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Buffalo Chicken Dip Instant Pot

Buffalo chicken dip Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi style. Any pressure cooker will do to make this cream cheese spicy chicken dip appetizer.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Looking for the best Super Bowl appetizer? This Buffalo chicken dip Instant Pot style is it. A hearty and spicy cream cheese dip you can pair with crackers or vegetable sticks. Use leftover or rotisserie chicken to add protein and enjoy with your favorite group of friends. Great Instant Pot recipe to start your get together. (affiliate links present)

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Have you made this deliciousness in the oven before?? I had it years ago at a friends house and I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. Years later when I got a pressure cooker I thought, you must be able to make it even faster this way…and it was.

Using leftover chicken from the night before it was quick to throw together and have when we watched a movie together. The kids thought I was a genius. 😉 It even reheated the next day quite well so I could snack on the rest myself. You can make this as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe or Crockpot Express as well, the brand doesn’t matter.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

You will want some kind of hot sauce for this. There are several brands out there that are quite popular. Of course you will likely find a store brand on the shelf as well, many times they are quite similar but cheaper. If you want to use the red hot brand you can find it here.

There are usually a variety of heat levels too, so keep that in mind when choosing. They typically vary from mild to out of this world very spicy. I am more of a medium kinda’ gal, and want to actually taste the flavors vs. my tongue being on fire. Choose whichever you wish.

Trader Joe’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

If you have bought a tub of this at the grocery store and heated it at home, it’s pretty good. Making it fresh at home though is another animal. I think the biggest difference is the consistency and texture of the meat. Sitting in the sauce on the shelf makes it much softer and comes in small shredded pieces. I like larger chunks, and fresher.

Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe

You can see our leftovers here. It is a great next day, I don’t want to throw this meat away, treat or make it on purpose with a rotisserie chicken. If you go this route you can make two dishes…..this and our Instant Pot chicken and rice for dinner too.

  1. Cream cheese block that has been softened is best
  2. Diced, cooked shredded chicken breast or even leftover pulled pork would be incredible
  3. Buffalo sauce
  4. Milk, use less for thicker and add a bit more at the end to thin it out
  5. Minced garlic is a must in every recipe creation of mine
  6. Shredded cheese layer on top makes it look and taste great, sharp cheddar is my fave
  7. Green onions make for a great garnish, I throw some into the mix too

If you want to make a version with mayonnaise instead of cream cheese, follow our dairy free buffalo chicken dip recipe instead.

Then you will want things like crackers, celery sticks, small cuts of carrots, pretzel rods and sliced bruschetta for serving. You could use a ladle when it’s done to serve some inside small ramekins with these items on individual charcuterie boards. Everyone will get a real kick out of that for sure!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Instant Pot

Vegetarian Buffalo Chicken Dip

Of course you can make this without meat as well if you’d rather. I mean I think that is the best part but if you are serving several different audiences you might want two choices. Use the same recipe posted below but without the protein.

Ready to serve this up as a game day appetizer? Follow our quick and easy dip recipe below. Full ingredient list and instructions at the bottom but here is a quick rundown:

  • Put all ingredients in your pot except the shredded cheese & I only half of the diced green onions. I would start with 1/4 cup of milk. You can add more later to thin it out or make it less spicy.
  • Close your lid and seal the steam valve. Set to high pressure for 0 minutes. As soon as it comes to pressure and beeps do a quick release for the steam and lift the lid.
  • Stir, taste, add more milk if you want to tame down the heat or thin it out. Pour into serving bowl and sprinkle shredded cheese and diced green onions on top to garnish.
  • Serve when cheese is melted with crackers and celery sticks.

You could also leave it right in your pot for serving up or transfer to a prettier dish. OR transfer to the inner liner of your slow cooker and place your glass lid for that on the top to keep warm. That is a bit prettier than the inside of this metal pot. Set it to keep warm and people can enjoy this for several hours while your party is taking place.

hot Chicken Dip

Can you freeze buffalo chicken dip?

I suppose you could but ours has never lasted that long. If I do have some left I just put it into a bowl in the fridge and enjoy it the next day. You could do the same and freeze it. To reheat I would let it defrost in the fridge overnight and then microwave after that for about 1 minute.

If you want to add more cheese to the top, do so in the last 30 seconds of time so the whole dish can get hot. Store crackers that are left in airtight freezer bags so they stay nice and crispy. Veggies should be stored separate and kept in the refrigerator.

How long is buffalo chicken dip good for?

If you let it cool for at least 15 minutes so it’s at room temperature and then transfer to a covered dish that is best. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. You could sprinkle some crumbles of blue cheese on top when reheated to enjoy it again, that gives it another great kick of flavor.

Ready to give this easy recipe a whirl now?

franks hot sauce chicken dip

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Instant Pot

Buffalo chicken dip Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi style. Any pressure cooker will do to make this cream cheese spicy chicken dip appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken, cream cheese, creamy, crockpot express, dip, instant pot, ninja foodi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 211kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened, cut into smaller cubes
  • 2 c chicken precooked, diced
  • 1/4 c buffalo sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 c milk depending on how spicy and thick you want it
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 c cheese shredded cheddar to garnish
  • 1/4 c green onions diced, half in pot and half to garnish top

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except the shredded cheese & only half diced green onions into the pressure cooker. I would start with 1/4 c milk and you can add more later to thin it out or make it less spicy.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 0 minutes. As soon as it comes to pressure and beeps let the steam out and lift the lid.
  • Stir, taste, add more milk if desired to tame down and/or thin it out. Pour into serving bowl and sprinkle shredded cheese and diced green onions on top to garnish.
  • Serve with crackers and celery sticks.

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Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Dip Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 657IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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