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Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip

Traditional cream cheese chicken dip brought to a whole new level with bacon! Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip is a game-day perfect, crowd pleasing favorite. Easy to make and bring to all the parties.

Hand holding a tortilla chip scooping up creamy buffalo bacon chicken dip

Why you will love this Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip

Oh how do I love thee, Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip. Let me count the ways:

  • Creamy cream cheese and ranch layer.
  • Succulent rotisserie chicken.
  • Tangy Buffalo wing sauce.
  • Melty cheesy cheese.
  • BACON.
  • Crisp green onion.

So, six ways. I love this recipe six ways. These are the six essentials to this ridiculously good bacon cream cheese chicken dip.

AND as a bonus, this party recipe is ready super FAST and is super easy to make.

If you love all things BUFFALO, check out my Buffalo Shrimp Bites.

top view showing the bacon and cheese on the rest of the dip in a clear glass bake dish

Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip is a layered buffalo ranch chicken dip and adapted from my old Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe.

So, because it is layered, we can work in batches (like, during commercial breaks lol) or make it all in advance and throw it all together when you are ready to rock.

The steps to making this cream cheese chicken dip are thusly…

How to Make Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip:

  1. First, we just mix up Neufchatel cheese (this is a lower fat “cream cheese”. I like to use it because it is creamier/softer than regular cream cheese, but either will work) and ranch dressing. This is our first layer.
  2. Next, we toss our chicken in wing sauce for our second layer.
  3. Top with cheese and bake until heated through.
  4. Finish by topping with bacon and onion and serve!

Easy peasy, winner chicken dip. That is what we have here.

Collage of 4 photos showing the different layers: cream cheese layer, chicken, cheese (uncooked), cheese (cooked)

All the ingredients are things you can keep stocked. The cheese and chicken can be kept in the freezer even.

And it’s good to keep recipes like this on-the-ready, because you just never know when you might need something ready quickly.

Also, I like to have recipes like this in mind especially for football Sundays when I especially want fun, gameday food and nibbles but I don’t want to have to do a lot of work.

Like, minimal work is about all I’m willing to commit to on those days normally. So this recipe is PERFECT for those days.

…which is precisely when I made this, while getting ready for the first Pats game of the season. And NOW, I am munching on this delicious dip, typing away on this here blog post …with my Pats ahead over Houston by 14 with 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter. [happiness]

Close in view of a hand holding a scoop tortilla chip to show the juicy chicken with buffalo sauce

What are the Ingredients for this Cream Cheese Dip

  • Neufchatel cheese (or cream cheese)
  • Ranch dressing.
  • Rotisserie chicken meat.
  • Buffalo wing sauce.
  • Monterey jack cheese.
  • Bacon.
  • Green onion.
  • Tortilla chips.

As I said, during football season, I am not willing to commit to make anything complicated, expensive, or time-consuming for game watching.

I want throw-together football food, and this recipe totally fits that bill.

view showing the bacon and cheese on the rest of the dip in a clear glass bake dish, with a corner scooped out to show the under layers of chicken and cream cheese

Tips for Making this Buffalo Chicken Dip Quickly

  • Neufchatel cheese is softer then regular cream cheese, so we can grab it from the fridge and proceed right away rather than having to wait for it to soften.
  • By using rotisserie chicken, we don’t have to cook. Or alternatively, any leftover cooked chicken will work.
  • If you really don’t want any extra work, by your bacon already cooked.
  • 10 minutes. That’s how long this needs in the oven. Just ten.

So, let’s review: my Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip is a creamy, cheesy FLAVORFUL party dip, topped with bacon to totally up up your game.

This one is a winner people – easy for you to make, transports awesome so you can take it wherever, and people LOVE it.

Fun gameday food, just in time for the season.

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Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip

Buffalo Bacon Chicken Dip

Erica
Traditional cream cheese chicken dip brought to a whole new level with bacon.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine football food, Party dip
Servings 8 people
Calories 396 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 8 oz pkgs Neufchatel cheese (or substitute regular cream cheese), softened
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 rotisserie chicken meat removed and chopped (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 6-7 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chipped green onion white and green parts
  • tortilla chips

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Combine the Neufchatel and ranch dressing. Layer in a 13 x 9 bake dish.
  • Toss the chicken in the buffalo sauce. Layer onto the ranch-cheese layer. Top with the cheese.
  • Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Top with the bacon and green onion. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

Taking the meat off a rotisserie chicken yields 4 cups chopped chicken, or roughly 1.2 lbs (20 ounces). If you cook chicken for this recipe, add 25% to account for water loss from the meat while cooking.
Calorie calculation is an estimation and does not include tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal (20%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword buffalo chicken, buffalo chicken dip, cream cheese dip, layer dip
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