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Buffalo Chicken Dip and Honey Glazed Pretzels Super Bowl Faves!

Posted by  ·  January 31, 2019  ·  Last Updated: January 31, 2019

Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of my family’s  all time favorites.  I am constantly asked for the recipe, and when I am bringing a dish to share at different parties, this one is often requested!  Luckily it is super easy to make, so I never mind whipping it up for a party. If you love that delicious buffalo chicken flavor you will love my Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches (this recipe can also be made in the Crock Pot).

Buffalo Chicken Dip

buffalo chicken dip

When it is football season, or if you are just having a house full of guests, it is time to get thinking about some easy crowd pleasing foods!  People love finger foods.  They want something easy that they can quickly grab and not miss a minute of the action!  Here are a couple of recipes that are sure to keep the crowd happy–unless their team is losing–I don’t have a recipe to fix that!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Shredded cheese, shredded chicken, ranch dressing (or mix it up and substitute blue cheese dressing) and cream cheese bake up for a hot and bubbly dip. Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles or cheddar cheese on top for a garnish and you are ready for any party. In a pinch use canned or rotisserie chicken to save time. I went ahead and doubled the recipe so you will have plenty for a party! Be sure to make sure you baking dip is large enough.

buffalo chicken dip with celery and crackers

The baked chicken dip is best served hot, but it seems to disappear quickly even when it is cold.  The ranch dressing and hot sauce give this dip the traditional “buffalo wing” flavor, but I think the bonus flavor is in the cream cheese.  To be fair, I do believe that cream cheese is a bonus that can make any dish better! This buffalo dip tastes amazing.

How to make Buffalo Chicken Dip

Once you cook the chicken breast, it is easy to shred.  Everything else is just measuring sauces and mixing.  So easy!  It is a recipe that everyone will love!  You can whip it up ahead of time and just refrigerate it until you are ready to heat it up and serve! We serve this dip with Chicken in a Biskit crackers, celery and even tortilla chips.

best buffalo chicken dip
best buffalo chicken dip
5 from 1 vote

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Spicy crowd pleasing baked dip!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, dips
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 140 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup bottled Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 1 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts cooked and chopped OR 2 cans of chicken drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Soften cream cheese, mix together all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until bubbly. Serve with celery and Chicken in Biskit crackers.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 699mg30%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You will want to also whip up a batch of these yummy pretzels. They are always a Super Bowl favorite food!

Honey Mustard Glazed Pretzels

Next up, these lightly seasoned pretzels make a great crunchy snack!  These are super easy to make and will jazz up the boring ole pretzel!  They are also convenient to place around the football viewing area in little bowls, so no one will have to miss a single play (or commercial) to grab a little snack.

honey mustard pretzels recipe

Honey Mustard Glazed Pretzels Recipe

1 – 15 to 16 oz bag mini pretzels
1/4 cup honey
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried mustard you can add more if you would like a more mustard flavor
2 Tablespoons butter melted
Melt butter and mix in other ingredients. Pour over pretzels. Place pretzels in a large pan and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and separate pretzels before completely cooling (they have a tendency to stick together while cooling).

Sweet Super Bowl Party Snacks

Need something sweet?  Do I even have to ask? You might try this chocolate chip cheesecake dip or monster cookie dip. I promise they will be the first to go!

Football Brownies

Take your favorite brownie  and cut into football shape with a football cookie cutter. Let’s be honest here…if you have been cooking and cleaning all day in preparation for a football party, a brownie mix will be perfectly suffice for this treat.   Add some white frosting details and you have a simple and cute sweet treat!  The fact that your brownies are in the shape of footballs and have icing piped on them, is enough to make any brownie mix taste fabulous!  But, if you have just a little extra time, and you are going for the big win, check out Cookies & Cheese she made Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownies for her footballs.

football brownies

You might like this Super Bowl Panini Party Recipe from last year.

Have a fun Super Bowl!  I hope that your team in victorious.  Unless they are playing against my team, then I just hope that your party is wonderful!  Enjoy! I hope you will agree this buffalo chicken dip is the perfect dip for any party!

