Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

CROCKPOT BUFFALO CHICKEN is always the hit of the party! Juicy chicken cooked in a spicy, creamy sauce. It’s hard to go wrong with this one and you can make it as spicy as you like!

Creamy, cheesy, spicy, and so easy! We serve this crockpot buffalo chicken dip at parties and football games and it's always a hit. #crockpot #dip #buffalochicken

Football season is my favorite season. 

I mean, I could care less about the grown dudes in tight pants chasing after a ball. <– Seems weird.

However, I’m a giant fan of the food that comes along with the football watching my husband always insists on doing.

A good dip is a must for every football game or party or any other random get-together that might happen in my house.

Say hello to this crockpot buffalo chicken dip! I think you’re going to love it just as much as we do.

One of the things I love about this recipe is how easy it is to customize. Want blue cheese instead of cheddar? Go for it. Like it extra hot? We can do that. Want it pretty mild? Not a problem. 

Let’s do the thing.

How to make slow cooker buffalo chicken dip: 

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Personally, I’m a fan of buffalo chicken dip with real chicken. Okay, yes, the canned chicken is technically real chicken but it’s pink and salty and just a little weird to me, so I always go for fresh chicken.

I’ll either pull the meat from a rotisserie chicken or pop some chicken breasts in my Instant Pot (12 minutes, natural release) to shred. 

I think starting with fresh chicken makes a tasty difference, but you can do whatever you prefer. 

how to make buffalo chicken dip in a crockpot

This is a really easy buffalo chicken dip – just add everything to your crockpot and stir to combine!

You’ll need chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, Frank’s hot sauce, and ranch dressing.

Wondering where the blue cheese is? Sprinkle some in and give it a stir before serving, if that’s your thing. I personally don’t like blue cheese, so we leave it out. 

I like to use my small 1 1/2 quart crockpot when making dips. It’s the perfect size!

This is the crockpot I use. I love that it doesn’t take up much space, is perfect for setting out at parties, and the way it fills up with dip perfectly rather than using a big crockpot that looks mostly empty with a tiny bit of dip inside.

easy buffalo chicken dip in the crockpot

We cook this on low for 3-4 hours before serving, stirring it up every 45 minutes or so. 

After everything is melted and combined, just turn it to warm and dig in!

More dip and appetizer recipes: 

Grape Jelly Meatballs are a must at any football game! They’re a classic.

Some favorite dip options include dill veggie dip, bean dip, corn dip, and Mexican cheese dip.

My bacon ranch cheese ball and veggie pizza are always devoured too! 

slow cooker buffalo chicken dip

easy buffalo chicken dip in the crockpot
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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Servings: 12
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer recipes, easy dip recipes
Calories: 374 kcal

Creamy, spicy, and perfect for dipping! We love to use carrot sticks, Hawaiian rolls, crackers, and tortilla chips for dipping.


  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 cup bottled ranch dressing
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions


  1. Spray crockpot insert with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, hot sauce, and ranch to the crockpot and stir to combine.

  3. Cook on low heat, stirring every 30-45 minutes, for 3 to 4 hours or on high heat for 1 to 2 hours, until cheese is fully melted and mixture is hot and bubbly.
  4. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and green onions before serving.

Recipe Notes

Serve with carrot sticks, celery, crackers, Hawaiian rolls, and tortilla chips for dipping.

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 1247mg54%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 768IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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