriracha! If you are a Sriracha lover you’ve got to try this Sriracha Buffalo Chicken Recipe.

Extra Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

hot and spicy buffalo chicken dip

If you love the flavor of Buffalo Chicken Wings, this appetizer is for you!  Bubbly, creamy, and spicy, this Hot and Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a hit for Game Day or any time you want a delicious snack.

Cold Buffalo Chicken Dip with Rotisserie Chicken

cold buffalo chicken dip

Creamy, spicy buffalo chicken dip is one of our favorite Gluten Free appetizers for tailgating and football watching! I use this interchangeably as a buffalo chicken salad for sandwiches or buffalo chicken dip served with crackers and veggies.

Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

blue cheese buffalo chicken dip recipe

Hot buffalo chicken dip with homemade ranch seasoning. One skillet, a few simple ingredients, and TONS of flavor. This will get gobbled up every time you make it!

Various Cooking Methods of Buffalo Chicken Dip

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip

smoked buffalo chicken dip

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip has tender smoked chicken, creamy cheeses, and a perfect tangy zip from Buffalo wing sauce and jalapeno. This delicious smoked chicken dip is easy to make on the Big Green Egg, traeger, or in an electric smoker.

Cast Iron Buffalo Chicken Dip (no ranch)

cast iron buffalo chicken dip

This cast iron Buffalo Chicken Dip is everyone’s favorite game-day snack or party appetizer. It’s made with Greek yogurt, less fat cream cheese, and no ranch for a healthier shredded buffalo chicken dip.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

slow cooker crockpot buffalo chicken dip

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip is the cheesy, creamy, spicy dip that everyone loves, and this version is super simple because it’s made right in the Crockpot!

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Dip

air fryer buffalo chicken dip

This is the easiest air fryer buffalo chicken dip ever. Creamy, cheesy dip is accented by spicy buffalo sauce and the heartiness of chicken. What’s there not to love? 

Diet / Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipes

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

vegan buffalo chicken dip

This Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip is super creamy and tangy with the perfect amount of spicy heat that is so incredibly delicious! It’s the best appetizer or snack for sharing.

Dairy Free Whole 30 Buffalo Chicken Dip

dairy free buffalo chicken dip

This dairy free buffalo chicken dip is hands down my favorite appetizer ever.  It is creamy, a little spicy, and oh so delicious.  This recipe is easy to whip up and comes out so tasty every single time.  Make this for your next game day party appetizer and everyone will enjoy it!

Layered Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip

layered keto buffalo chicken dip

The Layered Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip is a tantalizing appetizer that’s sure to ignite your taste buds while keeping your keto goals on track. Imagine layers of shredded chicken, tangy buffalo sauce, creamy cheeses, and a touch of fresh green onions coming together in a symphony of flavors.

Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

dairy free buffalo chicken dip recipe

This dairy-free buffalo chicken dip uses only a handful of simple ingredients and is the perfect appetizer for football game day or a get-together with friends.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip (No Cream Cheese)

healthy buffalo chicken dip recipe

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer to serve up to a crowd and makes the perfect game-day snack! Baked in the oven, this high-protein dip recipe is made without cream cheese or ranch and instead uses Greek yogurt and cottage cheese for a lighter option than the classic version. (gluten-free and Keto)

Wrapping Up the Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipes

Buffalo chicken dip has become a top game-day and party appetizer for a reason. Its bold flavors, simple ingredients, and versatility make it the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for an easy and delicious snack, buffalo chicken dip is always a good choice. So go ahead and whip up a batch of this classic dish for your next event, and watch as your guests come back for seconds (and probably even thirds)!

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