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Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This spicy snack / appetizer can be served cold or warm as pictured. Delicious served on celery sticks or crisp, stone ground wheat crackers.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12.5-ounce) can Tyson chunk white chicken (or about 1 cup cooked, chopped chicken)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened (reduced-fat is ok)
  • 1/4 cup Blue Cheese or Ranch bottled salad dressing, or combination (I used blue cheese)
  • Dash garlic salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1/4 cup bottled Frank's RedHot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack-Cheddar blend (I used 1-1/2 cups cheddar)
  • Assorted crackers, French bread baguette slices, pita chips, or celery sticks for serving

Details

Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins

Preparation

Step 1

Drain canned chicken in a colander and rinse well under cold water. Blot dry on paper towels and break up any large chunks. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese, salad dressing, garlic salt, and black pepper until smooth and creamy. Beat in the hot sauce. Beat in the shredded cheese for just a few seconds to reduce the size of the shreds but leaving it a bit chunky.

Using a spatula, gently fold in the chicken. To serve cold, refrigerate until serving time. To serve hot, pour mixture into a 1-qt baking dish and heat for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated 350°F. oven. Makes about 2 cups.

Serve with assorted crackers, French bread baguette slices, pita chips, or celery sticks. (I like celery sticks or Monet brand Stone-Ground Wheat Crackers from the dollar store!)

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