This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is a great appetizer for your next game day tailgate party! Everyone will love this super easy, cheesy no-bake Buffalo chicken recipe!
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It’s football season, and that means it’s the time of year for tailgating, parties, and all-around good fun! Planning a game day party can be daunting, especially if you’ll be taking it to the actual game. You need to come up with tailgate food ideas, coordinate who’s bringing what, make a list of items you need to bring, and pack everything.
That’s why this best buffalo chicken dip recipe is a perfect choice since you can make it ahead of time and just keep it warm in the slow cooker until you’re ready to serve it!
First and foremost, I think it goes without saying that you’ll need a slow cooker or Crockpot. I have a 2.5-quart Crockpot. I’ve found that it’s the perfect size for dip recipes like this one and my Beer Cheese Dip.
To shred the cheese, I use a cheese grater or food processor.
Use a spatula to stir the ingredients once in the Crockpot. It makes it so easy to scrape down the sides of the slow cooker and mix all of the ingredients together.
Gather the following simple ingredients to make this easy recipe:
1 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise
½ cup blue cheese crumbles
1/3 cup buffalo sauce
2 green onions, chopped
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Fresh Italian parsley, chopped (optional for garnish)
I used the canned chicken that I also ordered online on Walmart.com. You can also use poached chicken breasts, leftover chicken, or even a rotisserie chicken like I used for this Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball.
If blue cheese isn’t for you, then I recommend using ½ cup of ranch dressing instead.
First, spray your slow cooker bowl with cooking spray or use a liner for easy cleanup.
Next, combine all the ingredients except the parsley in the bowl of the crockpot. Cook it on low for 1 ½ hours. Then stir everything together and it’s ready to serve!
I like to keep it on the “Keep Warm” setting to keep that cheese nice and melty.
This delicious dip goes well with just about any snacky side. Here are some suggestions:
Crackers (Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuits, etc.)
Mini Naan Bread
YES! You can make this Buffalo Chicken Dip in the oven. Just preheat your oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and pour into a shallow 1-quart baking dish. Bake it for 20 minutes until mixture is heated throughout.
Stir and sprinkle with chopped parsley and additional green onions.
Once your buffalo chicken cools to room temperature, transfer leftover dip to an airtight container, then store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in a saucepan or slow cooker to serve it again.
Yes, you can freeze this dip easily! Allow the dip to cool completely before transferring it into a freezer-safe dish or plastic bag. You can store buffalo chicken dip in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Of course, you’ll need more appetizers and desserts so I’ve got more tailgate food recipe ideas. They’re also great at home for a Super Bowl party.
Take this Taco Dip, and make sure you bring LOTS of tortilla chips for it AND the Buffalo Chicken Dip! No one wants to run out of chips!
A fan favorite at our house are these Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches. They’re so easy to make and super convenient to transport, too.
Tailgate parties need plenty of finger foods, too, so remember to put those on the menu.
All parties need desserts! Cookies are my go-to dessert. They’re easy to make, easy to take anywhere, and even easier to eat. You can never go wrong with a Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie.
I admit that buffalo sauce is a huge favorite of mine! Here are some other recipes I’ve made using that tangy sauce:
This post was originally published September 28, 2019. It has been updated in format and with pictures on February 5, 2024.
Seriously, it’s GENIUS!!
I ordered all the Hellmann’s condiments I needed for our upcoming tailgate party.
The squeeze bottles are easy to hold, super convenient, and the perfect size for a party.
There’s also a lot less clean up – no extra utensils or bowls needed as when using jars.
I feel good about having Hellmann’s condiments on hand for family meals and gatherings with friends because they’re made with real ingredients and contain no high fructose corn syrup.
There isn’t even any refined sugar in Hellmann’s Real Ketchup! It’s sweetened with honey and doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients or preservatives.
You’ll be proud to serve them as well.