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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Dip

 I have been enjoying all of the Buffalo chicken items the restaurants are offering now. I first had this dip at a place we went to for my work Christmas gathering the year before last. Served piping hot with melted cheese over the top, big crisp tortilla chips to dig into it with. yum!

You know I have to make my own...plus my family (mostly my daughter) loves to eat it up too.

 So basically this is what I did to create my version.

Nothing is exact but I'll give you about what I used.

  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken would work great)
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing (I added some ranch dressing powder)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup red hot sauce like Franks
  • 1/4 cup of blue cheese (I like blue cheese, but you can leave it out)
  • 6 oz shredded cheese to sprinkle on top

 Method:
Shred or dice up the cooked chicken then set aside. In a glass bowl mix the cream cheese, I used the microwave just a bit to soften it enough to stir around. Add the hot sauce and adjust it to your liking...more or less depending on how hot you like it. Mix in the milk and dressing, I used powdered ranch mix and some powdered blue cheese dressing mix I picked up at a new bulk food store near us that just opened, but you can use the dressing. Add enough liquid to get a nice consistency to add all that chicken and mix it up well. Pour it into a baking dish and sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top whatever cheese you like I used a Cheddar Jack blend. Bake in a medium hot oven (350°) for 20-30 minutes until heated through and cheese is bubbly and nicely melted.

 Serve with some good thick tortilla chips so they won't break when you dip into it.

 This is the only way my daughter will eat blue cheese. She first was okay with Gorgonzola cheese when I made the Gorgonzola gnocchi from Trader Joe's not too strong, and I didn't tell her it was a blue cheese until after she ate it...so now she is willing to get a little more adventurous with blue cheese, but with all the ingredients here it is not too strong at all....she must not mind it because she finished the dip the next day for lunch. Do you like blue cheese?


A great dip for the weekend! Dig in!

27 comments:

  1. I can not begin to tell you how good this sounds!!!

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  2. Love this ;-) love the bite of buffalo chicken hugs my friend

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  3. Good day Lyndz! What a nice dipping dish. I think my kids would love this especially the cheese topping. They're OK with blue cheese. I have yet tried the strongest blue cheese so far.Not sure about differences.
    Enjoy your weekend dear. Btw, its 6.50am over here right now. >o< I woke up at 6.10am.
    Blessings,
    Kristy

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    1. Hi Kristy, you're up early ;) You can make with or without the blue cheese but there are some mild ones. I have not tasted the strongest blue cheese either, we might have to put that on our list! I would probably have to eat it with something. XOXO, Lyndsey

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  4. Cheesy and yummy. I've always wanted to give this a try. It's like buffalo chicken with out the bones.

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  5. Look really, really delicious!!!

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  6. Lyndsey, I am not a cheese fan but somehow when it comes to dips, I seem to enjoy it a lot! Another thing I love is Nachos :)

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    1. That's good, it is hard to resist melty cheese...you can adjust the amount of cheese of course, inside and out. But if you like nachos, you'll love it like this! Thanks

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  7. Bet its hard to resist that gooey cheese!

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  8. It looks so gooey, creamy and decadent. I have never seen or tasted anything similar, but who wouldn't love melted cheese with chicken?

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  9. oh gosh, even a dip can look so mouthwatering!!

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  10. Hi Lyndsey,

    Just came back from America... learn and eat a lot American food. Hot sauce and ranch dressing! Very American and I love it!

    Zoe

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  11. Creamy and cheesy... once you dip, you never leave the bowl of dip. :D YUM!

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  12. Yummy! I had this same dip for the first time last year. It really is delicious!

    Guess what I did? I just stepped down from the registrar position! As of next year I'm now a cafeteria monitorial aide, lol! I can't believe I did it!

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  13. This looks creamy and delicious, Lyndsey! I am happy to see you back blogging!

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  14. This dip looks so creamy and delicious, Lyndsey! Glad to see you blogging again!

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  15. We love all those yummy flavors, especially in a dip! This will be great for our July 4th cookout. Have a good weekend, Lyndsey.

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  16. Hi Lindsey, Just popping over to see of you have updated here. Hope you had a great 4th - rain and all :)

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  17. Hi, sorry for quite a while did not visit you. Hope you are doing well. This in fact is a nice dip, sound so yummy!

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  18. I have never had this before but it looks so yummy! Thank you so much for posting the recipe. I hope that I can get my kids to eat this as well.

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