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Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

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Creamy, spicy, and downright addictive is what you get with this Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip! This is the perfect buffalo chicken wing dip to make for entertaining, watching the big game or a weekend treat after a long work week.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

You can pair this with salty tortilla chips, crisp vegetables, or even crusty bread. No matter how you serve this up, it will be one of the best Instant Pot dip recipes you will ever find. 

We are in full swing of cheering on our favorite football teams counting down to see who will qualify for the ultimate game day event!

This warm dip is a must make at your game day parties right next to my Crack Chicken and Spinach and Artichoke dip. Both of which can be made right in your Instant Pot as well!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip in bowl

What do you need?

  • Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Ranch Seasonings
  • Green Onions for garnish

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Wing Dip

  1. Place chicken, cream cheese, Franks Red Hot sauce, and ranch seasonings in the instant pot.
  2. Place Instant pot or pressure cooker on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  3. Do a quick release.
  4. Remove chicken from pressure cooker.
  5. Shred chicken and place back in the instant pot.
  6. Mix in cheddar cheese.
  7. Place in a baking dish and top with more cheddar.
  8. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes until top is brown and cheese is melted or place your instant pot on air fry and melt cheese.
Instant Pot chicken dip on a chip

Tips and Tricks:

  • You may use frozen chicken breast or thawed with the same cooking time.
  • Use a kitchen aid or blender to shred chicken.
  • Use your air fryer to melt cheese on top after.

The Best buffalo chicken dip recipe

Have you ever made buffalo chicken dip crockpot? You know how creamy and delightful that is, but you have to wait all day for the dip to be ready to serve.

The Instant Pot cuts down the cooking time, so you have a faster dip that can be served up, without losing any quality in flavor. To be honest, the Instant Pot locks in so much flavor, it tastes better than a slow cooker version. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip on bread

This buffalo ranch chicken dip is one easy appetizer that is a breeze to make. Best of all if you forgot to sit out chicken, that is okay!

You can make this dip with frozen or thawed chicken. If you use frozen, just increase the cooking time. I did use thawed chicken this go-around, I actually remembered to set some out! Go me. 

Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip Is My Go-To Warm Dip 

I am pretty well known with my family if there is a potluck I will bring my chicken wing dip. Why? Because it is so addictive. In our franks buffalo chicken dip is always an option.

We love the wing sauce it packs and the ranch dressing tames the spice, you can’t help but reach for another dip. I also, make a killer Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta dish. This is one delightful treat to break up the workweek. 

How long does buffalo chicken dip last in the refrigerator?

If you are lucky enough to even have leftovers, the chicken wing dip can last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. If you wait too long to eat the dip, you put yourself at risk for food poisoning. Day three is when I personally toss all leftovers. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip plated

What crackers go best with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

There is no wrong cracker to pair next to your buffalo ranch chicken dip! It is all about flavor and texture preference. Clubs, Ritz, Wheat Thins, are all valid options in our home. Then we add in chips like Fritos or tortilla chips, and even veggies and hearty bread. Top with blue cheese. If it will dip, we will try it, is our motto. 

More Buffalo Recipes you will love

Instant pot chicken on a spoon

Give my Instant Pot buffalo ranch chicken dip a try. I think you will love the pairing of hot sauce next to the ranch and then the added cream cheese softened. Be prepared to fall head over heels for this warm buffalo dip. 

instant pot buffalo chicken wing dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip on bread

Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

 Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Dip using Chicken Breast really is an amazing treat Creamy, Spicy and Cheesy with the Buffalo Flavor This really is a perfect chicken dip. 


  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 packet ranch dip
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1 stick butter
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese


  1. Place the chicken, cream cheese, butter, hot sauce, and a packet of Ranch dip in your Instant Pot.
  2. Cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
  3. Do a quick release
  4. Shred chicken with a fork or use your mixer to shred it up.
  5. Stir in cheddar cheese.
  6. Serve with chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 22g

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  1. Yum!! This dip sounds absolutely delicious! 🙂 I love using my crock pot, and this is definitely something that I never would have thought of!

  2. This Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip Sounds Amazing, Thanks So Much for Sharing! I Love Finding a Good New Dip to Make b/c I Don’t Much Like to Cook Things that Take Forever to Make and What Could Be Easier than Making a Delicious Dip? My Favorite Thing in the Whole World is Buffalo Wings So This Recipe Really Caught My Eye, Thanks Again for Sharing! Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  3. This was so good! I made it for the superbowl and everyone raved about it! I had to cook it for an additional 10 minutes for the chicken to be totally done enough to shred.

  4. I was a little unsure about cooking things all together in my Instant Pot (minus the cheddar), but I had nothing to fear-this came out great! So much quicker and easier than any other recipe I’ve found and makes a nice, spicy dip! I just added enough cheddar to taste and only a few TBS of butter. The dip thickened up quickly after mixing in the cheddar. I will definitely make this again! Thank you for the great, easy recipe!

  5. Made this with Frank’s red hot and it was a hit at my office party – all of the dip was gone in 5 minutes. Next time I have to make more. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

  6. Made this for an NYE party, and it was fabulous! I did get the burn notice briefly AFTER it came to pressure, so I just left it (set a timer) and let it do it’s thing, and it turned out perfect! I also increased the time to 20 minutes so it would shred a bit easier. I’ll definitely be making this again!

