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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!

Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes like the buffalo chicken wings we love but without the mess! This easy appetizer is made with just a handful of ingredients in the oven or slow cooker! // addapinch.com
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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.

Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes like the buffalo chicken wings we love but without the mess! This easy appetizer is made with just a handful of ingredients in the oven or slow cooker! // addapinch.com

Ingredients

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.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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
  • Fritos
  • 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.

Here’s how I make my Buffalo Chicken Dip. I hope you love it as much as we all do!

4.77 from 17 votes

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Appetizers 25 mins

Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes like the buffalo chicken wings we love but without the mess! This easy appetizer is made with just a handful of ingredients in the oven or slow cooker! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 12
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
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!

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • 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.

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Notes

For the slow cooker buffalo chicken dip, you can also cook your chicken in the slow cooker, discard any drippings from cooking the chicken, shred the chicken with two forks and proceed as directed for the slow cooker instructions. So simple!

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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 106kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 33mg | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes just like the buffalo chicken we all love. This creamy buffalo chicken dip comes together easily and is always a winner! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives, originally published 2011.

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Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. 5 stars
    I prepared the Buffalo Chicken Dip along with the Cocktail Meatballs (also from this site) yesterday to take to a SEC football game party. Since I did not plan in advance to cook the chicken in the crockpot, I poached 2 chicken breasts, cooled and shredded then proceeded with the recipe. I had more than 1 cup of shredded chicken so I added a little more cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese but stayed with the same amount of blue cheese dressing (Marie’s Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing). I also prepared the accompanying Buffalo Sauce recipe using Franks Red Hot Sauce. I started with 3/4 cup sauce per the recipe but ended up adding the entire recipe of the Buffalo Sauce to the dish before baking. In hindsight, I would probably not add extra cheddar to the chicken mixture next time. Between what I added to the chicken mixture and what I added to the top, I used about 3/4 of a block of extra sharp cheddar cheese. The dip was a bit oily on top from the cheddar. I baked it in a quiche dish and topped only half with the blue cheese crumbles and served with celery sticks, tortilla chips, and scoops. Thank you Robyn for a tasty & easy recipe for a fun afternoon of college football.

  2. I can’t imagine there’s someone who can’t stand this creamy cheesy dip! It has been my staple for ages xD
    – Natalie

  3. 5 stars
    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.

  4. 5 stars
    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!!

    1. 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!

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