Buffalo Chicken Dip
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With Super Bowl XLIX only five days away, it's safe to say that you better have started thinking about what you're contributing to your viewing party. Whether you the bachelor brining a six-pack of IPAs or the idyllic couple baking sugar cookies decorated as miniature footballs, your options are endless. But when it comes to Super Bowl cuisine, get your hands a little dirty and be prepared to wow all of your friends.

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Buffalo wings are a given, but clearly the messy dish at the party. So instead of leaving the meat on the bone, cook up some chicken breast, shred it, and turn it into a dip.

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The easiest way to cook the chick for this recipe would be to boil it. While it's not my favorite way to cook chicken, it does come in handy for some recipes. Here are a few tips on how to boil chicken:

  • Put chicken in a saucepan large enough to completely cover chicken with water.
  • If you would like, add any seasoning to flavor the liquid and chicken (in this case I did not add any other seasoning).
  • Bring to boiling on medium-high heat. Reduce heat and cover the pan. Simmer until the chicken is no longer pink, about 15-20 minutes. chicago food blog buffalo chicken dip 4

Buffalo sauce is a staple in the Engstrom pantry. I could drink it I love it that much. But spice isn't for everyone, adjust the ratio of buffalo sauce to ranch dressing per your own taste. While the food, halftime show, and commercials may be my favorite part of the game, let's face it, the real reason for the event is the football.

So who do you think is going to take the trophy home? PATRIOTS or SEAHAWKS?

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients:

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup ranch dressing 3/4 cup buffalo wings sauce 2 cups shredded chicken 1/8 cup celery, finely chopped 1/8 cup red pepper, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing and buffalo wing sauce in medium bowl until blended.
  3. Stir in shredded chicken.
  4. Spoon into a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Stir in celery and red peppers. Serve with chips or pita bread.