If you've made a little too much buffalo chicken dip need some ideas for what to do with leftover buffalo chicken dip, then you've come to the right place!
Buffalo chicken dip is the perfect dip to make on game day and to serve with lots of carrot sticks, celery sticks, and tortilla chips. There's nothing better than a buffet with lots of buffalo chicken wings, nachos, and did I mention more buffalo wings?
If you have some people who aren't fans of spicy flavor, then you might have some extra leftover buffalo chicken dip left after your next party. No worries! Here are 12 different ideas for what to do with that leftover dip!
How To Make Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip is an easy appetizer to make, but it's also a great way to use some leftover rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken breasts, or canned chicken.
I love using my Instant Pot to make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip but you can just as easily make this in the slow cooker or in a baking dish. If you want the best buffalo chicken dip recipe, then look no further than this easy buffalo chicken dip recipe!
Mix together 2 cups of cooked chicken with ¾ cup of your favorite buffalo sauce in a large bowl. Frank's redhot sauce is classic, but you can use your favorite brand.
Add 8 ounces of cream cheese and ½ cup of ranch dressing, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and salt and black pepper to taste. Pour that into a baking dish and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the dip is bubbly and hot. Garnish it with chopped green onions and some blue cheese crumbles. It's the perfect appetizer for your super bowl party!
There are so many different things you can dip in this delicious dip! This post has a ton of different ideas for what to dip in buffalo chicken dip!
- Tortilla Chips
- Celery Sticks
- Carrot Sticks
- Pita Chips
What To Do With Leftover Dip
Make Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Buffalo chicken pizza is one of my favorite types of pizza! The spice level is just right and it's so delicious!
Add the leftover dip to a rolled out pizza dough. Top it with lots of shredded mozzarella cheese and then bake it for 15-20 minutes or until the pizza is bubbly and hot. Garnish the pizza with ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles.
Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Mix the buffalo chicken dip into a pound of cooked pasta. Mix it well and add two cups of cheddar cheese. Pour the pasta into a baking dish and bake it for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees or until the pasta is bubbly and hot.
Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats
If you are going low carb, you have to try these buffalo chicken zucchini boats! They are a delicious dinner to serve with a mixed green salad and a great way to use up the leftover dip!
Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered a buffalo chicken wrap? They are so good but so expensive! Make it at home instead!
Spread the leftover dip onto a tortilla. Top it with romaine, shredded cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and some blue cheese crumbles. Roll the tortilla and cut it in half.
Spread it in Sandwiches
Buffalo chicken grilled cheese are a great lunch to make! Use your favorite crusty bread like this sourdough bread or Instant Pot bread. Cut the bread into piece and spread the leftover dip on the bread. Top it with cheese and then bake the sandwich for a few minutes.
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Spread the shredded chicken dip into tortillas. Fold the tortillas over and cook them on the stovetop. You can also make them right in the oven like these buffalo chicken sheet pan quesadillas. It's a perfect appetizer for a football party!
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Layer a baking sheet with your favorite tortilla chips. Top the tortilla chips with the leftover dip and shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until the dip is bubbly.
When the nachos are done, top them with shredded lettuce, chopped celery and carrots, sour cream, and blue cheese crumbles.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Rolls
To make buffalo chicken bombs, add the delicious dip to your favorite pizza dough recipe. Roll the dough and cut the rolled dough into pieces. Add 2 tablespoons of the leftover dip to the rolled out dough. Place the dough balls into a greased baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the dough is just golden brown.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Add the leftover chicken dip to the rolls and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees or until the sliders are bubbly and hot. For an even more decadent roll, melt some butter and spread it on top of the sliders.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are a delicious and easy dinner to make! I love making taco stuffed peppers, and if you like it spicy, stuffed bell peppers with the leftover chicken dip!
Cut the stems off the peppers and add them to a baking dish. Bake them for 15 minutes. Add ¼ cup of rice to each pepper and layer with the creamy dip. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until the peppers are bubbly and hot.
Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowls
For an easy lunch, make a batch of white rice and add it to a bowl. Fill the mixed greens, chopped celery, chopped carrots, leftover buffalo chicken dip, and top the bowl with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing. It's an easy and delicious lunch to make any time of the week!
Frequently Asked Questions
Place any leftover buffalo chicken dip in an airtight container or cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. The dip will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Yes! Make the buffalo chicken dip and place it in a freezer safe container. Freeze it up to 3 months. To defrost, place it in the refrigerator and then bake it in the oven when you are ready to use it.
To reheat your creamy buffalo chicken dip, you can place it in the slow cooker and let it reheat on high for 4 hours. You can also place it in a microwave safe bowl and reheat it for 1-2 minutes. The other option is in the oven. Place the cheesy dip in a baking dish and reheat it at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.