This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe makes game day more delicious! Zesty Buffalo wing sauce is loaded with shredded chicken, topped with cheese and heated in the slow cooker. Grab a bag of tortilla chips and dig in!
Game Day Appetizer
When I think of watching football, I think of two things: Buffalo wings and dip. It’s possible I’ve agreed to attend (or host) game day parties purely for an excuse to eat spicy chicken wings or cheesy dip.
This Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe brings those two game day favorites together! Every bite is creamy and cheesy with just the right kick of heat.
You don’t need to wait for football season to give this a try, either. It’s a perfect appetizer or party snack for any occasion–and incredibly easy to make.
Dump everything in the slow cooker and your Buffalo Chicken Dip is ready to eat in about 90 minutes.
One of our favorite dinners is this easy buffalo chicken pasta, you’ll want to try it next!
Cooked chicken breasts. This is a perfect use for leftover chicken. Or pick up a ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken at the grocery story. Truth be told I have even used leftover turkey too from the holidays.
Wing sauce. I use Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce for an authentic Buffalo flavor.
Sour cream. Swap the sour cream and ranch seasoning packet for ranch dressing if you prefer.
Cheese. You’ll want both shredded cheese (mexican blend or cheddar) as well as cream cheese. Makes the perfect, creamy dip.
Cook your chicken breasts before making the dip. (Skip this step if you’re using a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.)
Add chicken breasts to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove the cooked chicken and shred it with a fork.
Add the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker along with the other dip ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH heat for 90 minutes.
Stir the dip occasionally as it cooks to incorporate the ingredients. Garnish with green onions and serve warm.
PRO TIP: Turn your slow cooker to the “warm” function to keep this dip melted and smooth for hours.
Tips and Tricks
- For Buffalo Chicken Dip with a stronger ranch flavor, add an extra tablespoon of ranch seasoning.
- Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables for dipping. Celery is perfect for scooping up this dip!
- Serve straight out of the slow cooker on the “keep warm” setting, or transfer to a serving bowl. If ingredients start to separate as it cools, give it a stir to reincorporate everything.
- Easy double the recipe by doubling the ingredients!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat and enjoy within 3 days.
- Use leftovers to make buffalo chicken sandwiches. Or makea batch of buffalo chicken tacos!
Yes, I love shredded Mexican cheese but shredded cheddar or monterrey jack would be tasty in Buffalo Chicken Dip too.
Combine the ingredients in a 3 quart saucepan or stock pot. Cover and heat on low stirring occasionally until ingredients are melted, combined and heated through.
Yes, you can use cooked (boneless, skinless) chicken thighs in place of chicken breasts if desired.
This dip reheats well in the microwave. You can also reheat it on the stove over medium-low heat, while stirring regularly.
This recipe for buffalo chicken dip IS keto, as long as you are checking the packages for no added sugars.
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Love Buffalo wings? Love delicious dips? Easy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is the best of both!