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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Creamy, velvety and incredibly moreish buffalo chicken dip made with shredded chicken and hot sauce. Don't forget to check out our step by step photos and tips above!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 518kcal


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped soft herbs such as dill, parsley, and chives
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 ½ cups smoked cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onion divided
  • ¼ cup chopped smoked salted almonds
  • Celery sticks and tortilla chips to serve


  • In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, herbs, vinegar, pepper, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together cream cheese and hot sauce until smooth.
  • Add chicken, 1 cup smoked cheddar, 1 cup sharp cheddar, and ½ cup green onion. Stir until cheeses melt.
  • Stir in sour cream mixture until combined.
  • Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses.
  • Preheat broiler to high. Broil, watching carefully, until cheese is golden brown and bubbly, about 4 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; garnish with remaining ¼ cup green onion and almonds.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, celery sticks, and/or crostini.


  • Shredded rotisserie chicken helps this dip come together in no time. You can also grill or bake 2 chicken breasts.
  • Customize this dip to suit your tastes. If you’d like it extra smoky, stir in ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika into the cheese mixture before broiling or baking.
  • If you’d like it extra spicy, stir in extra hot sauce or 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeños.
  • Blue cheese fan? Stir in ½ cup crumbled blue cheese before baking.
  • This dip is a cinch to make ahead. Simply refrigerate topped dip, then bake at 350°F until golden and bubbly. Broil it at the end of you’d like a little more color on top.


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.89g | Protein: 30.3g | Fat: 41.89g | Saturated Fat: 22.68g | Cholesterol: 146.97mg | Sodium: 800.26mg | Potassium: 353.22mg | Fiber: 1.14g | Sugar: 3.22g | Vitamin A: 1481.96IU | Vitamin C: 11.78mg | Calcium: 509.16mg | Iron: 1.66mg