Buffalo Chicken Dip

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You always know you’ve found a winning appetizer when you continue to make it again and again, not only to enjoy it yourself but to also watch the reactions of your friends and family when they bite into its absolute deliciousness. That’s exactly what happened when I came across this recipe!

I made this appetizer for Christmas, and I believe my dad’s exact words were, “Don’t bother cooking anymore I’ll just eat this all day.” I knew I got my love for appetizers and dips from someone! I made it again for Valentine’s Day and it was just as delicious, and I can’t wait to make it for a third time!

The addition of cream cheese and ranch, plus the traditional buffalo chicken spiciness, make this appetizer a must-have. The recipe calls for it to be made in layers and that’s how I’ve prepared it both times, but I’ve also heard of people mixing it all together and saying it was just as delicious.

Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  20 mins
Total time:  30 mins
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (10 ounces) chunk white chicken, drained (I boiled a few chicken breasts instead)
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce (pretty sure I used more than a 1/2 cup but would recommend tailoring it to your tastes)
  • ½ cup ranch salad dressing (don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to a 1/2 cup, I made sure the chicken was covered!)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • French bread baguette slices, celery ribs or tortilla chips, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spread cream cheese into an ungreased 1-qt. baking dish.
  2. Layer with chicken, wing sauce and salad dressing
  3. Sprinkle with additional hot sauce and then top with cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Buffalo Chicken Bites

I became slightly obsessed with dishes featuring buffalo chicken before Michigan State’s massacre of Michigan (Go Green!) at Spartan Stadium, when I was welcomed into a random tailgate, handed an empty plate, and immediately found myself facing a crockpot filled with a delicious buffalo chicken dip. JACKPOT!

Although this dish isn’t a “dip” it’s still a delicious buffalo chicken appetizer that is surprisingly simple to make and won’t disappoint at your next get-together.

Ingredients

2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (or finely chopped)
1/4 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce (use less for milder flavor)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese or your favorite all natural blue cheese dressing
24 wonton wrappers

Method

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Place chicken, hot sauce, and butter in a medium mixing bowl and stir together using a wooden spoon.

3. Spread out individual wonton wrappers onto a baking sheet.

4. Spoon about one tablespoon of the chicken mixture into each wonton wrapper, keeping the chicken to one side so that you can fold the other side over the top.  Sprinkle on a little blue cheese (or drizzle a little blue cheese dressing) over the chicken in each wonton wrapper.

5. Dip your finger in water and outline the edge of 2 wonton wrappers.  Fold wonton wrapper over the filling with edges touching.  Push edges together to seal.  Spray lightly with olive oil.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Let cool for about 5 minutes before eating.