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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip


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5 from 17 votes
Cook Time : 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time : 2 hrs 20 mins
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Last Updated on October 21, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect game-day appetizer! It’s so easy to make and always a hit with family and friends.

If you love Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings then this is the recipe for you. It’s tender chicken, with a tangy sauce that packs a lot of flavor in just a small amount of it. It’s the perfect dish to enjoy with the big game.

The celery is being dipped in the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip with vegetables on the side.

Slow Cooker Chicken Dip 

One of my favorite things about a chicken dip is that while it tastes amazing as an appetizer for parties and football season, it’s also full of protein to help keep you full. Not only is chicken full of protein but it’s also low in fat and calories.

Why I Love This Recipe

Whether you’re a big sports fan or not, this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is sure to be easy and a hit at your next gathering. 

  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love slow cooker buffalo chicken recipes, then next time you want to give this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe a try. 

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this slow cooker appetizer recipe. After one quick trip to the grocery store, you will be ready to make this tasty dish. 

  • chicken breasts – I used boneless skinless chicken breasts for easy shredding. 
  • cream cheese – Make sure that you use a full-fat block of cream cheese for this recipe. You don’t want to use whipped cream cheese, it won’t stand up to the heat. 

Substitutions

Shredded Cheese: I used cheddar cheese but you can also use Mexican shredded cheese if you prefer. 

Dressing: If you don’t have bottled dressing on hand, you can make your own homemade dressing with milk, mayo, and a packet of ranch dressing mix. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

 There are so many ways that you can customize this recipe to fit your family’s needs. 

Add some heat: If you like things spicy, then add a few dashes of hot sauce to the mixture. You could also use pre-cooked buffalo chicken to make this dish even easier. 

Add in some veggies: This is a great way to sneak in some extra vitamins and minerals. I like to add a few handfuls of frozen spinach or kale. You could also add in some chopped bell peppers, carrots, or onions. 

Make it creamier: You could also add some sour cream to the mixture. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a handful of easy kitchen tools to make this easy recipe. 

  • slow cooker – you will need a 6-quart slow cooker to make this recipe. 

How to Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Making this buffalo chicken recipe is so easy. Just follow the instructions below and you will have an easy appetizer that your entire family will enjoy. 

Step 1: Add the buffalo sauce and chicken to a small pan 

Place the buffalo chicken sauce and chicken breasts in a small pan and heat over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the chicken once while cooking.

In a small pan, the buffalo sauce is being added to the chicken breasts.

Step 2: Add the cream cheese, dressing, and celery to the crockpot 

Remove from heat and meanwhile, assemble the cream cheese, dressing, and celery and place in your crockpot.

The cream cheese, dressing, and celery are being added to the crockpot.

Step 3:  Shred chicken and add it and the buffalo sauce to the crockpot. 

Shred the cooled chicken and add it, along with the buffalo chicken sauce, to the crockpot.

The Buffalo sauce is being added to the shredded chicken in the crock pot.

Step 4: Slow cook on low

Heat on slow for 2 hours to ensure the chicken finishes cooking.

buffalo chicken dip being cooked in the slow cooker.

Step 5: Stir in the cheese

Stir in your cheese just before serving.

shredded cheese on a wooden board next to Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip.

 Step 6: Serve with chips or vegetables

Serve warm alongside chips or vegetables.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip in a serving bowl with vegetables on the side.

Serving Suggestions

For your next parties, you can serve this dip alongside other appetizers such as: 

The celery is being dipped in the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip with vegetables on the side.

Pro Tips

When you are making this recipe it is important to keep a few things in mind to help ensure that your dish turns out perfectly. 

  • Be sure to cook the chicken all the way through. 
  • For easy clean up spray your crock pot liner with a nonstick cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner. 
  • Adjust the heat level to suit your taste buds. 
  • You can save time by using rotisserie chicken or even canned chicken for this buffalo chicken dip recipe. 
  • If you want to garnish this recipe, garnish with sliced green onions or blue cheese crumbles.
  • Serve with celery sticks and pork rinds for a low-carb game day treat. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this crockpot buffalo chicken dip recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 

How to reheat

You can reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat until warm. 

Can I freeze it?

Yes, this recipe freezes well for up to 3 months. 

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Corinne Schmitt
This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect game-day appetizer! It’s so easy to make and always a hit with family and friends.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 180 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • small saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts or thighs
  • 3 ounces buffalo chicken sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese half a container
  • 4 ounces ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • 1 stalk celery chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the buffalo chicken sauce and chicken breasts in a small pan and heat over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the chicken once while cooking.
  • Remove from heat and meanwhile, assemble the cream cheese, dressing, and celery and place in your crockpot.
  • Shred the cooled chicken and add it, along with the buffalo chicken sauce, to the crockpot.
  • Heat on slow for 2 hours to ensure chicken finishes cooking.
  • Stir in your cheese just before serving.
  • Serve warm alongside chips or vegetables.

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Notes

  • Be sure to cook the chicken all the way through. 
  • For easy clean up spray your crock pot liner with a nonstick cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner. 
  • Adjust the heat level to suit your taste buds. 
  • You can save time by using rotisserie chicken or even canned chicken for this buffalo chicken dip recipe. 
  • If you want to garnish this recipe, garnish with sliced green onions or blue cheese crumbles.
  • Serve with celery sticks and pork rinds for a low-carb game day treat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 560mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 269IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 0.3mg
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