Make this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe featuring tender chicken blended with buffalo sauce, cream cheese, ranch dressing, and cheese! This flavorful, easy recipe includes oven and slow cooker instructions.

Celery dipped into cheesy buffalo chicken dip.

This delicious dip has all the flavor and deliciousness of buffalo chicken wings, but without all the mess. It is a favorite 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!

Ingredients used to make buffalo chicken dip on a marble surface. Shredded cooked chicken, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, Stone House Seasoning, cream cheese, and shredded cheese.


Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

Chicken. You can use leftover cooked shredded chicken, store-bought or homemade 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 with minimal ingredients. You can also use your favorite store-bought. When using store-bought sauce, I look for one with the least ingredients.

Cream Cheese. You’ll want to use softened cream cheese in this dip to make it easier to combine this dip. You can use full-fat or 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 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 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 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder in this recipe.

Optional Toppings: You can add additional toppings such as sliced green onions, chopped fresh parsley, and blue cheese crumbles.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

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!

Ingredients for buffalo dip in a glass mixing bowl.

Mix ingredients. Add your shredded chicken, softened cream cheese, dressing, grated cheese, buffalo sauce, and Stone House Seasoning to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients.

Buffalo Chicken Dip in a white baking dish on marble surface.

Prep for baking. Spread your buffalo chicken dip into an oven-safe serving bowl.

Baked dip topped with sliced onions and chopped parsley ready to be served.

Bake and serve. Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbly. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

I love to make this easy dip in the slow cooker! I add the mixture to the slow cooker and allow it to hold on the warm setting for up to 4 hours. This is perfect for serving on game days, the holidays, or entertaining.

What Do You Serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

  • Celery Sticks
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Fritos
  • Pita Chips
  • Tortilla Chips

Storage Tips

To make ahead: Assemble the dip without baking. Cover with wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator, remove the wrap and bake as instructed.

To store leftovers. Store in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

To freeze: Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 2 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.

Leftover Makeover

Use leftover buffalo chicken dip in a new and exciting way! Make buffalo chicken potstickers, buffalo chicken enchiladas, or add a scoop of buffalo chicken dip to a fresh green salad.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can buffalo chicken dip sit out at room temperature?

Buffalo Chicken Dip should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours. To ensure its safety, consider keeping it warm in a slow cooker on the “warm” setting, as this helps extend its freshness. Following these guidelines aligns with USDA requirements and ensures a delicious and safe experience for everyone enjoying the dip.

How long does buffalo chicken dip last in the fridge?

Enjoying homemade Buffalo Chicken Dip within three to four days is recommended. If you wish to extend its shelf life, freezing is a great option. Freezing the dip ensures its quality for up to 2 months, aligning with USDA standards for safe food storage. Enjoy the deliciousness of your dip while keeping it fresh and wholesome! See my Storage Tips above for how to store it safely.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

5 from 17 votes
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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing, or blue cheese dressing, homemade or store-bought
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce recipe, homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup grated 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.


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 2 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.



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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

Celery stalk scooping buffalo chicken dip out of a white bowl.

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

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Recipe Review


  1. for the buffalo chicken dip, can it be served at room temp once it’s been cooked. thinking of taking to a party, but won’t have a way to keep it oven hot

    1. Hi Lori,
      If at all possible, I would recommend keeping the dip warm at least until just before you serve it since it has dairy products and poultry in the dip. Could you make the slow cooker version and then just keep it warm that way until right before serving?

  2. This is just the recipe I wanted to find now.that football season is here. I’m with you, I have a hard time enjiying chicken wings – chicken skin is gross! But I love the flavors. This recipe will definitely be in my menu soon.

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe, I definitely like this one more than the others I’ve seen online. Would be great to see an estimated calorie count though because I can’t stop eating it!

  4. 5 stars
    I make this all the time. Great for football parties and tailgating. I double the recipe and add celery chopped up. Did I mention bottled blue cheese dressing. Yummy and spicy. Make sure to use Frank’s Hot Sauce!

  5. 5 stars
    OMG! i just love buffalo chicken dip. Planing to surprise my Mom and dad at new year eve with my cooking. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    Such a good dip! My husband always asks me to make it! However, he would eat the whole thing in one sitting!! 🙂 Love it

  7. I made this and substituted the blue cheese dressing for ranch. I’m also cooking it in the crock pot! Smells Delish! Thanks for sharing!