Gluten free buffalo chicken dip only requires 4 ingredients. It’s creamy, cheesy, and infused with spicy hot wing flavors. Make this mouthwatering dish in no time. It’s comfort food for any occasion. Serve as an appetizer at a party or eat for an afternoon snack. This is the best gluten-free buffalo chicken dip.
- About The Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
- The Ingredients
- Does Buffalo Chicken Dip Have Gluten?
- Making The Chicken Dip
- Make The Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip In The Slow Cooker
- Types of Chicken to Use In The Dip
- Storing The Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Looking For More Snacks? Try These
- The Easiest Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
About The Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
When I say this is the easiest gluten free buffalo chicken dip, I mean it. You will be blown away to know that it only takes 4 ingredients to make this easy buffalo chicken dip. Prep time will probably take 5-10 minutes and it bakes for around 20 minutes.
When it comes to kitchen equipment you’ll need a 9x13 inch pan and that’s it. I would consider this a dump and go recipe. Every time I’ve made this, I’ve dumped all of the ingredients into the baking dish, baked it, and then stirred. Sounds easy right? Well it is.
Let’s talk about the ingredients. There are only 4 of them and they are all gluten free.
Cream cheese - 8oz
1 rotisserie chicken - shredded or 3 cups of shredded boneless skinless chicken
1 cup buffalo wing sauce
1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Don’t be alarmed by the simplicity of these ingredients. This dip is packed with flavor. The chicken is very plentiful in the buffalo chicken dip recipe. It’s not drowned out by too much ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing. The balance between all of the ingredients is evident.
Does Buffalo Chicken Dip Have Gluten?
This baked buffalo chicken dip does not have any gluten. However, sometimes gluten hides in the ingredients making it hard to know what it’s in and what it’s not. Naturally, it is not found in any of these ingredients but that may not mean it’s totally free of gluten.
For example, when buying cream cheese, it’s best to choose full fat which is usually gluten free. You may need to double check the ingredient list on cream cheese that’s labeled low fat or fat free.
Meat is naturally gluten free unless it’s breaded or floured. Since a rotisserie chicken is used in this recipe, no need to worry about gluten in this case.
What about the buffalo wing sauce? Typically wing sauce is gluten free. I recommend using Frank’s Buffalo Sauce which is dairy free, vegetarian, kosher, free from high fructose corn syrup and most importantly it’s gluten free. I did a little reading on a Celiac forum and found that this sauce has not caused bad reactions and it’s recommended.
So what about the cheese? Cheese is naturally a gluten free item. However some cheese are at risk of containing gluten like blue cheese for example. Much like cream cheese, the safest option is to be weary of labels that say low fat or no fat.
Making The Chicken Dip
I say this is the easiest buffalo chicken dip because it is. Not because it only has 4 ingredients but because there is no technique. You just dump everything into your 9x13 baking dish and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.
There’s no need to wait for the cream cheese to soften because it will do that in the oven. There’s no need to mix the chicken and the buffalo wing sauce in another bowl before adding it. None of that.
The only thing I recommend doing is following the order that the ingredients are placed in the baking dish. For example, to the baking dish you’ll add the cream cheese, shredded chicken, hot wing sauce, and cheese in that order. This allows you to pour the wing sauce over the chicken and it will cover most of it. Whatever the wing sauce doesn’t cover, the mozzarella cheese will.
Once it’s done baking, remove from the oven and stir well until everything is thoroughly mixed through. It should be creamy, meaty, spicy, and cheesy. Serve with tortilla chips, celery, or place in a quesadilla if you want.
Make The Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip In The Slow Cooker
One of my favorite ways to make this buffalo chicken dip is in the slow cooker. Use the slow cooker if you want your chicken dip warm and readily available for you and your guests all day long. By cooking in the crock pot your home will smell so good and it will stay warm without burning. The crock pot buffalo chicken dip is perfect for get togethers or any special occasion.
Gluten free buffalo chicken dip slow cooker style is SO easy. Add all of the ingredients and cook on high for 30 minutes before stirring. By then your cream cheese will have softened, your mozzarella cheese will start to melt and it will start to get creamy enough. Add the lid back on and cook on high for an additional 30 minutes to an hour longer until the dip has heated through. Be sure to stir at least every 30 minutes to keep it from burning.
Alternatively, you can cook the gluten free buffalo chicken dip on low in the slow cooker. If using the low setting, cook with the lid on for 3-4 hours until it’s completely warmed through. Stir frequently to make sure there’s no burning going on.
If the dip is getting too hot or if you just want to not worry about it for a while, place it on the warm setting and then dig in. This is a great and effortless way to enjoy the dip. Serve with tortilla chips or celery sticks as a low carb alternative.
Types of Chicken to Use In The Dip
This recipe calls for a rotisserie chicken because they’re super convenient, already flavored, and cooked. The only thing you have to do is shred it and add it to the baking dish and voila. But sometimes going out and buying a rotisserie chicken isn’t necessary if you already have chicken at home that you need to use up.
In that case, you can make your own hand shredded chicken a few ways. For the first option, season about 2-3 skinless chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Pan fry in a skillet with some cooking oil until each side is browned and the chicken is cooked through. I find that this takes about 5-7 minutes on each side.
Set aside your chicken and let it cool. Once cooled, hand shred the chicken or shred the chicken using two forks and add to the baking dish. There you have it, hand pulled salt and pepper shredded chicken.
If you’re planning on making your own hand pulled chicken, don’t go overboard with the seasoning. With the buffalo hot sauce, cream cheese, and mozzarella cheese, there will be plenty of flavor.
Alternatively, you can boil your chicken in salted water for 10 minutes then remove and it sit for about 10 minutes. Shred the chicken with two forks and add the hand shredded chicken to your pan with the rest of the ingredients to make the gluten free buffalo chicken dip.
Storing The Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
If your 9x13 inch pan comes with a lid you can simply place the lid on and store the dip in the refrigerator for up to a week. Alternatively you can use foil or plastic wrap to seal the top of the dip for up to a week.
To reheat, remove the dip and place in a microwave safe bowl. Reheat for 30 seconds at a time with a paper towel over top of the bowl (to prevent splattering) and stir after 30 seconds. Place back in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds and repeat until your gluten free buffalo chicken dip is warmed through.
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The Easiest Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 rotisserie chicken shredded or 3 cups shredded chicken
- 1 cup buffalo wing sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- In a bowl, combine the shredded chicken and hot sauce, stir until all pieces of chicken are covered with the hot sauce.
- In a 9x13 inch pan, place the cream cheese at the bottom, add the chicken and hot sauce over the top of the cream cheese, top with the cheese and bake for 20 minutes
- When the dip is done baking, stir well until fully combine and the cream cheese is mixed well.
Slow Cooker Instructions
- Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 1-2 hours stirring every 30 minutes. Once hot, place on the warm setting and serve.
- If cooking on low, start by placing all of the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours until it's completely warmed through. Stir every 45 minutes to avoid burning. Once hot, place the slow cooker on the keep warm setting and serve.