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buffalo-chicken-dip

Now that the regular season is over, we have the national championship, playoffs and super bowl to look forward to. The games are only half the draw. While the gridiron action is great, game day also gives you an excuse to eat all that salty, sticky, greasy grub that you normally avoid. Salads and steamed veggies just don’t seem to go with football championships. So, you can worry about your diet the next day and enjoy the game and food.

Everyone looks forward to the usual heavy hitters: piled-high nachos, thick ‘n’ meaty chili, and potato skins. These are all great dishes to serve to friends and family, but add this Buffalo Chicken Dip to your post season menu and watch everyone’s reaction. This uber-popular dip will score big with anyone who love wings.

Why is it so doggone good? This dip tastes exactly like everyone’s favorite football food: tangy Buffalo chicken wings! Make sure that buy corn scoops (not corn chips, but corn SCOOPS), so you can scoop out the dip easily. An added bonus is that It’s incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients
Cream Cheese – 2 8oz. packages softened (light or full-fat)
Ranch Dressing – 1 cup
Hot Sauce – ½ cup (more or less for your taste)
Chicken (2 large breast skinless cooked and shredded)
Cheddar Cheese – shredded cheese 16oz. package ( ½ in mixture ½ on top) you can add more if you like
Frito Corn Chip Scoops

COOKING THE CHICKEN
Sauté up my two chicken breasts in a little olive oil so they brown on each side and then splash them with about a half cup of water, put the lid on the pan and let them cook through (about 10 minutes more). Let cool and shred. You can sub a rotisserie chicken or 10 oz. can (not sure about the can but to each their own)

Combine all Ingredients (Preheat your oven at 350)
After you’ve cooked and shredded the chicken, combine all the ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the cream cheese, ranch dressing, shredded chicken, half the shredded cheese and the hot sauce. Place into a casserole and put into the oven for 15 minutes. Add the other half of the shredded cheese on top halfway through the cooking, and the result will be a bubbly browned dish everyone will love.

Please let me know if you have any other New Year’s Recipes for good fortune that we can share, and please be sure to follow me on Facebook and LinkedIn!

You can also contact me Marianne Hatton at my website I Sell This Town

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