You heard me.
I got this recipe from my friend Courtney, who made it on New Years Eve for all of us. Courtney and I went to high school together and she dates an Adam, too!
When my Adam fell in love with her buffalo chicken dip I knew I needed to step up to the plate. But when I asked innocently for the recipe, Courtney warned me, “Jenna, you can have the recipe but I don’t know if it’s really blog-worthy. It uses almost an entire bottle of ranch dressing!”
I told her not to worry, my readers were not ones to back down in the face of bottled salad dressing.
And so when I got home, I gathered my ingredients and waited. Waited for the perfect opportunity to show my Adam that I, too, could make delicious man cave food.
There’s nothing about this dip that’s healthy and nothing about this dip that makes logical sense. It’s a manly mix of everything you’ve ever been told is bad for you, and is perfect for parties, football games and severe buffalo chicken addicts.
The only redeeming factor is that you serve this dip with something incredibly healthy that balances out all of the cream cheese, ranch dressing and wing sauce:
Celery. Thank God.
It’s the perfect combination of creamy and spicy. Courtney told me next time she might reduce the creaminess and add more wing sauce, so when I made it I dumped the whole darn jar in there (even though I halved the recipe).
It was perfect.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
serves a lot of guys
1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts
1 12-oz bottle Frank’s Hot Wing Sauce (Courtney says DO NOT substitute Tabasco whatever you do)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces (half a bottle) Ranch dressing
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375.
Poach the chicken breasts in boiling water until cooked through. Drain, let cool and then pull meat apart with a fork.
In a nine inch casserole dish, spread out the chicken and pour the wing sauce over. Mix well and spread out, covering the entire bottom of the dish.
In a medium sized saucepot, combine the cream cheese and ranch dressing. Whisk while heating until smooth. You don’t want any cream cheese clumps!
Pour the cream cheese mixture over the chicken and spread out. Sprinkle the celery on top. Bake for fifteen minutes.
After fifteen minutes, sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top and continue baking for another ten to fifteen minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is bubbling. Remove from oven and let sit for ten minutes. Stir well and serve with chips, celery sticks and buffalo chicken wings.
If anyone receives marriage proposals after making this dip, I need to know about it.