This Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip is hands down my favorite appetizer ever.  It’s creamy, a little spicy, and oh so delicious.  This recipe is easy to whip up and comes out so tasty every single time.  Make this for your next game day party appetizer and everyone will enjoy it!

Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Dip in a white casserole dish.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This dairy free buffalo chicken dip is so creamy and delicious!
  • It is great for game day appetizers, entertaining, holidays and rainy days.
  • It can be as spicy or mild as your prefer. Add more or less hot sauce to suit your taste.
  • This Whole30 appetizer is great with celery, chopped peppers, with spaghetti squash, or by the spoonful.
  • For non Whole30, it is great with chips, crackers and gluten free bread.
  • This recipe is Whole30 compliant, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, Keto, and low carb.
  • Check out these Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs for another fun appetizer!

What is Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Buffalo chicken dip is a super creamy dip traditionally consisting of cream cheese, buffalo hot sauce, chicken and spices.

To make this dairy free version, cream cheese is replaced by dairy free mayonnaise and canned coconut cream. It is just as creamy and delicious as the traditional version!

Ingredients & Substitutions

For Whole30 buffalo chicken dip, use a nonstick spray without any added sugars or preservatives. Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray is 100% avocado oil and a great option.

Finely chopped onions provide a pop of flavor in this popular appetizer.

Freshly minced garlic adds a great depth of flavor to this dairy free dip.

Use shredded, cooked chicken for this recipe. The only rotisserie chicken I’ve found that is Whole30 is from Whole Foods. Otherwise, use shredded chicken breast or thighs.

The dairy free mayonnaise in this buffalo chicken dip adds a lot of creaminess.

In addition to the mayonnaise, the canned coconut cream adds all the cream! This dairy free alternative to heavy cream is great for Whole30. I buy the brand Thai.

Use a sugar free hot sauce to keep this Whole30. The hot sauce provides all the heat!

Ground mustard is totally underrated in my opinion. Just a little bit goes a lot way here!

Other ingredients include onion powder, ground pepper, garlic powder, and chopped basil.

Whole30 Buffalo Chicken dip in a white casserole dish with carrots and celery.

How To Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a casserole dish with avocado oil spray and set aside.

Step 2

Sauté onions and minced garlic in olive oil over low-medium heat.  Remove from heat when onions are soft, about 4-5 minutes of cooking.

Step 3

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine.  Then, pour into greased pan and cook for 30 minutes, until top is bubbling.

Step 4

Finally, garnish with chopped basil if desired.

Slow Cooker Method

To make this in a slow cooker, follow instructions above until the baking step.

Then, add mixture to your slow cooker.

Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or high for 1 to 2 hours.

Serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

Cook onions until soft and tender. Skipping this step will result in firm onions.

Fully mix dip before baking.

Bake until bubbly but not burnt!

How to Serve & Store

Serve hot from the oven or slow cooker! This dip is great when hot.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, add dip into an oven safe dish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warm.

Dip in celery, chopped peppers, carrots, or with spaghetti squash. This dip is also great by the spoonful!

Chicken and hot sauce

Whole30 Appetizers

Entertaining and Whole30 do not always mix well. I highly recommend bringing a compliant dish to any parties or holidays! Here are some of the best Whole30 appetizers.

Whole30 French Fries

Keto Salsa

Keto Deviled Eggs with Avocado and Bacon

Whole30 Pizza Potato Skins

Frequently Asked Questions

Which rotisserie chicken is Whole30 approved?

Whole Foods has a Whole30 approved rotisserie chicken. Double check labels for compliant ingredients.

Can I make this in advance?

Sure! You can bake this dip and then refrigerate and reheat as needed. Or, refrigerate just before baking. Then, bake when it’s time to eat.

Can I make this in my slow cooker?

Yes! See above for slow cooker instructions.

What goes well with buffalo chicken dip?

Celery, carrots, and chopped peppers all go well with buffalo chicken dip. If not doing Whole30, chips and crackers pair well with it too.

Dairy free buffalo chicken dip with spoon

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Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip in a white casserole dish.

Get the Recipe: Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip (Whole30)

This Whole30 and Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip is extra creamy, a little spicy, and so delicious! This dairy free dip is super easy to make. It's great for hosting parties, entertaining, game days, and holidays. It is hands down my favorite appetizer!
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a casserole dish with avocado oil spray.
  • Add olive oil, chopped onions and minced garlic to a skillet over low medium heat. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Remove from heat and add to a large mixing bowl. Next, add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Pour mixture into greased casserole dish.
  • Then, cook for 30 minutes or until top is bubbling.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Finally, garnish with basil if desired.

Notes

  • Feel free to use rotisserie chicken if desired.  Whole Foods has a great Whole30 compliant rotisserie chicken.
  • Primal Kitchen Foods Avocado Oil Mayonnaise is Whole30 approved and dairy free.
  • Bake until dip is bubbly but not burnt.
  • Serve immediately for best results.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake until warmed.
Calories: 293kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 586mg, Potassium: 291mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 53IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

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