Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip is going to knock your socks off.  Loaded with warm melted cheese and spiked with ranch dressing, hot sauce, chili paste and jalapeños, this is the ultimate party player.

Buffalo Chicken Dip in a skillet topped with blue cheese crumbles, hot sauce and chopped green onions, perfect for your super bowl party by The Food Cafe.

Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ok, I have to warn you, this Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip is highly addicting and one bite is all it takes to have you scooping it up by the spoonfuls.  I kid you not, this buffalo chicken dip will disappear as fast as you set it down.  For one, who can resist endless strings of warm melted cheese, layered on top of chicken and more cheese?  Not to mentioned it’s mixed with ranch dressing, jalapeños and hot sauce.  Can it get any better than this buffalo ranch chicken dip?!!  I tell you what, this mix of flavors makes one sensational dip.

What to serve with Buffalo chicken dip?

The dipping options are endless, but some of my favorite foods to dip are:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Fritos
  • Crackers; triscuits, wheat thins, club crackers, ritz, cheese crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Celery
  • Artisan sough dough bread

buffalo chicken dip recipe

If you are headed to a party and were asked to bring an appetizer and you can’t decide what to make well this Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip is a must.  This chicken buffalo ranch dip is so easy to make, it is almost nuts how well all the flavors blend together and become absolutely addicting to eat.  Don’t fear the heat in this buffalo chicken dip because there is a good balance of cream cheese, ranch dressing and shredded cheese that absorbs some of that kick, making it easy to keep eating bite after bite.

How do you cook chicken for buffalo chicken dip?

  • You can do one of two things: either way will work great.  You can make it easy on yourself and use canned white chunk chicken breast, drain it and add it to the dip.
  • Or if you are wanting to use large chicken breast, you can put them in a large sauce pan, cover them with water and boil for about 20 minutes until fully cooked.  Then remove chicken breast to a cutting board and with two forks shred the chicken or cut into chunks for the dip.

How long do you cook the buffalo chicken dip?

I like to prepare this easy buffalo chicken dip in a oven safe skillet, that makes it quick and easy to prepare.

  • Add all the ingredients into the skillet and place into a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • The easy buffalo chicken dip should be heated through and the cheese bubbling.

frank's buffalo chicken dip

With this easy Buffalo Chicken Dip you will never have to worry about showing up to a party with a boring appetizer, it will wow all the tastebuds in town.  So don’t settle for the field goal, go for the two point conversion and come out a winner with this amazing Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip, you will make the right play every time.

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Cheesy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • 4-12.5oz cans chunk chicken, drained
  • 2-8oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup Franks hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1/2 cup diced jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, and some for garnishing
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 green onions sliced for garnishing (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a heavy oven safe skillet heat chicken, hot sauce, and chili paste over medium heat.
  3. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing, mix until well blended.
  4. Add jalapeños, blue cheese and half of the colby jack cheese, mix and then top with the remaining colby jack cheese.
  5. Bake uncovered in skillet for 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbling.  Garnish with more blue cheese crumbles, green onions, and hot sauce.  Serve warm with crackers, chips, and/or bread.
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