Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip

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This creamy Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip is a perfect football game day recipe for the Super Bowl and tailgating. A cheese dip with buffalo wing sauce and classic flavors for an easy appetizer snack.
A hand scooping celery into a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip

This Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip is a classic staple perfect for your game day party! Classic flavors of chicken wings are combined in an easy, slow cooker cheese dip recipe.

A hand scooping celery into a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip

Cheese Dip Recipe

I just love a simple, delicious cheese dip for parties, especially if we are hosting a football homegating or Super Bowl event!

And when you find a recipe that you can just mix and set in a slow cooker, even better!

This cheese dip uses classic chicken wing flavors and combines them into a fan favorite dip. Filled with cheeses, ranch, chicken, buffalo wing sauce, and nostalgia.

Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip with sauce and green onions on top inside the slow cooker

What is Buffalo chicken dip made of? – Ingredients Needed

Here is what you need to make this cheese dip:

  • Shredded, Cooked Chicken
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Garlic Powder
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • Green Onions, optional, for garnish
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles, optional, for garnish
  • Dunkers of Choice

Leftover chicken with neutral flavors is perfect for this recipe! Think rotisserie chicken or anything that would compliment these other flavors.

I like to use a variety of dunkers like tortilla chips and pita bread paired up with vegetables like celery and carrots. And odds are you are serving up at least a couple of these for your game day spread!

Labeled ingredients needed in a crock pot

Picking a Crock Pot

When looking for a slow cooker that works best for dips, I recommend picking smaller pots.

Something around a 2 quart slow cooker is perfect!

If you are making a double or triple batch, a traditional slow cooker size is best.

If you do not have a small pot, yes, the large one will work, but it will burn very easily because it is thin and has a large surface area that is coming in contact with the heat. So you will want to reduce the cooking time, stir a LOT more, and keep a close eye on it

Why is my buffalo chicken dip soupy?

This happens if there is too much moisture. The moisture here could be coming from the ranch or wing sauce.

To thicken it up, add some more shredded cheddar or even mozzarella. Cheese works very well to thicken sauces.

It also will appear thinner when it is hot, so if you remove the dip from the crock pot, it will start to thicken up. But then also get cold.

You can see how in the pictures of the dip in the slow cooker it looks much thinner and saucier than the pictures of it in a non-heated bowl.

A hand scooping a chip into small bowl of Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip

Why is my buffalo chicken dip so greasy?

Typically this is going to come from something that has a fat or oil in it.

The likely culprits here are either the chicken (especially if it had a sauce or oil on it) or the buffalo wing sauce itself.

Most of the time you can just mix the dip and everything will incorporate again.

If you feel like the fat or grease is excessive, as it sits, it should separate a little. And then you can use a paper towel (or even bread, if needed) to soak up the grease from the top.

Top view of Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip in a small white bowl

What goes well with buffalo chicken dip?

When looking for dipper options, some of my favorite things to serve up with this dip are:

  • French Fries
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Celery and Carrots
  • Crackers
  • Pita Bread
A small bowl full of Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip with toppings
Pin of Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip in a bowl with a hand dipping celery into it and title at top
A hand scooping celery into a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip

Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip Recipe

This creamy Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip is a perfect football game day recipe for the Super Bowl and tailgating. A cheese dip with buffalo wing sauce and classic flavors for an easy appetizer snack.
5 from 20 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken/Turkey, Football, Game Day, Gluten Free, Keto/Low Carb
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 176kcal


  • Slow Cooker (Crockpot)



  • Place all of the ingredients in the crock pot.
  • Set the crock pot to high heat and cover.
  • Let the dip heat, stirring occasionally, until melted thoroughly, approximately one hour.
  • Keep the dip on warm setting (or low).


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

By on January 18th, 2022

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12 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    I made this buffalo chicken crockpot dip recipe for my game day party that I was invited too. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    This was pretty good. Very traditional, easy to put together. We used rotisserie chicken, which made it a little hard to dip, so we would fix that next time. Classic.

    • So glad you liked it, Kelsey! Rotisserie chicken is a great choice here. You could always chop it up so it is easier to scoop or just shred it more.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a simple, fun and a delicious dip. it has the spice, a hint of creaminess and maybe sweetness will be in such a harmony that we all look for!

  4. 5 stars
    This buffalo chicken crockpot dip is a game-changer! I stumbled upon this recipe while looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer for a party, and it was an absolute hit.

  5. 5 stars
    We make this often for gatherings and I love that it can be served right from the crockpot and kept warm. I make it in a big slow cooker, then transfer to my mini crockpot for serving. So easy!


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