Having people over to watch the game or tailgating before is how most of us spend football season. However, it is easy to think of game food as only grilling. Enjoying some grilled chicken, a hotdog, or a hamburger is game day appropriate, but sometimes you want to change it up. Look no further, AllRecipes has you covered with a recipe for buffalo chicken dip, which is perfect for a tailgate or hosting a watch party at home.
Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Dip
To make buffalo chicken dip, you will need two cans of shredded chicken, eight ounces of cream cheese, a cup of ranch dressing, hot sauce, and cheddar cheese.
If you would like to substitute the cans of chicken with rotisserie or your own shredded chicken breast, that would bring the recipe up a notch, it is still delicious with canned chicken. The creator of the recipe also recommends using Frank’s Hot Pepper Sauce.
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip
What is great about buffalo chicken dip, it is so easy to make. You start by heating the chicken and sauce in a skillet until heated through. Once it is, mix in the cream cheese and dressing. When the mixture is blended thoroughly, add half the cheese and stir until it is well incorporated. Finally, you will move the mixture to a slow cooker and top it with the rest of the cheese. Cook on low until it is bubbly.
What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip
The creator of the recipe, NUNPUNCH, recommends serving the buffalo chicken dip with either chicken-flavored crackers or celery sticks. However, tortilla and corn chips would be a great pairing as well. For those hosting a watch party, AllRecipes says you could add a bit more by serving the dip with toasted sliced baguette, homemade pita chips, or homemade pita bread.
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How to Store Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you want to store your leftover buffalo chicken dip, transfer it to a shallow airtight container and place it in the fridge for up to one week. If you would rather freeze the dip, start by placing the cooled buffalo chicken dip on a lined baking sheet and then covering it and placing it in the freezer. Once it is frozen solid, cut the dip into serving-sized chunks and place it in airtight containers. You should note, that cream cheese and ranch do not freeze well, so the texture could change when you are thawing the dip.
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