12/30/12

Buffalo Chicken Dip - (Hot Wings Dip)



This morning I was thinking about what to post and I started to think about buffalo chicken dip.  It's like eating buffalo chicken wings (we simply call them hot wings) but as a dip with chips or celery.  Now I'm craving it - but it's also a great dip to feature this week as people start to plan snacks to serve at their New Year's Eve parties.

I first started making this about 8 years ago but since I haven't made it recently I didn't have a picture.  I decided to get one from the internet and a quick search made me laugh - because the sauce we always use for this is Frank's - and low and behold, they have a very similar recipe on their website.  I never knew this and had never gone to their recipe site before.   They use more chicken in their recipe but my readers know I always say play with your food - so if you want to use 2 cans - go for it!  More dressing, more sauce, more cheese... have at it.  Taste test and add and delete as you wish!





Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 can chicken (the cooked, chunk kind - ready to serve)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2  c Franks Buffalo Wing sauce 
1/2 c  prepared ranch dressing (or blue cheese dressing if you prefer it)
3/4 c shredded cheese - cheddar or mozzarella preferred

Mix chicken, cream cheese and Frank's sauce in a bowl and microwave until heated through - stirring to break up the chicken chunks.  Add the Ranch dressing and stir until blended. Mix in shredded cheese.  Place in a lightly greased serving dish and microwave until heated through.  Serve warm with chips or I like to eat it cooled with celery sticks. 

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