Buffalo Chicken Dip

Until a week ago, I had never heard of BCD. After tasting it at a Super Bowl party, I not only became addicted, but noticed that there's[ already a huge BCD craze taking over America. It's delish, but pretty processed and rich!]

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
approximately 3 1/2 cups dip
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 (9.75-ounce) cans chicken in water, drained
  • Crackers, chips, and/or veggies, for dipping
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a (9-inch) deep-dish pie plate add the cream cheese and stir with a fork until smooth.

Stir in the dressing, hot sauce and cheeses. Mix in the canned chicken and bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbling.

Stir before serving with crackers, chips, and/or veggies.

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Per Serving (analyzed for 14):

Calories 180; Total Fat 14 g; (Sat Fat 6 g, Mono Fat 4 g, Poly Fat 3 g) ; Protein 12 g; Carb 1 g; Fiber 0 g; Cholesterol 53 mg; Sodium 545 mg

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Could not be any easier to make and it was absolutely delicious. I brought as an appetizer to Christmas and it turned into a huge conversation about how good it was, what was in it and how everyone could not stop eating it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like to make this with Ree's homemade ranch dressing and roasted chicken item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have any cream cheese, so I did without, and it was still fantastic. There's a local chain that has the best buffalo chicken dip and I've always wanted to know how to make it. THIS IS IT!!! Frank's Hot Sauce is the key. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice creamy texture and taste however like others, I don't like canned chicken. I poached skinless boneless breasts in broth, mirepoix, fresh thyme for 20 minutes. Drained and finely shredded the chicken. Maybe a little heavy on the blue cheese (and I love blue cheese, a little light on the mozzarella. Also used Frank's sauce for authenticity. I'm serving mine with celery sticks and crackers for a 4th of July party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make chicken breast in the crockpot before hand instead of using canned chicken. I also add a few dashes of tabasco because we like it spicy. We serve with Chicken in a Biscuit Crackers. There are never any leftovers and i always get asked for the recipe. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Made this for a Mother's Day gathering and had requests for the recipe. I have diabetics in the family, so I love that it's low carb. Very good with carrots and celery. I'm not a fan of canned chicken, so I cooked a chicken breast, then I just shredded it by hand before mixing in. I also only used 1/3 cup of hot sauce because my family aren't big fans of real spicy foods. The blue cheese added just the right amount of tanginess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this for years but I only use the rotisserie chicken available in grocery. Just tear into pieces. WAY better than canned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy to assemble. This dish has been a hit at Christmas parties this year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added salt and pepper. Also made it with chicken I cooked and ground up. Very tasty. I would make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the reciped. Just scrumptious! Huge hit at 2 recent events. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this recipe tonight with a few changes. I am a lap-band patient, and have to make many modifications to anything I eat. I used low-fat cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese, low-fat crumbled bleu cheese, fat-free ranch dressing, and low-fat cheddar cheese in place of the mozzarella, and added and extra 1 fluid ounce of wing sauce. Instead of the canned chicken, which can be very salty, I baked a few skinless chicken thighs in the oven with some wing sauce, let it cool, peeled the meat from the bone. In a food processor, add all ingredients except the cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Pulse until mixture is almost smooth. Add cream cheese and cheddar cheese and pulse until mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer mixture to small casserole dish and heat in the oven until bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables. Absolutely delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this recipe to be simple and great basis for variations. We are not blue cheese fans so I subsituted ranch for the blue cheese and used real chicken breasts and wing sauce. This is a real hit and I am always asked to make it for every party! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it! I use baked chicken breasts chopped up instead of canned chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe to follow and the result is delicious. Add a scallion to the dish to enhance the flavours if you wish. Yummy, yummy, yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Whenever my family and I make this recipe it's a hit. Everytime we make it, we use a rotisserie chicken. We have not ever made it with canned chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so tasty. We added a little dill to the mix to give it just a bit of freshness. Everyone raves about it. Shhh don't tell them it is so easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried several other recipes and this is the only one that I like!! use it!! soooo eaassyyy and a crowd pleaser! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful and EASY! Used ranch, and rather than hot sauce used Hot Wing Sauce. Have had before with hot sauce. I used canned chicken, but will try with a rotisserie chicken next time. Detected no funny or processed taste. It was all gone before 2nd quarter ended! