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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This is my all-time favorite buffalo chicken dip recipe! It’s full of big flavors, and extra-easy when made in the crock pot. Win-win. :)

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!


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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.

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

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. :)

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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. :)

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 100 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 servings 1x


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)


  1. Spray the inside of the bowl of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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’re not a fan of blue cheese, feel free to leave it out.

**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.

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113 comments on “Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip”

  1. Wow!
    Amazing site.
    I just landed here & Found it much Useful.
    Just Rated 5 Stars.

  2. Do you know what the serving size is that you used to determine the yield as 6-8 servings? If I were making this as one of three dip options for 20 people, would I need to double or triple the recipe?

    • Hi Whitney! We would probably double it to be on the safe side (you may have some left over), but you should definitely have enough this way. We hope you and your guests enjoy!

  3. Made this dip using chicken breasts baked with your Slow Cooker “Rotisserie” Chicken seasoning.

    Took the dip to a party and everyone absolutely loved it and wanted the recipe :) I’ll definitely be making this again. Love your site. Thank you for awesome recipes!!!

  4. Made this over the weekend and it was a total hit!!! Awesome recipe.

  5. Hi Ali,

    I made this before in my large crock pot. It was delicious!! I want to make it for an outdoor Halloween party and want to keep it warm. I was going to buy a smaller crock pot for dips, would a 1.5 qt one be big enough, or should I buy a 2 qt?


  6. I’ve made this dip three times now, and I’ve gotten nothing but rave reviews. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!

  7. This dip was a hit this Christmas! One of the best Buffalo Chicken Dips I’ve made. Everyone loved it. The only warning I will say is that it did have a serious kick to it so if you are not a fan of spice then I would either cut the hot sauce in half or dilute it with something else non-spicy (ranch dressing maybe?). The only thing I forgot to add in was the ranch seasoning but no one missed it. It was EXTREMELY flavourful regardless, especially with the blue cheese on top! Definitely making this again :)

  8. This dip is very good, but it is very very salty. I used unsalted chips with it and didn’t add any extra to the dip. I don’t think l would make this again because of that.

  9. Hi just stumbled across this recipe and was wondering if the chicken is uncooked when you put it in the crockpot?

    • That’s a great question about the chicken. In the video it looks cooked but I feel like it might dry it out if it were cooked ahead of time and then cooked for another few hours.

  10. Just made it for an open house, it was a hit!

  11. I made this last week for Thanksgiving for the kids/teenagers who often are not thrilled with traditional Thanksgiving food. EVERYONE loved it, even the adults. It was gone very quickly.
    Thanks for such an easy, great recipe. I am adding it to my favorites.

  12. Made this for a small dinner party-some of the guests joked about standing around this and guarding it so they could eat it all! It was all gone within no time. Best buffalo chicken dip recipe yet! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  13. Using Shultz’s sweet heat hot sauce in this recipe is a game changer. I have to take this dip it every gathering I attend now.

  14. Do you use the Frank’s Buffalo Wing sauce or just the Frank’s Hot sauce?

  15. What size slow cooker did you use?

  16. I made this and it was really great and easy. I like spicy, but 1/2 cup of hot sauce was plenty for me. Also cut the ranch seasoning a bit. Served with celery sticks and plain baguette slices to balance the saltiness. I really like the easy proportions of this recipe and am taking it with my crockpot to a work potluck tomorrow, I know it will be a hit!