Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Well Easter has come and gone already.  Now we just sit tight and wait for summer to arrive.
And it can’t come fast enough!

I don’t know what to do with myself this time of year…there’s not much to do around here – all the skating rinks and toboggan hills are closed.  We could go outside for walks and bike rides, but you run the risk of being blown half across this country with the wind we get.  Not to mention all the gravel left behind from the snow removal crews.  It’s just that awkward in between that drives me crazy.  I get all restless and want to take on big home projects like painting, or I want to go shopping all the time!

Maybe this year I’ll take the time to plan my garden.  Or take some time to get re-inspired for my blog.  I’ve lost a bit of my blogging mojo…sometimes it comes to me so easily, and other times not so much.  I’ll blame it on the time of year…  😉

But I have been in the kitchen playing with a few new and old recipes, so I’ve got some delicious things coming your way!  One dish I wanted to share with you is this Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip.

I have been wanting to make this dip for sooooo long.  Ever since my best friend Paula made it for a get together, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head.  I have images of my friends hanging out at the Buffalo chicken dip.  They’re all oooohing and aaaahing over how amazing this dip is.  And it is.  It tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings…it’s the best.  The best!

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I finally got my chance to make it this past weekend and it was a hit again!  Yum.
It’s spicy, tangy and creamy all at the same time.

 You won’t be able to resist its deliciousness.  You won’t.  I can’t.  I could eat it by the spoonful.

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Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup hot sauce I use Frank's RedHot
  • 3/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup grated cheese I use cheddar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. First cook the chicken. I like to poach it in water: just add the chicken breasts to lightly boiling water, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through - about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once the chicken is cooked, cut it up in to bite sized pieces, then shred it.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch dressing and cheese. Mix until combined and creamy.
  5. Add the cooked chicken to the hot sauce mixture and combine.
  6. Transfer the mix to an oven proof dish.
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Stir it occasionally.

Recipe Notes

If you are rushed for time, you can cook this dish in the microwave on high for about 15 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Stir it often.

 

Serving options:

  • This dip is great served with nacho chips, chunks of bread, or cut up sticks of celery.
  • It’s a great appetizer for any game day party or friend/family get togethers!

So now I go.  I’m going to drag out some old magazines and cookbooks and get some inspiration.  Time for me to get back into it!  What do you do when you need inspiration?  What are your go to motivators?

Have a delicious day!

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19 Comments

  • Reply Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama April 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM OH how I do love buffalo chicken! I am not sure I'd be able to share this dip with anyone!
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 3, 2013 at 1:35 PM I love buffalo chicken too - wings are the best! I don't like sharing either, haha!
  • Reply Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile April 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM Jo Anna, Yum, this sounds really good. Always need a good dip and this one fits the bill. Tuesday Trivia is LIVE over at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/ Come over and share it. Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
  • Reply Pamela April 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM Jo Anna, I have been making this exact recipe for years...it is sooo good!! When my son came home from Afghanistan this is one of the first things he asked me to make for him. It's one of his favourites and I was honoured to make it for him...
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM It's so good! And what an honour is right! After a tour in Afghanistan, your son deserves anything he asks for! ;)
  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma April 2, 2013 at 9:45 PM Oh I hear ya on Summer! I can not wait for it either! And this looks so so good!
  • Reply KC @ genxfinance April 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM Holy crabs. That is one sweet dip... I wanna try it! Now!
  • Reply bj April 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM looks and sounds soooo good. :)
  • Reply Christine April 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM As an avid sport watching family (NHL, NFL, you name it), this dip would be a great addition in our house. Looks delicious!
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 3, 2013 at 1:31 PM It's perfect for game day! Enjoy!
  • Reply David Gosey April 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM This also works well using canned chicken. Saves some time and after cooking for 35-45 minutes with the other ingredients you can't tell the difference.
    • Reply Jo-Anna April 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM Great idea! Much easier and just as delicious!
  • Reply Andrea April 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM I can't wait to make this and bring it into share with my MOPS group! Thank you for sharing your recipe. It looks wonderful! Stopping by from I Heart Nap Time :) RamblingReed.blogspot.com
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