Sunday, January 16, 2011
Buffalo Chicken Dip.
"A buffalo wing, hot 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. Buffalo wings are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.
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.