Tangy Buffalo Chicken Dip – a tailgate classic


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (I prefer Texas Pete, but choose the brand of your liking!)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat conventional oven to 350°F (180°C) or convection oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, blue cheese, and green onions. Stir until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe baking dish.
  4. For conventional oven: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the dip is heated through and bubbly on top. For convection oven: Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the dip is heated through and bubbly on top.
  5. Remove the dip from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Serve warm with tortilla chips on the side. Enjoy!

The story of my famous Buffalo Chicken dip!

Let me tell you about my famous tangy buffalo chicken dip recipe! It started when I was experimenting with different ways to make buffalo chicken wings. I decided to create a dip that had all the flavors of the wings, but was easier to make and share with friends.

Now, every time I get together with neighbors or friends to watch a game or hang out, they always ask me to bring my buffalo chicken dip along. It’s become a staple of tailgates, get togethers, and parties, and I take pride in knowing that everyone enjoys it.

My secret to making the BEST buffalo chicken dip is using my favorite hot sauce, Texas Pete. It’s the perfect balance of heat and flavor that really brings the dip to life. While I’m a bit partial to Pete, I would encourage my readers to pick the sauce of their choosing to make this recipe their own. I also use a blend of shredded chicken, cream cheese, and sour cream to give it a creamy and tangy texture.

When I make this dip, I always serve it hot and bubbly straight out of the oven. It’s perfect for dipping chips, crackers, or even celery sticks. And if you’re really feeling indulgent, you can even spread it on a slice of bread for a delicious sandwich.

If you want to try making this dip for yourself, the recipe is really simple. Just mix together the chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, and spices, then bake it in the oven until it’s hot and bubbly. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress your friends and family.


More Reading for great tailgate food ideas:

  1. “50 Tailgate Food Ideas That Will Score Big on Game Day” from Taste of Home:
  2. “25 Easy Tailgate Food Ideas That Are Total Crowd-Pleasers” from Delish:
  3. “101 Best Tailgate Food Ideas” from What’s Cooking America:
  4. “20 Tailgating Recipes to Make for Your Next Game Day” from Food Network:

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