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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip with Real Chicken

The flavor of buffalo wings in an easy, no mess dip. Creamy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is a great game day or party appetizer made with real chicken. This crock pot recipe is sure to be a fan favorite.

White dish of slow cooker buffalo chicken dip topped with green onions, ranch and buffalo sauce

Football is back for the season at least where I live. We have the Redskins Training Camp in town and everyone is in full football craze. So I thought this would be a great time to share this awesome game day recipe. It’s literally as easy as adding the ingredients to the slow cooker and heating.

slow cooker buffalo chicken dip and a platter of veggies, crackers and chipsslow cooker buffalo chicken dip and a platter of veggies, crackers and chips

Tips and tricks

Short on time? A pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the store works great for this recipe. Just shred the chicken and you’re ready to make the dip.

Did you know you can easily shred chicken with a stand mixer? Let me tell you, this tip is life changing! A stand mixer can do a lot of things, but I had no idea it could perfectly shred chicken within seconds.

All you do is throw the hot chicken (or pulled pieces from a rotisserie chicken) into the bowl, attached the paddle attachment and turn the mixer on low for 15-30 seconds depending on how shredded you’d like the chicken.

I don’t think I will ever shred chicken by hand again.

Buffalo Chicken Dip FAQs

Can you make slow cooker buffalo chicken dip ahead of time? Yes, this is a big time saver. You can prepare the dip as described below, but instead of heating, just take the slow cooker insert, cover and place in the fridge.

How long will slow cooker buffalo chicken dip last? If you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the slow cooker or oven to serve leftovers.

Can you make this less spicy? If you don’t like spicy, you can always reduce the amount of buffalo sauce used. Also, you may be interested in my Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wing Dip recipe.

slow cooker buffalo chicken dip with a platter of dippers

Step by step photos

Step 1: Cut the cream cheese into cubes and place into the bottom of a 2 qt slow cooker / crock pot. Cubed cream cheese added to bottom of the slow cooker for slow cooker buffalo chicken dip

Step 2: Add buffalo sauce and ranch dressing, then the shredded chicken and top with shredded cheese.

Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, real chicken an cheese added to slow cooker buffalo chicken dip

Step 3: Heat until hot and bubbly.

Step 4: Garnish with sliced green onions and if desired, drizzle with extra ranch and/or buffalo sauce.

Piece of celery dipped into a bowl of slow cooker buffalo chicken dip

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Slow cooker buffalo chicken dip with celery, crackers, carrots and chips

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip with Real Chicken

Darlene Kratz
The flavor of buffalo wings in an easy, no mess dip. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is a great game day or party appetizer made with real chicken. This crock pot recipe is sure to be a fan favorite.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 181 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (a store bought rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 sliced green onions, optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut the block of cream cheese into cubes and place in a single layer in the bottom of a slow cooker (crock pot)
  • Pour the ranch dressing and buffalo sauce over the cream cheese
  • Add the shredded chicken to the slow cooker
  • Top with shredded cheese 
  • Turn the slow cooker on high and heat for 1 hour or until the dip is hot. Stir occasionally to combine the ingredients as the dip heats. 
  • Optionally, top with green onions and/or a drizzle of ranch and buffalo sauce
  • Serve warm with chips, crackers, or veggies

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal
Keyword buffalo chicken dip, crock pot dip
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  1. 5 stars
    This looks and sounds delicious and I like that it’s easy enough that my teenagers can make it without too much notice.

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