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This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is the perfect easy go-to appetizer to enjoy in the crockpot or oven! Filled with chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch and cheese for the ultimate Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip to enjoy anytime!

If you like Buffalo Chicken flavor, you’ll love these easy appetizers next! Buffalo Chicken NachosBuffalo Chicken Sliders, and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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When we have family gatherings, everyone brings a dish to share. I usually bring Oreo Dessert, but this one particular year,  I was asked to bring this easy recipe – Buffalo Chicken Dip – to our Christmas party.

I had never made it before but I was up for the task! So, I did what any good home cook would do, I turned to Google and researches a bunch of recipes, and combined them for this amazingly cheesy dip. It turned out delicious!

I’m often asked “what is your favorite kind of dip to make in a crock-pot?” and this dip is always the 1st on my list!

What started out as a joke has become my #1 appetizer recipe on All Things Mamma year after year and especially during football season. Little did I know this Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip would become my signature dish for any gathering and especially a Super Bowl Party!

(PS – If you love buffalo chicken, then you also need to try my Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders!)

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

You can take it anywhere you go easily OR keep it warm right in your own kitchen. Perfect!

This has become my go-to dish whenever we have people over, are watching football on the weekend, have a party to go or just when we want a low-carb snack. I keep it warm in my slow cooker on the counter all day – if it lasts that long!

YES, this Buffalo Chicken Dip is considered Keto if you don’t eat it with crackers or tortilla chips. Just use celery sticks, carrots, or even red peppers! It’s sooo good!

Because this Buffalo Dip Recipe has the perfect amount of spice and coolness, with simple ingredients, it’s hard to stop! It’s just that good!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Baked in Oven

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Dip with Canned Chicken

buffalo chicken dip ingredients
  • Canned Chicken – I know! It sounds crazy but it’s good! You could substitute with whole chicken breasts shredded. I would guess that 2 cooked chicken breasts would be perfect! You can use the normal 9.75oz size can or the bonus size of 12.5oz. Either work!
  • Cheddar Cheese – I like the sharp shredded cheese kind!
  • Cream Cheese – Can you EVER have enough cheese? Room temperature is best.
  • Ranch Salad Dressing – Yep. I said RANCH. I think cools down the hot sauce in this. spicy appetizer dip. You could Blue Cheese Dressing if you’d like.
  • Buffalo Chicken Sauce – I like Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce!
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles – I don’t have this on my dip BUT it’s a hit for a lot of people. Try it out!

Note: This chicken wing dip uses canned chicken but you can also use leftover cooked shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken.

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How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip with Step-By-Step Instructions Below:

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Crock Pot Instructions For Buffalo Chicken

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip can easily be made, too.

  1. Add ALL of the ingredients below into the slow cooker and turn on low for 3-4 hours.
  2. Once all of the ingredients are completely melted and heated through, give it a good stir.
  3. Next, switch the crockpot to the warm setting to keep this cheesy and spicy dip nice and creamy for your party!

Here’s my FAVORITE crockpot to use for this easy crockpot appetizer –> CROCK-POT

Oven Instructions For Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

It’s one of THE easiest recipes to make!

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the recipe as directed in the recipe card below. Then pour into a medium baking dish and sprinkle 1/2 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese on top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. It’s then ready to eat!
buffalo chicken dip

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A great way to keep this warm is to use a crockpot on the counter or to take it with you on the go!

If you bake it in a dish, use a thermal carrier to keep your dish warm. I love mine and use it often!

Note: You can also bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is heated through and it’s hot and bubbly.

The Best Chips for Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Fritos Scoops
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Club Crackers
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Baguette Slices
  • and even Chicken Flavored Crackers go well with Buffalo Chicken Dip!

A Great Keto Dip!

Who would think that this delicious dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip, would be on the list of good diet foods – but it is! If you’re doing keto, this dip is spot on! Just make sure to use celery, carrot sticks, or peppers to dip with – not crackers.

A perfect Super Bowl Food!

With only 5 ingredients, this creamy crock pot dip is spicy, delicious, and addicting. It is always the first to go at ANY party – especially on game day.

Keep it in mind for your next gathering or for Super Bowl Party. Don’t forget the crackers and celery! You could get fancy and top with a few chopped up green onions, too. I am sure it will be a hit at your house as much as it is at mine!

