Buffalo Chicken Dip. Quick and easy to make on short notice.
I fell in love with Buffalo Wings almost 25 years ago. I can’t remember where I had them first T.G.I. Friday’s or Applebees?? But, I knew I was in love with the hot sauce soaked chicken wings dunked in ranch dressing….OOOOOOHHHHH! Just the thought of the of the fresh hot wings served with ranch dressing, celery sticks and fries. I think me and one of my friends would go out for wings once or twice a week after we got off work. Prior to that I had never had or even heard of Buffalo Wings. It was probably my favorite menu item for the next 2 years. Week in- week out. I even learned to make them at home. I baked my wings in the oven and made the sauce mixture on the stove top. Dipping the wings in the sauce and then baking for a few minutes more to create hot sauce cured chicken wings. Soon after, I became a mother and my craving for hot sauce decreased. It was still liked but, not loved so much.
Wings photo courtesy of istockphoto.com
Anywho, every now & then I may still order hot wings hoping to grab a taste of what use to be. Hanging out late nights at the Applebee or the TGIF… those were my favorite things. And, when I am just having a down right craving but do not desire the messiness of hot sauce hands I make this super easy, super quick Buffalo Chicken Dip. Seriously, it couldn’t even be any easier. Every ingredient is in a package you empty the packages into the bowl and measure out a couple of sauces and bake. I cant express how easy this is to make. This dish is especially for the one who does not like to cook and the one who can not cook but wants to make a good impression as a guest to a girls night or game day party. You can serve this dip with chips, veggies, in a bread bowl or, with pita wedges as I do here today.
Pita Bread tastes so good when it is warm and soft.
I first had this dip when my mom ordered it from a caterer for a party we were having. Instantly, it was another favorite. I think it was the combo of the warm spicy ranch laced chicken being hugged by warm pita wedges. What else could I do but fall in love?
Soon after I was in search of recipe. The online recipe reflected that making this number would be effortless but, worthy of a slot in my recipe box.
Try it out for your next get together or even better Super Bowl LLII – Sunday, February 4, 2018
So simple ingredients. Just go to the store and grab em’; stir and bake!
Recipe Adapted from Franksredhot.com
BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/2 cup prepared ranch dressing
1/2 blue cheese crumbles
1/4-1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
warm pita wedges
Sliced celery sticks
I have to say it doesn’t look so pleasant in this state, but just wait for the finished product.
Combine all ingredients (**except** pita wedges and thinly sliced green onions) in a medium or large bowl. Stir it all together until evenly combined. Transfer to a 1 quart baking dish.
Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees until warmed through.
Stir in the green onion.
Place pita wedges in another baking dish and cover with foil. Bake the wedges 10-20 minutes until warmed through.
Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and and the pita bread to a complementing platter.
Garnish with sliced celery sticks.
Serve dip and pita warm.
Now we have some pimento cheese looking concoction but I promise it is not.
Bake in the oven and stir in the green onions last. I was using them as a garnish but, it tasted so good I mixed them right in.
Transfer to a serving bowl and plate or platter, garnish with the celery sticks and serve warm.
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