Super Bowl Party Buffalo Chicken DipPosted: February 20, 2012
I know, I know, the Super Bowl was two weeks ago and this post is old. Fair enough. But I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and spending much less time on the computer. But I promise that good eats are following.
The Super Bowl is taken very seriously in our house, as my husband loves football. Every year, our group of friends take turns hosting the party and every year, I look forward to attending. But not for the game. Nor for the hilarious mess of a half time show. No, I do not go for the football but for the food. It might as well be called Super Buffet of Excellent Noshing as far as I am concerned because I have no idea who is playing or what the score is. All I care about is what’s on my plate and how I can get it in my mouth.
This year, I had two parties in one day: a bridal shower in the morning for which I made my Caramelized Onion and Brie Tart and then a Super Bowl Party at Andy and Amy’s for which I made a Buffalo Chicken Dip. The tart was a hit (as always) and the Buffalo Chicken Dip became a new favourite (especially with our friend Jorge, who loved it so much that he requested that I give the recipe to his wife who then had to make it the next day!).
The original recipe came from the Rachael Ray show and can be found here. It’s basically every wonderful thing that you get when you order a plate of wings at the pub. The only thing it’s missing is the beer and carrot sticks. The first layer is cream cheese and I used light cream cheese. The second layer consists of a deli chicken which I substituted for diced roasted chicken thighs, buffalo chicken sauce ( I used Frank’s Louisiana Hot Sauce), and 2 tbsp of melted butter. I also added a 1/2 tsp of garlic salt and pepper. The third layer calls for blue cheese dressing. I bought fresh blue cheese crumbles and had intended to add it to ranch dressing but of course I didn’t have any on hand. You top it all off with shredded cheese, I used a nacho mix. Bake in the oven and serve with nacho chips.