Buffalo Chicken Dip with celery
What kind of cheese goes best with buffalo chicken?

A lot of people LOVE blue cheese with buffalo chicken but I use cheddar cheese in this recipe. I feel it give this hot dip recipe the right amount of sharpness without the blue cheese flavor that some people don’t care for. I haven’t met a person that doesn’t like cheddar cheese!

How long is buffalo chicken dip good for in the refrigerator?

I would keep buffalo chicken dip in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days max. Just heat up in the microwave when you want a treat!

Is freezing leftover buffalo chicken dip a good idea?

Sure! You can freeze leftover Buffalo Chicken Dip in a sealed airtight container. When you want to reheat it, just remove it from the freezer and allow to thaw – then add it to the microwave to reheat or into an oven-safe dish.

This Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is our #1 Recipe here on All Things Mamma with over 700,000 shares! It’s always a hit! If you like Buffalo Chicken Wings, you’ll LOVE this easy dip recipe!

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buffalo chicken dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is the perfect easy appetizer to enjoy in the crockpot or oven! Filled with chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and cheese for the ultimate Buffalo Chicken Dip to enjoy anytime!
4.27 from 215 votes
Course: Appetizer/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 12.5oz cans chunk chicken drained – 9.75oz or 12.5oz
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup pepper sauce such as Frank’s Red Hot – I like the Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1 box chicken-flavored crackers


  • Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through.
  • Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm.
  • Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly.
  • If cooking in the oven, add to a 450-degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks, baquette slickes, and crackers.



Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip Instructions: 
  1. Add ALL of the ingredients below into the slow cooker and turn on low for 3-4 hours.
  2. Once all of the ingredients are completely melted and heated through, give it a good stir.
  3. Next, switch the crockpot to the warm setting to keep this cheesy and spicy dip nice and creamy for your party!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1307mg | Potassium: 100mg | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken, buffalo chicken dip, crock pot buffalo chicken dip, slow cooker
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This Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect dip for any occasion!

With only 5 ingredients - this Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is easy and always a hit!

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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!


  1. Charlotte says:

    I want to make this dip, but can’t take to much heat, and for kids, what could I use for the hot sauce.Thanks

  2. This was a crowd favorite! Took it to an ugly sweater party and had to hide some for me to bring home left overs. I’m making it again by request for another Christmas family party at the request of my SIL.

  3. 5 stars
    The children and adults at the Homeschool co-op Christmas party really liked the dip including my children. My husband loved it too even though I made it mild with just a dash of hot sauce! Easy recipe with the crockpot!

  4. Rhonda Sakell says:

    5 stars
    So easy and fast. Tastes great too.

  5. 5 stars
    Always a big hit at family gatherings!!

  6. 5 stars
    Excellent dish and crowd pleaser. I did add an extra can of chicken and used Texas Pete original hot sauce. I also used homemade ranch dressing simply because I had it on hand.

  7. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Made for a small party with 8 people (I did it in the oven) and the dish was completely empty by the end of the night. Ate with Club crackers.

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  9. Can you use sour cream in place of the cream cheese? If so how much?

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  13. Barbara Smith says:

    5 stars
    Seriously good dip!!! And so easy

  14. 5 stars
    It’s a remarkable feeling to ask your son to make a dish for a friend’s party because he enjoys it so much. Instead of canned chicken I used a rotisserie chicken from Albertsons. This dip is easy to make, quick and easy. Tastes amazing!! Thank you!

    1. Sheila Taylor says:

      This dip is GREAR on sliced cucumber! Just the right amount of cool, fresh & crunch it needs!

  15. Ashley Jones says:

    That looks great – I had a spicy dish last night. It has to be done, even during the summer months! Most of all it helps clear the airwaves and definitely makes me feel fresher and happier 😀
    Ashley Jones

  16. Question for the oven directions one segment says preheat oven to 350 and below at bottom one segment says 450 degrees . I’m assuming you meant 350 correct? Thanks !

    1. I noticed this and wondered the same thing. Maybe it is either or? The 350 is set for 15-20 minutes and the 450 is 10-15. I plan to make today and will use the 350.

  17. Melissa Brown says:

    Is this two 8 oz packages of cream cheese or just one 8 oz package? Thank you!

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      Yes – TWO 8oz packages.

  18. Can this be made in a small crockpot or does it need to b larger? Thanks in advance

    1. I like a medium-size crock for this.

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