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Jan 09

Monday Munchies: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 9:14 PM by Jenny H

I'm about to attack those New Year's Resolutions again. This Monday's munchie is Buffalo Chicken Dip.

What You'll Need:
4 cups cooked and chopped chicken (you can also use turkey if you're looking to spice up holiday left-overs)
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
1 (12oz) bottle of buffalo sauce
1 1/2 cups ranch salad dressing
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips
sour cream (optional)

Tools You'll Need:
sauce pan
spatula
baking dish with lid

Alright! Gather what you need and meet back here.

First prep your chicken. If you're starting from raw, you'll need to cook it before making the sauce it mixes with. You can use white or dark meat. I happen to use dark meat this time around, but breast meat is just as good. once it's cooked, separate the meat from the skin and bone if necessary, and finely chop.
Now to make the sauce. Melt the cream cheese and buffalo sauce over low heat in the sauce pan until it comes to a uniform light orange color.
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Then turn off the heat and stir in the ranch salad dressing. Add the chopped chicken and mix until combined. 
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Press the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and top with shredded cheese
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Place covered into a 400 degree oven until the cheese begins to melt (about 10 minutes). Uncover and finish baking until heated through. (The cheese will be a little crispy around the edges.)
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Let the dip cool slightly before serving with your favorite tortilla chips (or corn chips) and sour cream if desired.
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If you'd like a little more or less spice, adjust the amount of buffalo sauce or ranch to suit your taste. You can also add chopped celery to the chicken mix before baking if you're looking for a bit of crunch.

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