Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip -- the irresistible appetizer we all love, made extra easy in the crock pot! |

This weekend, Henry and I made a quick road trip down to Wichita for an extra special celebration — my parents’ 60th birthday party!

But of course, knowing my parents, it wasn’t just any party.  (Yes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.)

It was a “hippie dippie party“.

Over the course of the evening, over 60 friends and family arrived sporting their grooviest tie-dye, fringe, bell bottoms, peasant blouses, platform shoes, knee boots, beads, head scarves, and more.  And to go with the theme, everyone also arrived with a dip in tow to share!

I took the easy route and borrowed a friend’s cute mumu for the night, which turned out to be fabulously comfy and allowed plenty of room for sampling the dozens of dips that arrived for the party.  And then my own contribution to the dip-a-thon, I decided to put the crock pot to work making one of my all-time favorite appetizers.  It only took about 10 minutes to prep, and disappeared before the first Simon and Garfunkel record was over.  ;)

Let’s hear it for this far-out Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip -- the irresistible appetizer we all love, made extra easy in the crock pot! |

I’ve been making my Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip in the oven for years and years.  But after my recent success transitioning my Spinach Artichoke Dip to the slow cooker, I decided it would be fun to try slow cooking this one as well.

As it turns out, it works like a charm!

Simply add all of your traditional buffalo chicken dip ingredients to the bowl of a slow cooker…
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip -- the irresistible appetizer we all love, made extra easy in the crock pot! |

…stir them together…Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip -- the irresistible appetizer we all love, made extra easy in the crock pot! |

…and then after cooking the mixture on high for 60-90 minutes, or on low for 2-3 hours…Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip -- the irresistible appetizer we all love, made extra easy in the crock pot! |

…this ridiculously irresistible dip will be ready to serve.  And I do mean irresistible.  I’ve made buffalo chicken dip dozens of times, and there are never ever leftovers.  It’s a delicious fact of life that I’m ok with.  :)

Feel free to add some extra blue cheese and green onions on top, and either just serve it in the slow cooker…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip -- the irresistible appetizer we all love, made extra easy in the crock pot! |

…or transfer it to a serving dish for easier crowd-dipping.  And enjoy every. last. bite.

We sure did.  :)

Party Pic

So happy, happy birthday to my 60-year old parents!  (And a special happy birthday today to my lovely mom!)  We all had the best time this weekend, and I wish you peace, love, and many more epic parties in your new house ahead.  :)

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is extra-easy when made in the crock pot, and just as irresistible and delicious as always!


  • 1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat cream cheese, roughly cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese*
  • 3 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup hot sauce** (I recommend Frank's)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup thinly-sliced green onions (about 3 green onions)
  • 1 Tablespoon ranch seasoning***
  • (optional toppings: extra crumbled blue cheese, thinly-sliced green onions, chopped celery, and/or a drizzle of hot sauce)


Spray the inside of the bowl of your slow cooker with cooking spray.

Add all ingredients to the bowl of the slow cooker, and stir until combined.  (You can also stir the ingredients together in a separate bowl, and then transfer that to the bowl of the slow cooker afterwards.)

Cook on high for 1.5 - 2 hours, or until the cheeses are all melted.  (Alternately, you can also cook this on low for 3-4 hours, or until the cheeses are all melted.)  Give the dip a good final stir, then transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with extra blue cheese and green onions if desired.  Serve with chips or your desired dippers.

*If you do not like blue cheese, I recommend starting with just 2 ounces blue cheese.  Then once the mixture has cooked, give it a taste, and you can always add more.

**If you do not like much spice/heat, I recommend starting with 1/2 cup hot sauce.  Then once the mixture has cooked, give it a taste, and you can always add more.

***If you do not have ranch seasoning, you can instead use 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip -- the irresistible appetizer we all love, made extra easy in the crock pot! |


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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — October 5, 2015 @ 5:49 am (#)

    Your parents sound SO cute!! Love that picture of all of your guys dressed up!
    But not quite as much as I love the fact that there is Greek yogurt in this dip. I am all about buffalo chicken, and with extra protein? HECK YES. Pinned!

