By Barb Witherspoon on December 16, 2003
Photo by run for your life
Photo by run for your life
"I got this Buffalo chicken dip recipe from a respiratory therapist at the hospital where I work. He brought it to a party and everyone asked for the recipe. I appreciate all the reviews that have been written about this recipe since I posted it so long ago. I see more and more that people are making it with freshly cooked chicken - great idea. I also like the idea of using rotisserie chicken. The original recipe used canned chicken for convenience, but I agree with all of you that the fresher meat tastes better. Barb P.S. Thank you to everyone who has reviewed this recipe. I love it, too, and it makes me feel so good that so many of you have enjoyed it. Thanks again."
Serving Size: 1 (1146 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is a great recipe, but I modified it to add a bit more "crunch". I bought a whole chicken and shredded it, than simmered it over low heat with a bottle of Franks Hot Wing Sauce. I melted 16oz of cream cheese and 1cup of bleu cheese dressing (Bobs - it's the best!) in a saucepan over low heat. I layer the chicken&sauce mixture on the bottom of the dish, top that with the melted cream cheese/bleu cheese dressing mixture and then top that with diced celery! I top that with a layer of shredded colby jack cheese and and a few bleu cheese crumbles. Bake at 350 until bubbley. Serve with celery sticks, chips, bread, whatever! There are NEVER any leftovers! Enjoy"
"My friend gave me this recipe and it is almost identical. First, everyone agrees that it has better texture and flavor if you boil your chicken breasts, then SHRED the chicken. You can make this in a crock pot on high for 2 hrs and it's ready for any party! We use Frank's Red Hot Sauce as it seems to have the best flavor and we use 1-11/2 cups of it. We use i package of shredded cheddar cheese (2 cups) and we serve with a variety of dipping items- Fritos Scoops, Tortilla Chips, Toasted Baguette slices, celery sticks and carrot sticks. Seriously- every Party I have made this for it is gone first and recipe requests are always made!"
"Big hit at a holiday party! Instead of baking we put all ingredients in the crock pot to keep warm."
"Great dip! I made this for my Super Bowl party and it was a huge hit with my guests! I used Larry's Hot Sauce (which is the hot sauce I use for my hot wings) and 2 chicken breasts instead of canned chicken. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing!"
"This was extremely good!!! I've seen many recipe for this dip but this one is just the perfect amount of ingredients! And I love the ranch dressing1 Other recipes call for blue cheese, but I'm not a big fan of that! Too strong for my tastes! I used 6oz. of the hot sauce because I'm whimpy when it comes to spicy foods...but it was still too spicy for me! I ended up adding 3 Tbls. of honey to help tone down the heat...then it was perfect...this was gobbled up real quick! I served it with tortilla chips and celery sticks and it was delicious with both! I've made this for many Super Bowl parties and its always a big hit! I added my photo:)"
"I have been making this recipe for years and yes...it is a big hit. I prefer the canned chicken for this recipe and I use two cans so it isn't so runny. Also, I throw it in a small crock pot to keep it warm at parties."
"One of the best things I ever ate. I even made it with low fat ranch and low fat cream cheese and it was still amazing. In the future ill probably make it in a crock pot its allot better hot than room temp."
"This dip was delicious and spicy but not overly hot considering the amount of hot sauce. Even one of the 23-year-old guys asked for the recipe. My only complaint is the recipe didn't specify what size cans of chicken, and I used the smaller ones. Next time I'll use the larger cans. Thanks, Barb!"
"This dish is also great when it is served over fresh cooked white rice!"
"This was a huge hit at my party and I had to give everyone the recipe. I even took what little was left over to work the next day for lunch! I did make several changes, as follows: I used my Sunbeam indoor grill to cook chicken instead of using canned chicken. I used BLUE CHEESE dressing instead of ranch, and 1 bottle of Frank's hot sauce instead of 3/4 a cup. I used to live in Buffalo and trust me....any other brand of hot sauce will not do. Instead of baking this, I heated everything in a large sauce pan. I also omitted the cheddar cheese because I wanted it to taste as much like real Buffalo wings as possible. In the future, I think I will use pre-cooked crockpot chicken (http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-shredded-chicken-breasts-for-freezing-oamc-188329) to make this recipe even quicker and easier."
