Buffalo Chicken Dip { Tailgating Food }

Love buffalo wings? How about blue cheese? Buffalo Chicken Dip is a mix of both creating a delicious dip for tailgating and parties.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

I’ve never been tailgating, so when I learned that this week’s #SundaySupper theme would be tailgating food, I had no clue what to make. I *think* some of the food I cook would be perfect for tailgating, but I started overthinking it, as usual.

I turned to my friends and they helped give me insight into the world of tailgating. They even gave me links to tailgating food on Food Networks site, and more. I quickly realized it wasn’t complicated and it was then that my friend, Amanda, suggested that I made Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip with crackers and celery sticks

I’ve seen recipes around for this, and thought it looked like something we’d really like, but I hadn’t made it yet. I couldn’t think of a better time to try it out, so for this week’s #SundaySupper (hosted by Lane of Supper for a Steal) I decided to go for it and try the ever-so-popular Buffalo Chicken Dip!

I’m so glad I made it, because it’s awesome and exactly how I hoped it would taste — just like a spicy buffalo wing dipped into blue cheese dressing. I based my recipe on the one by FRANK’S REDHOT (one of our favorite products), tweaking it here and there to give it my special touch. We served our Buffalo Chicken Dip with tortilla chips, crackers, and celery sticks — which is my favorite way of enjoy this. If you like buffalo wings and blue cheese, I think you’ll like this.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
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Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 2 packages cream cheese (8 oz each, softened)
  • 1 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • ½ cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 8 ounces colby-jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Place chicken breasts in a pot large enough to hold them. Cover chicken with water. Heat on high to boiling and then reduce to medium. Cover with lid. Continue to cook for approximately 20 minutes or until fully cooked through (165 degrees F when checked with meat thermometer). Chop into small pieces or shred.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking dish (approx 2½ quarts, 12" x 8.5", or 13x9") with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, place cream cheese. Beat on low with an electric mixer just until cream cheese is creamy. Beat blue cheese dressing into cream cheese on low, just until incorporated. Beat FRANK'S® REDHOT® into cream cheese/dressing mixture on low, just until incorporated. Stir in blue cheese, colby-jack cheese, green onions, and chicken by hand.
  4. Spoon dip mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake in oven until hot, bubbly, and heated through (approximately 20-30 minutes).
  5. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, or celery sticks.
Notes
--If you wish, you can substitute 4 cans (12.5 oz. each) of chunk chicken breast in water, drained.

--Light cream cheese may be used, if you prefer, as well as light dressing and reduced fat cheeses.

--Tailgating Tip from Frank's REDHOT website: Prepare dip ahead and place in heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat dip until hot and bubbly.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

 

If you want more delicious tailgating recipes, you’re in luck!  Below are the links to lots of other bloggers who are also participating in this week’s #SundaySupper and who are also sharing tailgating foods.

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Overtime:

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And don’t forget to join us on today (Sunday) as we share our favorite tailgate recipes and tips. Hop on twitter at 7pm EST for the live #SundaySupper chat.

Tailgating Food: Buffalo Chicken Dip

 

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Comments

  1. says

    One word- AMAZING. I cannot wait to try this!!! Thank you for giving me an awesome recipe idea for our next football tailgate!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  2. says

    Oh this is totally a dip my hubby and I would devour! It looks like cheesy happiness:-) This is a perfect treat for any tailgating party! Hugs, Terra

  3. Jeanine says

    My co-worker made this for an office party 1 time. Needless to say we requested it every party after that! I’m really going to try this recipe at home. I know it’s made in the oven but she used to bring it in a crockpot and keep it on low so we could snack on it the entire day. So yummy!!!

  4. says

    This sounds so amazing! I have found more recipes I want to try this week for #SundaySupper than ever before! I bet the girls would like this if I toned down the spice a bit. Will have to try.

  5. says

    Buffalo chicken dip is a staple in households everywhere (or at least in PA). I’m glad you made it because tailgating wouldn’t be complete without it!

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