Friday, November 22, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Okay so if you are obsessed with all things buffalo flavored as I am or you simply crave buffalo wings all the time or you even just have a simple taste for something buffalo flavored from time to time you should have this recipe on hand.

I have made buffalo chicken dip several times in my life and thus far this has been my favorite 'hassle free' version.

You might even have most of these items on hand without even realizing it.

This dip takes about 2 minutes to put together and about 20-30 to bake depending on how crispy you like your cheese on top.

Okay so what you will need.
A heavy skillet that you can put in your oven. (A small pan will work just fine, just make sure you spray will pam or lay down foil so your cleanup isn't a nightmare.)
A mixing bowl (Not pictured)
A rubber spatula (this is the best tool for mixing and maneuvering your dip from the mixing bowl to your baking dish.

Buffalo Chicken Dip 
Serves: 1 Ha just kidding.
Good for a small crowd as an appetizer 5-6

Cook time: 35 minutes

Half of a bottle of Franks Red Sauce 6oz. (You are welcome to use whatever flavor of buffalo sauce you like, this is just one of my personal favorites. Or Louisiana hot sauce)
Drizzle of blue cheese dressing (I like Everyday Essentials I think I got this at Shoppers)

1 8oz bag of sharp cheddar shredded cheese
8oz of cream cheese (softened)
1 12.5 oz can of chunk chicken in water ( you can substitute shredded or chunks of chicken that you have on hand the canned version is just easy peasy. If substituting you will need roughly a cup of chicken.)

Soften the cream cheese in your mixing bowl in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Mix in your chicken.

Add in hot sauce.

Then your shredded cheese. About 2/3's and keep the other half for the top of the mixture. 

All mixed together it should look something like this.

Top with the remaining cheese.

Drizzle on your blue cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. You want all of the cheese to be melted and bubbling. 

Serve with tortilla chips, or fritos scoops,  or if you want to make this a little healthier you could serve it with carrots and celery.

Me. I choose chips. 

But hey they support our troops and that is always a good thing right? Who needs a beating heart when you are supporting the troops. :-P


This also made a great breakfast sandwich in the morning.

Now for some other fun Fall things.

How gorgeous are the trees at this time of the year?

And the sunsets?

Oh and my most favorite new find. 

Stitch Fix. 
This is an online personal stylist. You fill out some questions about yourself, your likes, dislikes, sizing and price ranges that you would spend on clothes and accessories and then someone will style five items for you and send them to your house. You try on and keep what you like and send back what you don't in a prepaid bag that they send you. There is a 20 dollar styling fee but if you keep anything that they send you it just goes towards your purchase.

I loved it! 
I have only had one 'fix' but their styling was spot on! I almost kept everything in my box. (And if you do that then you get 25% off your entire purchase.) A pretty neat little service. 

They even do gift certificates if you want to spoil someone you know but don't know what size clothing they wear or what styles they might like! Just give them some money towards this unique site and Stitchfix will do the rest. 

Very cool stuff.

Until next time. Happy Eating :D