How Long Can You Store Buffalo Chicken Dip In The Fridge?

According to The Spruce Eats, chicken wings have been served since the 1960s, when they were plated up in a bar in Buffalo, New York. As noted in Time, buffalo wings were created out of necessity one night when bar owner Teressa Bellissimo fried them, tossed them in hot sauce, and served them with a side of blue cheese and celery because those ingredients were what she had on hand. This happy food accident has resulted in some of the most quintessential bar food.

Buffalo wings are crispy, yet spicy and flavorful, thanks to the cayenne pepper and butter sauce they're tossed in. That crispiness comes from the way they're traditionally cooked — deep fried — but grilled or baked chicken wings are also popular. And they're small enough and perfectly shaped for dipping into blue cheese or ranch dressing, which can only add to their appeal for some. But how can you replicate this dish at home in an easier way? Buffalo chicken dip. 

Making and storing buffalo chicken dip

When you want the classic flavor of hot wings at home, but you don't want to go to the hassle of preparing wings, buffalo chicken dip is the perfect alternative. This dip combines shredded cooked chicken, usually from chicken breast meat, along with cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, and is then topped with shredded cheese before it gets baked, per The Pioneer Woman. Once baked, it's served with celery or carrot sticks, crackers, or tortilla chips to scoop up all the dip's deliciousness.

Since the dip has numerous ingredients, it might open the door for questions about how long you should keep leftovers in the fridge. You can store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, according to The Kitchn. If you've cooked the chicken before preparing the rest of the dip, factor in that time when storing the leftover dip. According to Southern Living all cooked chicken, including store-bought, home cooked, and leftovers from a restaurant, can be stored for three to four days.