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Hooters Buffalo Chicken Dip

The big game will never be the same as soon as this creamy Hooters Buffalo Chicken Dip is pulled out! The cheddar cheese mixed with cream cheese and the show-stopping Hooters’ hot sauce will bring all the attention from the TV to your appetizer.

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Chicken Dip in Under 30 Minutes

If I gave you a dollar for every time I saw buffalo chicken dip at a game night, you would be rolling in money. This isn’t to anyone’s surprise though, there’s a reason why this is a fan favorite!

The creamy hot cheese mixed with the perfect kick of spice, all served on a chip or celery— my mouth is watering just writing this.  Don’t want chicken? Try this Buffalo Cauliflower Dip!

Hooters has a terrific menu and we all adore their buffalo wing hot sauce, why not throw it in some chicken dip? This buffalo chicken dip will be ready in under thirty minutes, one skillet and one baking dish for easy clean up! Yes please.

Buffalo Sauce your favorite condiment? Check out my Buffalo Fries, Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels, Buffalo Chicken Casserole, and Buffalo Chicken Taquitos.

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Ingredients Needed

Chicken breast – I always reach for canned chicken because it’s incredibly easy! Just drain and shred, and you’re ready to go!

Cream cheese – Softened cream cheese will make this dip feel like it melts on your tongue.

Ranch dressing – Any ranch dressing will work fine here; even low calorie options.

Hooters’ buffalo wing sauce – An absolute essential! You don’t want to skimp out here. If you can’t find it, use this homemade buffalo sauce recipe.

Cheddar cheese – The delicious flavor cheddar will bring is unbeatable, mild or sharp will taste amazing.

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How to Make Hooters’ Buffalo Chicken Dip

First: While the oven preheats at 350F, shred the chicken. In a large skillet, combine wing sauce and chicken in a large skillet. Stir until combined and heated through.

Mix in cream cheese and stir until melted. Lastly, add the ranch dressing.

Second: Pour the cream cheese buffalo chicken mixture into a 9×13 baking dish, topping with cheddar cheese.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until the dip is bubbling and the cheese is melty.

Third: Serve with tortilla chips and celery sticks, and enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Will low fat cream cheese work?

Cream cheese is unfortunately one of the cheeses for this recipe that is hard to substitute for a lower calorie option. Low-fat options might separate as it bakes, which will taste less than satisfactory to say the least.

I’ve attempted Neufchâtel cheese, and that was the best low calorie option I’ve found yet! It still tastes delicious, but true cream cheese lovers can taste the difference.

What goes with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Buffalo chicken dip is so versatile it could be your main course or a filling side dish. To start dipping away, my favorite choices are tortilla chips or celery.

However, French baguette slices, pita chips, or bell pepper slices are another favorite in my house!

How long will it last?

If you have leftovers (which is impressive), go ahead and throw the remaining dip in an airtight container to keep in the refrigerator.

The buffalo chicken dip will be fine for three to four days, making a perfect side for your lunches.

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Where can I buy Hooters’ Wing Sauce?

Other than going to Hooters itself, you can buy a bottle or jar of this delicious hot sauce at your local grocery store like Kroger, Walmart, Target, or Publix.

How can I thicken Hooters Buffalo Dip?

Follow the recipe and the buffalo chicken dip will be the right consistency— but this is a kitchen, and not everything goes to plan.

After or before baking, add another tablespoon or two of cream cheese to reach your desired thickness.

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Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Thicken your buffalo chicken dip by adding a tablespoon or more or cream cheese; if this happens to dilute the flavor, add a splash of Hooters’ wing sauce!
  • Soften your cream cheese prior to mixing to avoid any clumps in the dip. Set it out 20 to 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Store the buffalo chicken dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
  • Keep this dish warm during any gathering to prevent any cold buffalo chicken dip being served.

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Hooters Buffalo Chicken Dip is a creamy and filling dish to bring to the next game night! The big game won’t be talked about as much as this mouthwatering recipe!

hand holding a chip while scooping out dip

Hooter's Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Hooters Buffalo Chicken Dip is a creamy and filling dish to bring to the next game night! The big game won’t be talked about as much as this mouthwatering recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 (20oz) can chicken breast (drained and shredded)
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 8 ounces ranch dressing
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar hooters buffalo wing sauce
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large skillet, combine the wing sauce with the chicken. Stir to combine and heat through.
  3. Stir in the cream cheese until melted.
  4. Add the ranch dressing and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the dip is bubbly and the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips and celery sticks.

Notes

  • Thicken your buffalo chicken dip by adding a tablespoon or more or cream cheese; if this happens to dilute the flavor, add a splash of Hooters’ wing sauce!
  • Soften your cream cheese prior to mixing to avoid any clumps in the dip. Set it out 20 to 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Store the buffalo chicken dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
  • Keep this dish warm during any gathering to prevent any cold buffalo chicken dip being served.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

    This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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