Saturday, October 23, 2010

Take A Bite Of: Buffalo Chicken Dip


With football season in full throttle, there are great opportunities for me to make highly tasty concoctions for JMac on Sunday game days. JMac can eat ANYTHING, seemingly in any quantity, and still maintain the body of a Greek God.  I mentioned recently about this Buffalo Chicken Dip we tried at a friend's get together. It was sinful and apparently, magical because two words I don't like paired up and dancing together are Buffalo and Chicken. BUT, this dip is absolutely fantastic. Warm, rich, creamy but I didn't have the recipe so I did some kitchen improv (several times, of course, for the benefit of my husband, and several of his friends.) Now I want you to get into the mix as well. Perfect for all the upcoming holiday soirees too, and maybe you will need a break from pumpkin by then. And you can make this will the fat-free versions of ranch, cream cheese, grated cheeses as well for a healthier twist. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Ingredients:

Poach 3 chicken breasts and shred when cooled. (If you haven't poached, it makes the chicken incredibly tender. Google it to learn. It is very easy.)

Mix 4 oz cream cheese
1 cup ranch dressing (or bleu cheese if you are down with the funk)
1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot buffalo sauce (or Texas Pete's buffalo sauce)
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1/4 cup grated cheddar
Blend in chicken.

Pour into a 8x8 dish and sprinkle top with another 1/4 c grated cheddar. I also drizzle a little more buffalo sauce over the top. Bake at 350 for 20 mins. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced vegetables. Try not to eat it all at one time.

20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice. love me some buffalo chicken...we just had buff chick salad the other night...

adrienzgirl said...

This sounds sooooo good! I'm going to make this on Sunday! Yes I am!

Megan said...

I make a very similar recipe for anything we go to requiring me to bring a dish. In fact- there is some in my fridge right now! LOVE this stuff!!!!

Kristina P. said...

Nom, nom, nom.

Eva Gallant said...

Sounds yummy to me!

Herding Cats said...

I make this dip and eat it with fritos. It's pure sin!

Little Ms J said...

I really, really want to love this, but I think my baby is Buffalo averse.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

My kids snagged a recipe much like this & it was the hit of the party we all threw. Can't go wrong with Franks, am I right? Jenny hope you & mini & mega Mac are having a good fall so far? We all just need some cooler temps!

All my best to you x

Doula said...

I make this as well, but I just throw everything into a crock pot so it stays warm throughout the big game!

Nikosmommy said...

This is right up my ally,,,sounds delish!!! thanks for sharing!

BelleinBows said...

Cannot wait to make this!

BelleinBows said...

Cannot wait to make this!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That looks delicious! This looks like a keeper recipe for sure!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

My mom makes the best!
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J.J. in L.A. said...

That looks sooo good!

"or bleu cheese if you are down with the funk"

That made me laugh out loud. : ) Whenever my dad goes to a restaurant, he always asks, "Does the bleu cheese have chunks in it?" When the waiter/tress says "yes", he asks for ranch. Uhh, dad? A good bleu cheese dressing HAS chunks in it!

Midwest Mommy said...

That sounds yummy!

Kristy said...

Stop it! You're making me hungry. I want a cocktail, and then I want to eat the house!

mandatorybloghere said...

oh yummies

Intense Guy said...

I'm going to dream about dipping buffaloes tonight... instead of cow tipping...

..once I stop drooling that is...

Danielle said...

YUMMMM Buffalo makes everything better!