Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip is a huge crowd favorite! Creamy, spicy and cheesy, it’s the perfect dip recipe for your next party!

Our friends are always hosting some fun something at their house and dips are probably what they shine at the most. What is it about a dip that makes you want to dive right in? I mean, it’s hot, cheesy goodness so who am I kidding, who can resist?!!

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Buffalo chicken wings are one of Cade’s favorite snacks to munch on and man, I can hardly handle the spiciness! But cool it off a little with ranch, cream cheese, chicken and cheese and I’m officially in.

 

What to Dip with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Here’s a question though, when you’re serving buffalo chicken dip, what are you serving with it? I mean, I’ve seen bread, chips, celery sticks and even pitas all cut up. So what do you pick?

Now, you can worry about the method of eating said dip later, let’s get to the good stuff. We all love the cheesy spicy goodness of this dip so let’s get started!

A casserole dish filled with buffalo chicken dip. It is covered with melted cheese and sprinkles of parsley on top. There are chips, carrot sticks, and celery sticks next to the dish of dip.

Ingredients Needed for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Your shopping list is short and sweet for this one, and it’s all low calorie and fat free…JK!! It’s not…not at all! But dang, it’s so good! It’s worth an occasional splurge:

  • Cooked and Shredded Chicken
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese 

Small containers of shredded chicken, cheese, hot sauce, ranch dressing and butter.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Instant Pot

It’s super quick and easy to make this dip in the Instant Pot. Just 3 simple steps and you’ll be devouring this deliciousness!

  • Add chicken, butter, buffalo sauce and water to the Instant Pot and cook on high for 3 minutes (valve sealed, quick release when finished).
 

An instant pot with shredded chicken and buffalo sauce. Small bowls of ranch dressing and shredded cheese are in the background.

  • Remove lid, stir in ranch dressing, cream cheese and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Put lid on the Instant Pot and stir again.

The pot of an instant pot with shredded chicken, cream cheese, shredded cheese and buffalo sauce.

  • Pour dip into a casserole dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese. Heat the oven to 400 degrees and place the dish in the oven. Allow it to bake until the cheese is melted.

Now you’re ready to dip just about anything into this dip and lose all self control!

A casserole dish filled with buffalo chicken dip. It is covered with melted cheese and fresh parsley leaves are sprinkled on top. There are chips, carrots and celery next to the dip.

What Sides Go With Buffalo Chicken?

Buffalo chicken can be served with potato salad, green salad, potato wedges, corn on the cob, or baked beans.

Now for vessels to get this dip from the casserole dish to your mouth, we like the following:

  • Celery
  • Bell Peppers
  • Crackers
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Toast Points
  • Broccoli (sounds crazy but it’s good)
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Pita Chips
  • Baguette Slices
  • Baby Carrots

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What Is Buffalo Sauce Made Of?

Buffalo sauce is a hot sauce generally made with hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and butter.

Will Buffalo Sauce Give You Heartburn?

If you are prone to heartburn, buffalo sauce certainly has the potential to increase heartburn.

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How Long Will Buffalo Chicken Dip Keep?

Buffalo chicken dip will keep for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Does Buffalo Chicken Dip Need To Be Refrigerated?

Buffalo chicken dip should not sit out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Buffalo chicken dip should be stored in the refrigerator.

A casserole dish with buffalo chicken dip. A scoop has be taken out of the dip and there are a couple of chips laying in the dip. The dip is covered in melted cheese and sprinkled with parsley leaves. There are chips, carrots and celery laying next to the dip.

Can You Freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Technically you can freeze buffalo chicken dip; however, I’ve noticed that the dairy can separate from the cheese and chicken as it comes back to temperature upon reheating. The taste is great, but it doesn’t look as appealing.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Slow Cooker

To make a buffalo chicken dip in the slow cooker, place a liner in a crockpot or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add all of the ingredients and stir together.

Place the lid on and cook on low for 3 hours.

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Football Recipes in the Instant Pot

Finally, we are all fans of the Instant Pot around here (in fact, check out our Instant Pot Cheat Sheet)! Some of the MOST popular Oh Sweet Basil recipes are Instant Pot recipes!

It only makes sense to make one of our favorite cheesy football game appetizers in the Instant Pot!

It’s quick and easy and it keeps the buffalo chicken dip nice and hot and fresh. 

If you want to try buffalo chicken dip in a fun, festive and football way, try our buffalo chicken dip football appetizer.

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Creamy, cheesy and irresistible Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip! Everyone is going to be asking you for this recipe!

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

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A thick, creamy, spicy and cheesy dip perfect for parties!
Course 30+ Easy Dip Recipes You Can’t Stop Eating
Cuisine American
Keyword APPETIZER, cheese dip, chicken, dip, instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 205kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Chicken cooked and shredded
  • 3/4 Cup Buffalo Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese 1 brick
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded

Instructions

  • Combine cooked chicken, butter, buffalo sauce, and water in the instant pot. Place the lid on and the valve to seal and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Do a quick release.
  • Stir in the ranch dressing, cream cheese and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Place lid on and wait 5 minutes then stir again.
  • Pour out into a casserole dish. Turn the oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese over the top and bake until cheese is melted. Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg

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Instant Pot Italian Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Italian Chicken Soup

The yummiest Instant Pot chicken soup recipe I’ve ever made! It is healthy, quick and easy. This might just be my new favorite chicken soup!! And that is saying a lot because I LOVE so many soups.

