This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is the easiest dish to make your game day, get-together, or party complete! You only need 5 ingredients and in no time you’ll be dipping chips, veggies, and pretzels in the yummiest appetizer at the party!
How to make it
Buffalo Chicken Dip is the easiest appetizer! Just dump it all in and let it cook together. YUM!
PLACE– shredded chicken, hot sauce, ranch, cream cheese, and shredded cheese in a slow cooker.
COOK– allow to cook until creamy.
DIP– grab your favorite veggies, chips, and pretzels and dip away!
CHICKEN: boneless, skinless chicken breasts are typically what I use and have on hand but chicken thighs would work too.
HOT SAUCE: I use Frank’s Hot Sauce. It gives such a good flavor.
RANCH: any brand that you enjoy would taste great.
CREAM CHEESE: regular or neufchâtel cheese works equally well here.
CHEESE: I like the taste of sharp cheddar cheese in this dish. It give a nice punch to go with the spiciness of the hot sauce.
CHICKEN– I recommend using boneless, skinless chicken breasts (this Slow Cooker Chicken is perfect) but chicken thighs could be used as well. They tend to give off a little grease so keep that in mind. Canned chicken could also be used instead of fresh. I would recommend using 2 cans.
HOT SAUCE – Frank’s makes a wing sauce that seems to be similar but is more mild and would be a good substitute.
RANCH– don’t have bottled ranch on hand? Try ranch seasoning. It might be a little spicier so you may want to reduce the hot sauce. If you want a more ranch taste- try 1-1/2 cups bottled ranch or add some ranch seasoning.
CHEESE– mild cheddar could be used in place of sharp for a little less cheesy flavor. You could also reduce the amount to 1 cup.
WHAT DO I DO WITH LEFTOVER BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP?
Put it on a pizza!
Put it on fries!
Mix it with pasta!
Use it for quesadillas!
Top a potato!
I am always looking for ideas to save money or time. Here are a couple of ways this could help you if this recipe is out of budget or you are on a time crunch:
- use canned chicken or rotisserie chicken
- freeze some shredded chicken so you always have chicken on hand
- meal prep- lasts up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator
What to dip in buffalo chicken dip
This recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is best served warm Easily leave it in the slow cooker on warm or place in a dish ready to serve immediately. Here are few food ideas that taste great to dip in it:
Veggies like celery and carrots
This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is just what you need for your next game day get-together. Super easy to make with only 5 ingredients. It’s a classic appetizer that’s sure to please the whole crowd!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 2 cups chicken cooked, shredded
- 3/4 cups hot sauce I used Frank's
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook on HIGH 1-2 hours or LOW 3-4 hours or until everything is melted and creamy. Serve warm and enjoy!