Chicken Wing Dip

Chicken Wing Dip -- also known as Buffalo Chicken Dip -- is warm, creamy, and loaded with cheese, chicken, and wing sauce. It's perfect for parties and ideal for game day, football watching, or Super Bowl!

Chicken Wing Dip (Buffalo Chicken Dip) recipe with text overlay.


 

If you love cheesy dips, you'll also enjoy BBQ Chicken Dip, White Spinach Queso, and Beef Enchilada Dip!

I can't even tell y'all how excited my family is about the beginning of football season. We love watching it on TV...we love going to games...and we love using game day as an excuse to pig out on all of our favorite football-friendly recipes. And the epitome of game day food? Chicken Wing Dip (AKA, Buffalo Chicken Dip)!

Whether you actually enjoy football or you're just in it for the food, I think you'll appreciate this recipe. It turns the great flavor of Buffalo wings into a creamy, cheesy, decadent dip. And have I mentioned how addictive it is? I'm serious...just try to stop someone (even if that "someone" is yourself) from licking the bowl clean!

Ingredients

Aerial photo of ingredients.

One of the best parts of this Chicken Wing Dip is the fact that's it's a breeze to throw together with just a handful of ingredients:

  • Cream cheese. It should be at room temperature for easy mixing. However, if you forget to set it out ahead of time to soften, you can always quickly soften it in the microwave. Place the unwrapped block of cream cheese on a plate, cut it into big cubes, and pop in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
  • Buffalo wing sauce. Frank's RedHot is a pretty standard, easy-to-find Buffalo wing sauce. But if you have another favorite brand, go for it!
  • Blue cheese dressing. Wing sauce and blue cheese dressing were just made for one another. But if you have an aversion to blue cheese, you are free to substitute ranch dressing. Your dip will still turn out tasty.
  • Blue cheese crumbles. Adding actual blue cheese to this recipe is optional. But I like doing so if I happen to have some blue cheese on hand.
  • Diced chicken. This chicken wing dip recipe is a great way to use up the last of that rotisserie chicken in your fridge! Or you can always poach a couple of chicken breasts.
  • Shredded cheese. You may use just about any type of cheese here, but sharp cheddar, Colby-Jack, or Monterey Jack would be my first recommendations.
Close-up of melted cheese surface of Chicken Wing Dip.

How to Make It

Have I mentioned that this Chicken Wing Dip recipe is easy to whip up? Yep, as easy as mix-and-bake. But allow me to break down the oh-so-complicated steps:

  1. Preheat the oven and beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Blend in the wing sauce, blue cheese dressing and crumbles, diced chicken, and half of the shredded cheese.
  3. Spread in a baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake until hot and bubbly and gooey and DELICIOUS!

See? Simple.

Celery stick dipper resting in bowl.

Chicken Wing Dip Dippers

You really can't go wrong when it comes to scooping up the creamy, cheesy deliciousness of this chicken wing dip recipe. That being said, some of our favorite dippers include the following:

  • Celery sticks. C'mon...this is a natural choice.
  • Toasted baguette slices. One of my favorite options, since you can hold a whole lotta dip on a slice of baguette! You can even spread the dip across the surface of the bread if you're lacking a plate to catch your drips. 😉
  • Crackers. The sturdier, the better. Because you don't want to lose half of your cracker in the dip, am I right?
  • Tortilla chips. I mean, what dip isn't delectable cradled by a crunchy, salty tortilla chip?
Chicken Wing Dip recipe on cracker with bowl of Buffalo Chicken Dip in background.

So what's your favorite thing to munch on during the big game? Are you into burgers, brats, pizza, or chili? Do you rely on your crock pot to feed the masses? Or, like me, do you prefer to enjoy a spread of appetizers and finger foods and dips?

Well, if the latter is the case, you'll definitely want to whip up this delightfully decadent Chicken Wing Dip. I'm telling you, friends...it's a guaranteed tailgating touchdown!

Aerial view of Chicken Wing Dip with missing scoop.

More Football-Friendly Grub

Chicken Wing Dip being scooped up by celery.

Chicken Wing Dip

Chicken Wing Dip -- AKA, Buffalo Chicken Dip -- is warm, creamy, and loaded with cheese, chicken, and wing sauce. It's the perfect chicken wing dip recipe for parties and ideal for game day, football watching, or Super Bowl!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings (2 cups total)
Calories: 201kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • ½ cup blue cheese dressing
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar, Colby-Jack, or Monterrey Jack cheese, DIVIDED
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese, optional

FOR DIPPING:

  • Celery sticks, baguette slices, crackers, or tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Blend in wing sauce, bleu cheese dressing, diced chicken, 1 cup shredded cheese, and blue cheese crumbles (if using). Spread in a shallow 1-quart baking dish and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve warm with desired dippers.

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Notes

  • You can either use leftover chicken or cook two chicken breasts for the 2 cups diced chicken.
  • You may substitute ranch dressing for the blue cheese dressing, if you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 87mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1mg
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Post originally published on September 1, 2015, and updated on September 3, 2019, and February 5, 2021.

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25 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    this is fantastic however I had to omit the chicken as a few vegetarians were at the gathering and everyone loved it.

  2. 5 stars
    Followed the directions exactly, using Colby jack cheese. Delicious! Brought it to a house party last night - huge hit. Definitely making again.

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this amazing chicken wing dip recipe! Will surely have this again, fam really loved it. Highly recommended!

  4. 5 stars
    This was an incredible dip! I had to make a second batch because the first one was gone so quickly! This will be a staple at every football game and UFC fight in our household!!

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve made this dip hundreds of times and ALWAYS a success! Last party I made it for was canceled 1 day before. Can I freeze the unbaked dip prior to the next party I plan? Should I bake it first and then freeze it? Other than eating it all myself now what can I do to save it for the next time?

    1. Freezing cream cheese is always tricky because sometimes the texture can change upon thawing. You could try freezing the unbaked dip and then bake it upon thawing, but I can't guarantee how it may turn out, particularly if you're planning on serving it to guests. I would probably try to utilize the dip in another recipe now (so that it's not wasted) and just make a fresh batch for my next party. For example, you could make Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas or something like that. You could cook some additional chicken, shred it, fill corn tortillas with the chicken and a big dollop of the dip, roll up, spoon any extra dip over the top, and finish with some enchilada sauce. Just an idea...hope it helps! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    My first time maling... My husband and I have simple palates. So I used mozzarella cheese and mild buffalo wing sauce... Was a hit! Im proud of the New dish I tried Successfully!

  7. 5 stars
    Quite possibly the best buffalo dip I have ever made! Served this to my friends over the game this weekend and it was a hit! Great football food!

  8. 5 stars
    I was curious about buffalo recipes and found this. We made it and was delicious. No wonder people are always talking about buffalo!

  9. 5 stars
    Perfect quick nice and easy recipe with my favorite ingredients cream cheese and blue cheese.

  10. 5 stars
    This is my favorite go to recipe for chicken wing dip. I'm from Buffalo and make for friends and family throughout the country. Thank you so much, Darlene.

  11. This recipe doesn't specify anywhere.... do you need to cook the diced chicken first or put it in raw and it cooks in the oven?

    1. Hi Jessica! This recipe calls for 2 cups diced cooked chicken, which is how it is listed in the recipe. 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    We used smoked chicken breasts for this occasion, so I normally smoke several at a time, vac-Pak and freeze the others for chicken salad, etc. later. This recipe turned out great and everyone raved about it. We doubled the recipe and wound up with many leftovers, so the original would have been plenty for eight as it turns out. Great idea served with celery and carrot sticks as well as pretzel crackers.