This Crockpot 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.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why Do We Like This Recipe?
- 2 Tools Needed
- 3 How Do You Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in Crockpot?
- 4 Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
- 5 Tips and Tricks for Making Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 6 How Much Buffalo Chicken Dip You Need?
- 7 Best Way to Cook Chicken for Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 8 Can You Prepare Buffalo Chicken Dip Ahead?
- 9 Can You Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Oven?
- 10 How to Store Buffalo Chicken Dip?
- 11 Can You Freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?
- 12 What Goes Well with Buffalo Chicken Dip?
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 Crockpot 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:
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:
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
(Servings: 12 - Preparation Time: 10 Minutes - Cook Time: 2 Hours)
Tips and Tricks for Making Buffalo Chicken Dip
Here are a few tips and tricks to have in mind when preparing this recipe:
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
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.
- Also Read: How to Make Smoked Pulled Chicken
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?
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 this crockpot buffalo chicken dip.
- Also Read: How to Make Crispy Chicken Strips at Home