Sundays are probably my favorite day of the week: relaxing in my pajamas and cooking up delicious things in the kitchen! I had to steal away the laptop from my husband, Pat, for a bit so I could post my recipe today. However, his fantasy football scores minimized on the bottom so he can still get his updates!
Today, I decided to try making up my own new buffalo chicken dip recipe. I have a Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe that I have made before, but it is more party-sized and once you take it out of the oven, it doesn’t stay hot. I wanted to make something that was a slightly smaller portion, was all blended together, and something that I could keep hot. I made my dip and put it in my Crock Pot “Little Dipper,” a mini sized crock pot that keeps dips perfectly warm.
Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 (8oz) block of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Chips or Crackers for dipping (I like Tostitos Scoops!)
- Let your cream cheese sit out for a bit before starting your dip so it can soften.
- Cook your chicken breasts (I pour a little olive oil on a baking sheet with sides on it, sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken, and then bake in 350° oven for about 45 minutes or until fully cooked).
- While the chicken is cooking, you can prepare the rest of your dip. In a bowl, mix together your cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, and shredded cheddar cheese. (I used a hand mixer once I got it started, to help really break up and mix in the cream cheese).
- Once the chicken is cooked, completely shred the chicken using two forks.
- Add your shredded chicken to your dip and mix well.
- At this point, you have a few options:
- Serve it at room temperature.
- Microwave the dip to have it hot.
- Place it in a baking pan and bake in 350° oven for about 20 minutes or until hot.
- OR my personal option was to take about half of the dip and put it in my Crock Pot “Little Dipper.” I let it heat up for about 15 minutes and scooped it right from the “Little Dipper” onto a plate. I kept it plugged in so it stayed warm (this is great for a party!). I put the other half of the dip in a container in the refrigerator. You can save it for another day, or use it to re-fill your “Little Dipper” when it gets low!