Patch Recipes: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Enjoy the big game with big flavor.

I know you're upset the Patriots aren't playing in the Super Bowl, but stop claiming you're going to skip the big game. You have to watch, or you aren't an American. Besides, now that your team isn't playing, you can relax and enjoy the party without having to worry about every play. Your blood pressure will rise because of all the snacks, not because of iffy calls by the refs.

The best features of the Super Bowl, in order, are watching the commercials, eating party food, hanging out with friends (just don't talk while the commercials are playing), making ridiculous bets and actually watching the game. Unlike other media members, I'm not going to spoil the commercials for you, it's too late in the week for me to find you friends and I am horrible at giving gambling advice. But I can give you a recipe. 

This recipe for buffalo chicken dip comes from Noreen Houlihan-Smith, who submitted it to East Brunswick Patch in New Jersey. It features the great taste of buffalo wings, but you won't get your hands messy while you're eating (don't over-scoop with the chip or you risk dropping some on your shirt while you're eating and becoming "that guy/woman with the stain," and yes everybody is laughing while you aren't looking).


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup of Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Boil chicken breasts in water until cooked, about 25 minutes. Drain and let sit until breasts become cool to the touch.

Place a large and deep frying pan on medium heat on the stove and place the cream cheese, ranch dressing and wing sauce into the pan. Stir until completely combined.

Shred the chicken into the mixture, making sure to stir occasionally so the mixture does not congeal. Once the chicken is completely mixed into the sauce, stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until sauce thickens. 

Remove frying pan from stove and place dip in a crock pot on low heat to keep warm. If you don't have a crock pot, just keep the dip warm in the frying pan until you are ready to serve. 

Pour the dip into a bowl, sprinkle on some more cheddar cheese and serve! Dip with scoopable corn chips.

Terese Bohaxiu-Dicastiglione February 03, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Sounds delicious but another example of taking food recipes to excessive levels - buttery hot sauce, chunky blue cheese dressing, wrap in eggroll and deep fry! Reminds me of the SNL commerical parody of a a taco wrapped in a pizza wrapped in a pancake wrapped in ....who knows what....served in a giant take-out purse. Enjoy the day and keep a bottle of aspirin on the table in case of cardiac events while watching the game, like 'da Bears' fans of old SNL skits.
Briana Auclair February 03, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Jon- Yep! When you go to the hot sauce section look for the "Wing Sauce" they've already added the butter and made it the right thickness for putting it in wings. If your not a fan of Franks I'd stick with making your own from your favorite brand. :)
Jonathan Friedman February 03, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Thanks for the info. Franks is my preferred sauce. I guess I never noticed the butter option.
Briana Auclair February 03, 2013 at 08:10 PM
It's easy to miss, since it doesn't look much different. It's more orange-y than red. It won't really have anything saying there's butter in it on the front but it might say "Ready to use" or something similar. I usually add minced garlic and a little garlic powder as well as Worcestershire Sauce to pump up the flavor but then again I'm a garlic junkie. haha
Karen O'Connell February 03, 2013 at 11:01 PM
This is a delicious dip. It IS big in Buffalo. Some of my friends make it using the canned chicken. Yummy.


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