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay, listen, I'm not a huge fan of Buffalo Chicken dip, but let me tell you, I've made this twice for parties and paired it with tortilla chips and it's gone in sixty seconds! I was apprehensive about using the canned chicken, but please take my word for it, it still comes out great! I was under time constraints and used the can chicken, next time if I have a chance I would try rotisserie chicken. The strong flavors overpower any chance you have of realizing it is canned chicken. Delicious and extremely easy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick easy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very good, but please do not use canned chicken. I have had it both ways and the chicken from the can has a gross processed taste. I threw a couple chicken breasts in the crock pot in the afternoon and it was ready to go a couple hours later. I took this dish to a party and it was the hit of the party!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made the chiken dip twice and it turned out real good my boyfriend and i are hooked on it item not reviewed by moderator and published
GREAT RECIPE! add a little bit of cheddar cheese. Cant stop eating item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! We made it for a party and everybody loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and quick! I used canned chicken, but I think next time I'll go with the real thing. I also used about double the cheese. We love cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use a cup or more of cheddar cheese in my Buffalo Chicken Dip and rotisserie chicken. We prefer the cheddar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this for years. First off NEVER use canned chicken..yuck! Take the time to cook your own chicken breast or if your short on time buy a small rotisserie chicken (they're not too expenisve) I used a food processor and give the chicken a few turns in it. I always start off with a half cup of ranch and hot sauce but depending on the company I'm having usually always add more hot sauce. I eye ball the mozzeralla and never use the blue cheese crumbles because that is just too overwhelming and takes away from the taste of the chicken and "buffalo" flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is to die 4, used prepared mild buffalo wing sauce instead of the hot sauce, to kick back some heat (got some oldtimers in the crowd with digestive problems) LOL !!! Omitted to use the crumbled blue cheese and mozza cheese. I mixed everything 2gether and nuked it on high for 5 min., then added 1 cup of chopped celery OMG !!! Heaven on a tortilla chip Dip in !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i first had this buffalo chicken dip at our family easter gathering. it was so yummy everyone loved it! i have been searching different sites like the racheal ray web site n couldnt find it anywhere...i found it ! thanks rose in new york :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser!!! Loved it Loved it Loved it!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and brother in law LOVE buffalo sauce. When my son's first birthday came around, I made this dip for the party (so the men didn't have to eat animal crackers and cupcakes all day). It was a hit!! It was the first thing gone. I made another, smaller batch this morning for my husband's coworkers. Once again, amazing :) I recommend this to everyone. I don't even like buffalo sauce and I ate a ton. It's a little on the hot side, but the heat doesn't overpower the flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for football party yesterday and everyone loved it. Thanks for the recipe, did use regular chicken instead of canned other than that followed recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had this dip at my nephews party last week. It was GREAT!!!! They had to keep making it because it was being eating so fast!!!!! Great with celery also not just chips! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome concept...maybe a little tweaking. Thought is could have been spicier, but you can choose a hotter Buffalo Sauce or add more. Maybe a little overkill on cream cheese and ranch dressing. I could use more chicken and less creaminess, but that's just taste. Poached by own chicken.. which i think was a good choice. You should definitely try this recipe and then adjust to your own preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great dip recipe but it's better if you cook the chicken yourself and add it to the recipe. The canned chicken is good in a pinch but sometimes has that "canned" taste to it. I don't use the shredded cheese either...the cream cheese and dressing are enough. I also use Frank's Red Hot Sauce if you're wondering what kind of hot sauce to use...good buffalo flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it for a family party and it was a big hit. I used light cream cheese, part skim mozerella and light dressing and it still tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe! I added more shredded cheese and used cheddar once instead of mozz. and it still tasted great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the other comments, I thought I would give this recipe a try for Super Bowl yesterday. It was not a hit. If I ever decide to do make it again I will NOT use canned chicken and will have to revamp most of the ingredients as to not have it taste so "processed". item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this but used boneless skinless chicken breast and added some garlic powder to the mixture. I kept it hot in a small crockpot. Everyone was asking for the recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this yesterday, exactly as written - when I hear hot sauce I think Tabasco. !/2 cup made it way too hot...and here in Austin we LIKE HOT!!!! Will def try again using either less Tabasco, Franks Sauce or Petes Buffalo Wing Sauce per viewers. Overall recipe....gave it a 5 - since I can change heat to my taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really enjoy this recipe! I love blue cheese...but used the ranch dressing. Used the crumbled blue cheese. I think if I had used the blue cheese dressing it would have been too much and over powered everything else. I also baked 2 chicken breasts and chopped up (don't like canned chicken or boiled chicken)! