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This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is packed with great flavor. It easy to make since the slow cooker does all the work. It is perfect for parties, Game Day and more.

Buffalo Chicken Dip in a slow cooker with a serving on a celery
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Buffalo chicken wings are always super popular among the football food. So we decided to make a dip so we could enjoy it even more on game day.

Make sure to check out all of our Easy Appetizer Recipes for all the holidays and game day parties. If you love Buffalo Chicken, make Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels and Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders.

Why Make Buffalo Chicken Dip?

This crock pot buffalo chicken dip recipe is our go-to appetizer for watching any game. Football is in full swing at our house and food is right up there on necessities for football season.

If you are needing an appetizer this holiday make, slow cooker buffalo chicken dip. Simple ingredients makes this a crowd pleasing dip. Check out even more Easy 5 Ingredient Recipes.

Cooked Shredded Chicken, buffalo wing sauce, cream cheese, ranch dressing, cheese

5 Ingredients: 

  • Cooked Shredded Chicken (How to Boil Chicken Breasts)
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce – Make Homemade or use Store Bought
  • Softened Cream Cheese
  • Ranch Dressing or Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Crock Pot Variations:

  • Stir in Sour cream: Add in an 8 oz sour cream to the mixture at the end of the cooking time. It adds flavor and a creamy texture.
  • Add Blue Cheese: Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles on top and diced green onion.
  • Reduce The Hot Sauce: If you are sensitive to spice, use ¼ cup Buffalo sauce instead of the regular ½ cup. This will help lessen the spice without sacrificing the buffalo flavor.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Place in Slow Cooker – First, place the cooked chicken, cream cheese, and ranch in slow cooker. Add in buffalo sauce and shredded cheese into the crock pot.
  • Step 2 – Combine – Now that you have put the ingredients into the slow cooker. Mix everything together to combine thoroughly.
  • Step 3 – Cover and Cook – Cook on low until the cheese is melted and the dip is hot and bubbly. 
  • Step 4 – Serve – Once the dip is ready, stir and serve. We like to serve with slice green onions and blue cheese on top.

What to Dip in Buffalo Chicken Dip?

This easy buffalo chicken dip is delicious with almost anything. However, these are our favorite foods to dip in Buffalo Chicken Dip.

  • Tortilla chips
  • Ritz crackers
  • Pita Chips
  • Celery sticks
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Snap Peas

You can easily serve this with whatever you have on hand.

What Size of Crock Pot to Use?

I make it in our small 1.5 quart slow cooker. When I make it for just my family, because it is the perfect size.  This crock pot is great for my favorite dip recipes. 

If you are making it for a crowd I recommend that you double the recipe. Then you will want to use a 3 quart crock pot or a standard size crock pot.

Buffalo Chicken dip in the slow cooker

Can you Bake this Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe?

Yes, this dip can be baked if you prefer.

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Combine everything in a bowl.
  • Put the buffalo chicken dip mixture in a baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until it is heated through.
  • The dip should be hot and bubbly.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Crock Pot Tips

  • Use Rotisserie Chicken – If you don’t have time to make and shred chicken. I recommend that you use a rotisserie chicken.  This saves a ton of time and still makes the dip taste delicious.
  • Make it ahead of time – Also, you can definitely make this dip ahead of time.  I have made this dip the night before and stored it in a baking dish in the refrigerator.  The next day, I just put the dip in the oven or crock pot to warm is back up to serve.
  • You can bake it – You can put it on a low oven setting. It will take 20-25 minutes to warm is up. Then turn the oven up and it’ll be nice and bubbly in under 10 minutes for your guests to enjoy.
  • Prepare it on the Stove – If you are short on time. Melt everything together in a pan on the stove over medium heat. Then transfer it to the crock pot to stay warm.
  • Serve with Ranch – If you are making this for a party, I would serve with ranch on the side. That way if people are sensitive to spice, they can dip in ranch as well to help offset the spice.
Buffalo Chicken dip in the slow cooker

Can you Freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Yes, Buffalo chicken dip does freeze great and reheat well. See Can you Freeze Buffalo Chicken dip to learn how. Before freezing make sure it comes to room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Buffalo Sauce?

Buffalo Sauce is the combination of hot sauce and butter. The creamy red sauce is delicious on wings, to mix in a dip or to bake chicken in.

What else can I do with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Buffalo Chicken Dip would be delicious spread on a tortilla for a delicious quesadilla.

What Can I do with Leftover Buffalo Chicken Dip?

Leftover buffalo chicken dip is even better the next day. Make sure to store in an air tight container. Use the leftover to make a pizza, buffalo chicken wrap or make nachos.

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Crock pot Buffalo Chicken dip

4.94 from 73 votes
Looking for an easy dip recipe? Try this amazing Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe. You will be shocked how amazing it is! The perfect appetizer recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dips
Calories 186


  • 2 cooked chicken breasts (shredded (about a cup))
  • 1/2 cup buffalo hot sauce (do ¼ cup if you want it less spicy)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 stalk celery (chopped, for dipping (optional))
  • tortilla chips for dipping (optional)
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  • Place cream cheese, ranch, buffalo sauce, shredded cheese, and shredded chicken into a crock pot.
  • Mix together to combine.
  • Cook on low until melted.
  • Stir and serve with celery, chips, and carrot sticks.

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Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers for up to 5 days.  You can reheat the leftovers in a crock pot, on the stove top or in a microwave.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 186kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 11g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 56mg, Sodium 525mg, Potassium 202mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 371IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 77mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:


  2. Tina says:

    Can you substitute blue cheese for the ranch?

  3. Chris Hightower says:

    5 stars
    I am making this for Thanksgiving, it got requested by some family members. They had it before and loved it. It is so good.

  4. Suzanna Alton Ebbecke says:

    5 stars
    I made this and it was absolutely delicious

  5. DIANA Shearer says:

    4 stars
    Loved how easy it was to make and was yummy!

  6. Debbie says:

    4 stars
    Delicious! I used a half cup of Buffalo hot sauce and found it a bit spicy for my taste so I will use quarter cup next time.

  7. Diane Williams says:

    5 stars
    Definitely one of my favorite recipes!! You so can’t go wrong with ghis

  8. michelle potter says:

    5 stars
    I make this all the time for get togethers. Love it! Friends are always asking me to make it.

  9. Myla says:

    This is a great snack for the Super Bowl or any day you are just wanting some snack. So easy & so yummy. This is a must try.

  10. Natasha Sanders-Beavers says:

    5 stars
    My family loves this dip. It’s very versatile with bread, crackers, veggies, chips or on its own it really is a crowd pleaser.

  11. Linda says:

    This is our “go to”! It’s the best! Easy to make and tastes great!

  12. Julie says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe!!! It’s quick and easy and make it almost every Sunday for football!!! I will for sure be making for super bowl

  13. Erin Grynke says:

    5 stars
    Love love love this dip!!!!!

  14. Carrie says:

    That is a great idea – good to know it is still great without the ranch.

  15. Brittany says:

    4 stars
    My family isn’t a fan of ranch so we left the ranch out and was delicious!!

  16. Kelly W ARRINGTON says:

    5 stars
    Quick and easy and a favorite. Will be using this one again. Thanks for such awesome recipes!!!

  17. Pam C Booker says:

    5 stars
    We all love this dip! I serve it with scoops. Its even good straight from the fridge..I always make a double recipe so we will have a little left over!

  18. Pam C Booker says:

    I rate this dip with 5 stars! Everybody loved it! I serve scoops with it.

  19. Donna Katsiyiannis says:

    5 stars
    Made this for family. Was a huge hit. None was left!

  20. J. Evy Boley-Elam says:

    5 stars
    My whole family went wild over this. Even my 2yr old grandson! They are always asking me to make it again! I bet we have it once month!

  21. Shelly says:

    5 stars
    Great for get togethers!

  22. Veronica Craig says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was so easy to make. I used canned chicken. My husband and son loved it. I did too. I was so surprised that it could work with my Keto lifestyle because it only had one gram carb!

  23. Linda says:

    5 stars
    This is the best! I mean……..the best! Not is it great to take when you need to take a appetizer to friends house, a appetizer for your house but it’s great just because you like it and want some (which is why we do it the most)! So easy to make and hardly takes any time at all. Make and enjoy!

  24. Amber says:

    5 stars

  25. Patricia Burns says:

    5 stars
    Omg this was a big hit Sunday family bbq. Was devoured in minutes!! And now I must bring it to every event!!

  26. Kay says:

    5 stars
    Easy and amazing

  27. tonette says:

    Love it

  28. Emily says:

    5 stars
    I make this all the time for every event I go to and it is a hit with everyone! It’s so simple and delicious!!