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If you haven’t tried “The Soup“, you have to do that! It is a staple around here, but this new Italian chicken soup recipe is light, but filling, and so, so flavorful.

And then there is our chicken tortilla soup, which is the best chicken tortilla soup that has ever existed, but still, there’s something about this Italian chicken soup that just hits the spot for me! You have to try it!

With the Instant Pot, you end up with a soup in less than an hour that tastes like it has been simmering all day!

Ingredients Needed for Italian Chicken Soup

This soup is packed with veggies, rotisserie chicken, fresh herbs and orzo and topped with Parmesan and chunks of crusty bread. Head down to the recipe card for the exact measurements, but here is your grocery list:

  • Olive Oil
  • Yellow Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Water or Chicken Broth
  • Better than Bouillon Chicken (not needed if you use chicken broth)
  • Bay Leaves
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Orzo Pasta
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Parsley (fresh)
  • Basil (fresh)
  • Lemon
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Bread (optional)

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How to Make Italian Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot

Your going to want to start this recipe by chopping all the veggies so that they are ready to add at the appropriate time. I know most people hate chopping veggies, but I kind of like it. Does that make me the nerdiest? Once the veggies are chopped, you are ready to start cooking.

  1. Saute the veggies in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add broth, bay leaves, minced tomatoes and S&P.
  3. Place lid on and set valve to seal.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  5. Cook the orzo in a pot on the stove top and then drain it while running it under cold water.
  6. Quick release the Instant Pot and remove the bay leaves.
  7. Add the chopped tomato, cooked orzo, chicken (see next section) and herbs and place the lid back on. Seal the valve again and cook for 4 more minutes.
  8. Quick release again, stir in the lemon juice and season to taste.
  9. We love to top each bowl with fresh parm and chunks of crusty bread.

For the full instructions, head down to the recipe card below.

What Kind of Chicken Should I Use?

Ideally, I buy the 2 pound bag of rotisserie chicken meat that they sell at Costco. It’s pretty much the best thing that has ever happened. All the flavor of a rotisserie chicken with none of the work.

If you can’t find that or you don’t live near a Costco, cook three chicken breasts using whatever method you prefer. You can cook them in the Instant Pot with the broth and veggies, or you can cook them stove top or even bake them. You could also just buy a rotisserie chicken and break it down yourself.

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Variations for Italian Chicken Soup

One thing I love about this recipe is that it is so versatile. We love it with orzo, but you could also do any kind of pasta you enjoy. It is also great with rice, potatoes or beans. A small white bean would be good, like a navy bean or cannellini bean.

What Kind of Bread Should I Use?

We like to buy crusty bacci rolls or a good sourdough loaf. You could even make a loaf of our no knead artisan bread if you are feeling really ambitious! We like to toast them in the oven for a bit so the bread gets good and toasty. Carbs for life!

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Can This Soup Be Made in the Crockpot?

This can absolutely be made in the Crockpot! Add all the ingredients except the orzo the slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours. Add the orzo for about the last 10-15 minutes.

Can This Soup Be Made on the Stove Top?

Of course! Yes! Add all the ingredients except the orzo to the pot and simmer on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Stir in the orzo right before serving and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes.

Instant Pot Cheat Sheet

If you’re on the fence about an Instant Pot, you should take a look at our Instant Pot Cheat Sheet and it will sell you on the Instant Pot. You can make so many foods in just minutes.

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Soup season is upon us and everyone should be making this Italian chicken soup recipe all season long! It is simple, delicious and on the table in no time! It is sure to be a family favorite!

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The yummiest instant pot chicken soup I’ve ever made!
Course 50 of the Best Easy Soup Recipes for Families, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, chicken breast, instant pot, main dish, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 103kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion minced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 Stalks Celery Minced
  • 3 Carrots Peeled and chopped
  • 8 Cups Water or chicken Broth
  • 1/4 Cup Better than Bouillion Chicken skip if using broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Teaspoons Kosher Salt plus more to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Black Pepper
  • 3 Medium Tomatoes Minced
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • 1 Cup Orzo Pasta cooked and drained
  • 2 Pounds Rotisserie Chicken shredded *see note
  • 1/2 Bunch Parsley minced
  • 3/4 Cup Minced Basil Leaves Fresh
  • 1/2 Lemon Juiced
  • 1/2 Parmesan Cheese
  • Bread for serving

Instructions

  • Prepare all of your ingredients by chopping the veggies on a cutting board so you’re ready to go. See note for advice on the chicken.
  • Add the oil to the instant pot and turn it to high saute mode. Once hot, add the veggies- onions, garlic, celery and carrots and stir until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the broth, bay leaves, salt and pepper, and 3 minced tomatoes. Place the lid on and set the valve to seal. Press, pressure and set the time for 25 minutes. Cook the orzo in a pot and drain with cold water running over the orzo to separate the pasta.
  • Do a quick release on the valve and remove the bay leaves.
  • Add the 1 chopped tomato, orzo, chicken, and herbs and place the lid back on, turning the valve to seal and cooking for 4 more minutes.
  • Do another quick release and stir in the lemon, season to taste and serve with fresh parmesan and bread!

Notes

I like to buy the rotisserie chicken meat in a 2 pound package at Costco. If you do not have that available you will need about 3 chicken breasts. You can add them directly to the pot with the broth and veggies, but skip adding the rest. Once the 25 minutes are up, remove and shred the chicken and strain out any chicken fat remaining. Or cook the chicken separately or buy a rotisserie chicken and shred all the meat. 

 

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3454IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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