The Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe to Beat All Others

The Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe to Beat All Others

Why is everyone so obsessed with buffalo chicken dip? And where does the name “buffalo chicken” even come from? There’s no such thing as a buffalo-chicken… at least, our dairy farm families—in recent interviews—say they’ve never spotted one of these mythical creatures mingling among their herd. 

In a 1980’s article for The New Yorker, writer Calvin Trillin dug deep into the history of the buffalo chicken wing. His article begins as follows: 

“I did not appreciate the difficulties historians must face regularly in the course of their research…until I began trying to compile a short history of the Buffalo chicken wing.”  

In sum, Trillin identifies the origin of the spicy wing (today, it’s sold from “mild” to “medium” to “hot” across our nation’s eateries). As it turns out, the buffalo wing was officially invented in Buffalo, New York. By whom remains rather up in the air. And also how the wings took off in popularity also remains in question.  

So: how did the namesake dip become famous? Well, that’s also an unknown. But we do know it’s delicious. And that our recipe is simple, and always a fan favorite. Why don’t you try it and see for yourself? And feel free to leave a recipe review to tell us what you really think! 

 Buffalo Chicken Dip 

 Our spicy dip features rotisserie chicken, Cabot Sharp Cheddar plus Cabot Vermont Premium Cream Cheese, and tangy hot sauce for a kick. Pair with corn chips and your refreshing beverage of choice. 

Now, if buffalo chicken dip isn’t your thing (but you’ve come this far reading up on the stuff) try a different cheese-alicious recipe. All of these are perfect for game day, tailgating or any other casual get-together with friends and family:  

Air Fryer Hot Wings

Fry up some wings and toss them in hot sauce mixed with Cabot butter for a delicious snack with a kick. Then pair them with our greek yogurt dipping sauce for an even better treat.

Air Fryer Hot Wings

 Jalapeño Cheese Sauce Recipe 

Chopped pickled jalapeno, Cabot Pepper Jack, plus garlic powder, chili powder and ground cumin and S&P pack a flavor-loaded punch. 


Queso Fundido with Sausage & Caramelized Onions 

This Mexican melted cheese sauce is traditionally seasoned with chorizo and spices—we use kielbasa sausage and two types of Cabot cheese. 

Queso fundido

Cauliflower Wings with Buffalo Yogurt Dip 

Three ingredient wings: cauliflower, olive oil and salt. Plus, delicious greek yogurt dip! 

Cauliflower wings

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls 

What’s better than mac-and-cheese? Mac-and-cheese fried into balls: 

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Baked Chicken Strips 

These classic strips coated in crushed cornflakes are extra-tasty served up with ranch dressing, BBQ sauce or ketchup: 

Baked Chicken Strips Now why don’t you whip up some dip, invite your friends over and turn on the game? That’s exactly what we’re about to do.

Get more game day dips and tailgate recipes with Cabot! 
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