Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

This easy, blue-cheesy dip is the perfect appetizer for the Super Bowl coming up! Or any football game really. Or anytime you are feeling like eating dip for dinner. Make one batch to serve your guests, and another one to hoard for yourself. I’m not even kidding.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip from The Food Charlatan

Today we went on a hike to a lake. You know, for sunshine and exercise. So that we don’t turn into vampires. It worked!

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip from The Food Charlatan

But sadly I hurt my back. I feel super old even saying that, back problems are for parents (Wait, I’m the parent now. CRAP.) Still, cool story right? “Yeah I hurt my back last weekend while having a Super Exciting Day Hike with my husband and kids. We are mega cool and outdoorsy, in case you were wondering.”

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip from The Food Charlatan

But here’s how it actually happened. I forgot to take Charlotte to the bathroom before we set off, and of course she started getting a little squirmy halfway through our hike.

My best strategy for this situation is to hold Charlotte with my hands under her knees while she’s in a sitting position doing her business. Works like a charm every time and no one has to get pee on their shoes.

But THIS time as I’m holding a 30-pound-currently-peeing-4-year-old, my back decides to do this old-person thing. So I’m literally tripping down the side of a ravine, trying not to drop poor bare-booty-still-peeing Charlotte in the mud.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip from The Food Charlatan

Don’t worry, I’m totally fine, nothing a little ibuprofen can’t fix, and Charlotte will probably only have my-Mom-almost-dropped-me-down-a-ravine-nightmares for a week or two, but here’s the kicker: There was a bathroom LITERALLY around the corner, maybe 100 feet away from where we were. What kind of injustice is that?? Ah well. As Calvin’s dad would say, at least it builds character.

So about this dip that’s full of cheese and mayonnaise…We ate this for dinner. No, I’m not kidding. It was a low moment, okay? At least there’s chicken in it! And green onions! We are so well nourished around here. At least we had salad too. I don’t regret it for a minute. Well, maybe the salad actually.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip from The Food Charlatan

My friend Debbie made this for her daughter’s birthday party last week. When I came to pick up Charlotte the dip was gone, but I heard so much about it that I decided I needed the recipe. After I made it, I decided that it was a good thing I wasn’t present at the party, otherwise I would have been that awkward parent LITERALLY standing in a corner hoarding all the dip. This dip comes together so fast too. Perfect for dinner! I mean football!

P!S! Major post script here! I’m so excited to tell you that this year I will be contributing recipes over at I Heart Naptime once a month. Today my first recipe is up! More football food/dinner: Asian Stuffed Mushrooms!

Asian Stuffed Mushrooms

I’m wicked proud of this recipe and you should definitely check it out because THEY ARE AMAZING. Head on over!

Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/3 or 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • chopped green onions, to garnish
  • crackers or tortilla chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the shredded chicken with the hot sauce.
  3. Stir in the mayonnaise, shredded cheese, lemon juice, and green onions.
  4. Spread into a 1 and 1/2 quart shallow dish (I used a pie plate). Sprinkle with blue cheese.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes, or until it is bubbly.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips, Ritz crackers, or pita chips.


You don't have to use a rotisserie chicken for this recipe, but I HIGHLY recommend it. So tender! So good.

I would imagine that you could use any hot sauce you like with this recipe, not just Franks. Make sure you taste as you go!

You could easily double this recipe and serve it in a 9x13 inch pan.

Source: my friend Debbie’s mom, Bonnie. Thanks Bonnie!

More Super Bowl food! Or maybe just feed your family fat food!

Hot Pizza Dip: I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: one of my favorite dips of all time.

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French Bread Pizza, 3 Ways: (always a crowd-pleaser!)

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Fresh Brischetta Lentil Dip: If you are feeling fresh :)

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More dip! More dip!

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Cheesy Caprese Dip from The Cookie Rookie << I sooo want to try this one





    • says

      Yes!! Long lost recipe found! I love it when that happens. I can see why this is your boy’s favorite :) So good to hear from you again Debbie–can’t believe it’s been so long since BlogHer!

  1. says

    Oh my! Seriously Karen, I was just looking for my recipe for this very dip the other day because I have been CRAVING IT like crazy (who says that cravings go away after pregnancy? Dang it – no excuse anymore….) And honestly, you HAVE to use Frank’s Hot Sauce – IT IS THEE BEST!!! Also, totally justified to have as a meal. You rock girl!
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  2. Sam says

    Okay so this LOOKS amazing, but I’m not a fan of blue cheese, at allllll. I know it seems silly, as this is a key ingredient & I should just find a different dip, but it looks too amazing, so: do you have a substitution recommendation? ☺️

    • says

      Hey Sam! Add more cheddar on top! I would suggest another cheese with more bite, like gorgonzola, feta, goat cheese, etc., but if you hate the blue you probably hate those too. :) More cheddar or colby jack or other blend would taste great. Hope you like it!

  3. says

    I made these last weekend for some fight my husband and his dad ordered. This dip is the bomb dot com. Everyone loved it. All I kept hearing was how yummy the dip was and “Mmmm, this is so good.” I highly recommend making this for your next get together, party, or dinner. I would totally nosh on this for dinner.

  4. Nathan says

    Holy moly this is fantastic. I used Tapatio hot sauce (Frank’s was sold out and I couldn’t find Cholula…I guess people use a lot of hot sauce on Super Bowl Sunday). It turned out great. A+

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