Cold Buffalo Chicken Dip served in a white bowl with assorted crackers, celery sticks and pretzels arranged on the plate.
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Cold Buffalo Chicken Dip

This cold Buffalo chicken dip is an easy, no fuss appetizer that’s great for parties or game-day festivities. Since it’s a cold dip, make it ahead, chill and free up some much needed party planning time.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo chicken dip, easy appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 154kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb. Chicken Breast skinless, boneless, trim any fat (1 large breast)
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth enough to cover the chicken
  • 2 Thyme Sprigs
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 6 oz. Cream Cheese
  • cup Hot Sauce cayenne pepper vinegar based
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Onion Powder
  • Dash Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ cup Sour Cream

Instructions

  • Trim away any fat from the chicken breast. Place it in a medium saucepan and cover with the chicken broth.
  • Add a pinch of salt and the thyme. Start the chicken on high heat, bring to a boil. As soon as the liquid starts to boil, lower heat to medium-low and cover.
  • Simmer gently for 20-25 minutes. Turn the chicken halfway through the cooking time. Make sure the internal temperature is at least 165°F at its thickest part. 
  • Remove the chicken breast from the poaching liquid and let it cool.
  • When the chicken is cool enough to handle shred it into very thin strips.
  • Add the cream cheese, shredded chicken, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper to a sauce pan.
  • Place the pan over low heat and stir for about 5 minutes or until the cream cheese is completely melted and combined with the chicken.
  • Take the pan off the heat and let the chicken cool for a few minutes.
  • Place the chicken in a bowl or container, stir in the sour cream. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate the Buffalo chicken dip until ready to serve. Give it a good stir before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 268mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.5mg