Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot)


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This Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot) is the perfect party dip. It is great for football tailgating or potluck dinners, because it is full of spicy flavor and so convenient since you make it in the crock pot.

buffalo ranch chicken dip in a crock pot.

The Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot) is one of the best savory dips that I have ever made. You get all the flavor from your favorite take out buffalo chicken wings without the mess, and you can use so many things as dippers so it never gets boring. Wings have been a staple for game day parties since the 60’s find out their history.

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What We Love About Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Recipes

This go-to appetizer recipe is so amazing because it uses the easy route of being cooked in the slow cooker. Therefore, it is always hot and ready to go. No need to heat it up or set up complicated buffets at your super bowl party. Plus, you get to enjoy more of the big game.

  • 5 Minutes: You literally just throw in the simple ingredients and let the slow cooker do all the work.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: This recipe always gets rave reviews, and truly it is so economical to serve.
  • Adaptable: Can make it to any level of heat that you prefer.

Ingredient Notes

  • 20 ounces canned chunk chicken: drained, or you can use shredded rotisserie chicken or leftover shredded chicken if you prefer
  • 3/4 cup prepared hot wing sauce: Get the sauce from your favorite local restaurant, the grocery store or make your own
  • 16 ounces cream cheese: cubed, or you can use a low-fat cream cheese or Greek yogurt version
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing: you can make your own or buy your favorite brand
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Jack cheese blend: divided, or use a spicy version if you want a little more heat
a closeup of the best crock pot chicken buffalo dip on a celery stalk.

Equipment Needed

  • Crock Pot
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups

How to Make Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot)

These are the basic steps for making best buffalo chicken dip. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information.

a collage of 3 images showing how to make the recipe for buffalo chicken dip in slow cooker.

STEP 1: IN A SKILLET

First, heat up the chicken and hot sauce in a skillet until heated through. Then add cream cheese and ranch dressing, and stir until combined. Finally, stir in half the cheese.

a collage of 2 images showing the slow cooker buffalo chicken dip before and after cooking.

STEP 2: CROCK POT

Transfer to a crock pot and set to low. Add the remaining cheese.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This buffalo dip recipe can be made before your next party and then set out at low for the duration of the party, or until it is gone.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftover dip in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last up to four days.

Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip Crock Pot

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly it is easy to substitute low fat or fat free versions of cheese and dressing, and the best part is your guests will never even notice.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BLUE CHEESE DRESSING FOR THE RANCH DRESSING?

Of course, you can use blue cheese dressing, it is wonderful in this perfect appetizer recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, double or even triple this recipe and make a big batch for a large gathering. It will go quickly.

WHY IS MY CHICKEN DIP GREASY?

If the dip has a greasy film on top, it means that all the ingredients have not been combined well. Therefore, place the crock pot on high heat and mix well until well combined and then lower the temperature.

a closeup of the best crock pot chicken buffalo dip on a celery stalk.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip in Slow Cooker Recipe

  • Add Chopped Vegetables: Top the dip with pieces of celery, green onions, bell peppers or hot peppers that have been finely diced.
  • Heat: Jack up the heat with your favorite hot sauce, or mellow out this spicy buffalo sauce by adding some butter to your dip.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to cook boneless chicken wings for this recipe so you have lots of rich dark meat chicken, or try with cooked chicken breasts for a delicious blend of chicken.
  • Alternate ingredient: Pepper Cheese Blend will up the heat in this buffalo chicken dip.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Low fat or fat free cheese, cream cheese and dressing can be great in this cheesy dip recipe.

What to Serve with Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot)

  • Baby Carrots or Carrot Sticks
  • Celery Sticks
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Steak Fries

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot)

Christina Hitchcock
This Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crock Pot) is the perfect party dip. It is great for football tailgating or potluck dinners, because it is full of spicy flavor and so convenient since you make it in the crock pot.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 332 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 20 ounces canned chunk chicken drained
  • 3/4 cup prepared hot wing sauce
  • 16 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Jack cheese blend divided

Instructions
 

  • Add chicken and hot sauce to a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Cook until heated through.
  • Add cream cheese and ranch dressing and stir until fully combined.
  • Stir in half of the cheese.
  • Transfer to a small crock pot and set to low.
  • Top with remaining cheese and serve when hot and bubbly.

Notes

  • Add Chopped Vegetables: Top the dip with pieces of celery, green onions, bell peppers or hot peppers that have been finely diced.
  • Heat: Jack up the heat with your favorite hot sauce, or mellow out this spicy buffalo sauce by adding some butter to your dip.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to cook boneless chicken wings for this recipe so you have lots of rich dark meat chicken, or try with cooked chicken breasts for a delicious blend of chicken.
  • Alternate ingredient: Pepper Cheese Blend will up the heat in this buffalo chicken dip.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Low fat or fat free cheese, cream cheese and dressing can be great in this cheesy dip recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 18gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 2377mgPotassium: 133mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 733IUCalcium: 143mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Crock Pot, Dip, Football Party
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