Buffalo wings are an essential for just about any Super Bowl party, but it's hard to keep them warm, and I don't want my house smelling like fried food. So I was thrilled to find a buffalo chicken and cheese dip with the exact same flavors! The best part: you can make the recipe ahead of time and just warm it up in the oven just before the game starts. Bonus: if the dip needs a little more heat at halftime, just throw it in the microwave for a minute to bring it back to its creamy state. Be sure to alter the recipe to suit your palate by picking your favorite variety of hot sauce. Serve this scrumptious spicy dip with chips or celery sticks for an even more authentic buffalo wing feel. Get ready for kickoff and keep reading for the recipe.
Adapted from Tina Herold Ingredients 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese Directions For milder flavor, reduce the cayenne pepper sauce to 1/2 cup. Makes about 6 cups.
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip
3/4 cup (6 ounces) cayenne pepper sauce (Crystal or Frank's RedHot)
1/2 cup ranch dressing or bleu cheese dressing
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped (3 to 4 chicken breast halves or about 3 cups chopped)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or mozzarella
Tortilla chips, crackers, or vegetables, for serving
Adapted from Tina Herold
2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese
For milder flavor, reduce the cayenne pepper sauce to 1/2 cup.
Makes about 6 cups.