Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is so simple to prepare. Simply add chicken, cream cheese, cheddar and buffalo sauce to the slow cooker and let it work its magic! 

When it comes to appetizer recipes, this one is a year-round favorite with just a handful of ingredients! All of the flavor of buffalo wings in a cheesy scoopable dip!

Crock-Pot buffalo chicken dip in a bowl garnished with green onions


Chicken I most often use rotisserie chicken for this recipe as it’s easy. You can make poached chicken breasts in minutes (great for adding to any recipe). Canned chicken tends to break apart too much and is not ideal in this recipe.

Hot Sauce I use Franks Red Hot and any of the variations of their sauces are great in this (they have Xtra Hot or Chile Lime too). If you have leftover buffalo sauce, that works too!

Cheese Shred your own cheese, it melts better than pre-shredded. I prefer a sharp cheddar as the flavor can stand up to the heat from the sauce, swap it for Monterey Jack if you’d like. If you like blue cheese, add in a handful crumbles


Add any one of the following to make this dip your own:

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

This appetizer is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and is always a crowd favorite.

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a slow cooker (a Crock Pot under 4qt is a great size for dips)
  2. Cook on low for a few hours until melty and delicious
  3. Set to warm for your guests to enjoy.

Serve with dippers and enjoy!

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What Goes Well with Buffalo Chicken Dip

I love to serve buffalo dip with an assortment of dippers. My personal favorite are the veggies. They provide the perfect crunch and balance to the spiciness of the dip!

  • Crackers – crostini, tortilla chips, triscuits, wheat thins, or ritz crackers.
  • Veggies – celery sticks, carrot sticks, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, or cucumber slices.

Or instead of dipping serve this yummy dip scooped into mushroom caps. Sprinkle with extra cheddar cheese and bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes! Mini appetizers!

Crock-Pot buffalo chicken dip in a bowl with tortilla chips

How to Reheat It

Crockpot buffalo chicken dip is easy to reheat, you can even just put it right back into the crockpot to reheat.

To reheat in the microwave, scoop it into a microwave safe container and heat it for about two minutes. Give it a stir and enjoy!

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Review Recipe

CrockPot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
With chicken, cream cheese, and buffalo sauce it is a spicy and cheesy appetizer that everyone loves! 


  • 3 cups chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • cup buffalo sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cup ranch dressing
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese or cheese blend divided and shredded

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  • Set ½ cup cheese aside for topping.
  • Combine all ingredients in a small slow cooker (2QT) and stir.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally.
  • Top with remaining cheese and cover until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Shred your own cheddar cheese from a block for best results.
Use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. Do not use canned chicken in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 217, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 703mg, Potassium: 193mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 474IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 160mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword buffalo chicken dip, crockpot buffalo chicken dip
Course Appetizer, Dip, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
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Crock-Pot buffalo chicken dip with a tortilla chip and writing
Ingredients for Crock-Pot buffalo chicken dip in a crock pot and Crock-Pot buffalo chicken dip in a bowl with a title
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