Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crockpot Recipe)

Classic buffalo chicken wing flavors are made into an easy crockpot dip.  This buffalo chicken dip recipe uses simple ingredients and requires hardly any hands on time… just add things to the slow cooker and let it do the work!

Classic buffalo wing flavors in an easy dip made in the crockpot. Perfect for a party, serve it up with chips or celery sticks and watch everyone go back for seconds!

Let’s talk appetizers.  Party food is, simply put, the BEST food out there!  Probably one of the most quintessential party foods are chicken wings… with buffalo flavor being the most popular.  I love a great chicken wing, but sometimes I don’t want all the mess.

At parties, usually we’re all dressed up right?  And ladies, we’re probably wearing some kind of makeup… which doesn’t look all that great with bright orange buffalo sauce all down our chins lol.

Buffalo chicken dip in crockpot served with chips

If you’ve come up with a mess-less way to eat chicken wings, seriously, please let me know!

Most of you have probably had a version of this buffalo chicken dip recipe before… I know I have.  At parties, and even on the appetizer menu at many restaurants, it’s quite the popular dip!

Tortilla chip scoop of buffalo chicken dip recipe

Now you can make this restaurant quality dip recipe at home!  And it couldn’t be more simple.


Combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, sour cream, some of the blue cheese, shredded chicken, buffalo wing sauce and some of the cheddar.  Add that to the slow cooker, sprinkle with more cheddar, cover and cook on LOW a couple of hours.  It’s the most hands off recipe!


  • Make sure your cream cheese is softened, otherwise you won’t be able to mix it all together.
  • For a dip with a slight kick of heat, use the buffalo wing sauce as the recipe states.  To make it more mild, use a regular hot sauce (like Frank’s Red Hot).
  • Using a block of cheddar cheese and grating it yourself make it more gooey, but pre-shredded cheese will work as well.
  • To double this recipe, double all ingredients, use a 6 quart slow cooker and cook for 3-4 hours on LOW.

Cheesy buffalo chicken dip in crock pot


Normally I like to serve this dip with tortilla chips (or the scoop version), Fritos, pretzels (or pretzel thins), or crackers (like Ritz or Club).  If you’re going for a true authentic buffalo chicken wing flavor, celery or carrot sticks would be a great option too!


You sure can!  Mix up the recipe as directed, but instead of transferring to a crockpot, transfer to a lightly greased shallow baking dish, like a pie pan or 2 quart baking dish.  Bake at 350 F degrees for 20-30 minutes, until hot and bubbly.


My favorite way is to use the slow cooker or crockpot.  THIS all purpose shredded chicken recipe is an absolute go-to in our house!  You can also bake, poach, or cook the chicken in a skillet.  Alternatively, you can either buy a rotisserie chicken or, even better, make your own (it’s super easy!!!).

Obviously this dip is awesome to make for a party (since it’s practically hands-off), but it’s also great to take TO a party!  A 3 quart slow cooker is small and portable, and I promise you, the host/hostess will greatly appreciate you bringing this tasty dip!


  • 3 quart slow cooker – I have the stainless version of this (which is no longer as cheap as I bought it for), but this is the exact model, just in black instead.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crockpot Recipe)

If you're a buffalo chicken wing fan, you have to try this buffalo chicken dip recipe! Pop everything in the slow cooker and bring it to a party!
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 350


  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles, divided
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken - (rotisserie chicken is great for this)
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 green onions, sliced - (for garnish)
  • fresh parsley, minced - (for garnish)


  • In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch dressing, sour cream, 1/4 cup of the blue cheese crumbles, chicken, buffalo wing sauce and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Stir to combine well.
  • Lightly spray a 3 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer mixture to slow cooker and top with remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 2-3 hours, until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining blue cheese, green onions and parsley (if using). Serve hot with tortilla chips or celery sticks.



Makes approximately 6 cups.
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40 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crockpot Recipe)”

  1. How many batches do you think it will take to fill a 4.5 quartz crock pot? I’m having a potluck and want to make sure it will be enough for everyone.

