Crockpot Buffalo Dip

Cheesy, spicy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken dip is a flavorful party dip that can be easily made in the slow cooker! It’s great for game days and get togethers.

Hot dips are especially popular at our holiday parties and game day get togethers! We like to serve this crockpot dip alongside some other favorites like Tamale Dip or Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Chip being dipped into slow cooker buffalo chicken dip

A Favorite Dip Made Easy in the Slow Cooker

Let’s have a moment of silence for the slow cooker. We love having delicious crock pot recipes on hand and wanted to adapt our classic Buffalo Chicken Dip for a slow cooker version.

This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is creamy, cheesy and has a little kick to it. It’s the perfect appetizer for serving a small or large crowd.

The slow cooker helps melt all that cheese and keeps it staying nice and warm while eating it. You don’t even need to transfer it to another dish! Just serve it right out of the crock pot if you’d like.

I love all the shredded chicken in this dish. It tastes so delicious mixed with all that melty cheese. Grab some of your favorite chips and start dipping!

Combining ingredients in a pot for buffalo chicken dip recipe

How to Make Buffalo Dip in the Crock Pot

What you’ll need for this recipe?

  • Shredded Chicken: You can cook your chicken however you like – boil, grill, cook over the stove – then shred it up! You could even use canned chicken if you’re short on time.
  • buffalo sauce (or favorite hot sauce)
  • ranch dressing
  • cream cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • bleu cheese crumbles (optional)

COMBINE. To make it, you will put the shredded chicken and hot sauce into a pot over medium heat. Mix together to combine. Add the cream cheese and stir it all together. Then mix in the ranch dressing. Add about 1 cup of cheddar cheese, stir, and heat everything until the cheese is melted.

CROCK POT. Pour the dip into the crockpot and top it with the remaining cheese. Keep the crock pot on the low heat setting while you are serving it. This will keep the cheese fresh, hot, and melty! That’s it! Easiest appetizer EVER and so delicious. ?

Mixing cheddar cheese into crockpot buffalo chicken dip

Cheese Tips and storing

Cheddar cheese is what I recommend for this recipe but you can also add a little blue cheese crumbles on top of the dip if you want! I also like sharp cheddar cheese—it’s more flavorful. Remember if you shred your own cheese it will melt better than pre-shredded cheese.

If you don’t have cream cheese, you could substitute for cottage cheese or yogurt!

If you have any dip left over, just STORE in an air-tight container and reheat in the microwave when you’re ready to enjoy it again.

Slow cooker buffalo chicken dip

This is going to be your new favorite appetizer dish!

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Cheesy, spicy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken dip is a flavorful party dip that can be easily made in the slow cooker! It's great for game days and get togethers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 349 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 2 cups chicken shredded
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese divided
  • blue cheese crumbles optional
  • green onions optional


  • Mix chicken and hot sauce in a pot on medium heat. Add cream cheese and stir until blended. Mix in ranch dressing. Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and heat until melted.
  • Pour dip into crock pot and top with remaining cheddar cheese. Keep on low heat as you serve.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    My family and I discovered this recipe about 5 months ago and have been devouring it ever since. We highly recommend!