Kickin' Buffalo Chicken Dip

I have a lot of tailgate related things that I'm proud of -- one of my top things is my Buffalo Chicken Dip. My aunt made it for a family function once, gave me the recipe, I improved on it a little to my taste, + now I'm going to share it with everyone else! Obviously -- if you're coming to my tailgate -- you should just let me make it.

What you'll need:
- 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 lb (two boxes) of cream cheese -- set these out so that they are easier to mix.
- 1 cup of buffalo wing sauce (I use Texas Pete + usually the "hot buffalo")
- 2 cups (1 bag) of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 15" x 20" casserole baking dish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

First -- in a large pot, boil your chicken breast. I usually let it boil for about 15 minutes (remember -- chicken keeps cooking after you take it off the heat + we're going to put this in the oven later for about 30 minutes) Strain the chicken + let it cool.
Second -- in a separate bowl combine two blocks of cream cheese, one cup of buffalo wing sauce, one cup (half the bag) of shredded cheddar. I have a Kitchen-Aid mixer -- so I use my resources. You absolutely do not need a stand mixer or hand mixer -- it just makes the process a little quicker.
Third -- once the chicken has cooled, tear it into small pieces + mix in with the sauce + cheese. I also use the mixer to shred the chicken a little more. I keep it set at "stir" + add the chicken in little by little. This part is to your own taste -- you can shred the chicken more or less depending on how large you want the pieces of chicken to be. I also like it a little spicier -- but Kroger was out of the hot buffalo sauce (+ bread + milk + eggs --snowmageedon..) -- so I added 3 tablespoons of hot sauce to the mix!
Fourth -- once you have everything mixed together spread it evenly in your casserole dish. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top of the mix + bake at 375 for 30 - 45 minutes or until it is deliciously golden brown.

Fifth -- grab some tortilla chips (I'm a fan of the corn variety), a cold beer, + some friends. Enjoy! Let me know how yours turns out!

1 comment :

  1. Oh man, that seriously sounds so tasty right now!! I would probably eat way too much of it... haha!