Sunday, January 16, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Dip.

According to wikipedia:
"A buffalo winghot wing or wing is a chicken wing section (drumette or flat) that is traditionally fried unbreaded and then coated in sauce. Classic Buffalo-style chicken wing sauce is composed of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter.[1] Buffalo wings are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.[2]
Buffalo wings are named after the culinary dish from Buffalo, New York.[3] "
Sounds good, right?  If it weren't for the bones in chicken wings I'm sure I'd love them!  And, yes, I know there are boneless ones, but people don't rave about them the same...


Imagine my delight when a co-worker brought in some dip recently.  She called it Buffalo Chicken Dip.  After sampling (and getting the recipe) for the dip I set out to incorporate the same flavors, but with a little more kick and while keeping it as "healthy" as possible.  The result?  A fabulous game time (Go Packers!or anytime appetizer!

Buffalo Chicken Dip
(Recipe by Me)
2 cups cooked & shredded chicken breast
1 package fat-free cream cheese
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup light ranch dressing
3/4 cup Frank's Hot Sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
1 small package blue cheese crumbs

Place ingredients in a small slow cooker on low heat.  Mix often.  Dip is done once ingredients are combined and heated through.  Serve with crackers, pretzels, celery, etc.


I love how easy this is.  And it's adjustable to your tastes...try a different hot sauce, use more ranch, less blue cheese, add cheddar cheese, forgo the sour cream - the list could go on and on.

5 comments:

Jane said...

Yum! My family would love this! Thanks for adding it to my Linky! :)

http://www.makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.com/link-up-the-theme-is-slow-cooker-recipes/

Barb said...

This was really good~ I think I will make it for our next Packer Victory Party!

Angela said...

We're Packer fans here too! :) The recipe sounds great! We have blue cheese dressing...would we be able to use that instead of the crumbs? Or does the dressing not provide the same consistency or taste? (I know absolutely nothing about blue cheese)

Holly. said...

Angela - so glad to have more Packer fans on board!! :) As for your question. Yes! Use your blue cheese dressing - probably a good half cup will do the trick.

Debbie said...

Wow! This sounds so good. Gotta' be on the table for Super Bowl Sunday:) Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays whenever you can.