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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect go-to appetizer for game day, tailgating, parties, or really any gathering. Hearty, creamy, and with a little kick, this delicious dip is sure to please!

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I love buffalo chicken wings. Sometimes I order them to spicy but I can’t resist the pepper flavor and that tangy kick the sauce has.

Buffalo flavor is one one of my favorites as you can tell with my Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs, Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels, and my Buffalo Ranch Popcorn.

With simple ingredients, this is one of those easy recipes that you can put together quickly for your next party. Make a big batch because this creamy dip is a crowd favorite and always gets rave reviews.

Best things is you can serve this as a hot dip or as a cold dip. If you like this dip, you will love this spinach artichoke dip.

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ingredients for crockpot buffalo chicken dip recipe

Ingredients Needed

Chicken – I use cooked chicken breasts. Substitute canned chicken if needed.

Cream cheese – Substitute low fat or fat free cream cheese. Be sure to soften it.

Buffalo sauce – I like a homemade buffalo sauce but you can also use regular hot sauce. I like Frank’s redhot.

Sour cream – Substitute ranch dressing if you prefer.

Ranch seasoning – The dry packet is great or use bottled ranch dressing.

Blue cheese – If this is too strong, leave out all together.

Shredded cheese – I prefer Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese but shredded cheddar cheese works well too.

Garnishes – Use chopped celery, fresh parsley, or sliced green onion.

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How to Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

First: In a 3 or 4 quart crock pot bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, shredded chicken, sour cream, hot sauce, and half the shredded cheese. Stir to combine.

Second: Top with remaining shredded cheese. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Third: When ready to serve, turn to warm, garnish with blue cheese crumbles and chopped parsley.

Fourth: Either transfer to a serving bowl or keep on warm setting in slow cooker. Serve with crackers, cucumbers, or celery sticks.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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What to serve with this Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Tortilla chips
  • Celery or carrot sticks
  • Crackers
  • Toasted bread slices
  • Bell peppers
  • or even by the spoonful

When serving this dip as part of a spread, think about serving it along with an easy cheese ball, these fried pickles, and use these Cheddar Bay biscuits to eat some of the dip.

Don’t forget some sweets to balance out the spice like these Scotcharoos, Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, or this bread pudding. Wash it down with a French 75 Cocktail!

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How long does it last?

It will keep 1-2 hours on low or out at room temperature. If you have some leftover, make a pizza the next day. Use this No Rise Pizza Dough recipe as it’s super easy!

How to Store Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat in the microwave or place back in the slow cooker on low.

Freeze it for 2-3 months if you have a lot of leftovers.

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What is Freaky Friday? It’s a recipe exchange put on by Michaela over at An Affair from the Heart. There are about a dozen people each time that get assigned a fellow foodie website to make a recipe from to share with our readers.

I have a tendency to make recipes that speak to me, like these Buffalo Chicken Taquitos I made in a previous Freaky Friday.

It’s a win-win because we get to make a delicious recipe from a blogger friend and share it with our readers and you get to hear about another great food website we know you will love!

This time around I drew Nikki from Soulfully Made. Married to her high school sweetheart, Nikki is very family oriented and loves to keep things real. When I read she eats cereal for dinner sometimes like me, I knew I would love her recipes:)

Her amazing blog not only showcases her love of home-cooked meals, but weaves her memories, love, and faith into every recipe.

Some of my favorites are her copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade, these amazing Bagel Dogs, and these Air Fryer Corn Ribs. Hop on over to her blog and get your perfect guide to mixing cocktails and tell her I sent you!

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Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Do not use raw chicken in this recipe. You need to cook it before.
  • Shred cooked chicken easily using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer.
  • I like to use rotisserie chicken for more flavor.
  • Be sure the cream cheese is very soft. If not, wait about 30 minutes after heating and stir again to evenly mix.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and then transfer to the slow cooker bowl.
  • Use a crock pot liner for easy clean up!
  • Use hot sauce or wing sauce if you prefer.
  • If it’s too thick, thin with a little chicken broth.
  • You can cook this for 3-4 hours on low, just be sure to stir it often so avoid burning.
  • Transfer to a large pan and place on indirect heat on a grill if outside.

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This crock pot buffalo chicken dip recipe is the the best part of buffalo wings in a creamy and cheesy dip that is perfect for a super bowl party.

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

This spicy slow cooker buffalo chicken dip is easy to make and is a crowd favorite!

Ingredients

  • cups cooked chicken (shredded)3
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons Ranch seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup Blue cheese crumbles
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a 3 or 4 quart crock pot bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, shredded chicken, sour cream, hot sauce, and half the shredded cheese.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. When ready to serve, turn to warm, garnish with blue cheese crumbles and chopped parsley.
  6. Either transfer to a serving bowl or keep on warm setting in slow cooker.
  7. Serve with crackers, cucumbers, or celery sticks.

Notes

  • Do not use raw chicken in this recipe. It needs to be cooked.
  • Shred cooked chicken easily using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer.
  • I like to use rotisserie chicken for more flavor.
  • Be sure the cream cheese is very soft. If not, wait about 30 minutes after heating and stir again to evenly mix.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and then transfer to the slow cooker bowl.
  • Use a crock pot liner for easy clean up!
  • Use hot sauce or wing sauce if you prefer.
  • If it's too thick, thin with a little chicken broth.
  • You can cook this for 3-4 hours on low, just be sure to stir it often so avoid burning.
  • Transfer to a large pan and place on indirect heat on a grill if outside.

Recipe adapted from Soulfully Made.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 767mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Amy

Saturday 4th of March 2023

Oh my goodness so good! So easy and so flavorful! The ranch and the buffalo sauce combo is always "mwah!" so yummy!

Susannah

Thursday 2nd of March 2023

This is one of my favorite appetizers ever! I am so obsessed. I always used to bake it but making it in the slow cooker was game-changing. Loved it!

Nikki

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

You have me drooling over this one! Such cheesy goodness! Thanks for sharing such sweet words. You are just the sweetest!

Jill Baird

Monday 27th of February 2023

What a delicious recipe! We made this and then use the leftover to make grilled cheese sandwiches the next day! It's sooo good!

Erin

Saturday 25th of February 2023

This is seriously BRILLIANT! I love being able to make and share a recipe with friends that I can throw in the slow cooker, and I know this one is going to go over super well as we host basketball-related festivities in the coming weeks!

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