Buffalo Chicken Spinach Dip

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Buffalo chicken spinach dip combines the hot and spicy kick of buffalo chicken with the smooth, creamy goodness of spinach dip to create the ultimate party dip. It's perfectly balanced, full of flavor, and ready in minutes.

Closeup shot of hand dipping a Ritz cracker into buffalo chicken spinach dip

Party food is the best food, and two of my great party food loves are Buffalo chicken dip and spinach dip. Both of them really hit the spot with some chips, crackers, or veggies. So I decided to put them together. The result is this hot and spicy, chicken-filled take on spinach dip that you're going to love.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It uses simple, limited ingredients.
  • It's delicious and has the perfect balance of heat and cool creaminess.
  • It combines two of the best dips in the history of party food.

Top Tip

Be gentle when stirring in your chicken. You don't want the canned chicken to completely flake into nothing. Some chunkiness is the perfect consistency.

Closeup shot of bowlful of Buffalo chicken spinach dip

Ingredients

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and they're all at your local grocery store. You can get everything you need in just a few minutes! Be sure to check the recipe card for the exact quantities.

  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Sour cream
  • Buffalo sauce (depends on how spicy you prefer)
  • Garlic powder
  • Canned chicken
  • Frozen chopped spinach
  • Chopped green onions
Overhead shot of individual Buffalo chicken spinach dip ingredients in bowls

Instructions

This is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make. The chicken is canned, and there is zero cooking involved. It's just a few minutes of mixing! The highlights are here, but you'll find the complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1: Mix all the wet dip ingredients until combined.

Overhead shot of all wet dip ingredients in mixing bowl

2: Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Overhead shot of canned chicken, onions, and spinach in bowlful of Buffalo sauce.
Overhead shot of large spoon mixing Buffalo chicken spinach dip in mixing bowl

3: Serve warm or cold with your favorite dipping foods.

Closeup shot of bowlful of Buffalo chicken spinach dip surrounded by crackers and celery

Substitutions and Variations

  • Try adding crumbled bacon.
  • You can use full-fat Greek yogurt if you don't have sour cream.
  • You can use leftover chicken breast or rotisserie chicken for this dip.

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
Closeup shot of cracker with Buffalo chicken spinach dip on it

Storage

Refrigerator: Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

Freezer: This dip will not freeze well.

Reheat: If you prefer hot dip, microwave portions at 30-second intervals until warm.

Make Ahead: This dip is delicious the next day. Feel free to make it ahead of time.

What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Spinach Dip

This dip combines two classics, both of which are perfect with the same types of dipping treats. Serve this dip with:

  • Potato chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita chips
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers
  • Vegetables

Tips:

  • Fully soften your cream cheese for the best texture.
  • Be gentle when mixing in the chicken so it stays somewhat chunky.
  • This dip is delicious hot or cold.
Overhead shot of Buffalo chicken spinach dip in bowl.

FAQ

What is Buffalo chicken spinach dip?

Buffalo chicken spinach dip is a dip that combines the flavors of both Buffalo chicken dip and spinach dip into one dish. It's a cream cheese-based dip with added Buffalo sauce, chicken, and spinach.

Why can't you freeze spinach dip?

Any dip with a mayonnaise or sour cream base almost always becomes watery and grainy when defrosted.

What is the best way to heat up spinach dip?

Simply place a portion in a bowl and microwave it covered at 30 second-intervals until hot!

More Chicken Dishes

Yield: 10 servings

Buffalo Chicken Spinach Dip

Buffalo Chicken Spinach Dip

Buffalo chicken spinach dip combines two classic party flavors to deliver one amazing dish that's perfect for any gathering or occasion.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2-4 tbsp buffalo sauce (depends on how spicy you prefer)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 10 oz canned chicken
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • ½ cup chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, buffalo sauce, and garlic powder until smooth.
  2. Add chicken, spinach, and green onions.  Stir until well-combined.
  3. This dip can be served warm or cold.  If you prefer warm, microwave it in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until it reaches the temp you desire.
  4. Serve with crackers, carrots, or celery.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 187Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 50mgSodium 535mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 10g

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  1. I cooked this, but adjusted it to include stewed tomatoes and carrots in the sauce since I wanted to prepare a special supper for my famaly . prepared some dinner rolls and served it with some mashed potatoes. OH MY GOD! Definitely a dinner fit for a holiday or special occasion!
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