Happy Super Bowl Weekend! Or, if you’re me, Happy Excuse to Eat Trashy Food Weekend!
I feel like I deserve major points for passing up the Buy 1/Get 1 Free Doritos display at my supermarket yesterday. It may have taken me ten years to learn this, but Doritos always lead to shame and self loathing. I prefer to save my calories for quality junk food, something which contains at least one wholesome and identifiable ingredient. Something like…buffalo chicken dip!
There are almost as many recipes for buffalo chicken dip as there are football fans, and each one is a little different. I have been on a quest to find the best buffalo chicken dip out there ever since Logan nonchalantly stated his friend’s mom made the best buffalo chicken dip ever. Each of my feeble attempts was proclaimed “Not as good as Mrs. S’s.” Hmph. Until recently…
When my Cousin Beth mentioned she was bringing her buffalo chicken dip to a Christmas party and that it is always a huge hit, I immediately requested the recipe. And she’s right — it was a huge hit. I held off posting about it since my picture came out very blurry, and I hate to post recipes without a picture. However, with Super Bowl Sunday looming, I thought sharing this recipe would be the right thing to do, and hopefully I will be able to add some enticing pictures soon.
I cut down just a wee little bit on the blue cheese dressing. My imaginary best friends at The Bitten Word use 1/4 cup ranch and 1/4 cup blue cheese in their concoction, so that might be something to consider, but other than that bit of creative license, I highly suggest following this recipe exactly as written. Like football, the devil is in the details. Go <insert team of choice>!
Cousin Beth’s Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese
1 8-oz. container blue cheese dressing
1 12-oz. bottle Frank’s hot sauce
2 cups cooked shredded chicken (rotisserie or poached — PLEASE not canned, we do have our standards here)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients except cheddar cheese. Put in a baking dish and sprinkle with cheddar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Serve with celery sticks and Frito Scoops.
My version of modern art: cream cheese and sauce in a bowl, ready to be mixed
Hot out of the oven and ready for some chips!