Buffalo Chicken Dip

Friday, February 5, 2010

The picture is horrible, I'm sorry! This is another picture we quickly snapped before anyone noticed what we were up to... you don't know how awkward it is to bring food to a party and get caught taking pictures of it while you're there. People look at you like you've gone crazy, it's embarrassing!
If you don't know what to serve for Super Bowl this is it! It's a spicy dip that you serve with celery sticks (my favorite) and tortilla chips (Justin's favorite)! So... we fast forward through the Super Bowl (only stopping to watch commercials and the half time show), but we enjoy the Super Bowl snack food! I couldn't imagine a better dip to serve on Sunday. I got this recipe from my cousin Jim and it is fantastic! The key to this dip is to serve it immediately after you cook it (or the cheese on top gets hard) so if you're taking it to a party have it assembled and in the pan, but bake it at the party!

1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Ranch dressing (make your own, it's so much better! To make ranch-1 cup Hellman's mayonnaise, 1 cup milk, and a pack of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix)
1/2 cup cup hot sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot Sauce)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Tortilla Chips (for dipping)
Celery Sticks (for dipping)

Break chicken apart with your fingers or a fork. Stir in the cream cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce. Mix in half of the shredded cheese and transfer to a small/medium-sized baking dish (I use a 9x9 casserole pan). Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and cook for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with celery sticks and tortilla chips.


Unknown said...

I just made this last night! This recipe is definitely a favorite of mine, and I agree it's perfect for something like super bowl parties.

The recipe I use has bleu cheese dressing instead of ranch dressing. I've seen the recipe with ranch before, but never tried it.

Mommy Gourmet said...

I have heard rumors of this dip, sounds great!

Chef Aimee said...

I love this - perfect for tailgating and so easy with all the great flavors of buffalo wings. :) Enjoy the (commercials during the) game!

Kim said...

I know exactly what you mean about snapping pictures at awkward times. I think the buffalo chicken dip looks delicious. I've really been wanting to try this, it's on my list!

Natalie said...

this is my all time favorite dip---definitely worthy of superbowl commercial watching...and any other occasion :)

Juliana said...

Wow, this chicken dip sure looks yummie...will have to try it!

Kaitlin said...

I've always heard this was good but have never tried it. I totally know what you mean about taking pictures of food while at events!

D said...

Looks great!

Jacque said...

Our friends always make this and I LOVE it.. but have never gotten the recipe. So, Thanks!