This Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip made with Franks sauce is a favorite on our house for any gathering. Honestly, I'll whip this up anytime , no gathering required, it's so addicting. I like using Franks RedHot sauce because in my opinion, it's the best hot sauce for this recipe (not sponsored, just love!). It has the perfect spicy to vinegar to flavor ratio.
What is buffalo chicken dip made of?
So I feel like everyone likes their dip a little different, and this recipe leaves a lot of room for modifications. For example, we love blue cheese and blue cheese dressing, but I found we prefer only using ranch for our dip. Whatever dressing you prefer, go for it! Just be sure to keep the same meat to liquid ratio, otherwise your dip may become too runny.
This chicken dip is a mixture of shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Franks hot sauce and ranch. Mix all the ingredients together and bake! For a low carb option, I love eating this dip with celery. It's also good on tortilla chips or cracker. For a party, I'll serve all of the above!
What kind of chicken do you use for this dip?
For a really easy buffalo chicken dip with Franks, grab a rotisserie chicken from the store and shred it up. One whole chicken is enough meat for this baked buffalo chicken dip. You could also use two cans of chicken, but I'm not really a fan of canned chicken. If I don't have access to a good rotisserie chicken (or don't want to make a special trip to the store for it,. I'll roast some chicken breasts.
Toss 1lb of chicken breasts with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few cracks of black pepper. Roast at 400 degrees F for 30 - 35 minutes (depending on how big the breasts are). Be sure to cook it to at least 165 degrees F before shredding. A quick shredding hack is to use your paddle attachment if you have a standing mixer. Just throw those hot chicken breast (and any juices) straight in the mixer and beat on low for a few seconds. You could actually go ahead and mix the entire dip in that stand mixer.
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