Every year, we have a “Kickoff to Football Season Party”. (This season, the party will have to wait since I’m headed to the Alabama/VA Tech game…Woo Woo!)
Anyway, about 6 years ago, I thought I’d try something new and decided to make this amazing buffalo chicken dip. Little did I know it would be such a hit and one of my most requested dishes. So, if you are throwing or going to a football party this weekend and need a winner of a dish, you MUST try this buffalo chicken dip!
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1 whole chicken or 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar of MARIE’S light bleu cheese dressing
1 8 oz. container of low fat cream cheese
1 jar of Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 bag of Stacy Chips (Naked Flavor) or Tortilla chips
Poach the chicken
– don’t be afraid, this is no big deal and makes all the difference
Making the Amazing Buffalo Chicken Dip:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once the chicken is shredded into your prepared 8×13 dish, pour the entire bottle of Frank’s wing sauce over the chicken and mix well.
Place the bleu cheese dressing and cream cheese in a saucepan. Mix together over medium heat, stirring constantly until the cream cheese has melted. Pour over the chicken.
Place the dip in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the dip and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top to cover the dip. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with Stacy chips or tortilla chips.
The key to this recipe is the LOW FAT dressing and LOW FAT cream cheese. I didn’t intend to make this a “healthier” dip, it just turned out that way. The first time I made it, I was so disgusted with the grease pool that formed after the cheese melted that I couldn’t serve it. I knew a lower fat cheese wouldn’t melt very well, so I used the lower fat bleu cheese and cream cheese and it made all the difference.
This dip is too awesome to change a thing!! Trust me.