Spicy Cheesy Chicken Goodness! Yes! Sarah Uselton here again with my contribution to Loaves and Dishes for this month! I made this dip for our family night dinner at Mama’s this past week and I nearly had to slap my big brother off of the kitchen stool in order to save enough for a picture! IT IS THAT GOOD! Try my Buffalo Chicken Dip and you won’t be sorry. (unless you are my brother! ha! ha!).
I saw a recipe similar to this on Pintrest and decided to give it a try when my fiance and I were home visiting my mom this past weekend. We all agreed that it was GOOD! My brother nearly ate the whole thing! So – my advice is, fix this for a party or a big family get-together, but keep it away from your brother – unless you don’t care about sharing any with anyone else!
As you know, my focus here is affordable and easy recipes that a college student or young adult could easily make (because that is what I am – a college student AND young adult). All of the dishes I prepare here cost less than $10 (generally) and are definitely TASTY!
Simply serve this dip with corn chips (the scoop shaped kind work best) or tortilla chips (again the scoop shaped ones work great) and you have an excellent party recipe. This recipe also works for diabetics and low-carbers since there is no added sugar and all of the carbs are in the chips. I suppose you could put some of this dip on a pork rind and avoid carbs almost entirely.
Recipe Variations for Buffalo Chicken Dip
Feel free to substitute the Neufchatel cheese or the lower fat cream cheese. You could go with a lower fat mayo too – but honestly – I don’t think you can do better than Helman’s, so that is what I recommend. This recipe is very flexible – you could add so many things to add to the flavor. You could potentially add bacon, jalepenos, tomato bits, sun dried tomatoes, black olives or…. ?
Just a note – you will see that in the photo I garnished the dip with fresh Rosemary. Do not do that to eat it! That was only meant for photo purposes and not for eating purposes! It is one of those tricks you use in photography – know what I mean? I meant to buy some cilantro at the store – that would be the right choice and would taste good – but I forgot!
What would you add to this Buffalo Chicken Dip? Leave me a comment and tell me if you tried this recipe, what you added or if you made it as written. I would love to know!
- 1 small rotissery chicken - shredded
- 1 8 oz block of cream cheese - room temp
- ½ cup hot sauce
- 1 Cup Mayo
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 pack of hidden valley ranch dressing powder
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Shred the chicken
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into an oven proof dish (about 9x9 is right).
- Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then serve with chips for dipping or spread on crackers.