  7. Will this recipe work without liquid in It? I thought you always had to have some liquid to bring it to pressure?

    1. This turned out fabulous! I was skeptical myself..but It becomes very liquidy until you shred and stir it up good and add the cheddar..definitly a keeper!

  8. So I’ve been craving buffalo hot wings, and fried food is out, I’ve made baked wings, just ok. So today I made buffalo chicken dip. It was awesome. I used frozen chicken tenders, a cream cheese & yougurt lower fat version of cream cheese, only 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup water. I cooked this for 20 min in my instant pot shredded the chicken and served it with corn chips and celery. I did add a bit of shredded cheddar at the end. Yummy.

    1. I double it every time – however I only use one packet of ranch because I don’t like a super strong ranch flavour. Comes out perfectly every time

  9. I made the mistake of doubling the recipe and it kept saying “burn”. Cleaned the pot and started over. Same thing happened.

  10. YUM! Made this for my super bowl party, and everyone loved it. I made a few edits: I only used a quarter stick of butter (1 stick just seemed like too much), I used 12 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese instead of 16 oz, and I cooked it for 20 minutes instead of 15 minutes. Served with carrot sticks, celerey, and triscuits. YUMMY!

  11. I just made this recipe for a large Super Bowl LII gathering. Expecting many people, I doubled the recipe. When we arrived, most people had already eaten their main course and my pot sat full and lonely. So, what to do with a double batch of this dip you ask. I boiled up some fusili pasta mixed it with the dip and vioula, Buffalo Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese it is.
    My husband loved both the dip and the pasta version as well.
    RECIPE ADJUSTMENT RECOMMENDATION: I doubled every ingredient called for, which for out taste, rendered the dip as overtly salty. To counteract, I added additional cream cheese along with sour cream and some cottage cheese. To reduce the over saltiness, I would recommend starting with one dry packet of ranch while adding more to adjust for taste as you go along.

    1. Did you double the cook time too? No burn notice like others have experienced? I’m making this tomorrow and considering doubling it.

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  13. Had anyone tried making this in the instant pot the night before and warming it up again the next day in the instant pot?

  14. I am not an instant pot rockstar yet. This was the 2nd recipe I tried. I got the burn notice pretty quickly also. My thought was not enough liquid? I added a little chicken broth but still got the burn notice. I just switched the setting to slow cooker and cooked it for a few hours. It is tasty but very runny ( I only added about 1/4 cup of chicken broth). Will try it again because it is yummy!

  15. I made this for a Super Bowl party! It was a huge hit. I used a little less butter & cheese. I also cooked it for about 17 minutes. Consistency & taste were perfect. 100% recommend

  16. Made this for super bowl and it was amazing. So quick and easy and the only change I made was I used half the butter and it still came out great. I had extra so the next night I cooked some elbow pasta and heated up the dip and stirred it in pasta. Kids loved the buffalo mac and cheese. I will be printing this and making again.

  17. Was thinking about making this to take on our beach vacation, but don’t want to lug my instant pot to the beach house! Has anyone made this and then tried freezing it?

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  19. Got the burn notice twice. Added chicken broth and still got it. It was burning the bottom. I have the instant pot nova plus. Don’t know if that makes a difference. Any ideas why??? It was my first instant pot recipe and I’m pretty discouraged.

  20. Made this as my very first recipe in my new IP. I used frozen breasts and increased time to 20 minutes, as others suggested, plus shredded with my hand mixer. This was way easier than pre-cooking and dicing the chicken, mixing everything by hand, and then waiting for the dish to bake in the oven. Came out great, but slightly salty for my taste. Will reduce ranch a bit next time and/or add sour cream. Overall, we are very pleased! Thank you for sharing your recipe! We’ll definitely make it again.

  21. This recipe is amazing! I make it for everything & always bring it to parties. It’s always a hit! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  22. Turned out really good! Much easier in the instant pop. I followed recipe exactly, used three chicken breast. Used mixer to blend everything after shredding chicken. Taste fabulous for super bowl party!

  23. Turned out really good! Much easier in the instant pot. I followed recipe exactly, used three chicken breast. Used mixer to blend everything after shredding chicken. Taste fabulous for super bowl party!

  24. Turned out really good! Much easier in the instant pot. I followed recipe exactly, used three chicken breast. Used mixer to blend everything after shredding chicken. Fabulous for super bowl party!

  25. Hi there!

    Last minute my daughter asked for this but I can’t find Frank’s original hot sauce anywhere. Any substitute?

    Thank you so much!

  26. My grandson made this for me to try. Without a doubt, this is the best dip and fits any occasion and any weather. Make it if you want to impress family and friends. I’ll make it just for me too. Be careful, it’s addictive.

  27. I put in both the cheeses after I cooked in chicken with the ranch packet and Buffalo sauce. Used hand hand mixer to shred it all together and it was creamy and delicious with no burning.

  28. This dip is so easy and soo delicious. The fresh chicken makes such a difference. I’ve made it so many times and it’s a hit every time!

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