  2. Erin @ The Almond Eater — October 5, 2015 @ 8:31 am (#)

    What a fun party idea! I had buffalo chicken dip this weekend and it was goooooood. Next time, I think I’ll make this version for my friends because I’m all about easy crock pot dips. YUM. 

  3. Dori Grasska — October 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am (#)

    I can’t wait to try this one!  Looks so yummy and I love that you can use Greek yogurt.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 6th, 2015 @ 8:44 am

      Thanks Dori, we hope you love it! :)

  4. Josh | The Kentucky Gent — October 5, 2015 @ 10:41 am (#)

    Your parents are too cute! 

    Also, love the idea of using bleu cheese in this dip. Definitely adds a different flavor to it. 

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  5. Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy — October 5, 2015 @ 11:19 am (#)

    Oh my gosh, I love your parents without even knowing them. :) How adorable is that picture. That is such a cute party idea.

    And I must try this dip. I’ve made something similar, but your version looks better. Pinning it to my “football food” board. And kudos for making this (which looks like an orange-y glob when I make it!) look so pretty for photos. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 6th, 2015 @ 8:44 am

      Thanks for your sweet words Marjorie, we hope you love the dip! :)

  6. Felishia — October 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm (#)

    Does the chicken have to already be cooked?

    • Ali — November 4th, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

      Yes it does. Enjoy!

  7. Danielle @ Delightful Mom Food — October 5, 2015 @ 5:58 pm (#)

    Pinning! This will be our next Foodball Day food! Thank you! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 6th, 2015 @ 8:48 am

      Awesome, thanks Danielle, and we hope you guys enjoy it!

  8. Thalia @ butter and brioche — October 5, 2015 @ 10:20 pm (#)

    I never have made my own dip before but you definitely have inspired me too!

  9. Jordan the oven guy — October 6, 2015 @ 1:33 am (#)

    You guys rock! Happy birthday to your parents, Ali. And this dip looks amazing as well. You said you made it in the oven before, right? I don’t have a slow cooker so I will have to try to make the dip without it. I hope it works out well. Cross your fingers :D

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 6th, 2015 @ 8:54 am

      Thanks Jordan! And it should work well in the oven, we hope you enjoy it!

  10. marie powell — October 6, 2015 @ 3:45 am (#)

    Ali it looked like you had a great time with your family going back to the sixties wow, I’m going to be having a seventies party soon, any suggestions on what I should be serving. marie x

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 21st, 2015 @ 12:08 pm

      Hi Marie, we suggest you serve a bunch of dips as well, or honestly you could serve whatever you like, and just add cute names to the dishes. Like “groovy,” etc. You could have a pea-spread or crostini and call it “give peas a chance?” ;P

  11. Tom ~ Raise Your Garden — October 6, 2015 @ 7:25 am (#)

    Fun party. Happy B-day to your parents. Great dip. A party right in your mouth. Hear hear.

  12. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — October 6, 2015 @ 3:48 pm (#)

    I LOVE slow cooker dips!!! And Buffalo Chicken anything ALWAYS catches my eye! PINNED! Also, I think I need to adopt your family’s awesome themed party ways. So fun!

  13. Emily | Robust Recipes — October 6, 2015 @ 4:28 pm (#)

    Such a good idea to make this dip in the slow cooker! This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it! :)

  14. Linda Lassahn — October 10, 2015 @ 11:28 pm (#)

    Just love your site! Loved the Hippy Dippy Party you wrote about and the family picture! What a fun time and great idea!

    I am going to try the Buffalo Chicken Dip soon. Thank you for using preparation pictures and great instructions, notes, and tips, also!!! Your site is so nice to view and follow, and you just seem so personable!!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 11th, 2015 @ 6:50 pm

      Thanks Linda, we’re happy to hear that! We hope you enjoy the dip! :)

  15. Sarah Cauble — October 11, 2015 @ 7:23 pm (#)

    Is there a way to make this with raw chicken breasts so that everything can cook all day and you don’t need to cook the chicken separately?

    • Ali — November 4th, 2015 @ 5:06 pm

      Unfortunately I don’t think that will work well with this recipe, since the dairy ingredients would probably overcook. If you can cook the chicken beforehand (or buy a rotisserie), that seems to work the best. Hope that helps!

