Buffalo Chicken Dip….the food that dreams are made of

Years ago my friend Denise made something called Buffalo Chicken Dip, I had never had it before and it was love at first bite.  BUT there was something about it, it had blue cheese in it, something I do NOT like. It didn’t overpower it, but you could tell it was there. So I recreated the dip, but without the blue grossness. And life hasn’t been the same since……





Seriously, snacking just hasn’t been the same. The freezer section just can’t compare with this! It is a standard at the yearly Halloween party, Football Sundays, Superbowl, 4th of July, you get the idea. Its easy, and a guaranteed hit with everyone who has tastebuds, and a double hit with anyone who drinks beer.

I use a Rotisserie Chicken for mine BUT if you don’t feel like de-meating a chicken, or you are in a pinch and don’t have the time…..you can use canned chicken. I DO NOT recommend this, I do not do it; but to each his own.  Use 3 of the large cans, the ones that are either 12 or 10 ounces.  


  • One whole Rotisserie Chicken (from the hot foods section of the grocery store)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (let it sit out at room temp for an hour or so)
  • 1 Cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 Cup Frank’s Buffalo Sauce
  • 3 Cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Take all the skin off the chicken. Eat it, throw it out, feed it to your dog or spouse; whatever you like, but it’s not going in the dip.
  2. Pull all the meat off of the chicken.  If you don’t know how, check out this video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0eeWoLwvBo The only thing I would suggest, which she doesn’t do is I don’t use a knife for the breast, I just use my hands. Also, I take the meat off the wings and drummies as well. ALSO turn the chicken over, there is meat on the bottom of it, pull it off with your hands. (Guess that’s more than one thing)
  3. Once you have all the meat off, either tear it apart with your hands or chop it up into small pieces using a knife.
  4. With the heat on medium, put the chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch and cream cheese in a dutch oven sized pan. Stir continually (I use a wooden spoon) until everything is melted together and bubbly.  If you don’t think your chicken is broken up/small enough just a potato masher and smush it up some more. Add in 2 cups of the cheese, mix well and till just melted.
  5. At this point you have two options. You can either transfer the dip to a slow cooker, and sprinkle the remaining 1cup of cheese on top and keep on warm or low and serve it like that. OR you can put in a baking dish and bake it at 425F until the cheese is melted to your liking.  Then just set it out with some tortilla chips and enjoy!
And yes….I will be posting about the Halloween Party soon……and writing a post on how to make the most delicious snacky little rolls from this dip….and trust me, they are GOOD!

13 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Dip….the food that dreams are made of

  1. ?? they make chicken in a can??? …that’s just WRONG!! ..when I’m feeling lazy I use the roasted chickens from Adam’s prepared food section..WOOT! YAY Adam’s!!

    anyway…you know I’mma make me some o’ this!! ..you also know I’m switchin’ it back to the blue cheese cause we’ve already established how I feel about RANCH! heh!

    p.s. the best part of the chicken is on the underneath!! …those little ‘oysters’ …they never make it into anything I make..cause I gobble them up..oh yeah!!

    ya know what this would be so yummy with…those fried noodles they give you with wonton soup..or pita chips..or

    OMG a variation on the BBQ pork buns I made..buffalo chicken dip buns!!

    • Chicken in a can scares the beejesus outta me!!!!!!

      And yes you better make this, but blue, YE GODS!!!!!! Ugh!!! I hate blue!!!!!!

      I love the bottom of the chicken, so full of flavor and deliciousness, and so many people don’t even give it the time of day! True heartbreak!

      OMG Love those fried noodles!!!!!!! We eat it with pitas, hel we even eat it with triscuits!!! lol

      Buffalo Chicken Dip Sliders???? CLUTCH MY PEARLS!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve died and gone to heaven!

  2. actually now that I think about it..I saw them use WHOLE chickens from a can on Chopped one night :/ …I remember flippin’ out over how disgusting it seemed..it slid out of the can like it was swimming in amniotic fluid
    Bill hates the blue too…but he also doesn’t like ranch..I guess that means morrrre dip for meeee! 🙂
    triscuits are goood…I’m pretty sure if I had to I’d eat it with my fingers! hahaha
    yeah man..ever since I made these pork buns I’ve been trying to come up with other things to stuff inside some bread dough and bake..I think this would be perfect!!

    • yea, it’s not a pretty (or good smelling) thing! Chicken in a can just isn’t natural! (I’m shuttering from the thought) ew!

      Yay!!!!!!!! Bill hates blue! He and I are gonna get along great! lol. Well you can’t even taste the ranch in it! So he wont mind 😉 lol

      I LOVE Triscuits, back in the day in FL sometimes dinner was Triscuits with cheddar and hot sauce lol

      I LOVE pork buns!!! mmmmmm Yes this would be totally perfect!

  3. I’m not sure if you were referring to it, but on Chopped, they had to use a whole chicken, intact, skin, bones and all, packed in a large can. I think I almost got sick. I know they do make canned chicken like tuna..but again..ACK! However, I want your Buffalo chicken dip soo much – and so glad you used a rotisserie chicken! It looks and sounds amazing!

    BTW, awesome comment..totally made me smile! I ate the pumpkin gnocchi with creamy mushrooms for all three meals yesterday..even breakfast – yes!! It is ‘That food!’ LOL

    • OMG that is GROSS!!!!!!!!!!! I would get sick too if I saw that! ugh!

      You should REALLY make this dip! and Football Sunday is right around the corner! I am making more Rolls with it tonight! 🙂

      Thanks Lisa! So glad you liked the comment! I definitely mean it!!! I’m sitting here seriously getting hungrier and hungrier as I look at the picture!!! I want it so bad! It’s like sex for the eyes AND mouth! Food Porn puts it lightly…. Clutch my pearls, I’m gonna have to make it, and VERY soon!!!! Maybe I’ll make it and do that burlesque cooking post I keep promising I’ll do hehehehe 😉

  4. It looks delicious, I might maybe add some blue cheese 😉
    However, I am totally shocked: canned chicken??? Are you serious or is it a Halloween joke? I think it’s the scariest culinary discovery of this year.

    • Even when out at Point Reyes in California, I still couldn’t get myself to like Blue Cheese! Crazy right?

      Yes Sissi, CANNED CHICKEN, GROSS!!!!!!!!! That was indeed serious. Very disturbing. This is how insane (and lazy) Americans are, that they can’t make their own damn chicken, or even buy it already roasted and simply “de-meat” it themselves!!!! Can you believe it!!! Appalling! UGH!!!

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