Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe – Add a Pinch
recipe is the best easy appetizer for slow cooker or oven! Tender chicken in buffalo sauce with ranch dressing and cheese! Always a crowd favorite!
This delicious sauce has all the flavor and deliciousness of buffalo chicken wings, but without all the clutter. It’s a favorite sauce recipe!
Buffalo Chicken Sauce Recipe What is Buffalo Chicken Dip
? Buffalo Chicken Dip
is a creamy, cheesey sauce made from cooked chicken, cream cheese, cheese, blue cheese or ranchero dressing, buffalo sauce
and a bit of our homemade Stone House seasoning for an extra twist. It’s a favorite chicken recipe!
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Sauce
Making this easy sauce recipe is as simple as it can be. If you’re like us, chances are you’ll start having the ingredients for this sauce on hand.
. You can use leftover chicken that you have already cooked, roast chicken or some people also use canned chicken in a pinch.
Buffalo sauce. For buffalo sauce, I prefer to use my homemade buffalo sauce as it comes together very easily. You can also use your favorite purchased store.
Cream cheese. I use softened cream cheese in this sauce. For cream cheese, you can also use low-fat cream cheese.
cheese. For cheese, I highly recommend grating cheese fresh from the block, as prepackaged cheeses usually have an ingredient added to the cheese to prevent chunks of cheese from sticking. This makes the cheese not melt as well in recipes.
Blue cheese or ranchero dressing. You can customize your sauce with your favorite buffalo chicken wing flavors! If you prefer chicken wings with blue cheese dressing, I recommend using it as a dressing in your buffalo chicken sauce. If you prefer the flavor of ranchero dressing or if you are going to make it for a party, I recommend using ranchero dressing. While I love using my homemade Buttermilk Ranch dressing, you can also easily use your favorite store-bought dressing.
Seasoning of the stone house. I make a homemade seasoning called Stone House Seasoning of garlic, salt and pepper that I always have on hand in my kitchen. It adds a lot of flavor to recipes and makes a big difference in this buffalo chicken sauce. If you don’t have any on hand, simply use 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder in this recipe.
I’ve included how to make this fabulous sauce in both the oven and slow cooker so you have all the options available to do so
Mix ingredients. Add the shredded chicken, cream cheese, dressing and buffalo sauce to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine all ingredients. Add your cheese, reserving 1/2 cup for topping, and Stone House Seasoning. Stir these to combine well.
Get ready to bake. Spread your buffalo chicken sauce in a serving bowl suitable for baking.
Bake and serve. Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbling. Remove from oven and serve hot.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sauce Recipe
Prepare your slow cooker insert by lightly spraying with nonstick spray. Mix the ingredients exactly as in the oven method, keeping the same amount of grated cheese for the sauce coating.
Pour into the slow cooker insert and cover with the remaining grated cheese and the blue cheese crumbles. Place the lid on the slow cooker and turn on the low or warm setting for up to 4 hours.
You can also cook your chicken in the slow cooker, draining any liquid into the insert after cooking the chicken. Crush the cooked chicken with two forks and then proceed with the rest of the mixture as directed! So easy and delicious!
What do you serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip?
- Celery sticks
- Pita chips Tortilla chips
How to make in advance and freeze
To make in advance: Assemble the sauce without baking. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to bake, remove it from the refrigerator, remove the wrap, and bake as directed.
Frozen: Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months in the freezer. When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat and serve. Keep in mind that freezing and reheating can change the texture of cheese dishes.
That’s how I make my buffalo chicken sauce. I hope you like it as much as all of us
enjoy! Robyn xo
From the Add a Pinch recipe files, originally published in 2011.