If you like hot wings, this dip captures the flavor in an easy-to-make dip!

Buffalo Wings Dip

Buffalo Wings (aka Hot Wings) are almost traditional while watching football games.  They’re great for almost any get together, actually.  But if you can’t get a bunch of actual wings, this dip is a great alternative . . . and it’s easy to make on a boat.  You can even use canned chicken!

If you’re in a remote anchorage and have satellite radio or an SSB that can get Armed Forces Radio, invite the neighbors over!

One of our fondest memories is this NASCAR party “aboard” Amazing Grace, anchored off Candeleros Bay, just south of Puerto Escondido in the Sea of Cortez.  We cranked up the cockpit speakers and lounged in the water with noodles and PDFs to keep cool in the 100+ degree weather, occasionally crawling out for food and fresh drinks!

Buffalo Wings Dip

Total time: 35 mins

Serves: 8
If you can’t actually have wings, this recipe has the same taste and can even be made with canned chicken!
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans chicken chunks OR 2 chicken breasts, cooked
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (light is fine, but not fat free)
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese dressing OR ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (to taste, depending on brand of sauce used and personal preference)
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese OR other cheese that will melt
  1. Shred chicken and place in a baking dish, approximately 8 inches square (will also work in a loaf pan, but bake an extra 5 minutes to compensate for it being thicker).
  2. Pour hot sauce over chicken, mix well to coat evenly and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Melt the cream cheese in a saucepan over low heat. Add the salad dressing and mix well.
  5. Remove from heat and pour over the chicken. Mix well so that all chicken is coated.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 350.
  7. Remove, but don’t turn the oven off. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden.
  8. Best served hot, but also good cold.

Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, pita wedges or veggies such as carrot or celery sticks.

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  • Amy Smith Walker on Facebook
    Posted at 14 January 2012 Reply

    always a hit! I didnt even think about using canned chicken, thanks!

  • Mary Jim Martin on Facebook
    Posted at 07 September 2012 Reply

    Thanks MIke. I have seen these before, but did not have the website. I will look forward to using this site.

  • Sarah Nagel Silverstein on Facebook
    Posted at 29 January 2013 Reply

    I made this for the first time last night for a happy hour app, and it was a huge hit!! THANKS!

  • Suzie Mendenhall
    Posted at 01 February 2014 Reply

    I make this all the time. So scrumptious. Thank you for your wonderful cookbook and website!

  • Marcia Kress
    Posted at 02 March 2015 Reply

    I have made this at home several times. It’s so good that we call it “Danger Dip” because you can’t stop eating it.

  • Rick Garvin
    Posted at 04 February 2017 Reply

    Christine, I like their party better!

  • Terri Zorn
    Posted at 04 February 2017 Reply

    Matt Grabill….. Quick,and easy.

  • Kristy Dunning
    Posted at 03 June 2017 Reply

    So funny you post this now – I just took this to our marina’s happy hour last Friday night 🙂

  • John Liniger
    Posted at 03 June 2017 Reply

    I know what’s for dinner tonight!

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