Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip: Spicy Plant-Based Delight


Buffalo chicken dip is a beloved party favorite, but its traditional version is loaded with dairy and chicken. Fortunately, with a few clever ingredient swaps, you can enjoy the same flavors without compromising your dietary choices. This Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip is not only plant-based but also incredibly satisfying and easy to prepare.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s gather our ingredients and explore some substitutions:

  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews
  • ¾ cup chickenless broth
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ cup Frank’s Buffalo Sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 300g pack of prepared jackfruit (preferably BBQ jackfruit)


  • Use vegetable broth as a substitute for chickenless broth.

Helpful Tools

To make this Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip, you’ll need a few essential tools:

  • High-powered blender: Ensure a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Medium baking dish: Perfect for baking and serving.
  • Oven: Preheat it to 375°F (190°C).
  • Chopped green onions, celery sticks, tortilla chips, or bread for serving.

How to Make this Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

Let’s get cooking!

Soak cashews: Begin by soaking the raw cashews in boiling water for at least 20 minutes. Afterward, drain the water from the cashews.

Blend the ingredients: In a high-powered blender, combine the soaked cashews, chickenless broth, onion powder, garlic powder, buffalo sauce, and lemon juice. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and well combined. If your blender is not high-powered, consider soaking the cashews overnight for a smoother texture.

Soaked Cashew in Blender

Combine with jackfruit: Transfer the cashew buffalo mixture into a medium baking dish. Then, add the prepared jackfruit and gently stir to combine.

Plant Based BBQ Jack Fruit PC
Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip With BBQ Jack Fruit

Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly.

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip in dish

Serve: Top your Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip with chopped green onions and serve with celery sticks, tortilla chips, bread, or your favorite dippers. Enjoy the spicy goodness!


Tips & Tricks

  • Soaking cashews: Properly soaking cashews ensures a creamy texture in your dip. If your blender isn’t high-powered, soak them overnight for the best results.
  • Adjust the heat: Tailor the spiciness to your liking by adjusting the amount of buffalo sauce. Add more for extra heat or less for a milder flavor.
  • Customize toppings: Get creative with your toppings. Consider adding vegan cheese, diced tomatoes, or even avocado slices for extra flavor.


Is this dip gluten-free?

Yes, this Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip is gluten-free. Just make sure to check the labels of your buffalo sauce and broth to confirm.

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the dip in advance and reheat it when needed. It’s perfect for parties and gatherings.

Where can I find BBQ jackfruit?

You can typically find prepared jackfruit, including BBQ-flavored options, in the canned goods or vegan/vegetarian sections of your local grocery store.

How long does the dip stay fresh?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, the dip can stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.


Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

Indulge in the spicy delight of Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip. Creamy, dairy-free, and perfect for gatherings.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews
  • ¾ cup chickenless broth
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ cup frank's buffalo sauce
  • 2 tsp onion power
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 300g pack of prepared jackfruit (I used BBQ jackfruit)


  • Soak cashews in boiling water for at least 10 to 20 mins, then drain the water from the cashews.
  • In a high-powered blender add soaked cashews, broth, onion powder, garlic powder, buffalo sauce, and lemon juice and blend on high until smooth and combined. (If the blender is not high-powered, soak the cashews overnight. Otherwise the texture can be a bit gritty.)
  • Add the cashew buffalo mixutre into a medium baking dish, then add in the prepared jackfruit. Stir gently to combine.
  • Bake at 375 for 25-30 mins. Top with chopped green onions and serve with celery sticks, tortilla chips, bread or whatever else you enjoy with buffalo dip. Enjoy!
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Conclusion: Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

In conclusion, this plant-based buffalo chicken dip offers all the spicy indulgence of the classic dip without the guilt. Whether you’re a committed vegan or simply looking for a healthier alternative, this recipe is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Customize it to your taste, and enjoy the bold flavors of buffalo sauce in a delicious way.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this plant-based delight! If you want more incredible spicy vegan recipes, don’t forget to access our collection of spicy recipes.

16 thoughts on “Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip: Spicy Plant-Based Delight

  1. Cassandra says:

    5 stars
    Wow! This dip was amazing, people that don’t ussually like “vegan” dishes will appreciate this one! Made this and brought to a party that had some dietary restrictions and was a hit! Thanks Essy ☺️

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thanks so much Cassandra, this is definitely a great dip for parties and gatherings! Especially when you need something GF and vegan. 😉

  2. Jain says:

    5 stars
    LOVED this dip! So did my guest. I will be making this again!!

  3. Lacy says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is 🔥🔥🔥

  4. Raquel says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, I couldn’t find the bbq jack fruit but used a regular unflavoured and still tasted amazing. I’m on the hunt for the bbq flavor for the next time I make this.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Raquel, yes sometimes its tricky to find the BBQ but so happy your recipe turned out great with the regular flavour. 😊

  5. Ruby says:

    5 stars
    This dip was delicious! My meat eating colleague didn’t even know it was plant based lol and asked for the recipe!

  6. Victoria says:

    5 stars
    This dip was such a hit I’ve made it 3 times already and is one of my personal favourites too! I love dipping tortilla chips and gluten free crackers and they are so delicious in this. You can even dip some veggies too.

  7. Kaylee says:

    5 stars
    I did not have chicken-less broth and used a veggie broth instead. It tasted delicious to me! So next time I will try the chicken less broth. I can’t see how it could get any better!

  8. Katie says:

    5 stars
    Wow this vegan Buffalo chicken dip was amazing!! It was so perfect for game day. I’m not vegan but I’m lactose intolerant so I often go for vegan alternatives.

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