Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is one of my favorites, especially during the game days. It is a quick and easy appetizer, requiring very little prep work but fulls in flavor, making it a perfect dip to serve at a gathering or party.

Why Do We Like This Recipe?

I am a big fan of buffalo wings as they are always a big hit, no matter if you are in a party or at dinner. But, the issue with buffalo wings is that they aren’t always simple to prepare.

The Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip is a more simple recipe, with less prep work and ingredients but packed full of buffalo flavor. It is kind of buffalo chicken wings in dip form.

Here are a few reasons why we like this recipe:

  • It is very easy to make - You only have a couple of minutes of prep work, and you are ready to cook it.
  • You can make a lot of dip - You don’t want to run out of the dip. Using the crock pot and the amount of ingredients below, you will be able to make around 6 cups.
  • It goes well with anything - The main reason why so many people like this dip is that it goes well with everything. You are free to try different foods which you may find delicious.
  • It is easily adaptable - If you don’t like blue cheese, then you can replace it with something else. This dip is easily adaptable to your tastes, and you can easily replace specific ingredients with alternative one for a more delicious taste.

Tools Needed

Since this is an easy to make recipe, you don’t need a lot of tools to prepare it. What I think is must-have equipment for this recipe is a crockpot or any slow cooker.

Other than that, you will be able to prepare the recipe with common kitchen tools.

How Do You Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in Crockpot?

For you to prepare this recipe, you only have to combine all the ingredients into a crockpot slow cooker and cook for a few hours.

Follow the instructions below for a more detailed list of ingredients and directions:

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

(Servings: 12 - Preparation Time: 10 Minutes - Cook Time: 2 Hours)

Ingredients


  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/3 Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cups Shredded Chicken (Cooked, Rotisserie Chicken would be ideal)
  • ½ Cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 3 Green Sliced Onions
  • (Optional) Minced Fresh Parsley

Directions


  • In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing, ¼ cup of blue cheese, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, the shredded chicken and the buffalo wing sauce. Stir them well together.
  • After you have mixed well together all the ingredients, prepare your slow cooker. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray the surface and get ready to cook the mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into the slow cooker and top it with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Cover the crockpot and cook on Low setting for 2-3 hours, or until the mixture is hot and bubbly. Now, sprinkle with the remaining blue cheese and the optional onions or parsley and serve while it is hot.

Tips and Tricks for Making Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Here are a few tips and tricks to have in mind when preparing this recipe:

  • Make sure to soften the cream cheese before, so it will be a lot easier to mix it with other ingredients later. You can soften it by cutting into cubes before mixing.
  • You can use a rotisserie chicken since it is easier to shred and is already cooked. Alternatively, you can use canned chicken or leftover chicken from a previous recipe.
  • If you want to make it a little spicier, you can use the regular buffalo wing sauce or Frank’s Red Hot sauce. If you don’t have either of them, you can use some other hot sauce, based on your preferences.
  • Use shredded cheddar cheese for the best results. It will be easier to melt. You can grant the cheddar by yourself or use pre-shredded cheese.
  • If you don’t like ranch dressing, you can simply substitute it with a blue cheese dressing.
  • If you want to prepare a lot of dipping once, you can double the recipe by doubling all the ingredients and cook it for the double amount of time on Low setting.

How Much Buffalo Chicken Dip You Need?

The recipe mentioned in the upper section is more than enough to prepare up to 12 servings or about 6 cups. I think this amount is good for any party or family gathering.

Best Way to Cook Chicken for Buffalo Chicken Dip

Shredded-Chicken

For you to complete this recipe, you have to add the shredded chicken into the mixture. But, what is the best way to cook chicken for this recipe?

I suggest you use a slow cooker or crockpot for chicken too. It will make the shredding process much easier and will give you better results at the end. Alternatively, you can use a rotisserie chicken, which will also provide you with good results. There are grill models with rotisserie attachment included, or you can buy a portable kit or even built it by yourself.

If neither option is good for you, you can even use canned chicken if that fits your preferences.

Can You Prepare Buffalo Chicken Dip Ahead?

Yes, it is possible for you to prepare this recipe ahead and leave it ready for cooking and serving.

Combine all the ingredients by following the instructions on the recipe card in the upper section. Then, pour the mixture into a container, preferably with a tight-fitting lid or zip-lock bag. You can now store the container in the refrigerator up to 3 days before deciding to cook.

Can You Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Oven?

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Yes, it is possible to make buffalo chicken dip using your oven.

For an oven baked buffalo chicken dip, you have to keep in mind to spread the cream cheese at the bottom of the baking dish. Then, layer the mixture of the other ingredients and sprinkle with shredded cheese or the optional parsley.

Put the dish in the oven and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted.

You can then turn the oven in the broiler setting (if it has one) and cook for 2-3 minutes for the top to become brown. Be careful to make sure it doesn’t get burned.

You can read a full recipe for oven baked buffalo chicken dip here.

How to Store Buffalo Chicken Dip?

If you want to prepare several containers with this recipe, you can store it and use when needed.

Put the prepared dip in airtight containers and put them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. When you are ready to use them, you might notice some oil at the top but just stir it well together before reheating it, and you are good to go.

If you don’t want the oil at all, you can use a paper towel to remove the top oily layer.

Can You Freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?

If storing for a couple of days will not work for you, you can freeze the dip and store it for up to 3 months.

Put it in an airtight container, and you can keep in the freezer for 2-3 months. When you are ready to use, reheat the dip by first defrosting in the refrigerator overnight and then using a slow cooker to warm it completely.

What Goes Well with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

If you are wondering what are some good foods to eat with the buffalo chicken dip, then my favorites are tortilla chips, slices of bread, crackers, pretzels, and celery.

Feel free to try other foods which you may find delicious when combined with this recipe. Anything you can dip goes well with the buffalo chicken dip. 

About Kendrick

Just a passionate man about cooking, living in Kansas who loves to share his knowledge about cooking and grilling with everyone.

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