What’s For Dinner?
Buffalo Chicken Dip
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What Can I Bring?
Perfect for: Super Bowl parties, tailgate parties, poker night -- men, especially, love it.
Make and take: Bake at home in a nonmetal dish so you can reheat the dip in the microwave at your destination, if necessary. Or, bake at home for 20 minutes, sprinkle with cheese and then cover with aluminum foil to travel; finish baking at destination.
Made famous by: Kristen Esposito of Alpharetta, who tweaked a recipe she found on allrecipes.com. "I always come home with an empty casserole dish, " she says.
Hands on time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves: 5
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
1 (12-ounce) bottle Frank's Hot Sauce
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
1 (16-ounce) bottle blue cheese salad dressing (or ranch dressing if you prefer)
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack or a combination
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 13-by-9-inch baking pan, combine the shredded chicken meat with the hot sauce, spreading to form an even layer.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream cheese and blue cheese dressing, stirring until smooth and hot. Pour the mixture evenly over the chicken. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, then sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving