Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip- the best party app! Just like your favorite wings, in dip form. Creamy, cheesy, & a little spicy. You’ll keep coming back for more!
Um, where did January go?
I mean, is today really the second to last day of January? Can that be?
I’m not complaining, believe me. January is my LEAST favorite month of the year. I’m happy to see the back end of it.
But looking at the calendar, I realized, I need to get my butt in gear! It’s almost Superbowl people!
In the past I’ve always focused on game day desserts. Desserts only. But this year I’ve decided to mix things up and throw in some of my favorite party dishes, even those that aren’t of the sweet persuasion! So far we have TONS of great big-game treats, like these salted caramel brownies, this Oreo cheesecake, and these totally addictive Muddy Buddies. But today, let’s go down the savory road, and talk about the best party dip of all time: Buffalo Chicken Dip.
WHAT IS BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP?
If you’ve never had it before, you’re definitely missing out. It’s basically everything you love about buffalo wings, without the mess.
It’s creamy, cheesy, and tangy, with just a hint of spice, and all of the components are there, including chicken, blue cheese, and hot sauce.
It’s easy to make either in a crockpot or baked in the oven, and it can totally be made ahead. Your guests will love it; it’s always the hit of every party!
IS BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP SPICY?
You can make this dip as spicy or mild as you like. It’s all about the kind of sauce you use.
If you like it spicy, buy an extra-hot buffalo sauce. If you want it mild, use a mild sauce. It’s that simple!
HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
You’re going to love how easy this recipe is.
Just mix cream cheese, sour cream, and buffalo sauce together until smooth. I used my electric mixer for this step, but you can totally do it by hand too. Just make sure your cream cheese is nice and soft, and you should have no problem.
Next fold in the chicken, blue cheese, a little shredded cheddar, and garlic powder. Boom!
IN THE OVEN
For a BAKED buffalo chicken dip, just transfer the mixture to a baking dish (a 9.5-inch diameter pie plate would be perfect), top it with a little more shredded cheddar, and pop it in the oven until hot and melty.
IN A CROCKPOT
For slow-cooker buffalo chicken dip, transfer the mixture to your crockpot and set it on low heat for 2 hours. Once it’s warmed through, sprinkle with cheese and let that melt before serving.
I like to finish the dish with another sprinkling of blue cheese and some thinly sliced green onions. It makes it pretty, but it also really bumps up the flavor!
CAN BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP BE MADE AHEAD?
One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it can be made ahead. Mix it up, cover it tightly, and it will last in the fridge for days. Easy-peasy. Warm it up just before your guests arrive, and dig in!
WHAT GOES WITH BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP?
Some of the best things to serve with buffalo chicken dip include celery sticks, corn chips, and pretzel crisps. But my favorite would have to be thin, toasted slices of baguette. I just love how that really lets the buffalo wing flavor shine!
HOW LONG DOES BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP LAST?
This dip can definitely sit out at room temperature for a few hours, without any problem.
If you have any leftovers, they should stay good in the fridge for around a week.
HOW TO REHEAT LEFTOVER BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
You can definitely eat it cold if you like, but personally I like to warm it first.
To reheat, just microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring after each interval, until hot. If it gets too hot too fast, you may notice it can look a little greasy. This is just because the fat in the cheese has separated out. It still tastes amazing, but I do find that reheating it slowly, and stirring frequently, keeps this to a minimum.
Do you have big plans for Superbowl this year? I know we will definitely be watching with friends. And I will definitely be digging in to some buffalo chicken dip!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip- the best party app! Just like your favorite wings, in dip form. Creamy, cheesy, & a little spicy. You'll keep coming back for more!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the cream cheese, sour cream, and buffalo sauce in a large bowl and mix together until smooth.
Add the chicken, blue cheese, about half the cheddar cheese, and the garlic powder. Fold together until combined.
Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, top with remaining cheddar cheese, and bake for 20 minutes,** or until hot and melty.
Garnish with blue cheese and sliced scallions, and serve with celery sticks and sliced French bread for dipping.
*You can use the meat from a rotisserie chicken, or season and roast 2 chicken breasts on a foil-lined sheet pan for 20 minutes at 425 degrees F. Place them in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, and stir on low speed for about 1 minute to shred.
**You can also warm this dip in the crockpot. Use low heat, it should be up to temperature in 2 to 3 hours.
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