Sunday, May 15, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Friday night Jamie and I shared 20 buffalo wings and 10 buffalo shrimp.  I was surprised that this even sounded good on Saturday--but it did.  My brother emailed me the recipe, and after he sent it he asked me at least every other day if I had tried it yet.  This went on for 2 weeks.  I didn't want to make it and then be tempted to eat all of when we were invited to a cookout on Saturday, I decided to go for it.  It was really easy to prepare and delicious.  Really delicious.    
P.S.  I have made at least 2 other buffalo dip recipes in the past and this is the one that I will be making again.

What you'll need:

1# chicken tenders
1 Cup Ranch Dressing (I didn't quite have 1 cup so I added in a little Blue Cheese Dressing.)
1 Cup Texas Pete Hot Sauce 
1 Bottle Dark Beer
1 Block Cream Cheese
8 oz. shredded Mozzarella Cheese (I used a combination of Mozzarella, Fontina &'s what I had in the fridge/freezer and I didn't want to buy more before the move.)
Salt, pepper, dill weed and garlic powder (few pinches each)

Preheat oven to 350*.  Place chicken tenders in a pyrex dish and season as desired (with the salt, pepper & garlic powder).

No, I'm not trying to be like Pioneer Woman

After seasoning, cover in dark beer.  Bake in oven for approximately 20 minutes. Remove dish and take chicken out to cool.

She is my favorite...but mainly I'm just wanting to practice with my new camera :).

Pour out almost all of the beer and place the cream cheese back in the oven to soften. In a small bowl mix together ranch dressing, hot sauce and the dill weed. Shred the cooled chicken into the consistency of cat food.

Cat Food??  The description did keep me from wanting to eat all the chicken before the recipe was complete. 

Remove the cream cheese from the oven and combine the mixture from the small bowl and ¾ of the cheese.  Once blended, begin adding the chicken.  Finish off the top with the remaining cheese and bake in the oven at 350* or approximately 30 minutes.

And these pictures are reminding me that I should probably read the camera setting descriptions tomorrow...

Serve hot with Tostitos or your favorite chips.

The good news is that it was really yummy.  The bad news is that only 4 of us were eating. 


  1. I love this post for several reasons!

    #1- That is SO like Will to ask over and over again if you have tried something after he has recommended it!

    #2- That you added your own little twist to the recipe when you used the blue cheese! It reminded me of when you used to try new recipes in Southwood and add your own things to them! Like the time you taught me that I can use old milk when I make pancakes! Or the time that you used yogurt or sour cream or whatever it was when you made cupcakes, which were AMAZING!

    #3- I LOVE that you noted you used cheese that was in the freezer!! :)

    #4- That you included pictures so that when I make the dip (which Will has been asking for) I can easily follow directions!

    #5- That yall finished almost the whole dish, and you said you will be making this again!! If you loved it and it was better than the one that we made in Southwood then I know I will love it!!

  2. LOL, Thanks so much for your comment...I love it!!!
    And I miss you so much! I told Will today that we MUST get together in the next few weeks--before we head out west.

    And yes, definitely give the recipe a's delicious!!! :)