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Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip with Homemade Yogurt Ranch Dressing

This Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is oven baked and made with a homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing that can be served as a delicious healthy appetizer at your next party!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

This creamy, cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes like buffalo chicken wings dipped in ranch dressing. You can either make your own Greek yogurt ranch dressing to be used in this recipe, or you can use any store bought ranch dressing. Ready in only 30 minutes, this Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is oven baked appetizer perfection for your next party!

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Photo of ingredients needed to make Buffalo Chicken Dip: Cream cheese, shredded old white cheddar cheese, cooked shredded chicken, ranch dressing, and buffalo sauce.

What is Buffalo chicken dip made of?

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Ingredients you'll need to make homemade ranch dressing: greek yogurt, buttermilk, chives, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, lemon, salt & pepper. All spices are in mini mason jars stacked on each other.

What is Homemade Greek Yogurt Dip made of?

Like most summer salads and salad dressing recipes, the ingredients are simpe pantry items that if you cook a lot, you likely already have on hand. To make this Homemade Ranch Dressing you’ll need:

  • Greek Yogurt (I use 0% Liberte Greek, but any brand will do)
  • Buttermilk (or you can use 2% milk)
  • Lemon juice
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried chives
  • Dried dill
  • Salt & Pepper

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How to make Hot Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

This recipe comes together quickly in 6 easy steps.

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
  2. Prepare greek yogurt ranch dressing.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Spread mixture evenly into 1-quart (1 L) baking dish.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley or green onions, if desired.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip FAQ’s:

Can I serve Buffalo Chicken Dip while Tailgating?

Yes! This Buffalo Chicken Dip can be prepared ahead of time and placed in a heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat until dip is hot and bubbly.

Can Buffalo Chicken Dip be made in a Microwave?

Yes! To make this Buffalo Chicken Dip in a microwave prepare dip as directed. Place in microwave-safe dish and microwave uncovered on HIGH for 5 minutes, until hot and bubbly, stirring half-way.

Can Buffalo Chicken Dip be made in a Slow Cooker?

Mix ingredients as directed. Place mixture in 4-quart (4 L) slow cooker. Cover and heat on HIGH 1 hour and 30 minutes or LOW for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until hot and bubbly. Stir before serving.

What do I serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

  • Serve with Tostito chips, crackers, cut up veggies such as carrots and celery, or toasted baguettes
  • Can I use store bought ranch dressing?

    Yes, any store bought ranch dressing will also work in this recipe.

    Can I use light cream cheese?

    Yes, absolutely! You can lighten up this recipe by using light cream cheese.

    How long is buffalo chicken dip good for in the refrigerator?

    3-5 days. Depending on how fresh your ingredients are to start, Buffalo Chicken Dip should last 3-5 days in the fridge.

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    Close up of a white Corningware baking dish with buffalo chicken dip in it, sprinkled with parsley, and a bowl of tostitos and celery beside it.

    Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip with Homemade Yogurt Ranch Dressing Recipe

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Ready in only 30 minutes, this Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is oven baked and made with a homemade yogurt ranch dressing that can be served as a delicious healthy appetizer at your next party!

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
    2. Prepare greek yogurt ranch dressing.
    3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
    4. Spread mixture evenly into 1-quart (1 L) baking dish.
    5. Bake for 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir.
    6. Sprinkle with parsley or green onions, if desired.

    Notes

    For Tailgating:

    This Buffalo Chicken Dip can be prepared ahead of time and placed in a heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat until dip is hot and bubbly.

    To make this in a microwave:

    Prepare dip as directed. Place in microwave-safe dish and microwave uncovered on HIGH for 5 minutes, until hot and bubbly, stirring half-way.

    To make this in a slow cooker or crock pot:

    Mix ingredients as directed. Place mixture in 4-quart (4 L) slow cooker. Cover and heat on HIGH 1 hour and 30 minutes or LOW for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until hot and bubbly. Stir before serving.

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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