Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

filed under: Food + Drink on March 13, 2018

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is the ultimate crowd-pleasing party dip! This creamy, cheesy, appetizer is always an amazingly flavorful winner and can be made right in your crock-pot! If you are looking for some amazing game day dips try this Cheesesteak Dip or my favorite Spinach Artichoke Dip! (I also make this dip in a skillet~ Buffalo Chicken Skillet Dip)

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Hi, everyone! Nichole from The Salty Marshmallow blog here to share one of my all-time favorite dip recipes with you today.

Buffalo wings are always a hit at any kind of party, potluck, or even just for dinner sometimes! While they are so crave-able, they aren’t always practical or simple to make.

That’s why I love buffalo chicken wings in dip form. It doesn’t get much easier than getting a few simple ingredients together, and letting your slow cooker do all the work to create a thick and cheesy dip that’s packed full of buffalo flavor!

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

For this recipe, all you need is a 2 quart or larger crockpot. You can, of course, use a 5 quart if you’d like to double this for a bigger crowd.

The ingredients are a simple and perfect combination of shredded chicken, cream and cheddar cheeses, buffalo sauce, dry ranch dressing mix, and garlic powder.

Make sure you don’t skip the garlic powder. It’s my “secret ingredient” that really makes this buffalo chicken dip stand out! You could also try adding a little diced garlic to the dip when you add the cream cheese.

I am a HUGE fan of serving this Buffalo Chicken Dip with blue cheese. Try sprinkling it with Blue Cheese crumbles or simply pouring some dressing right over the dip. Just be mindful that the dressing is cool and the dip is hot, so you will want to make sure it is being served and eaten right away.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe


How Do You Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in a Crockpot?

  1. For this recipe, I like to use a rotisserie chicken when possible. It is already cooked, easy to shred and get into the slow cooker quickly. You can also use a couple of 10-ounce cans of all white meat chicken if that is your preference.
  2. Soften your cream cheese or cut into cubes before adding to the slow cooker. Softened cream cheese is best! If you’re short on time simply cut the cream cheese into cubes first. This will ensure that it melts smoothly into the dip. Another tip is to submerge the cream cheese into hot water when it is still in its packaging. 
  3. Next, you will add your shredded cheese and seasonings. For shredded cheese, you can use whatever suits your preference. I find that we like sharp cheddar the best.
  4. After you add your shredded cheese (When I can I like the shred my own!!), dry ranch dressing mix, and garlic powder, you will add in the buffalo sauce. Depending on your taste for spice, you may like more or less sauce. I have found that ½ cup is a great place to start. Taste as you go!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe in a Crockpot

Hot Sauce vs. Wing Sauce

The first time I ever tried to make Buffalo Chicken Dip I didn’t have any Wing Sauce on hand and thought it would be ok to substitute hot sauce. IT WAS NOT OK. There is a very big difference between the two so make sure your bottle says WING SAUCE on it.

Hot Sauce is made mainly of hot peppers, vinegar, and maybe some salt and seasonings. There is heat in hot sauce (also referred to as the Scoville scale). It is used in small amounts.

Wing Sauce (also called Buffalo Sauce) is usually a combination of hot sauce and lots of butter. It’s still spicy, but far less intense.

These two sauces should NOT be used interchangeably in recipes.

5 from 5 votes
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is the ultimate crowd-pleasing party dip! This creamy, cheesy, appetizer is always an amazingly flavorful winner and can be made right in your crock-pot!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken dip
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 8 oz cream cheese Cubed
  • 1 package (1 ounce) dry ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (optional)
  1. In a 2 quart or larger slow cooker add the cooked shredded chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, shredded cheese, and buffalo wing sauce.
  2. Stir well to combine.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook dip on low for 1-2 hours until hot and bubbly.
  4. Stir well before serving.
  5. (Optional: Spoon dip into a bowl and sprinkle with blue cheese crumble)
    Serve with your favorite chips, crackers, and vegetables.

You may also appreciate my Homemade Buffalo Sauce!

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  • may saar says:

    Love this recipe…you are amazing

  • Deborah says:

    Love it were good love the re recipe

  • Carolebubs says:

    Add 1/2 cup finely chopped celery.

  • Stephanie says:

    What do you recommend to use as dip chips? For your buffalo chicken dip? Looks amazing btw

  • Makeeba Elmore says:

    We love if buffalo hot so I hVe been using sirahci sauce and it has been a huge hit

  • Diane says:

    Love your recipes!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Shari says:

    I couldn’t find a small crockpot so I bought a 2 qrt pot and want to cook it in here. Do you have any helpful info for i this?

  • Cynthia says:

    I added an additional 8 ounce block of cream cheese to make it really creamy.

  • Jessica says:

    other recipes call for ranch dressing not the dry ranch. what is the difference?

  • Lily says:

    Love the recipes thank you!!!!

  • Kathy Marek says:

    Easy to put together and soooo delicious!!

  • Rose James says:

    You have some amazing recipes!Thank you for posting these wonderfully de-li-cious recipes