HOOTERS’ | Buffalo Chicken Dip

Decadent Roasted Chicken, Buffalo Sauce & Creamy Cheeses

by RRR
How to make Hooter's Buffalo Chicken Dip

Hooters, a name that has become synonymous with wings, sports, and fun, has been a staple of American dining culture for decades. With its distinctive concept, Hooters has left a lasting impression on the restaurant industry and pop culture alike.

“Delightfully Tacky, Yet Unrefined”

Hooters was founded in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, by six businessmen (I know, we’re all shocked that it was 6 men) who envisioned a casual, sports-themed restaurant that combined great food with a unique and friendly atmosphere. The idea was simple but revolutionary: a place where patrons could enjoy classic American fare while watching sports on big screens, served by friendly and attractive waitresses.

The waitstaff, affectionately known as “Hooters Girls,” are a central part of the Hooters brand. They don the restaurant’s iconic orange shorts, white tank tops, and pantyhose, creating a look that’s instantly recognizable.  But this hasn’t been without its share of controversies, particularly regarding its uniform policy and allegations of sexism. In response to changing social norms and customer expectations, the company has made efforts to evolve its image, emphasizing its commitment to providing a welcoming and respectful environment for both employees and guests.

Toy Yoda or Toyota?

And who can forget the infamous Toy Yoda scandal?  The former server who was “promised” a Toyota for winning a sales contest.  When the excited (and blindfolded) waitress went to the parking lot to receive her new car, she was met with a Yoda doll in a box.  Spoiler alert, she sued.  And won!  While I’ll admit that is actually a funny prank, I can completely understand her anger.

Wings and more…

Hooters is more than just a restaurant chain known for its wings; this delicious, creamy, cheesy hot chicken dip is perfect for Fall football parties.  So grab some chips and celery sticks and dig in.   If you are looking for more party ideas, try Applebee’s Beer Cheese Dip and TGI Friday’s Cheese and Bacon Potato Skins

And by the way, Go Bucs!

How to make Hooter's Buffalo Chicken Dip

Hooter's Buffalo Chicken Dip

Serves: 8-10 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 145 calories 11 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 12 oz. jar of Hooter’s Wing sauce
  • 4 cups roasted chicken, white and dark meat, pulled and chopped
  • 2 8oz. packages Philadelphia cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar, grated
  • 1 TBL Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning
  • ½ crumbled blue cheese (optional)


In a very large sauté pan, on a low heat, add the Hooter’s wing sauce and stir until melted. Once the wing sauce has melted, add the cream cheese and cheddar. Continuously stir until all cheese is melted.

Add the Hidden Valley seasoning and chopped, pulled chicken. Keeping the heat low, stir all the ingredients until well incorporated and the dip is heated throughout.

To serve, pour the dip into a large casserole dish and top with crumbled blue cheese.

To Serve:
Corn Chips
Carrots sticks
Celery sticks

Tip: unused portions freeze well. Thaw and microwave for future use.

Serve with Applebee’s Beer Cheese Dip and TGI Friday’s Cheese and Bacon Potato Skins for a fun backyard or football party.


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