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!

Chicken, cream cheese and buffalo sauce all come together to make the most delicious creamy buffalo chicken dip. Serve it with toasted bread, pretzels and veggies for a crowd pleasing snack that’s great for any gathering!

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Buffalo ranch chicken dip topped with melted cheese and green onions, surrounded by vegetables, pretzels and baguette slices.

It’s almost that time again – time for the big game! Watching the game has become a father-daughter tradition in my house. The girls spend quality time with their dad and I keep the snacks coming, because football food is as fun as the actual game itself. This easy buffalo ranch chicken dip is one of our favorite snacks for game day, and it also happens to be super easy to make. If you love buffalo chicken as much as we do, don’t miss my crock pot buffalo chicken recipe!

Buffalo ranch chicken dip with a baguette slice in it.

How to make buffalo ranch chicken dip

For this buffalo chicken dip, you’ll need cooked shredded chicken, cream cheese, buffalo wing sauce, sour cream and ranch seasoning. All of these ingredients get mixed together to form the base of the dip. You can use any type of cooked chicken that you like, rotisserie chicken is always a super convenient choice.

Ingredients for buffalo chicken dip in a bowl.

It’s important that your cream cheese is softened so that all the ingredients blend together nicely. The buffalo chicken mixture gets spread into a skillet or pie plate.

The base layer of buffalo chicken dip made with cream cheese, chicken, ranch and hot sauce.

The final step before this dip hits the oven is a layer of shredded cheese. I like to use cheddar cheese, but Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese would also work nicely.

Buffalo chicken dip topped with shredded cheddar cheese, ready to go into the oven.

The buffalo ranch chicken dip is baked until browned and bubbly, then topped with green onions and served with a variety of dippers. I like to serve this dip with carrots, celery, pretzel thins and toasted baguette slices. You can buy pre-made toasted baguette slices, also known as crostini, in your grocery store’s bakery or deli departments.

Baked buffalo chicken dip with a baguette slice scooping some out.

All you need to do from here is serve and enjoy! This dip has all the great flavors of buffalo chicken in an easier to eat form. You can prepare this dip in advance and store it covered in the fridge for up to one day before you plan to bake and serve it.

This dip is always on our table for parties, and I hope your family loves it too!

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5 from 11 votes

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

AuthorSara Welch
Buffalo ranch chicken dip topped with melted cheese and green onions, surrounded by vegetables, pretzels and baguette slices.
A creamy and spicy buffalo ranch chicken dip that's easy to make and a real crowd pleaser! 
Time
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Serves 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce sauce such as Frank’s®
  • 2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • cooking spray

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, cream cheese, buffalo wing sauce, dry ranch mix and sour cream.
  • Coat an 8 inch skillet or pie plate with cooking spray. Spread the chicken mixture into the skillet.
  • Top with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until browned and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

Notes

  1. Serve with baguette slices (crostini), pretzel chips, breadsticks and veggies.
  2. Rotisserie chicken works perfect here, but any cooked or leftover chicken will also work.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 128mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 0.6mg

This post was originally published on January 6, 2016 and was updated on February 1, 2018 with new content.

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  1. Ooh of course I love the sound of the veggie platter being a vegetarian. I would love to make a vegetarian version of your dip as well to go with my Quorn , what would you recommend that I use? And I also love that game day gives the girls a chance to spend time with their dad!

  2. The dip can really make the buffalo chicken a lot more tasty. Looks like you have all the ingredients of a perfect dip that would surely add taste and flavor to your chicken.

  3. This is such a classic dip recipe that I think is always a hit at parties! I love buffalo chicken dip, and I will have to try your recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Oh wow, I have never had a dip like this before but really want to give it a try! I am actually going to a family get together this weekend and I am supposed to bring a dish, this would be great to make. Thank you for the idea!

  5. I must admit that I have never liked buffalo ranch chicken dip–I think the smell turns me off. But I was so hungry at a recent party and that was the only thing served–I tried it and it was soon yummy! Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    Now this sounds like a dip to try! I can just imagine it being perfect for a sunday meet up dinner! I’ll have to give it a try.

  7. It sounds really good! I’m going to have to make this sometime soon. Football might be over, but hockey is still going strong! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I would absolutely love this – especially on weekends. I don’t really have “cheat” days for my diet but sometimes, I do like to indulge.

  9. 5 stars
    I cheat and use a store bought rotisserie chicken. It amps the flavor a tad. This is one of our family’s favorite dips. It’s easy to whip up and the kick of the Franks hot sauce and yes I ONLY use Franks coupled with the dry ranch dressing mix is delicious!

  10. You can’t go wrong with a dip like this when you’re hosting game day or any other gathering. I think it’s awesome because it doesn’t take too much of your time! And it’s packed with flavor.

  11. 5 stars
    I am drooling! This looks so good. I just love a dip with lots of cheese ๐Ÿ˜‰ I need to make this soon. It’ll go perfectly when I binge watch my shows.

  12. This dip sounds AMAZING. I love it when I walk into a party and see a yummy dip like this sitting there ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 5 stars
    Veggies are a favorite for pre-party/game day grazing. A little something sweet like Skittles doesn’t hurt either. [client]