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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Alrighty, it’s the Friday before Super Bowl. I’m excited! Are you? This afternoon we’re going to go downtown and check out all the Super Bowl action in the French Quarter. Interestingly, we were down there on Wednesday night, and it was very quiet. I think all the “Super Bowl madness/hype” has scared off the locals for a bit. I was really surprised by how quiet it was. Anyway, I’m sure tonight is going to be packed with people. It’s the start of the weekend and surely fans will start coming in by the droves.

So on another note, somewhat sadly, today marks the last game day recipe of the 2012 football season. BUT it’s a great one so we can be happy, yay!! It’s a quick and easy buffalo chicken dip recipe. This spicy, creamy dip is sure to make us forget all about our end-of-football-season blues. I know I’ll be drowning my sorrows in it. Again. We actually had a really good run on game day recipes this year. Can’t wait to start again in the late summer.

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Buffalo chicken is truly one of life’s great treasures. I love how it’s such universally used product these days. I’m seeing it on sandwiches, pizza, even pasta dishes. It’s such a fiery, spicy treat, and it lends itself well to becoming a delicious, creamy dip. So many things taste good as a dip, why not this?

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One of my favorite things about this recipe is how quick and easy it is to throw together.  In about 15 minutes, you’ve got it all prepped up and ready to go. Mercifully, I’ve spared you pictures of raw chicken in this post. I’ve skipped below to the stage where you’ve already seared the chicken and then added the hot sauce to the skillet. Personally, I don’t mind pictures of raw cuts of beef, pork, lamb, etc. But raw chicken photos can give me the willies…..Let’s move on, m’kay???

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Another great thing about this recipe is the use of three dairy staples – cream cheese, cheddar cheese and sour cream – all lovingly pictured below. These three are combined in a stand mixer to create the creamy, dippy portion of this dish. I like to whip up the dairy products nice and fluffy so that the dip is maximally creamy (is “maximally” a real word? yes? no? eh, I’m going with it).

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The final step before baking might seem scary but go with it. Once your dairy is nice and creamed, you’ll actually pour the cooked chicken and hot sauce right into the mixer to combine. Remember to keep your mixer on low while all the hot liquid is in there so you don’t have hot saucy splashes everywhere. Also remember to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl as needed to ensure that the dip mixes evenly. Once that’s done, you can pout it into the casserole dish and pop it into the oven. Easy!

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Alrighty, let’s put on our game day gear, paint on our eye black, and get to that recipe! Go team!!

Yield: 1.5 quart casserole dish

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This buffalo chicken dip recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It's a quick and easy creation pack with spicy, creamy flavors. Great for game day or any day!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
  • 1-5 ounce bottle of buffalo wing sauce
  • 1-8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • 1-8 ounce container of sour cream
  • 8 ounce block cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3 cups shredded cheddar)
  • Garnish: Tortilla chips

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 ºF.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter over medium high heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned on the outside. Add hot sauce and mix in the skillet until it comes to a light boil. Turn off heat and set aside for now.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cream cheese, sour cream and shredded cheese. Mix on medium until well blended.
  5. Slowly add in the chicken and hot sauce mixture. Stop mixer and scrape down sides if needed. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with tortilla chips.

Prep:15 minutes

Cook:30 minutes

Total:45 minutes

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