Buffalo Chicken Dip without Buffalo Sauce (Easy Recipe)

This Buffalo Chicken Dip without Buffalo Sauce will blow your mind!

Buffalo chicken dip is a classic party appetizer that combines the flavors of spicy buffalo sauce with creamy and cheesy goodness.

Buffalo Chicken Dip without Buffalo Sauce

But what if you don’t have any buffalo sauce on hand?

No worries!

This recipe has got you covered.

By using Mumbo Sauce instead of buffalo sauce, you can still achieve that perfect balance of tangy and spicy flavors.

This buffalo chicken dip without buffalo sauce is just as delicious and addictive as the original version.

Buffalo Chicken Dip without Buffalo Sauce

Whether you’re hosting a game day get-together or simply craving a tasty dip, this buffalo chicken dip without buffalo sauce is a crowd-pleasing choice.

It’s creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavor.

You can easily customize the level of spiciness based on your preference.

Feel free to adjust the amount of Mumbo Sauce to suit your taste buds. Serve it with crispy tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks for a complete dipping experience.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need for this buffalo chicken dip:

  • 2 cups chopped chicken, cooked (I used thawed Beyond Meat Grilled Strips)
  • 8 ounces brick-style cream cheese, very well-softened (lite okay)
  • 8 ounces Mumbo Sauce (Mambo Sauce)
  • 2 cups finely grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend (or similar), divided

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip without Buffalo Sauce

Follow these simple steps to make this delicious dip:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped chicken, cream cheese, Mumbo Sauce, and half of the grated cheese. Mix until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the top of the dip.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Serve the buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks.
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Enjoy this flavorful and creamy dip at your next gathering or as a tasty snack. It’s sure to be a hit with everyone!

For the complete list of ingredients and detailed instructions, refer to the recipe card below.

Tips for the Best Buffalo Chicken Dip

To make the best buffalo chicken dip, keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Ensure the cream cheese is well-softened: Softening the cream cheese thoroughly will ensure easy mixing and a smooth texture in the dip. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge in advance and let it come to room temperature.
  2. Use cooked chicken: It’s important to use cooked chicken in this recipe. You can use leftover cooked chicken or even rotisserie chicken for convenience. Make sure the chicken is chopped into small pieces before adding it to the dip.
  3. Adjust the spiciness: Mumbo Sauce can vary in heat levels, so taste it before adding it to the dip. If you prefer a milder dip, start with a smaller amount and add more if needed. Adjust the spiciness based on your personal preference.
  4. Use a flavorful cheese blend: The combination of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese adds a deliciously creamy and tangy flavor to the dip. Feel free to use other cheese blends, such as pepper jack or a Mexican cheese blend, for a different twist.

Recipe Variations

While this recipe is already a flavorful twist on traditional buffalo chicken dip, you can still get creative with some variations:

  • Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip: Add some crumbled blue cheese or blue cheese dressing to the mixture before baking. The tangy blue cheese perfectly complements the spicy flavors of the dip.
  • Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip: Mix in some ranch dressing or sprinkle a packet of dry ranch seasoning into the dip for a cool and creamy twist.
  • Spicy Vegetarian Buffalo Chickpea Dip: Replace the chicken with canned chickpeas that have been roughly mashed. Mix in some additional spices like smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to add flavor and heat.
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Feel free to experiment with different ingredients to customize the dip to your liking. The possibilities are endless!

What to Serve With Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip pairs well with a variety of dippers. Here are some suggestions:

  • Tortilla chips: Choose crispy tortilla chips with a bit of salt for a classic pairing and easy scooping.
  • Celery sticks: The crunch of celery sticks provides a refreshing contrast to the creamy dip. It’s also a great option for those looking for a healthier dipper.
  • Carrot sticks: Similar to celery sticks, carrot sticks offer a sweet and crunchy alternative for dipping.
  • Pita chips: The sturdiness and texture of pita chips make them perfect for holding up to the thick dip.

Feel free to get creative and serve the dip with other crunchy vegetables, breadsticks, or your favorite crackers.

Storage Tips

If you have leftovers or want to make the dip ahead of time, here’s how to store it properly:

  • Refrigerator: Cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or transfer the dip to an airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: To reheat the dip, transfer it to a microwave-safe dish and heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15 minutes until heated.

Note: The texture of the reheated dip may not be as creamy as when freshly baked, but it will still be delicious.

Just remember to always check the dip for any signs of spoilage before consuming.

Buffalo Chicken Dip without Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Dip without Buffalo Sauce

This buffalo chicken dip without buffalo sauce is a creamy and flavorful twist on the classic party appetizer. By using Mumbo Sauce instead of traditional buffalo sauce, you'll still get that tangy and spicy flavor profile. It's the perfect dish for game days, gatherings, or whenever you're craving a delicious dip.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dip
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 111 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped chicken, well-softened cream cheese, Mumbo Sauce, and half of the grated cheese. Mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the top of the dip.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve the buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips, celery sticks, or carrot sticks.

Notes

  • Softening the cream cheese thoroughly is essential for a smooth and creamy dip. Let it come to room temperature before mixing.
  • Adjust the spiciness of the dip by varying the amount of Mumbo Sauce used. Taste it beforehand and add more or less according to your preference.
  • Leftover dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.