Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours


6 cups

Updated: Jun. 23, 2023
If you like spice, you'll love this slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip. It's super cheesy and full of rich flavor, and really has that Buffalo wing taste! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Tortilla chips and assorted fresh vegetables


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, dressing, sour cream and blue cheese. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Layer with chicken, wing sauce and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Cover and cook on low 2-3 hours or until heated through.
  2. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and green onion. Serve with tortilla chips and vegetables.

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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

How can you shred chicken for slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip?

For easy shredded chicken, buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, or start with raw chicken, bake it, and then decide which of the ways to shred chicken you’d prefer!

Can you use hot sauce instead of Buffalo wing sauce?

Hot sauce is different from Buffalo wing sauce. Buffalo wing sauce is typically made with hot sauce, but has additional ingredients that tame down the heat—so you should stick to Buffalo wing sauce if possible.

What kinds of vegetables can you serve with slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip?

We recommend serving this slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip with fresh cut celery, carrots and sliced radishes. It can also be served with crunchy favorites like tortilla chips, pita bread, pita chips or crackers. It's a hearty dip, so make sure that whatever you serve it with is sturdy.

Can you make slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip in the oven?

If you prefer to make hot appetizers in the oven, this slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip can be converted! Make the dip in a greased 2- or 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake in a preheated 350°F oven until heated through, 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and green onions before serving.

How should you serve slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip?

Serve slow-cooker dips right from the slow cooker so they stay warm. Even if you don't have an electricity source nearby to power your slow cooker while it's being served, leaving it in the hot slow cooker will keep the dip warm longer than transferring it to a room-temperature serving dish that doesn't retain heat.

How should you store slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip?

Chances are, you're not going to have leftovers of this addictive slow-cooker Buffalo chicken dip. If you do, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Reheat in a saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave until heated through, stirring often. If it's too thick, add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach a spoonable consistency. If you liked this recipe, check out more of our Buffalo chicken dip recipes.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant and Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup dip (calculated without chips): 167 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.