Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Grab the title of Snack-Time MVP with a quick-fix recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip starring store-bought rotisserie chicken.

A top-down view of Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip in a small bowl on a plate surrounded by celery sticks, baguette toasts, sliced cucumber and tortilla chips

Few foods satisfy my game-day snacking requirements like Buffalo chicken dip. It’s warm, cheesy, spicy, and perfect for dunking into with chips, toasts or veggies. What more could you ask for? Well… I have one more request…

Make it a truly set-it-and-forget-it recipe by whipping it all up in a slow cooker! And just like that, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip entered the permanent snack lineup. Best of all, it stars store-bought rotisserie chicken, so the only “cooking” you’re doing is turning that knob or hitting that “start” button on your trusty slow cooker and letting it do all the work.

A top-down view of various sizes of bowls containing cream cheese, hot sauce, shredded cooked chicken, sliced scallions, sour cream, garlic powder, blue cheese crumbles and shredded cheddar cheese

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Shred Chicken

Thankfully, there’s a few genius ways to shred chicken both quickly and easily. Store-bought rotisserie chicken is one of my favorite recipe shortcuts, but if you don’t have one available, you can poach chicken breasts or thighs in water or chicken broth.

Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, you’ll use two forks to shred it apart until it’s your desired size. If you want to go really hands off, you can use your stand mixer to do all of the shredding for you.

A top-down view of a slow cooker containing shredded cheddar cheese, shredded cooked chicken, a block of cream cheese, hot sauce and sour cream

Do You Serve it Hot or Cold?

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is amazing both hot or cold! While heating the dip on low allows for all the delicious cheeses to melt and flavors to meld, you can eat this dip at whatever temperature you prefer once it’s fully cooked.

It will be less spreadable (and dippable) when chilled, but it will be no less delicious. Got leftovers? This dip reheats like a breeze and is a great topper for so many things. I love using leftover buffalo chicken dip for topping baked potatoes and pizza, tossing with pasta or stuffing in a grilled cheese.

What Do You Serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip?

The real question is what can’t you serve with Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken dip? Celery and carrot sticks really complete the full Buffalo wing experience, and I love how sliced cucumber really tempers the spice of the dip, too. You also can never go wrong with tortilla chips, crackers and toasted baguette. If you really want to be the MVP, head for the soft pretzel nuggets!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip garnished with blue cheese in a small bowl on a plate surrounded by baguette toasts, celery sticks, sliced cucumber and tortilla chips

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Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 2 hrs

Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

  • In a large slow cooker, combine the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, salsa, garlic powder and shredded cooked chicken. Stir to combine then cover the slow cooker and set it to LOW for 2 hours.

  • Stir the dip and switch the slow cooker to WARM. Top with crumbled blue cheese and sliced scallions then serve with tortilla chips, celery sticks or sliced cucumbers.

Kelly’s Note:

  • For added heat, increase the Frank’s Original RedHot Sauce to 1 cup. This adjustment can be made even after preparing and tasting the dip, as the hot sauce can be stirred in at any time.

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