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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is the best easy appetizer for the slow cooker or oven! Tender chicken in buffalo sauce with ranch dressing and cheese! Always a crowd favorite!
This delicious dip has all the flavor and deliciousness of buffalo chicken wings, but without all the mess. It is a favorite dip recipe!
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
What is Buffalo Chicken Dip?
Buffalo Chicken Dip is a creamy, cheesy dip made of cooked chicken, cream cheese, cheese, blue cheese or ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, and a little bit of our homemade Stone House Seasoning for an extra touch. It makes a favorite chicken recipe!
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip
Making this easy dip recipe is simple as can be. If you are like us, you’ll likely begin to keep the ingredients for this dip on hand.
Chicken. You can use leftover chicken you’ve already cooked, rotisserie chicken, or some people also use canned chicken in a pinch.
Buffalo Sauce. For the buffalo sauce, I prefer to use my homemade buffalo sauce since it comes together so easily. You can also use your favorite store-bought.
Cream Cheese. I use softened cream cheese in this dip. For the cream cheese, you can also use lower-fat cream cheese.
Cheese. For the cheese, I highly recommend grating the cheese freshly off of the block as the prepackaged cheeses generally have an ingredient added to the cheese to prevent the cheese shreds from sticking together. This causes the cheese to not melt as nicely in recipes.
Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing. You can customize your dip to your favorite buffalo chicken wing flavors! If you prefer chicken wings with blue cheese dressing, I recommend using that as the dressing in your buffalo chicken dip. If you prefer the flavor of ranch dressing or if you’ll be making it for a party, I highly recommend using ranch dressing. While I love to use my homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, you can also easily use your favorite store-bought dressing.
Stone House Seasoning. I make a house seasoning called Stone House Seasoning of garlic, salt, and pepper that I always keep on hand in my kitchen. It adds so much flavor to recipes and makes a huge difference in this buffalo chicken dip. If you do not have any on hand, simply use ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder in this recipe.
I’ve included how to make this fabulous dip in both the oven and the slow cooker so that you have all the options available for making it!
Mix ingredients. Add your shredded chicken, cream cheese, dressing, and buffalo sauce to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients. Add your cheese, reserving ½ cup for the topping, and Stone House Seasoning. Stir these in to combine well.
Prep for baking. Spread your buffalo chicken dip into an oven-safe serving bowl.
Bake and serve. Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Prepare your slow cooker insert by spraying lightly with non-stick spray. Mix the ingredients exactly as in the oven method, holding the same amount of shredded cheese for the topping of the dip.
Pour into the slow cooker insert and top with the remaining shredded cheese and bleu cheese crumbles. Place the lid on the slow cooker and turn on the low or warm setting for up to 4 hours.
You can also cook your chicken in the slow cooker, draining any liquid in the insert after chicken is cooked. Shred the cooked chicken with two forks then proceed with the rest of the mixture as directed! So easy and delicious!
What Do You Serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip?
- Celery Sticks
- Carrot Sticks
- Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
How to Make Ahead and Freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip
To make ahead: Assemble the dip without baking. Cover with wrap and store in the refrigerator up to 2 days. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator, remove the wrap and bake as instructed.
To freeze: Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months in the freezer. When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat and serve. Note that freezing and reheating can change the texture of cheese dishes.
Other Buffalo Chicken Recipes We Love:
Here’s how I make my Buffalo Chicken Dip. I hope you love it as much as we all do!
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing
- 3/4 cup homemade buffalo sauce recipe or store bought
- 1 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
- bleu cheese crumbles optional
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Mix together all ingredients except bleu cheese crumbles (if using) and pour into a medium baking dish.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with bleu cheese crumbles, if using.
- Serve with celery sticks, fritos, pita chips, or tortilla chips.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
- Lightly spray the insert to the slow cooker with cooking spray or olive oil.
- Mix together all ingredients except blue cheese crumbles (if using) and pour into the insert of the slow cooker. Top with remaining cheddar cheese and bleu cheese crumbles. Place lid on the slow cooker and turn on to the low or warm setting for up to 4 hours.
How to Make Ahead and Freeze Buffalo Chicken DipTo make ahead: Assemble the dip without baking. Cover with wrap and store in the refrigerator up to 2 days. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator, remove the wrap and bake as instructed. To freeze: Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months in the freezer. When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat and serve. Note that freezing and reheating can change the texture of cheese dishes.
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From the Add a Pinch recipe archives, originally published 2011.
I can’t imagine there’s someone who can’t stand this creamy cheesy dip! It has been my staple for ages xD
We love it. Just made our second batch
Hi, I LOOOOVE this dip! But i was just wondering what size is one serving? THANKS!
I made this today after one my coworker brought some yesterday for lunch.
So I was online to look up buffalo chicken dip and this one came up.
I followed the recipe and added a a little twist. One of the cream cheese I use one regular and I onions and chives flavor. I doubled the recipe when I made it.
I haven’t tried it with the onion and chives flavor. So glad you liked it.
Super delicious! I made it today and my family as well as my boyfriend’s family all loved it :). It tastes great with tortilla chips and celery. Plus it’s so easy to make! I wanted a lot of it so I doubled everything and it worked very well. This will probably become a regular for me. Thanks for the great recipe!!
Indiya, I love to double the recipe when I have a crowd, too so everyone has plenty. So glad everyone at your house loved it. Thanks!