  2. I substitute it blue cheese with feta and used ranch and omg big big hot 

  3. How many batches do you think would it take to fill a large crockpot? I’m making this for graduation party this weekend. Want to feed 160 people, not sure how many crockpots I’ll need???

    • I would think about 3 batches would fill a large 6-7 quart crockpot. I’m just estimating here, but I’d say 4-5 large crockpots would be what’s needed to feed that many people. Assuming everyone coming likes buffalo chicken dip and will eat it 🙂

  4. Tried it — excellent recipe!!

  5. I took this to a Super Bowl party and I was a big hit. I made an extra half recipe and glad I did. Next time I’ll double it. However, I didn’t have the blue cheese, but it was still awesome. I will definitely be making this again. 

  6. This recipe is epic. I add more heat to it and using fresh cooked shredded chicken is the way to go. Whole family couldn’t get enough.

  7. This is an awesome recipe! I brought it to a party at a friend’s house and it got rave reviews. There was none left at the end of the night! My crockpot unexpectedly died on me before I could get the dip in there, so I just baked it in a casserole dish at 350 for about 20 minutes and it still came out perfect. This dip is pretty mild, so I would suggest adding a little more hot sauce if you like it with a little more kick. Will definitely make this again!

  8. Delicious flavor in this dip, however mine ended up being very thick. What could I have used to thin it out?

    • Hmm, it’s supposed to be fairly thick, but not so thick that it’s not scoop-able. I’m glad you liked the flavor though! You could try increasing the ranch or sour cream a bit, along with a bit more hot sauce. Or you could add a bit of chicken broth.

  9. Can I cook this on high for 1 hr Instead of low for 2?

  10. Can I use ranch instead of blue cheese?

  11. I usually marinate the chicken in hot sauce overnight before cooking.

  12. Can I make this with only a 8oz of cream cheese?

  13. Made it for a work pot luck. Got a lot of compliments. It was great! I used canned chicken & Franks Red Hot (Buffalo)

  14. How long should I leave it in the crockpot if I use chicken breast, uncooked? I’ll have them cook inside the crockpot with othe ingredients.

  15. This sounds delicious but I don’t have a crock pot ,can it be made in the oven ?

  16. YUM. I made a double batch of this for a baby shower and it was a HIT. Leftovers are amazing too…if you have any. 😉

  17. I know this is kind of hard to mess up but being a rookie cook, I really appreciated the break down. I brought this to a Christmas party and people were practically licking the crockpot clean at the end of the night. Thanks for making me look like I knew what I was doing!!! (For those who don’t love blue cheese such as myself, instead of doing the crumbles I did 1/4 cup of ranch dressing and 1/4 cup of blue cheese dressing. Taste is way less strong that way!!)  

  18. I just won first place in the office dip contest with this! Thanks for a great crowd-pleasing recipe!

  19. Question, if I’m wanting to make this in a 6 quart cooker instead should I just double all of the ingredients? Not experienced at cooking but wanted to make this for game day. Thanks!

  20. Made this for my fiancé to take to a baby shower last night, turned out great. Added a little Cayenne to spice it up and nixed the parsley. Also substituted Feta for Bleu Cheese and I think turned out great.

  21. Question: (from a bachelor that’s now kitchen saavy) Could I put all the ingredients into a crockpot, and store it in the refrigerator overnight, before cooking on low the next day? I realize this is a dumb question for most of you, please just help me out until I get better!

    • Totally not a dumb question! I think, since the chicken is already cooked, that should be just fine. You may want to cook the dip a little bit longer so it’s fully heated through since it’ll be starting off cold instead of room temperature 🙂

  22. This looks like an amazing dip for game day and parties!

  23. Buffalo chicken dip is one of my favorite appetizers! I love that this one is made in the crockpot!

  24. Looks so perfect! Definitely a must try!

  25. This is perfect for our weekend movie night! It looks fantastic!

  26. Love how easy this is using a slow cooker! Perfect way to keep it warm during the party too.

  27. My family and I could make a meal out of this! So yummy!!

  28. This looks so perfect for any party! I’m sure it goes fast!

  29. Yes please – this looks so delicious!