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Buffalo Chicken Dip (No Ranch) Recipe

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Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip without Ranch, is a creamy and easy oven baked Buffalo Chicken dip recipe with Frank’s hot sauce, Cheddar, and Crumbled Blue Cheese!

Need a delicious dip that will just be gobbled up by the whole crew? This buffalo chicken dip with crumbled blue cheese and no ranch is a great dip option for parties of any kind! 

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip being dipped with a celery stalk

Ingredients

Please see the bottom of this post for a printable and condensed version of this recipe post so you can easily follow along in your kitchen. 

  • chicken
  • cream cheese, softened
  • red hot sauce
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • cayenne pepper
  • fresh scallions
  • celery and/or pita, or tortilla chips for serving

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What kind of chicken is used for Buffalo Chicken Dip? 

  • Easy Chicken: Drained canned chicken works in a pinch
  • Store Bought: Torn rotisserie chicken makes great buffalo chicken dip and you can pick up a rotisserie chicken quite easily from the store. Pre-made chickens give you a bit of homemade taste without the work. You can typical get one in the deli department of a grocery store. 
  • Prepped at home: Boiled chicken works great for chicken shreds or baked from the oven and diced down. Personally I think when it comes to dips that torn chickens work better over diced, but its more of a preference. 

How to make Buffalo Chicken Dip WITHOUT Ranch

  • Preheat oven to 400 and grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, blue cheese and pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Mix everything together really well.
Blue Cheese, cheddar, hot sauce and cream cheese in a bowl
  • Spoon into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until hot in the center and bubbly around the edges.
  • Sprinkle with chives and serve with celery and chips.
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip with loads of cheddar cheese on top

Can Buffalo Chicken Dip be made in the Crock Pot? 

Absolutely! Everyone likes a hot dip and dips in the slow cooker stay warm and melty all day. Just make your dip the same way (cook the chicken first) assemble and place on low for 2-3 hours.

Add crumbled blue cheese about 10 minutes prior to serving. 

Creamy dipped Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip in a dish

Can Ranch be added?

Yep. Just split half hot sauce and half ranch dressing, like Hidden Valley. Using ranch provides a tamer, more creamy sauce.

Additionally, you can buy a combined ranch hot sauce (like this one) in the condiment department that works well if you are looking for less spice. 

Use leftovers to make Buffalo Chicken Burritos!

What makes the best appetizer and finger food dippers for Buffalo Chicken Dip? 

  • CHIPS: Nothing says love like homemade tortilla chips, and since they don’t take too long to make up a whole slew of them, I go this route. You can also use bagel bites, torn pieces of french bread, garlic chips, and pretzels. 
  • VEGGIES: For veggies, anything that can be made into a “stick” makes a great dipper – celery, carrots are the most popular. 
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip being dipped with a celery stalk
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Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip (No Ranch)


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Buffalo Chicken Dip (No Ranch) Recipe – delicious oven baked chicken dip that is perfect for parties and just the right amount of heat. Serve with tortillas or celery. Goes great with extra blue cheese crumbles too! Nothing says football parties, potlucks and get togethers more than this warm, creamy and cheesy no ranch buffalo chicken dip! Combining Frank's red hot sauce with cooked chicken (premade in a pressure cooker, baked or even canned chicken is fine) skips the heavy ranch for a true Buffalo Chicken taste. This classic dip is often compared to Buffalo Wings in flavor but takes less work and less ingredients for dip perfection. Pair this easy to make dip with tortilla chips, carrot sticks, pita bread, Italian bread, or crunch celery. Want to load up buffalo chicken dip even more? Add additional blue cheese crumbles, more cheese, or even bacon on top prior to serving. There is NO WRONG WAY to enjoy Ranch Free Buffalo Dip.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups cooked chicken cut into small cubes
  • 1 brick 8 oz, cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bottle 5 oz, red hot sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • cayenne pepper
  • chopped fresh scallions optional
  • celery and/or pita or tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 and grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine already cooked chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, blue cheese and pinch of cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • Spoon dip into prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese on top of dip.
  • Place in oven and Bake for 15-18 minutes or until hot in the center and bubbly around the edges and cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with chives and serve with celery and chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Lately I’ve disliked ranch dressing so I tried this recipe. Tasty with just the right amount of hotness. I added this to the recipe: After I removed the tips of the scallions, I finely chopped the whites and add to a small pot with olive oil to lightly sauté, not brown, just softened. I then added the hot sauce and cream cheese to that pot and mixed until warm and smooth before adding to the chicken. Can’t taste any onion but it added to the flavor and didn’t waste the whites.

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