  16. Kelly — October 19, 2015 @ 7:57 pm (#)

    Oh my boyfriend LOVES this stuff.. I’ll have to try your version! I I’ll try anything that can be made in the crockpot. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 21st, 2015 @ 11:23 am

      Thanks Kelly, we hope you guys enjoy it! :)

  17. Bonnie — November 12, 2015 @ 5:13 am (#)

    This looks delicious! What size slow cooker did you use?

  18. Thea Crotts — November 20, 2015 @ 1:35 pm (#)

    What size crockpot did you use/can you use? I have a mini crockpot, I think a 2quart and was hoping it would all fit in there!

    • Ali — October 12th, 2016 @ 3:47 pm

      I used this 4-quart Crock Pot — Hope that helps! :) (That’s an affiliate link from my shop!)

  19. Shawna — December 1, 2015 @ 9:26 pm (#)

    I love this!! It made quite a bit for just my boyfriend and I, would you recommend this being able to be frozen?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 2nd, 2015 @ 9:05 am

      Thanks Shawna, we’re glad to hear that! We wouldn’t recommend freezing this though, due to its high dairy content.

  20. Denise — December 8, 2015 @ 8:09 pm (#)


    I was wondering if you meant Frank’s Bufflo wing hot sauce or just the hot sauce?

  21. Jessica — December 14, 2015 @ 11:26 am (#)

    Hello, I have a question, do you have a recommendation for the blue cheese crumble? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 14th, 2015 @ 7:33 pm

      Hi Jessica! Honestly, any blue cheese will do. We often use whatever is on sale! :) We hope you enjoy this!

  22. Lindsay — December 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am (#)

    I’ve searched high and low for the perfect-sounding buffalo chicken dip recipe and Pinterest brought me here… And then I realized I’d already decided on your spinach artichoke dip recipe too! Thank you for elevating the standards of Pinterest recipes ;)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 5:32 pm

      Yay, we hope you enjoy this one as well! :D

  23. Lindsay — December 20, 2015 @ 11:30 am (#)

    It was gone halfway through the party! A big hit. Thank you!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 20th, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

      That’s always a good sign! We’re happy this was a hit, thanks for sharing! :)

  24. Laurie — December 26, 2015 @ 3:09 pm (#)

    Can another cheese be substituted? I love blue cheese but my daughter can not eat it. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 28th, 2015 @ 2:48 pm

      Hi Laurie, we’d recommend just adding more mozzarella in place of the blue cheese, or any other cheese your daughter likes. :) We hope you both enjoy!

  25. Meryll — December 26, 2015 @ 4:03 pm (#)

    So happy to find your blog, and love this recipe idea! Can’t wait to try it! What kind of chips do you serve with it? 
    Thanks – Happy New Year! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 28th, 2015 @ 2:55 pm

      Thanks Meryll, we’re so happy you’re here! We really like tortilla chips with these, or kettle chips (since they’re nice and sturdy). We hope you enjoy! :)

  26. Lauren — December 29, 2015 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    What size is the slow cooker used in this recipe? I’m wondering if this would work in the 2 quart size?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 3rd, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

      Hi Lauren! We used a 4-quart slow cooker for this, so if you have a 2-quart size, we’d recommend cutting the recipe in half. We hope you enjoy!

  27. Victoria — December 30, 2015 @ 11:32 am (#)

    Is chunk canned chicken okay to throw in? I will be making this for a NYE appetizer. Looks delicious!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 30th, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

      Hi Victoria, we haven’t tried that, but we think that should be okay. Have a wonderful New Year’s! :)

  28. Lauren — December 30, 2015 @ 7:23 pm (#)

    What size slow cooker is used? Will  2 quart suffice?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 30th, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

      Hi Lauren! We actually used a 4-quart slow cooker for this, so unless you cut the recipe in half, we’d recommend using the 4-quart size (or something closer to that). We hope you enjoy! :)

  29. Samantha — December 31, 2015 @ 1:22 pm (#)

    This looks amazing! I’m trying it tonight for New Year’s Eve. Do you have any suggestions on the best way to reheat this? I’m brining it to a friends house.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 1st, 2016 @ 6:29 pm

      Thanks Samantha! We’d suggest reheating it on your slow cooker’s “warm” setting. We hope you enjoy!

