Easy buffalo chicken wing dip

*I'm going to keep posting Disney restaurant reviews, but I haven't posted a recipe in awhile and I felt bad!*

Yesterday was the last day of Summer.

But it was also the start of my favorite fall TV shows!!!

 

Fall tv is a wonderful thing. During the summer I of course find great shows to watch (Breaking Bad, Louie, Mad Men when it's on...), but the autumn signifies a set schedule of shows I love, that will be on until Spring. It's very comforting.

It also means that my living room is once again home to Thursday Night NBC TV night! The relaxed, delightful evening companion to the infamous Taco Tuesday. It's the night when all my friends gather around my TV, with the fire roaring and my cat jumping from lap to lap to be pet.

So of course, for this wonderful night of premiers (Community and Parks and Rec, arguably the two funniest shows on TV right now) I decided to make a TV worthy food:

Buffalo chicken wing dip. 

Now, you might be saying, "Sarah, that's a football food!"

Well, I hate organized sports. Probably because I'm so un-athletic myself and have a short attention span. But if people can sit around on a couch eating dip, who cares what they're watching?

So here we go. Delicious, creamy and oh-so-bad for you, yet oh-so-simple to make buffalo chicken wing dip.

You will need:

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of hot sauce (this is a lot! Tone it down if you like milder dip)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • chips for dipping
  • celery for dipping

 

Cook the chicken. I chopped it up and sautéed it in a little oil to save time, covering it to keep it moist, but do it however you want. Or just go crazy and use leftovers.

Once cooked through, add the hot sauce and stir. Let simmer on medium heat for a few minutes until chicken is evenly coated.

Add the ranch dressing and cream cheese, stirring to break up the lumps.

Cook for 3-5 minutes until it's heated throughout.

Add the shredded cheese and let cook on low heat for 30 minutes, or until dip has thickened (stir occasionally so that the bottom doesn't burn).

And that's it. 

It's really that simple.

Perfect for a night of football or hilarious comedy shows, or a party! And it's tastes great reheated in the microwave, so it works if you make it the night before, too!

Not saying I ate this for my lunch and dinner for several days in a row....but I totally did. Don't judge me.

Adapted from this recipe 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Easy buffalo chicken wing dip

  1. Oooh this looks sooo good! I'll have to make it for my next tailgate party... erm, I mean, Glee viewing! Hehe...

    Suggestion though!: Poach the chicken instead, then shred the meat with two forks. It'll probably come out a bit more tender, easier to fit on a chip, and you can avoid cooking it in oil! (save calories where you can I guess? hehe...)

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