Buffalo Chicken Dip

20 servings
25 min

This is my go-to appetizer to bring to a party! It’s the favorite of my family. I’ve had so many requests over the years for this Buffalo chicken dip recipe…it’s one of the few that I can reel off from memory!


It starts with 1 1/2 pounds of cooked and shredded chicken breast. My favorite way to cook my chicken is in the Instant Pot. Not only do they always come out tender, they are so easy to shred with a fork.

INSTANT POT CHICKEN BREASTS: I put the uncooked chicken into the bottom of the Instant Pot with a cup of water; cook on high pressure for 6 minutes for average sized breasts with NPR ( natural pressure release) If the chicken breasts are on the smaller side then I do 5 minutes, for larger chicken breasts cook for 7 minutes.

Put the shredded chicken into a large skillet or pan. Add 3/4 cups hot pepper sauce ( I use Texas Pete brand) and stir to combine on medium heat until warmed through.You can add more or less hot sauce depending on what heat level you like- I don’t like very hot food and 3/4 cup is perfect for me.

Add Cream Cheese and Dressing

Next, add 2 blocks of cream cheese ( 8oz.) and 1 cup of Ranch dressing (Marie’s Ranch dressing in the refrigerated case of the produce dept. is what I use).

Stir on medium/low heat until the cream cheese is melted.

Add Shredded Cheese

Turn off the stovetop and add 1 cup of shredded cheddar to the skillet. Stir until the shredded cheddar is melted.


Serve the Buffalo chicken dip warm, with pita chips ( Stacy's are my favorite!). This recipe can be reheated in the microwave the next day and it’s just as yummy! My Blondies recipe is another good one to bring to a potluck



Recipe details
  • 20  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked, shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 2 (8 ounce) blocks cream cheese
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Add 1 1/2 pounds of cooked, shredded chicken to a large skillet or pan.
Pour in 3/4 cups of hot pepper sauce. Stir and heat until warmed through (medium heat).
Add 2 blocks of cream cheese and 1 cup of Ranch dressing.
Stir on med/low heat until the cream cheese has melted.
Turn off heat and add 1 cup of shredded cheddar; stir until melted.
Serve with pita chips or crackers.
  • I usually use Texas Pete Hot Sauce for this recipe.
Jennifer Howard| Cottage On Bunker Hill
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