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Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • Author: The Hungry Waitress
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip made with Franks sauce is an easy appetizer for any gathering.


Ingredients

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • 2 cups shredded chicken*
  • 1 package cream cheese (8oz), softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup Franks hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bunch celery, cut into sticks for serving
  • tortilla chips, for serving

Roasted Chicken Breast for Shredding (if not using rotisserie chicken)

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, shredded chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing, Franks, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, until everything is evenly mixed together and there are no cream cheese lumps.
  3. Transfer to an oven safe dish and bake for 15 minute until the dip is bubbling and serve immediately.

Roasted Chicken Breast for Shredding (if not using rotisserie chicken)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 30 - 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F
  4. Let cool a little before shredding.

Notes

*1 rotisserie chicken shredded works perfectly for this recipe, but I've also included how to cook you own chicken for shredding as well. I use both methods depending on what I have on hand.

It's really important to use softened cream cheese, or the cream cheese will be lumpy. If your like me, and never plan ahead, you can microwave the cream cheese for 20 - 30 seconds to soften it up.

Prep time represents using already prepared chicken, if you're roasting, add an additional 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Dip
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: buffalo chicken dip, chicken dip, appetizer recipe, easy appetizer