Leave a Comment


  1. Barbara Greenway
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
    Thanks for posting your pretzel and Buffalo Chicken Dip recipes. Recently, I had the pleasure of enjoying the dip at a pot luck dinner at church and at a birthday luncheon at school.
    I had finding the chicken dip recipe on my "to do" list when the recipe popped up on your website. Thanks for sharing so many useful and interesting idea!
  2. MAria mun
    Friday, November 16th, 2018
    Can I leave out the hot sauce?
    • Cindy
      Saturday, January 5th, 2019
      I think the hot sauce is needed to give it buffalo flavor. If you want a creamy dip with meat... try this: 1 block cream cheese, 1 pound ground sausage (the tube) browned and drained, and a can of Rotel. Heat it up and mix it all together. AMAZING!
  3. Nicole in ND
    Monday, February 2nd, 2009
    I have been thinking about the buffalo dip since I saw your post last week. It looks soo good! I keep trying to find an excuse to go to the grocery store just so I can buy the ingredients. Cant wait to try it!
    • Cindy
      Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
      Nicole it is delicious! A real crowd pleaser.
  4. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
    These look super, Cindy. I didn't get to use them this go-round, but I'm earmarking them for future use... YUM.
  5. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I love to do this dip with blue cheese dressing and crumbles and serve it with Frito Scoops for a change of pace. Its also a great party food--Never fails to come home with an empty dish!
    • Cindy
      Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
      Denise, love the idea of blue cheese crumbles on the top! YUM!
  6. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    My fiance's mother has been looking for a good buffalo dip! I am going to have to give this to her and let her try it out. She is totally not a chef, but this seems easy as 1-2-3.
  7. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Ooh, yum :) I was looking for some snack ideas to take to my in-law's supper on Sunday (We always have Sunday supper with my husband's apostolic family - at one home or another.. but super bowl Sunday is always at my husband's parents' house because they're the only ones with a TV lol) Both of these would be perfect :)
  8. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I've made that spicy buffalo dip, but it was a little thick and with larger chunks of chicken! I served it with tortilla chips and it was delicious!
  9. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    They both look easy and yummy. My husband says goopy food is the best kind of man food!
  10. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Yum! I wish I hadn't already gone shopping for the big day. Hmmm...my husband wants to have people over for the Daytona 500...definitely will be on the menu!
  11. Christi
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    this is one of my favorite yummies.....
    ½ cup olive oil
    ½ cup white wine vinegar
    1 (2 oz) jar diced pimiento, drained
    3 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
    3 Tbs minced green onions
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp sugar
    ¾ tsp dried whole basil
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp ground black pepper
    1 8-oz block sharp cheddar (I use 4 oz cheddar & 4 oz mozzarella)
    1 8-oz block cream cheese

    Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar, cover tightly and shake vigorously. Set marinade aside.
    Cut the cheese in half lengthwise then crosswise into ¼ inch thick slices. Arrange cheese, by alternating slices in a shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over cheese, cover and chill for at least 8 hours.
    Serve with bread, toast or crackers.
  12. Megan
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I LOVE this dip! Thanks for posting the recipe- I always just guess and it is never as good as yours!
  13. Christine
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    YUM! Where can you buy the Louisiana hot sauce? Sounds delish!
  14. Aimee
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Both of these sound good....and that's saying a lot with the morning (aka all-day) sickness!
  15. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I am GOING to make those pretzels!! Thanks for sharing.
  16. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    We like to do Reuben Dip...

    1c corned beef (Carl Buddig)
    1c swiss cheese
    1c cheddar cheese
    1c sauerkraut
    1c mayo

    Mic together in a crock pot and heat until bubbly. Serve with rye crackers (I like triscuits!). Yum!
  17. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I really like this dip because it has protein (chicken) in it so that it's almost a dinner...just need veggies. Thanks for the recipes. Linda

  18. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I agree, I shouldn't read when hungry...actually, I am starving!
  19. Nicky
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    This is our favorite dip and is always on the menu when we host a party. Bleu cheese is a must though! I will have to try the chicken in a biscuit crackers this time. We always offer celery and wheat thins. Thanks for the tip!
  20. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I love that buffalo chicken dip. Usually my aunt makes it though and she uses Franks and blue cheese dressing. I think I will make it this time and lighten it up a bit! Thanks for the recipe!
  21. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    YUM! The dip looks great and I bet it is so good with the crackers. Sounds like a yummy combination.
  22. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Do you have to be watching the Superbowl to enjoy these foods? No? Well then I'm excited because they look delicious!!
  23. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I totally shouldn't read this when I'm hungry! :)