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a party. Very good. I tripled the recipe and made it in a crockpot. That way it stayed warm and the ingredients didnt separate during my party. Even had more when we all got back from the bar that evening! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I too was trying to duplicate a dip I had at a party and this one was even better. I left out the blue cheese entirely and just used ranch dressing because I wasn't sure if the conservative crowd liked blue cheese and it was still delicious. I would use a rotisserie chicken or throw a breast or two in the crock pot and then shred it, rather than canned chicken. I also used a bag of shredded Mexican mix cheese instead of mozzarella. I think it gave it more flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had delicious buffalo chicken dip at a party a while ago - I didn't get the recipe, but this was exactly what i was looking for. Perfect and easy for anyone that loves buffalo chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic! I took it to a party and it was gone in about 20 minutes. Everyone raved about it. So easy and delicious. It has definitely earned a spot in my recipe collection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can never make enough. I love this receipe. It is original and is always a hit. I made this recipe with canned chicken first and the second time I made a slight variation. I used ground chicken. I cooked the onion and chicken on the stove top, then mixed in all the other ingredients and warmed it on the stove. I used a sprinkle of Ranch packet dressing too. I then threw on the mozzerlla and added some cheddar and baked it off in the oven. I toasted pita bread and cut it in triagles to scoop the dip. This is right on! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never made BCD before. It was awesome! I gave some to my neighbors and they couldn't get enough of it. Next time, instead of canned chicken, I will try it with rotisserie or boiled cheicken as some others have suggested. It tasted just as good, if not better, the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I double this recipe for parties and it ALWAYS goes. I am living in NYC now and gets requests for this recipe every time I make it. Here are a few tips that I think really improve this recipe. 1. Throw 2 chicken breasts in a crock pot with about 1/2 cup of the Frank's to cover and just let it cook. When it's done, shred it and add a little bit of the juice back in plus some fresh hot sauce and melted butter (until it looks/tastes right) 2. Layer the dip! This way people can get more or less of what they like. Spread the room temp cream cheese, then chicken, then shredded cheese (I use the packaged cheddar mozzarella blend). Bake until the cheese bubbles! 3. I usually leave out the blue cheese because it really doesn't need it but i have crumbled some on top of the cream cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We can't go to a party now without bringing this. I rub chicken breasts with Essence and bake them, then shred them. I hate blue cheese, too, but in this dip it's fantastic with the ranch dressing. I mix TP with Goya's red hot sauce to get the flavor and kick I want. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No Ranch and No Bleu Cheese. The cream cheese works fine by itself. Frank's is good, but Texas Pete's Buffalo wing sauce works wonder. But yes, the chicken breast give the dip more structure, but i like it either way. definitly one of the best dips i've ever made or tried for that matter. Also try Taco Dip. Amazing as well!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one of the olny dips i will eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I'm a very picky eater) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found BCD at a local grocery store, served cold. I went home to recreate it and the recipe is nearly identical and everyone thought it was great. Personally, I found the canned chicken to be gritty so I have switched over to chicken breasts and the result is fantastic. If you have a small crockpot set it on warm and the dip remains warm during your event as well and staying smooth and creamy, not having the cheeses sticking together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip yesterday for my husband's pot luck at work. He told me that they loved it. I used Frank's hot sauce to give it a little kick and I used feta cheese instead of blue because my husband hates blue cheese. It came out great and tasted even better than I thought. Got to try this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time at my son's birthday party...lets just say my guests almost didn't get to have any. It's so easy to make and tastes delicious! I even had some guests use it as a topper on their burgers. Everyone left asking for the recipe. Make this and it's sure to be a crowd pleaser! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I first tried buffalo chicken dip at a Party I went to. Lets just say I loved it so much that I had to make my own dip the very next day. I found this recipe and it is absolutely delicious! I used the ranch dressing rather than blue cheese dressing (since I knew that's what was used in the dip at the party) and I used more hot sauce since I like things to have a kick! This recipe has been named by my family as being one of the best dips ever made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make and Delicious..Made it with chicken breast and Franks red hot Came out perfect!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy an dfast to make!! Everyone loved it!! I gave the recipe away the same night to several people. Would recommend to anyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you for adding these adjustments to those who may need them item not reviewed by moderator and published

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