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.
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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.
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!
Picking a Crock Pot
When looking for a slow cooker that works best for dips, I recommend picking smaller pots.
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.
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.
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
- Pita Bread
- 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).