This is a recipe that I've made over and over again. However, I've just never blogged it. This is great for tailgating, potlucks, or to just munch on while you're hanging around the house on a Saturday afternoon.
It's great with celery on the side, chicken in a biscuit crackers or as pictured, with tostito chips!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Recipe from: a friend (this recipe is everywhere on the internet and has various ways to prepare it)
1lb shredded, cooked chicken breast
1 (8oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup Franks Hot sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
This recipe is really flexible because you can make as much or as little as you want. The measurements can vary depending on how many people you'd like to feed, how spicy you want it or how mild you want it.
Sometimes I combine everything into a large saucepan and prepare it on the stove. For this particular day, I softened the cream cheese so that it was really easy to stir, combined it with the chicken, cheese, ranch and hot sauce and put it in a baking dish. I baked it in a 350 oven for about 20-25 minutes until the cheese was melted, and everything was warmed thoroughly. I took it out of the oven, stirred it and put it back in for another 15 minutes or so. Also, this particular time I put crushed ritz crackers on top. That's not necessary and actually next time I would leave them out.
I've also heard of adding some chopped celery when you combine all of the ingredients. It's really good and adds a nice little crunch. Plus, who doesn't love celery with buffalo chicken/chicken wings! :-)