"I loved this recipe, however I did take the reviews into account. I bought a rotisserie chicken and shredded the whole thing, I then put that into a saucepan with an entire bottle of franks hot buffalo sauce. I heated it on low/simmer until the chicken was warm (about 7-10 min). I then put that chicken into a baking dish. Next, I added 16oz (2 packages) of cream cheese, I used the low fat, and it still tasted great and about 3/4 cup of bleu cheese dressing and heated that in the same saucepan until the cream cheese had melted. I then poured the creamy mixture over the chicken in the baking dish. I put it in the oven on 350 for about 10 minutes and then sprinkled some cheddar cheese (about a handful) on top and reheated it until the cheese was melty. This recipe definitely has a KICK but in a very good way. Got tons of compliments. Next time I may use a little more bleu cheese to make the flavor more present but overall fabulous recipe"
"I also make this dish, however I find that the bottled ranch or bleu cheese dressing makes the dish a little oily. I solved this by eliminating the dressing and using 8 oz of sour cream and 8 oz of mayo, combined with bleu cheese crumbles, to taste. I use about 3-4 Tablespoons of crumbled danish bleu cheese. It comes out even more delicious than the original. It's one of those dishes that people always devor, and request the recipe!"
"I've made this many times and it's always great. Through trial and error I found that the brand of ranch dressing can make a BIG difference it the overall taste, my preference is Kraft and I like to use a bit more than the recipe calls for. I have a friend that uses blue cheese dressing because she prefers that. And for the sauce I suggest Ashanti Wing Sauce if you can find it!"
"I have made this 4 times since Super Bowl Sunday! Always a hit! I make fresh Ranch Dressing with Sour Cream only. I use Cholula Hot sauce and fresh cooked chicken, not canned. Thank you so much for sharing!"
"Used Texas Pete Buffalo Wing sauce in place of hot sauce. Have taken to two parties and not had a bite left. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"it came out great, my boys loved it. We also made homemade pizza dough and put it inside like a calzone, oh my goodness amazing"
"Always a classic! I cook and shred fresh chicken, use Frank's Buffalo Wings sauce, reduced fat cream cheese, a peppercorn ranch dressing, and sharp cheddar. Thanks for sharing!"
"I made this for a friends birthday party...& everyone LOVED it! I roasted my own chicken & used about 8 oz of sour cream & 6 oz of Mayo with 1/2 of a ranch packet instead of the 1 cup of ranch dressing. It was really good & my husband doesn't care for spicy food, but he even liked this dip. I will for sure add this one to my recipe box :-) thanks!"
"This went over VERY well at the Super Bowl party we attended this weekend, with just a few modifications for personal preference... I changed ranch to blue cheese dressing (good quality refrigerated dressing from salad section) and added 1 cup diced celery for a bit of crunch. I also used also used boiled chicken breasts instead of canned. Boiled 2 large boneless breasts on a very low, almost simmering boil for 17 min. It then went into a 350 oven for about 20 min. until just browned on top. I DO recommend the Fritos Scoops over other chips for dipping as they are very thick and strong and can hold the heavy dip. A winner!!"
"To reduce the fat (it's high) I used 1/2 regular cream cheese and 1/2 fat free. Also used light blue cheese dressing. Used baked taco chips for the scoops. Used Frank's Louisiana hot sauce for the hot sauce (the only ingredient that will qualify a chicken wing recipe as genuine Buffalo - I am from Buffalo NY). Verdict: too hot for my taste. I am sure lots of people like their wings spicy and would approve of the amount of hot sauce called for. Better to use less and add more as needed or put out a bottle of hot sauce for the guests to spice up their own. Otherwise, a good and easy recipe."