Buffalo Chicken Dip

We were introduced to Buffalo Chicken Dip at a friend’s party a couple years ago. On the eve of one of the mogul skiing competitions at our local hill, a group gathered to celebrate the upcoming event. There, on the kitchen table, sitting oh-so-innocently was a dip that would change my world–Buffalo Chicken Dip. From taste one I knew it would be a part of my life forever. We were soul mates. My husband was cool with that.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Since then, we’ve made this dip more often for dinner than entertaining–it’s not like we had room to have guests over at our old apartment anyway. It works whether or not you have a crowd to please, whether you need a starter or a meal; it’s flexible.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

When I first started making this dip, the biggest pain was shredding the chicken itself. I hated it. Since then I’ve learned–thanks to Pinterest!–that you can shred chicken in your stand mixer. Yup, you read that right. Just throw the hot chicken in the bowl with the paddle attachment on and turn the mixer onto low. In no time at all, you’ll have beautifully shredded chicken that’s ready for whatever you want to throw it in. This is revolutionary! I’ve used this tip to boil a big package of chicken breasts and speedily shred it so I could portion it out in 2-cup packages for later use. Cuts down on overall preparation time and makes it so you have a steady supply of shredded chicken to use as you see fit. Me? I see a lot of Buffalo Chicken Dip in my future.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

 

Buffalo Chicken Dip
 
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Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (I prefer breasts, but if you're a leg man, that's okay, too)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2.5 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 10 ounces Ranch dressing
  • 4 ounces Buffalo Wing Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Take out a deep dish pie plate or 2-quart casserole dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients with a silicone spatula until well-blended.
  3. Spread in the pie plate/casserole dish evenly.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and bubbly on top.
  5. Serve with scoop tortilla chips or corn chips.
Notes
*I noted this serves 8, but my husband and I have been known to eat a good portion of this for dinner. No judgement. *You can bake off only what you need and save the premixed dip in the fridge until you're ready to bake the rest of it. *Prep time does not include shredding the chicken; it's assumed that you're using leftover chicken for this recipe *If you don't have leftover chicken to use, I've found the best method for preparing chicken breasts for the dip is by boiling, either on the stove or in the crockpot, before throwing in your stand mixer to shred.

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