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Smokin’ Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Welcome back, grilling enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the heart of flavor town with a recipe that’s guaranteed to leave your taste buds smokin’. If you’re ready to make a dish that steals the show at every gathering, look no further than our Smokin’ Buffalo Chicken Dip. Picture this: succulent shredded chicken, bathed in the perfect blend of hot sauce, creamy cheeses, and a touch of homemade ranch dressing. This dish is not just an appetizer; it’s an experience.

Why settle for the ordinary when you can spice things up with our Buffalo Chicken Dip? This crowd-pleaser is an absolute game-changer, offering a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. The juicy rotisserie chicken, the kick from Frank’s RedHot, and the creaminess of cheddar and mozzarella cheese come together in perfect harmony. Whether it’s a casual get-together, a game day feast, or a family celebration, this dip is the hero your table deserves.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken or 2-3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 cup Hot Sauce (Frank’s RedHot)
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 1⁄2 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 1⁄2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup Green Onions
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Homemade Ranch Dressing:

  • 1⁄2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1⁄2 cup Mayo
  • 1⁄4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 3⁄4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Shred the rotisserie chicken, discarding the skin.
  3. In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken with black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Add cream cheese, mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour in hot sauce and ranch dressing, mix thoroughly.
  6. Add green onions to the mixture and mix again.
  7. Spread the chicken mixture evenly in an oven-safe dish.
  8. Top with a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  10. Optional: Brown the top at 450 degrees Fahrenheit or broil for 5 minutes.
  11. Garnish with green onions.
  12. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced vegetables.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Cheese Blend: Experiment with different cheese blends for unique flavors.
  • Spice Level: Adjust hot sauce quantity to control spiciness.
  • Pre-Shredded Chicken: Save time with pre-shredded rotisserie chicken from the store.

Variations:

  1. Bleu Cheese Bliss: Add crumbled bleu cheese for an extra kick.
  2. Bacon Bonanza: Mix in crispy bacon bits for a smoky twist.
  3. Veggie Delight: Toss in diced bell peppers and tomatoes for freshness.

What to Serve With:

  1. Tortilla Chips
  2. Pretzel Bites
  3. Celery Sticks
  4. Carrot Sticks
  5. Baguette Slices
  6. Pita Chips
  7. Nacho Cheese Doritos
  8. Garlic Bread Cubes
  9. Jalapeño Poppers
  10. Mini Slider Buns

Storage Tips:

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat in the oven for optimal texture.

How Much to Make for Family Gatherings?

The recipe yields a generous portion, but for larger gatherings, consider doubling or tripling the ingredients.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

Homemade Ranch Dressing:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Shred the rotisserie chicken, discarding the skin.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken with black pepper and garlic powder. Mix well. Add cream cheese to the bowl. Mix until the cream cheese is fully incorporated with the chicken. Pour in hot sauce and ranch dressing. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well combined. Add green onions to the mixture and mix again.

  3. In an oven-safe dish or individual bowls, spread the chicken mixture evenly. Top the mixture with a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until the dip is hot and bubbly.
    Optional: To brown the top, increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees Fahrenheit or broil for 5 minutes. Garnish with additional green onions. Serve the Buffalo Chicken Dip with tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced vegetables.

  4. Homemade Ranch Dressing:

    In a bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, milk, onion powder, dried parsley, salt, garlic powder, dried basil, and black pepper. Whisk the ingredients until smooth and well combined. Use the ranch dressing in the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe.

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