My family and I love hot wings.
In fact, we have cravings quite often and visit our local hotwings place that a family friend owns. There’s just something about the flavor of that sauce.
That deliciously spicy savory mix that’s been splashed on those naughty deep-fried wings that are usually tossed in melted butter as well is so delectable. If you’re a spicey cry baby like me, you will dunk the wings into ranch or bleu cheese dressing to cool your palate off…just so you can eat more.
Wait, you didn’t think that because you were eating chicken wings, that they were healthy did you?
Someone somewhere invented this dip that blends the flavors of that hot sauce into a wonderful topper for crackers, celery sticks or tortillas. There are numerous recipes, and they really vary between ranch or blue cheese dressing and amounts and types of cheese, but let me share mine with you.
The original recipe call for canned chicken but I much prefer rotisserie or grilled chicken breasts that have been shredded up over the watery canned stuff.
Take 3 large chicken breasts, and grill them until done or just use a rotisserie chicken.
Whoever started the ball rolling with these chickens at local supermarkets needs some kind of award. They have changed my life for the better in so many ways.
Whichever one you use, shred up about 3 cups of chicken.
Now, take one block of cream cheese (8 oz. size)
Cut it up into chunks. Fat-free really isn’t going to work in this recipe although I’ve bought the 1/3 less fat type and it has. I’m not sure what the fat-free cream cheese is made out of, but it doesn’t melt well at all, which kind of worries me.
Place it in a microwave-safe bowl and pop it into your microwave for 30 seconds.
You’re trying to melt it just enough to be stirrable. If 30 seconds isn’t enough for your microwave, pop it back for another 30 seconds and check it again. You don’t want it really hot – just mixable. Take a spoon and stir it until it’s pretty creamy and smooth.
Add your chicken to the bowl with the cream cheese.
And add one cup of Frank’s REDHOT Buffalo Wing Sauce.
If you can find Frank’s, use it! I found it at my local grocery store, and if yours doesn’t carry it, ask the manager to get it – it’s wonderful and truly perfect in this recipe. Also add in one cup of ranch dressing…feel feel to use the same exact measuring cup because we’re gonna mix it all together anyway. I am ALL about fewer dishes for
me Mr. Wonderful to wash!
Now listen up! If you LOVE Bleu Cheese dressing? Use that instead of Ranch – it’s yummy, but not all people do so for this recipe I’m using Ranch. If it were just for the Wonderful man and myself, I know we’d use Bleu Cheese.
Dump both of them right into the chicken and cream cheese.
Stir them up reasonably well. Oops – I forgot. ALSO, stir in one cup of the shredded cheese. (No picture).
Spoon this mixture into a sprayed or greased 9 x 11 baking dish or a deep one-quart baking dish.
Pop this into a 350º oven for 20-25 minutes or until it’s hot and bubbly and heavenly!
Sprinkle the bleu cheese crumbles over top along with some green onions to make it pretty.
Serve it up with celery sticks, tortilla chips and crackers or toasted bread.
I promise you -if you take this to a ball game or football tailgating event, you won’t have anything leftover.
Katie’s Printable Recipe – Buffalo Chicken Wing Party Dip
If you’d like to watch the video of us making Buffalo Chicken Wing Party Dip on my morning TV segment on Rise & Shine, click Play below!
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