chip dipping into crock pot buffalo chicken dip

My Mom recently sent me this recipe for Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip and it figuratively, and nearly literally, blew my socks off (you know, on account of the spicy hot sauce? Hahaha. I’ll be here all week.) At any rate, this 5 ingredient dip recipe is incredible. The perfect balance of heat and cheese and I think I had, like, 17 servings the first time I made it.

Give or take 10 servings.

This spicy chicken dip is THAT good.

bowl of easy crock pot buffalo chicken dip

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cream cheese, ranch dressing, shredded cheese, wing sauce, and canned chunk chicken breast are tossed into the crock pot then heated until bubbly. That’s it! So many Buffalo Chicken Dip recipes call for melting some of the ingredients together in a pan on the stove before transferring to a baking dish with more ingredients, then finally baking.


We’re going the ultra easy route: toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker then press on. Couldn’t be easier, and again, addictingly delicious. I’ve had my fair share of buffalo chicken dips and this one seriously hits the spot!

ingredients for buffalo chicken dip recipe in a crock pot

Small Crock Pot Dip Recipe

This is a “small batch” dip recipe in that you only need a 2-3 quart crock pot to warm it in. I recently purchased this 3 quart slow cooker from Target’s Hearth and Hand line by Magnolia. It’s matte cream with a black crock and is just gorgeous.

You know you’re in your 30’s when crock pot designs make your heart go pitter patter!

We have a family-sized 6 quart crock pot that I use for large roasts and soups, but I needed something small for dips and appetizers and this slow cooker is the perfect size.

Hearth and Hand by Magnolia Slow Cooker

How to Make Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Again, all you have to do is add all the ingredients into a 2-3 quart slow cooker, stir them up, then press on. You’ll need cream cheese, shredded Colby Jack cheese, canned chunk chicken breast, ranch dressing, and wing sauce. Stir everything up then heat on low for 1-1/2 – 2 hours or until hot and bubbly, stirring occasionally.

Gluten Free Brands I Use

These are the brands of ingredients I use for this dip which, at the time of this writing, 12/20, are gluten free:

  • Canned chunk chicken breast: Swanson brand
  • Ranch dressing: Hidden Valley Ranch
  • Wing sauce: Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce

Feel free to combine all the ingredients into the crock of your slow cooker up to a couple days ahead of time then plop onto the base right from the fridge. You may need to tack on an additional 30 minutes or so to account for the chilled crock.

crock pot buffalo chicken dip in a bowl with chips

I hope you LOVE this spicy, cheesy, easy dip recipe – enjoy!

easy crock pot chicken dip recipe in a bowl

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

5/5 (4 REVIEWS)


Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect appetizer recipe! Cheesy, spicy, and made from just 5 ingredients right in the slow cooker.


serves 4-6

  • 2, 10oz cans chunk chicken breast (I use Swanson brand)
  • 8oz block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Wing Sauce
  • 1/2 cup gluten free ranch dressing
  • For dipping: tortilla chips, carrots, celery


  1. Add chicken, cream cheese, shredded cheese, wing sauce, and ranch dressing to a 2-3 quart crock pot. Stir to combine then heat on LOW until hot, 1-1/2 - 2 hours, stirring every now and again. Serve with dippers.
  2. Make ahead: Add all the ingredients into the crock of your slow cooker then refrigerate up to 2 days ahead of time. Place on slow cooker then cook on low for an additional 30 minutes, or until heated through.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats,

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