Monday, February 04, 2008

Buffalo Chicken Dip: A Super Bowl Touchdown!

My teenage daughter had a Super Bowl party, with a few friends over, which meant I had to find something for them to snack on, beyond Pizza Rolls (which I did have, but just in case nothing else worked out). I made chili for DH and I, knowing the kids probably wouldn't eat it, and then made this dip -- and scored a total touchdown.

I found this recipe on the Taste of Home website, and then tinkered with it. I wasn't really happy with the way it was (of course) so I adapted it to fit a.) what I had in my fridge and b.) what I thought went with buffalo chicken better:

Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 package cream cheese (I used that lower fat version, just fine), well softened
1 10-ounce can chunk chicken (or 10 ounces cooked and shredded chicken)
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (you can buy this in a bottle where they sell the hot sauce, I used medium heat)
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing (I used fat free)
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
1 8-ounce bag shredded colby-jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 1-quart casserole, layer the cream cheese, chicken, sauce, dressing, blue cheese and most of the colby-jack. Stir to combine. Then sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese on top. (The original recipe had all of this layered and then the cheese on top, which creates a cool crusty cheese layer, but makes it really hard to dip, because the cheese is too gooey, IMHO). Bake 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Serve with tortilla chips, celery sticks, carrot sticks, etc.

It was VERY yummy. VERY easy. I wish I'd doubled it :-) But of course it's not exactly figure friendly, even with the low-fat dressing and cream cheese. Maybe if I find low-fat colby-jack I can kind of say it's figure friendly, but...not really ;-)


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:32 PM

    I made a similar recipe over the holidays and it was a big hit! I love buffalo sauce...mmm...yummy!


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