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This crockpot buffalo chicken dip is the perfect, easy-to-throw-together solution to your next gathering. It’s creamy, loaded with chicken, and bursting with blue cheese and buffalo flavor. Prepare your taste buds for a treat.
Busy life but still want to host parties and/or be that guest who brings the perfect appetizer? This crockpot buffalo dip is the answer to your prayers. It literally takes 10 minutes (maybe less) to get all of the ingredients into the slow cooker. Then all you have to do is press a couple of buttons and walk away while the crockpot does its magic. 2 hours later, you will find yourself with the perfect sharable dip.
The creaminess of cream cheese, the bite of blue cheese, and the crunch of celery all come together with succulent hunks of shredded chicken to make a spunky, hearty dip. Serve this buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips, cheesy garlic bread, and/or fresh veggies and watch as your guests flock back to the appetizer table for seconds, thirds, and fourths.
What You’ll Need
Here’s a list of what you will need to make crockpot buffalo chicken dip. Make sure to scroll to the recipe card below for detailed measurements.
- Shredded cooked chicken – Bake or boil and shred your own chicken or shred a pre-made rotisserie chicken.
- Cream cheese – The cream cheese should be cubed and at room temperature. This will help it incorporate with the rest of the ingredients more smoothly.
- Frank’s hot sauce – Feel free to use a different hot sauce here. Frank’s is just my favorite.
- Blue cheese crumbles – I love using blue cheese but you could easily add goat or feta cheese instead.
- Chunky blue cheese dressing – Not a big blue cheese fan? Try Ranch dressing instead.
- Ground pepper
How to Make Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip
Just one step and a couple of hours and you are on your way. Here’s how to make slow cooker buffalo chicken dip. Be sure to scroll to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Add everything to the insert of a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2 hours.
Recipe Tips & Variations
This recipe is wonderfully adaptable to a variety of taste preferences. Here are some fun ways to make it your own.
- Try a different cheese. Feta cheese, goat cheese, cheddar, pepper jack
- Consider using a different protein. Chicken (especially rotisserie chicken) is a quick and easy protein option here. That being said, you could easily use roasted and shredded turkey or braised, shredded beef instead. Cooked ground beef would work as well.
- Play with spice. I used Frank’s hot sauce here but feel free to swap it out for your favorite. Everyone has varying levels of spice tolerance. If you and yours like spice, add more hot sauce. If not, use less or leave it out altogether. If you do leave it out, I suggest adding a half cup of water or tomato sauce to make up for the missing moisture.
- Try a different dressing. I get it. Blue cheese is a powerful flavor. If you aren’t a huge fan, go ahead and swap the blue cheese dressing out for a creamy ranch. You could even try a Caesar dressing if you’d like.
Why is My Buffalo Chicken Dip Runny?
There are two main culprits here. Either you didn’t add enough chicken to the crockpot or you added too much blue cheese dressing. Maybe you did both! You can often fix this problem by mixing in some extra cheese. I like adding shredded cheddar or pepper jack but the choice is yours. It will help to thicken the dip after it’s cooked.
Another reason buffalo dip can end up runny is that you used low-fat cream cheese. This isn’t a place to cut calories, folks. Grab the full-fat stuff and enjoy!
You can’t have a dip without something to dip in it. Now, can you? Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy this creamy buffalo chicken dip.
- Chips. Scoop it up with your favorite tortilla chips. Potato chips would work as well.
- Garlic bread. I love spreading buffalo chicken dip on hot, cheesy garlic bread.
- Veggies. Get your veggies in by dipping carrots, celery sticks, or sliced cucumber into this rich, creamy appetizer.
- Other appetizers. Buffalo chicken dip is perfect for entertaining. Serve it alongside some other easy finger foods and you’ll be the host of the year. Try my Easy Garlic Knots, these Homemade Mozzarella Sticks, or my flavor-packed Bang Bang Shrimp.
How to Store Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Leftovers? No problem. Allow the dish to cool completely before sealing it in an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you choose to freeze the dip, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
When you are ready to dive back in, transfer the dip to a baking pan, cover it in aluminum foil, and heat it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until heated through. Make sure to stir after each 30-second increment.
More Easy Dip Recipes
Dips are the perfect party appetizer. They are generally crowd-pleasing and pretty easy to throw together. If buffalo dip isn’t quite your thing, here are some other tasty recipes for you to try out.
- Slow Cooker Jalapeño Corn Dip
- Cheesy Chorizo Chili Dip
- Homemade Tzatziki Dip
- Chorizo Pimento Cheese Dip
- Pepperoni Pizza Dip
- Authentic Easy Baba Ganoush
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 2 cups (280 g) shredded cooked chicken
- 8 ounce (227 g) cream cheese, room temperature and cubed
- ½ cup (120 g) Frank’s hot sauce
- ½ cup (51 g) celery, diced
- ½ cup (68 g) blue cheese crumbles
- ¼ cup (61 g) chunky blue cheese dressing
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- Add everything to the insert of a slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2 hours.
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