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Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip has tender smoked chicken, creamy cheeses, and a perfect tangy zip from Buffalo wing sauce and jalapeno.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 550 kcal


  • 1 ½ lb chicken breasts trimmed of large pieces of fat and butterflied
  • 2 large fresh jalapenos
  • 4 pinches kosher salt
  • 4 pinches fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • ½ cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 4 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese see Notes
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion


  • Heat Big Green Egg, traeger, or electric smoker to 325°F-350°F. If using a BGE, set up to cook over direct heat.
  • Add wood to create smoke according to manufacturer instructions. A milder wood such as pecan or apple is preferable.
  • Put the chicken and jalapenos on the grill grate and cook/smoke (turning once) 15-20 minutes or until cooked through (internal temperature 165°F for the chicken). Remove chicken and jalapenos from the grill and set aside.
  • In a grill-proof cast iron or aluminum pan, add the cream cheese and ranch dressing. Place on the grill grate (set up for indirect heat with a plate-setter if using a BGE or traeger), and cook/smoke at 325°F-350°F, stirring every 5 minutes, until smooth (~30 minutes).
  • While cream cheese is melting, chop the chicken. Also, remove the seeds from the jalapeno, and chop finely.
  • Stir the chicken and jalapeno into the cream cheese-ranch mixture. Continue to cook until very warm.
  • Drizzle Buffalo wing sauce over the cream cheese-chicken mixture. Top with both cheeses. Close grill lid and cook 5-10 minutes or until cheeses are melted and dip is bubbly around the edges.
  • Top with green onion. Serve with tortilla chips.


For the cheddar cheese, I recommend a mix of sharp cheddar and sharp white cheddar for aesthetics, but this is optional.


Calories: 550kcal (28%) | Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) | Protein: 33g (66%) | Fat: 45g (69%) | Saturated Fat: 20g (125%) | Cholesterol: 165mg (55%) | Sodium: 843mg (37%) | Potassium: 28mg (1%) | Sugar: 3g (3%)

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.

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