  30. Alaina — January 12, 2016 @ 11:40 am (#)

    Can this be baked instead with the same ingredients and instructions?

    Thank you! I haven’t joined the crock pot wagon yet :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 12th, 2016 @ 1:59 pm

      Hi Alaina! Yes, this can be baked. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temp first. Whisk the ranch seasoning into your Greek yogurt or sour cream. Spread the cream cheese on the bottom of a 1-qt dish, then layer with your chicken, mozzarella, hot sauce, blue cheese, ranch & yogurt/sour cream mixture and green onions. Then bake uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 min (or until the cheese has melted). Garnish with more blue cheese crumbles and some green onion if you’d like. We hope you enjoy!

  31. Linda — January 20, 2016 @ 6:39 pm (#)

    Recipe looks really yummy buttttt I really dislike blue cheese.  Can you taste it in the dip? Is there another cheese/dressing that could replace it?  Thank you!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 20th, 2016 @ 8:21 pm

      Hi Linda, yes, you can taste the blue cheese in this. We don’t feel like it’s overwhelming, but you can always just use 2 oz instead. However, if you’re really not a fan in the slightest, we would use some white cheddar or a little extra cream cheese. We hope that helps and that you enjoy!

  32. Laura — February 8, 2016 @ 7:14 pm (#)

    How long do you think this will keep in the fridge? I made it Sunday and want to serve the leftover Wednesday night. Should be good still right? It was delicious, thanks for the recipe!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 9th, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

      Hi Laura, we think this should definitely be fine for Wednesday night! We’re happy you enjoyed it! :D

  33. Anne-Stuart — February 14, 2016 @ 5:16 pm (#)

    How many chicken breasts is 3 cups? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 15th, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

      Hi Anne! 1/2 pound of chicken would equal a cup, so 1 1/2 pounds for 3 cups.

  34. Vianey — March 10, 2016 @ 6:47 pm (#)

    I am so excited to try this for an upcoming birthday! We stumbled upon your Pastor Tacos recipe and it is in the crock pot as i type! soo excited :) 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 11th, 2016 @ 8:15 pm

      Thanks Vianey! We hope you enjoyed the al pastor, and that you enjoy this dip as well! :)

  35. Misty — March 11, 2016 @ 3:35 pm (#)

    With the green onions, are you using the entire green onion or just the white part or just the green part? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 11th, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

      Hi Misty! You can use just the light green and some of the dark green (not going quite all the way up the stalk). You can definitely use the white part as well though, it’s just stronger. :) We hope you enjoy this!

  36. Ellen — March 31, 2016 @ 7:02 pm (#)

    I made this for my office pot luck. It was the hit of the day! Thank you for creating this awesome, tasty dip. I’ll be sure to make this again for future gatherings.  Delish!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 31st, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

      We’re so glad to hear that Ellen! :D

  37. Lindsee — August 26, 2016 @ 3:35 pm (#)

    I loooooove this dip and have made it numerous times!!! It always tastes amazing but it also ends up having grease just sitting on top therefore making it look unpleasant  :( any suggestions on how to prevent that?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 28th, 2016 @ 4:54 pm

      We’re so glad you enjoy it, Lindsee! As for the grease, hmmm, you could just try removing it with a big spoon or ladle. We wish we knew a better suggestion, but that should help!

  38. Barb Welker — September 2, 2016 @ 7:43 am (#)

    I made this using the large cans of chicken from Costco and it shredded great and tasted quite yummy with no fuss. Maybe an idea for those who don’t want to cook chicken. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 2nd, 2016 @ 7:46 am

      We’re glad you enjoyed it, Barb!

