Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Have you tried this stuff??? OMG!! It's so good!

The first time I had it, a co-worker brought in some his daughter made for the Super Bowl (YAY Steelers!). It was awesome, just cold out of the fridge.

The next time I had it was at the first official BakeSpace Cookover. Karen picked recipes from BakeSpacers who couldn't attend and we made them to share. One of the recipes she picked was Joy's Buffalo Chicken Dip. Yum!! This time I got to have it warm. *drool*

We often have friends over to watch the Steelers play on Sunday afternoons. Last week it was a 1pm game. I prefer the 4pm games, because then I have more prep time. Anyway... 1pm game means things I can make ahead... or things that don't take much time. Buffalo Chicken Dip definitely doesn't take much time (hey... you could easily make it ahead too!)

Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 C cooked, shredded chicken
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 C blue cheese dressing
3/4 C pepper sauce, such as Franks Red Hot®
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips or celery sticks(for you low carbers!)

Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and blue cheese dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm.

Mix in the shredded cheese and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low until hot and bubbly.

Serve with tortilla chips and/or celery sticks.

This is good hot, warm, room temperature or cold!

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Yup... my friend the Rotisserie Chicken.
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(I always eat the wings while I pull all the meat off of these!)

Heat the shredded chicken and hot sauce in a skillet.
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Add cream cheese and blue cheese dressing.
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Stir in cheddar.
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Into the mini crock pot... and it's game time!!
(or at least snack time!)
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Even though everyone was totally groovin' on this, there was a lot leftover.
(Tawny even filled a hotdog bun with dip and some chips and had a Buffalo Chicken Dip Chip Dog)
It makes a really big batch.

What to do with the leftovers? Hmmmm.... Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza? That might work, right?

I grabbed a couple of Boboli Pizza crusts on my way home the next day.
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Spread the dip over them
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Bake in a 450F oven until heated through and golden.
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Not too bad...
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Not bad at all...
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How about with some pepperoni?
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Careful... it just looks like a regular pepperoni pizza...
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But Buffalo Chicken Cheesy and pretty darned good!
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While Jon really liked the dip... he was not a big fan of the pizza. But in general, he's really not a pizza fan anyway.

Tawny and Lilly however, really loved it!

Although, Tawny had plans for another Buffalo Chicken Dip Chip Dog, so she would have been happy if the leftovers had remained left over a little longer.

This is definitely a keeper and is super insanely fast and easy!

21 comments:

Denise said...

One of my favorite dips..it is made so much easier by using the rotissere chicken good idea

Cathy said...

I've made this a few times...love it! Although I use only ranch dressing (allergy to blue cheese).

Mom on the Run said...

I am so going to make this next week for a potluck. I got stuck with appetizer and I think this will be a big hit.

It looks great!!

DDpie said...

OMG I luv this stuff....but on pizza? why didn't I think of that! rock on.

Bob said...

Never even heard of it. But now I want it right now!

Culinary Alchemist said...

That sounds insanely good! I need to find an excuse to make this... Oh wait... Today is Tuesday... Sounds like a good enough excuse to me... LOL (BTW - That Pizza Rocks!!)

Carolyn said...

Hey Spryte....I first tasted this at the Bakespace Cookover like you.

I recently made it for a party and it was a big hit. Everyone loved it. It was so simple! I am NOT a fan of blue cheese but I that part was not overpowering at all. :-)

Patti T. said...

I have been a fan of this recipe for years, I discovered it one day when my kids called and said they were on their way home with a friend from high school. I just happened to have the ingredients to make this, they all loved it. That was probably 10 years ago and they still love it.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Omgosh I loooooove Franks! This is awesome!

teresa said...

my mouth is so watering right now, i have to have this dip!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I know this would be a big hit with my family. Will have to try it when everybody is gathered around the TV for a game!

Danielle said...

I've made this before (recommended by the one and only Joy)...and it is sooo good. Im not a fan of blue cheese so I used the ranch. I bet it's awesome on that pizza!!

Donna-FFW said...

Never made this.. Ill have to try.. great idea using the rotisserie chicken..its delicious and a time saver!

Karine said...

I have never had this dip but it sounds delicious! thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl said...

Man that is right up my alley! I am making it this weekend!

Tiffanee said...

My husband would love this! I am going to hve to give it a try!! Thanks for sharing!!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

I love this dip! You have lots of yummy recipes I want to try. Enjoyed visiting your blog :)

girlichef said...

Yup, we love this stuff over here..can't get enough. Although, I usually substitute Ranch for the Bleu Cheese cause the rest of my family are big whiners and won't let me forget how much they prefer the ranch...LOL!! But seriously, I love it either way :D

angelinthekitchen said...

Not a pizza fan? I didn't know that was possible. :) This looks so yummy. I had pregnancy cravings for buffalo chicken for months, and they haven't gone away after the birth. What a great and easy way to feed my craving!

Joanna said...

Oh my gosh, we ate this this past weekend! My sister made it for a little girl's night gab fest and we ate half of the batch between three of us. Soooo good, and yet so bad!

Kevin said...

This dip sounds so good!