Tuesday, July 14, 2015

{Recipe Files}: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Because: Yum!

You all know of my love affair with buffalo chicken dip, but I've never made it myself. This weekend's party with some friends seemed like a good time to try out one of the recipes I found out there and it was a huge hit!!
If you're looking for something easy, quick and crowd-pleasing, this is it!

What You Need:
~2  12 oz cans of chunk chicken, drained
~2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese (we did 1/3 less fat kind)
~1 cup ranch dressing
~1 package shredded cheddar cheese (approximately 2 cups)
~Franks Hot Sauce (we used Buffalo), between 1-2 cups, depending on your heat preference
~Chips of your choice--I prefer Scoops!

Obviously this is not a diet food. Let's move on.

What You Do:
1. I used a 4 qt crock pot and turned the heat onto high. Let it heat up a bit and then add in the cream cheese which has softened a bit (I left mine out of the fridge for about 20 minutes before I started making the recipe--or you can microwave it a bit to soften). Let it heat up a bit in there and melt (with the lid still off).

2. Add the drained chicken, ranch dressing and the cheddar cheese. Mix well.

3. Let everything melt together a bit before you start adding the Franks hot sauce. When you do, add it in 1/2 Cup increments until you reach the desired heat.
1 Cup=not that hot; 1.5 Cups=some heat 2 Cup=Hot Hot! 
We used 1 1/2 cups and it was perfect for us.
Mix it all together, put the lid on and let it heat for about an hour, stirring occasionally. 

4. Turn the crock pot to Low or Warm during the time you're serving it up.
Enjoy this heavenly goodness!!

I was tempted to add a dollop of this to the top of my burger (I didn't), or to a salad (I didn't), but I think it would be tasty :)
Have you made buffalo chicken dip before? Have you used it as anything else other than a dip?

30 comments:

  1. OMG YES! I love me some buffalo chicken dip. I make this stuff ALL the time during football season.. and now I want it right now!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Who doesn't love this dip! Just pinned to make it :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I always make this for family events but I never thought to make in crockpot! I love it! I usually just boil my own chicken breast instead of the can chicken (SO much better). My friend buys the cooked rotisserie chicken to put in her dip and that's tasty too!

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  4. Ooh! I have company this weekend for a barbecue and I will for sure introduce this dip! Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. I loooove this stuff!! So easy and delicious :)

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  6. My favorite dip ever! So yummy.
    Katey
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

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  7. I’m embarrassed by how many times we made this in college. Seriously SO good!!

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  8. YUM! This is one of my favs! The only difference I do is that I use real chicken, not canned. But hey, I'm sure canned is much easier!

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  9. This is my fave dip. But I've never had it with ranch dressing. We add just the ranch seasoning packet (like the Hidden Valley kind) instead of the dressing and it makes the dip a lot more like a chicken salad consistency. It's SO good!

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  10. Yes! This is the same recipe I use! Except I use a rotisserie chicken and shred it from there instead of canned. 5 ingredients! You can't beat it! Now I want to make it :)
    ~Tiffany

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  11. It's always a good time for buffalo chicken dip. :)

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  12. Oooooh that sounds delish- and easy! My kind of dip!

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  13. I LOVE this stuff. And And this is way easier then the recipe I've used in the past.

    Glad it was a major hit at your party! :)

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  14. Cannot wait to try this!! So glad you shared after you talked it about it earlier! Yum!

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  15. I am going to have to try this! I love buffalo chicken!

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  16. Buffalo dip is one of my all time favorite foods ever! I make a double batch every time we have a party, and it goes sooo quick :-D

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  17. If I go to a party and they have this dip......I pretty much take it off into the corner and hide for an hour while I consume the entire thing hahahhaha. So dang good. I also like using a rotisserie chicken from costco to make it!

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  18. Buffalo chicken dip is one of my favorite things to make!! I have to avoid making it except for a few special times a year because I just want to eat every bite! So yummy : )
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  19. We make ours the same way. I used to insist on boiled fresh chicken because canned grossed me out, then my husband tricked me one time... and you can't taste the difference haha!

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  20. This recipe looks so yummy - and I know B would love it, because, buffalo! So sad that I can't eat it...unless I want to be up all night with a screaming baby. WHY oh, why does the good stuff always have dairy (ie cheese - I miss my cheese!) in it??? Sigh. Hopefully Vivi will grow past this soon so I can get back to my old cheese loving ways, lol!

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  21. Using chicken from the can sounds so much easier than boiling chicken breasts and shredding them myself like what I've done in the past. Not again! I love the multigrain scoop chips for the dip!

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  22. I love this dip!! I make one that's similar - anything in the crockpot is such a plus. You have me craving this now - last time I made it way too hot so I want to give it another go!

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  23. I don't always like buffalo chicken flavors, but this looks very good!

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  24. This dip is amazing! I made it this winter when my roommates and I would watch football games. I would also make enough so that we would have leftovers for days and we would put it on everything we ate! I know that some people chose to make it in a pan in the oven, but I think its better to make in the crockpot because its easier to keep/serve warm.

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  25. So glad you shared this!! I always love when I go to a party & someone's made this recipe!

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  26. YES! This is one of my absolute favorite party appetizers - it's always a crowd-pleaser. I totally support you putting some on your burger next time. :)

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  27. Buffalo chicken is my love language! Yummmmm! I can't wait to try this!

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  28. Thanks so much for this - I LOVE Buffalo chicken dip!!!

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  29. Yum, yum, yum! I've actually never tried buffalo chicken dip, but that is obviously going to have to change.

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  30. This is one of my favorite recipes to make for a party or during football season, I love it! Xo, Stephanie

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