  39. Katie — October 24, 2016 @ 7:40 pm (#)

    Hey there! This looks incredible! How do you think Jalapeños would work in this? I know that sounds pretty spicy but just less hot sauce then? Maybe adding ranch dressing to cool it? Let me know what you think! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 27th, 2016 @ 10:13 pm

      Thanks, Katie! And we bet jalapeños would be yummy in this (we would de-seed them, or at least some of them though), and yes, cut back on the hot sauce (you can always add more after tasting it with the jalapeños). Ranch dressing would likely be yummy as well. Let us know how it goes if you try either of these things! :)

  40. Kevin — October 28, 2016 @ 8:50 pm (#)

    Hi! This looks awesome!
    I think I might just make this tommorw, or sunday, just wondering how long am I able to keep this in the fridge before it goes bad. I want to make it last! :-)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 30th, 2016 @ 11:01 am

      Thanks, Kevin! This should keep in the fridge for at least a few days, if not about a week. We hope you enjoy!

  41. Jessica — October 31, 2016 @ 11:15 am (#)

    My husband just made the dip this weekend! I cannot express how good this dip is… we made a full size crock pot-worth and almost finished it off ourselves! Many thanks for this delicious recipe. We will make this for years to come!!! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 11th, 2016 @ 10:20 am

      We’re so happy you and your husband loved this, Jessica — thanks for sharing with us! :)

  42. Nicole — November 28, 2016 @ 9:06 am (#)

    Hello! Is it possible to make this dip a night ahead of time and refrigerate it? Or will the dip separate too much? Thanks!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 28th, 2016 @ 12:42 pm

      Hi Nicole! We think that would be okay. We hope you enjoy!

  43. Connie — November 30, 2016 @ 12:54 pm (#)

    Do you think using Sriracha hot sauce would be ok?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 8th, 2016 @ 8:52 pm

      We haven’t tried it, so we’re not really sure. It will have a different taste, but it will still have some great heat and flavor!

  44. ChristineRucinski — December 27, 2016 @ 12:04 pm (#)

    A friend made this foe a staff meeting and was out of this world…My question is I want to make it for a party with 25 people. How can I adjust the recipe to make sure it comes out good. How much chicken???

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 9th, 2017 @ 9:21 pm

      We’re so happy you enjoyed it, Christine! If you want to make enough to serve 25 people, then you probably want to triple the recipe. We used a 4-qt slow cooker for this, so a larger one would be preferable, but it’s likely you’ll still need to do a couple batches, as it won’t all fit (even in a larger slow cooker). We hope this is helpful!

  45. Jillian — December 28, 2016 @ 8:22 am (#)

    Looking to make this dip this weekend.. Wondering if anyone has any good ideas for dipping? I know the typical tortilla chips, cellery, carrots.. Anything else?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 9th, 2017 @ 9:01 pm

      Hi Jillian, we’re so sorry we’re just now getting to your comment! We love pita chips, crostini, and celery with this!

  46. Carol — January 4, 2017 @ 6:42 pm (#)

    The dip is great!! Even though I only used 1/2 cup of hot sauce, the dip is wayyyyyyyy too hot. Any suggestions on how to bring the heat down.

    Thank you!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 12th, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

      Oh no, we’re sorry you found it too spicy! Just curious, what kind of hot sauce did you use? Next time you could try a milder hot sauce, or start with 1/4 cup and add more to taste at the end (if you want)?

  47. Ashley — January 13, 2017 @ 5:02 am (#)

    This looks fantastic! Do you usually use regular Frank’s hot sauce, or do you use the Buffalo style?

    • Ali — March 27th, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

      Yep, I’m a big Frank’s fan. ;)

  48. Catia torrent — January 21, 2017 @ 2:44 am (#)

    I make this. Omg! Delicious

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 22nd, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it!

  49. Anna W — January 28, 2017 @ 4:47 pm (#)

    Just made this, OMG yum! I used just over a 1/2 cup of hot sauce and it is the perfect amount of heat. Thank you for the amazing recipe. This will definitely be a keeper!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:40 am

      We’re so happy you enjoyed it, Anna!

  50. Marti — February 5, 2017 @ 9:14 am (#)

    For two years running now, I have made this dip for Superbowl Sunday. I love it! And then my husband takes whatever is left over the next day to his office, and everyone hangs out in the staff room until it is gone. It is always a hit!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 5th, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us, Marti! We’re so happy you and your husband love this!