Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

When you're looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing dip recipe to serve up at a party or potluck, it's hard to go wrong with this easy, crock pot recipe for buffalo chicken dip. And because the recipe is cooked in the crock pot, the emphasis here is on "easy." 

"A lot of buffalo chicken dip recipes call for cooked chicken, with this one the chicken is cooked with the rest of the dip, and you can even use frozen chicken breasts and just cook it a little longer," says recipe developer Jessica Morone of Jess Loves Baking. So if you have 10 minutes to do some prep work, and at least 6.5 hours before your event, you can set this recipe and forget it until it's time to serve. 

But Morone points out that you don't have to save the recipe for a party. If you're like her and love to snack on crudites (especially celery!), chips, and hearty dips, just cut the recipe in half to have a fun snack for you and your family. 

Gather the ingredients for crock pot buffalo chicken dip

There's not much you need for this simple recipe, and you can probably guess some of the ingredients without a problem. Of course, you'll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You'll also need cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, the wing sauce of your choice, and shredded cheddar cheese. That's it! 

If you want to add a few toppings to the finished dip, Mornone points to blue cheese crumbles and scallions as being the best choices. 

Cook the chicken, cheese, and sauces in the crock pot

Grab your slow cooker and add the chicken, cream cheese, and blue cheese dressing to the crock. You'll also want to add your wing sauce now, so consider who you're serving the dip to before you make a choice. "You can modify this to make it more kid-friendly. I [use] a mild sauce so the dip [isn't] too spicy," Morone says. Conversely, if you're making a pot for palates that crave bold or hot flavors, feel free to get adventurous with the sauce. 

Turn your crock pot to low and allow it to cook for 6-8 hours, or if you're short on time, kick it up to the high setting and cut the cook time in half — just make sure the chicken cooks all the way through. 

Shred the chicken and add the cheese

With the chicken cooked, use a fork to shred it entirely inside the pot. Add half of the cheese to the pot and stir it into the chicken and sauce until well combined. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top of the dip and replace the lid, allowing the dip to continue cooking until the cheese melts completely. This should take about 30 minutes. 

Top the dip and serve

With the dip fully cooked and ready to enjoy, all that's left to do is top it with blue cheese crumbles and scallions (if desired), and serve it alongside crackers, chips, and veggies. "Once it's cooked you can eat it hot or cold. I prefer it to be warm, so I would leave it in the crock pot on the warm setting for a party," Morone says. 

The best part? It keeps better than some other cheesy dips, like basic queso. "You can keep leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. You can reheat it easily in the microwave for a quick snack," says Morone.

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
5 from 36 ratings
Making Buffalo chicken dip for your next party will be easy when you make this recipe in your Crock Pot.
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crock pot buffalo chicken dip
Total time: 6 hours, 40 minutes
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup blue cheese dressing
  • ¾ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Optional Ingredients
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Scallions
  1. Add the chicken, cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, and wing sauce into a crock pot. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 2 to 4 hours until the chicken is fully cooked.
  2. Once the chicken is cooked shred it in the crock pot. Add half the cheddar cheese and stir well. Add the remaining cup of cheddar cheese to the top of the dip. Continue cooking in the crock pot until the cheese is melted, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the blue cheese crumbles and scallions to the top of the dip if desired, then serve hot with crackers, chips, or veggies.
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