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Shredded chicken is one of my favorite ways to use the Instant Pot, but it doesn’t have to stop at the plain version. Enter… this Instant Pot buffalo chicken recipe! We’re leveraging the pressure cooker’s ability to cook the chicken super quickly, plus all the other ingredients can be mixed and cooked in the same vessel, for easy cleanup. I have a different version of this kind of dip in my cookbook, but I think you’ll really enjoy making buffalo chicken dip in the Instant Pot, because it’s just so, so fast!

Plus, it’s the perfect mix of flavors — it’s creamy, it’s cheesy, and it’s got a little heat. It will be the star of your next party or game day spread.

Can You Make Buffalo Chicken Dip In An Instant Pot?

Yes, you’re going to love this easy buffalo chicken dip in the Instant Pot. It’s super easy and fast!

Why You’ll Love This Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

  • Savory with a bit of heat
  • Creamy smooth and cheesy texture
  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • Just 8 real-food, simple ingredients
Buffalo chicken dip in the Instant Pot.

Ingredients You’ll Need

This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for buffalo chicken Instant Pot dip, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.

  • Butter – I prefer to use grass-fed butter for best flavor and nutrition, but any unsalted butter will work.
  • Buffalo Sauce – I like to use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (and it’s also great for buffalo chicken wings!), but use your favorite brand of buffalo or hot sauce.
  • Chicken – I prefer to use organic chicken breasts, but any kind will do. Boneless skinless chicken thighs are fine to use as well.
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix – This is optional, but I love the added flavor it provides. I make my own homemade ranch seasoning, but store bought is also fine (try to look for one without artificial ingredients, if possible). You could also add a few tablespoons of ranch dressing instead, but the dip will be less thick.
  • Cream Cheese – Use full-fat cream cheese for best texture and flavor, though low-fat will technically work.
  • Shredded Cheese – I used a blend of Cheddar and Monterey Jack, but any type that melts well will work great.
  • Blue Cheese – Buy blue cheese crumbles to make it easy.
Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip ingredients.

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Dip In The Instant Pot

This section shows how to make easy Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, see the recipe card below.

  • Melt butter. Heat the Instant Pot using the Saute function. Add butter and stir to melt.
  • Add sauce. Stir in buffalo sauce.
Melted butter in the Instant Pot.

Buffalo sauce in the Instant Pot.

  • Season chicken. Add chicken breast and stir so chicken is coated in sauce. Sprinkle ranch seasoning, if using, and turn to coat.
  • Cook. Attach lid and turn valve to sealing position. Cook using the Manual high pressure setting. When done, quick-release the pressure.
Seasoned raw chicken in the Instant Pot.

Cooked buffalo chicken in the Instant Pot.

  • Shred chicken. Remove chicken and shred with forks.
  • Melt cheese. Return the shredded chicken to the Instant Pot. Add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and blue cheese. Stir to combine. Use the Saute function to cook the mixture until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions, if desired.
Shredded chicken in a bowl.

Buffalo chicken dip in the Instant Pot with garnishes on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Cooked Chicken?

Yes, if you already have shredded chicken, you can use that as follows:

  • Melt the butter and buffalo sauce in the Instant Pot using the Saute function.
  • Add the pre-cooked shredded chicken and ranch seasoning.
  • Add cheeses and stir until warm and melted.

How Do You Thicken Buffalo Chicken Dip?

This dip is pretty thick on its own, but if it feels like it’s not thick enough, you could add some more cream cheese or shredded cheese.

How Do You Fix Separated Buffalo Chicken Dip?

If your dip separates as it cools, simply reheat and stir together.

Can You Make It In The Slow Cooker?

Yes. You’d have to do the Saute steps on the stovetop instead, and cook the chicken on Low for 6-8 hours before shredding it.

Storage Instructions

  • Store: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat buffalo chicken dip in the Instant Pot using the Saute setting, stirring requently, until warm. It’s also fine to microwave it for a minute or two, or pop it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Freeze: You can freeze buffalo chicken dip, but the texture will change, so I don’t recommend it. I don’t think you’ll have any problems finishing it!
Pressure cooker buffalo chicken dip with celery sticks and carrots.

What To Serve With Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

You made your buffalo chicken dip in Instant Pot… now how do you eat it? Here are some ideas:

  • Veggies – Cucumbers, celery sticks, mini bell peppers, and carrot sticks are all healthy options for dunking (the first three are low carb as well).
  • Tortilla Chips – I make low carb tortilla chips, but the classic kind is also fine if they fit your needs.
  • Crackers – My favorite are healthy almond flour crackers.

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Making buffalo chicken dip in the Instant Pot takes only 15 minutes! This easy Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip recipe is perfectly spicy, creamy, and cheesy.

Cook: 15 minutes

Total: 15 minutes

Servings: 16 (adjust to scale recipe)


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  1. Heat the Instant Pot using the Saute function. Add the butter and stir for about 1 minute, until melted.

  2. Stir in the buffalo sauce.

  3. Add the chicken breast and stir to coat it with the buffalo sauce. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the chicken, if using.

  4. Attach the lid and turn the valve to the Sealing position. Cook using the Pressure Cook – Manual setting for 12 minutes.

  5. When the chicken has finished cooking, release the pressure manually by switching the valve to the venting position. (Be careful, the valve will steam and may splatter.)

  6. Remove the chicken, place into a bowl, and shred using two forks.

  7. Return the shredded chicken to the Instant Pot. Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and blue cheese.

  8. Heat the Instant Pot again using the Saute function. Stir for about 2 minutes, until the cheeses have fully melted.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.

Calories 164

Fat 13.4g

Protein 11.6g

Total Carbs 2g

Net Carbs 1.9g

Fiber 0.1g

Sugar 0.6g

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