Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe


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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.

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  1. A@4U says:

    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. Jeff Pike says:

    5 stars
    This was so easy to make and was excellent!

  3. Ariana says:

    5 stars
    I had never made buffalo dip before so I was a little nervous going in, but this was so easy to make and SO yummy! I added a little less ranch and a little more hot sauce to mine to give it more heat, but it was amazing. Thank you for this recipe!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      So glad to hear that Ariana! xo

  4. Patty W says:

    5 stars
    This dip is absolutely delicious and addictive! The only suggestion I would make is to wait until the last 5-8 minutes to add the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. I found that leaving it on for the entire cook time made it rather tough and chewy. Other than that, fantastic! 👍🏻

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Patty! xo

  5. justien says:

    5 stars

  6. Treas says:

    5 stars
    Yum yum yummy in my tummy thanks for sharing this great recipe.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      So happy you enjoyed it, Treas! Thanks!

  7. Katherine says:

    Mmm…This dip sounds delicious!

  8. Donna says:

    5 stars
    What do you think about using this as a pizza topping? Buffalo Chicken Pizza????

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Absolutely delicious! xo

  9. Dina Chase says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe for my weekend party happening on this weekend. Hope I will not make a mess ‘cos the kids are waiting for full of surprises. Thanks for shearing this one

  10. Bobbie says:

    Looks so yummy, Robyn! And perfect timing for late season baseball games, and pre-season football getting started! 🙂

    Thank you!