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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

For a crowd-pleasing appetizer, you’ll love our recipe for Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip; it cooks in one place for an equally fast clean-up. Packed with shredded chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, cream cheese, butter, and tangy ranch- our buffalo chicken dip is tasty and perfectly suits a keto or low-carb diet. 

A large bowl of buffalo chicken dip ready to be served.
A large bowl of buffalo chicken dip ready to be served.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Tressa Jamil
Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip is ready and on the table in 10 minutes! Make this cheesy and delicious recipe for your family and friends; it's a guaranteed hit!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 823 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cans chicken, 16 ounce
  • packages cream cheese, softened, cut into cubes
  • ½ stick butter
  • ½ cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • ½ cup ranch
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded, plus more for topping
  • scallions, thinly sliced, to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add canned chicken, cream cheese, butter, buffalo sauce, ranch, and ¼ cup of the bleu cheese crumbles to an Instant Pot, and stir to combine.
  • Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 2 minutes with a quick release, then stir in the cheddar cheese.
  • Add the ingredients to a serving dish and garnish with scallions and bleu cheese crumbles.

Notes

  • It will add more time, but I think it’s worth it! After the buffalo chicken dip is in the serving dish, I like to stick it in the broiler for 2 minutes before adding the bleu cheese crumbles and scallions as a garnish to get that golden, bubbly goodness. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5 cupCalories: 823kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 25gFat: 81gSaturated Fat: 45gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 256mgSodium: 1587mgPotassium: 33mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 1mg
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A large bowl of buffalo chicken dip ready to be served.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Chicken: I am a big fan of one-pot meals; hello, fewer dishes. I suggest canned chicken in this recipe (I know, I know, but it’s actually good). You can also use broken-down rotisserie chicken or boil 2-3 chicken breasts if you prefer.
  • Cream Cheese: Use softened cream cheese for this recipe, and to ensure the result is thick and creamy, full-fat cream cheese is best.
  • Butter: Butter and buffalo sauce are the perfect pair!
  • Buffalo Sauce: Cater the heat to your preferences. I use ½ cup most often, but if I need the sauce to be milder, I lower the amount used to ¼ cup. To make the dip spicier, I suggest going with the recommended amount and adding thinly sliced jalapeños or poblanos.
  • Ranch: It adds flavor but also contributes to the creamy finish. Use sour cream or Greek yogurt as an alternative.
  • Cheddar Cheese: This is buffalo chicken dip; you can never have enough cheese.
  • Bleu Cheese Crumbles: Whole bleu cheese crumbles add tang and texture- they also serve as a garnish.
  • Scallions: Top the dip with thinly sliced scallions for a nice peppery finish.

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

Add all of the ingredients apart from the cheddar cheese to the Instant Pot for buffalo chicken dip.

STEP 1

Add canned chicken, cream cheese, butter, buffalo sauce, ranch, and ¼ cup of the bleu cheese crumbles to an Instant Pot, and stir to combine.

The cheese, buffalo sauce, butter, and chicken come out of the Instant Pot so creamy and the buffalo chicken dip is ready to eat.

STEP 2

Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 2 minutes with a quick release, then stir in the cheddar cheese.

A large bowl of buffalo chicken dip ready to be served.

STEP 3

Add the ingredients to a serving dish and garnish with scallions and bleu cheese crumbles to serve.

Craving More?

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

What can I serve with buffalo chicken dip?

  • Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Celery
  • Crackers
  • Cucumbers
  • Corn Chips
  • Carrots
  • Pita or Pita Chips
  • Bell Peppers
  • Toasted Baguettes

Is buffalo chicken dip keto? Is it low-carb?

For your next party or get-together, Instant Pot buffalo chicken is a great, low-carb alternative that easily fits your keto macros. We took the time to calculate the macros to make it easier. The serving size for these calculations is ½ cup. The calories and fat are high with this recipe, so be sure to consider that in your calculations.

  • Carbs – 3 Net Carbs
  • Protein – 25g
  • Fat – 81g

Can I make buffalo chicken dip in the oven?

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350° and combine ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. 2. Empty the mixture into a baking dish; top with cheddar cheese and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. 3. Garnish with scallions and extra bleu cheese crumbles to serve.

Can I make this recipe in a Crock-Pot or slow cooker?

  1. Add the chicken breast, cream cheese, butter, buffalo sauce, ranch, and ¼ cup bleu cheese crumbles to a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5 hours.
  3. Using a hand mixer or fork, shred the chicken. Then, mix the ingredients, and stir in the cheddar cheese.
  4. Add the ingredients to a serving dish and garnish with scallions and bleu cheese crumbles to serve.

How long does buffalo chicken dip last in the fridge?

Buffalo chicken dip keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days when stored in an air-tight container.

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