A simple crockpot buffalo chicken dip recipe that will be everyone’s favorite when you need a crowd-pleasing appetizer for football game days, a New Year’s party, a summer BBQ or just because.
The easy crockpot buffalo chicken dip is also keto-friendly, low carb, and gluten-free, if either you or your guests are on a restricted health program.
Serve with celery, bread cubes, crackers, cheese crackers, or pepperoni chips. And if you’re a buffalo wings fan like we are, be sure to make our delicious air fryer chicken wings recipe or check out our round-up post with 8 easy buffalo chicken recipes.
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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
I’m going to fully admit here, up until this past year I’ve never been a fan of anything with buffalo chicken or Frank’s red hot sauce. It wasn’t until I started experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with my own recipes, that not only do I enjoy eating buffalo chicken dip and wings now, but I’d actually say that I LOVE it!
Why This Recipe Works
- Crock pot buffalo chicken is an easy recipe you just dump, stir, and heat
- Using shredded chicken gives the dip a heartier taste and makes this almost like a meal
- If your guests have diet restrictions, the dip recipe is also low carb, keto, and gluten-free
- Using natural ingredients instead of processed mixes like other recipes tastes better and is healthier
- You can put this dip together in just 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheese- cheddar, Monterey Jack, 3 cheese blend, blue cheese crumbles
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- Garnish- green onions, crumbled blue cheese (optional)
Some people use Ranch dressing, personally, my favorite way is by making crockpot buffalo chicken dip with sour cream and garlic salt instead. If you prefer buffalo chicken dip without Ranch dressing, our recipe will definitely be a favorite for you.
You can also mix whatever your favorite shredded cheese is into the slow cooker buffalo chicken dip recipe if you’re a big blue cheese fan and love a bold flavor….mix in crumbled blue cheese!
How to Make Crock-pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
The steps for making this crock pot buffalo chicken dip recipe can be broken down into the following steps:
- Shred the cooked chicken
- Soften the cream cheese
- Mix the dip ingredients together in a crock-pot
- Garnish and serve
Crockpot buffalo chicken dip (real chicken tips)
Buying a rotisserie chicken is a fabulous use for a pre-cooked Costco or grocery store chicken. The easy crockpot chicken dip recipe only takes 5 minutes to put together when you start with a rotisserie chicken.
Your options for cooking the chicken are to either bake chicken in the oven and shred it, cook chicken in the instant pot, or use canned chicken.
If you want to cook the chicken instead, you can use our recipes for oven-baked chicken breasts or instant pot frozen chicken. Canned chicken that you drain can also be used in a pinch. But to be honest, making crockpot buffalo chicken dip with real chicken tastes the best!
The BEST tasting chicken will definitely be the oven-baked chicken since it will have that roasted flavor to it the other options won’t. We often have shredded chicken in the fridge for meal prep, and using the instant pot method makes it easy because you can cook a 2.5 lb bag of frozen chicken in 10 minutes under pressure.
The easiest type of chicken would be standard canned chicken, which you can use in a pinch. When you’re in a hurry this is the quickest way, but the others will add more flavor to whatever recipe you’re making.
To shred the chicken you can either:
- Shred the chicken with 2 forks
- Use meat claws
- Shred the chicken in a mixer
We used a stand mixer to shred the chicken, it only took 20 seconds! Shredding chicken this way probably gives a finer texture to the chicken then the other two methods.
Here’s how easy it is to use a stand mixer!
Soften the cream cheese
Soften and cut the cream cheese into cubes.
It’s important to make sure you soften the cream cheese before you add it to the crock-pot, sometimes cold cream cheese curdles and doesn’t blend as smoothly as it should when adding it to crock-pot dishes.
If you’re trying to make this recipe and don’t want to wait an hour for your cream cheese to soften, simply cut it into cubes and microwave it for 15-20 seconds on a microwave-safe dish.
Stir and Heat
Add the cooked shredded chicken, the cream cheese cubes, sour cream, Franks red hot sauce, shredded cheese, and garlic salt to a medium-sized crock-pot.
Stir until all of the ingredients are combined.
Put the lid on the crock-pot and cook the dip on low for 1-2 hours until heated through and bubbly.
Remove from the crock-pot and put into a dip serving dish. As a garnish, you can add sliced green onions and/or blue cheese crumbles. Blue cheese and Frank’s red hot go hand in hand, but not everyone is a blue cheese fan. Feel free to skip it if that’s you!
Other Chicken Recipes You’ll Love
- Air fryer chicken wings
- Green chili chicken casserole
- Instant pot Cuban chicken stew
- Chicken Fajita Bake
- Chicken Divan Casserole
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