Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip – Persnickety Plates

Recipe for buffalo chicken dip in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip has only FIVE ingredients and makes a great batch that

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip has only FIVE ingredients and makes a great batch that is perfect for parties, gatherings or game days. This sauce couldn’t be easier to make because it’s a slow cooker sauce recipe! Put the ingredients in a pot clay and you can also serve the sauce directly from the slow cooker!


buffalo chicken sauce recipe was actually my first slow cooking experience. Growing up, my mother never used one, so I never used one. But now, I love using mine.

This easy buffalo chicken sauce recipe gets rave reviews every time I take it to a party and they always ask me for the recipe, some even refer to it as “crack sauce” because it’s addictive. Luckily, I have this blog to point people out the ingredients of slow-cooking buffalo chicken sauce 😉

There are only five everyday ingredients in this recipe, which makes it super easy. Scroll down to see the complete prescription card with measurements.

  • Cooked and shredded chicken – I like to season and then boil boneless, skinless chicken breasts when I make this recipe. You can also crush a roast chicken. Or, I guess you could use canned chicken, but please don’t. It disgusts me haha
  • Cream cheese – Cube a brick of cream cheese
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  • Ranch Dressing – Hidden Valley is the brand I usually have on hand. Use your favorite.
  • Frank’s Wing Sauce – Be sure to drink wing sauce and not regular hot sauce.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Shredded cheddar cheese, whether you crush it yourself or buy a bag of pre-crushed cheese. I usually use soft Cheddar.

Aerial Shot of Slow Cooker Ingredients from Buffalo Chicken Sauce

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Slow Cooker

STEP ONE: First, if you need to cook your chicken, I like to season with salt and pepper and seasoned salt and then boil it in water or chicken broth for 10 minutes to a quick boil. Then remove and trim, either with forks, or throw it into your stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment to make things really easy. Alternatively, you can make shredded chicken in instant pot.

If you have precooked chicken (like a roast chicken), just crumble it.

STEP TWO: Then, add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook in HIGH for about an hour, stirring after 30 minutes.

STEP THREE: Stir and then turn the heat to LOW or HOT while serving.

That’s all! It’s that easy.

Can I do it in the oven?

Yes, if you don’t want to use the slow cooker, you can have the buffalo chicken sauce dipped in the stove or baked in the oven. Either way, you’re just melting the ingredients.

If baking in the oven, cover with a layer of cheese and bake at 350° for about 20-30 minutes.

Aerial shot of buffalo chicken sauce in a dish with chips and celery

Need more buffalo recipes in your life? Try these:


  • Cauliflower
  • Buffalo Chicken Bread Buffalo

  • Ranch Chicken Wrap
  • Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken WingsNeed more slow cooker chicken recipes

? Try these:

Slow Cooker Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

  • Mac & Cheese Slow
  • Cooker

  • Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Buffalo Chicken dip on a slice of celery

Equipment needed to make Buffalo Chicken

  • Dip Slow Cooker – I have had this slow cooker for years and highly recommend it.
  • Chip & Dip Serving Set – This is cute, although I like to serve from the slow cooker to keep it warm
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  • Frank’s WING Sauce – Make sure you get wing sauce and not just hot sauce. Unless you like super heat.
  • Serving spoon – To collect all that goodness.

Originally published March 22, 2010 Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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