This Buffalo Chicken Dip is a classic with layers of chicken, spicy sauce and a hella lots of cheese. If you have ever, once in your life, gone nuts over Buffalo Chicken wings, then you may (if not, obviously) find this dip here the perfect simulation in flavor – just ten times simpler.
A festive keeper
Whether it’s a company, induction, an evening of TV sport, a Super Bowl gathering, a New Year’s Eve fete or simply a couple’s movie night, this Buffalo Chicken Dip surely promises a basic dip with complex flavors. It’s probably among the least labor intensive dips I’ve ever made, yet still coming out like a true appetizer to deliver you an irresistible foody experience. Everytime I make it, I always have to go double on the planned proportion. My people request it all the time! And it would be gone in minutes, how weird that was.
What is in a Buffalo Chicken Dip?
Tender chunks of chicken, Buffalo sauce on a cream cheese base and dollops of melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese – all combined to form a fluffy tasty mixture that makes sure your chips won’t ever break when soaked in it.
The cream cheese base is second to none when it comes to making the dip fluffy and scoopable. Make sure to make it as soft as possible (one best way is to microwave it, then use a hand mixer to combine it with other ingredients). You can also use Ranch dressing if desired – still super cheesy and indulgent.
Additionally, green onion and garlic powder will make it a perfect duo to add a tad extra mild flavor for the dip.
What goes with Buffalo Chicken Dip?
Tortilla chips might be the most heard when it comes to any dips having some shredded melted cheese within, but little did you know you can even scoop a mouthful of this dip with celery sticks? Yeah, contrasting, but delish. Other cannot-go-wrong veggie options are carrots, cucumbers and bell peppers. Such a simple yet delicious way to reach your daily quota of veggies.
Besides the mentioned, crackers, bread sticks or small pita pockets are not any less basic to be a superior companion for this Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Choosing on substitutes
You know what momma said, “The secret ingredient is always love”. This dip says exactly the same – go get your food doused in your favorite ingredients, always.
Leftover chicken meat is beyond just fine if you have no time to cook a fresh new batch of it. Poached chicken or rotisserie chicken are top choices too. One more good news here: In case you’re running out of time to prep foods (let alone some condiment for your meal), this Buffalo Chicken Dip won’t even say no to canned chicken either. But sure, who would not go straight to home-prepped chicken rather than processed ones, if possible?
Not only is it quick to make, versatile and heavenly-tasting, this Buffalo Chicken Dip can also please many dietary styles you might be following. It’s especially beneficial for those who are following Low-carb diets or Keto diets, making sure you’re still safe even when gulping spoonfuls of it. To make it even more hearty, simply adjust the proportion, for example more of some chicken chunks and less of sour cream gobs.
Can you make Buffalo Chicken Dip without cream cheese?
I must say, the idea really sounds too unreal to me, and I know I’m not the only one to feel so in this room, but yes, Buffalo Chicken Dip can be made without cream cheese. So from this day on, get rid of the fact that cream cheese base is everything that matters. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been in love with cream cheese for so long (which I will always do, you have my words). But you know what they say, there’s always that lighter side of every foodkind you may found on this earth.
You can swap the regular full-fat cream cheese with ingredients that bear the similar cheesy, milky taste with it. So theoretically, the two options that I found corresponding the most to the substitute for cream cheese are Greek yoghurt and light mayonnaise (preferably Hellmann’s of Kraft).
How long does Buffalo Chicken Dip last?
Generally, leftover dips will stay safe and fresh under refrigeration in an airtight container for 3-4 days. But this, actually, still depends on what chicken meat is used in the dip. If you’ve already combined leftover chicken in the mixture, then I would say no more than 2 days in preservation – all for the best quality in taste.
Also, make sure to secure the lid when leaving it overnight; otherwise, simply put a cling film to cover it.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
- 4 oz low-fat cream cheese propose to soften if possible
- 1/3 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup skinless boneless chicken breast cooked and diced
- 4 tbsp homemade buffalo sauce
- 1/2 cup celery diced
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup green onion sliced
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and garlic powder using a mixer until it’s fluffy.
- In another large bowl, whisk the chicken chunks and homemade buffalo sauce, then continue to add the celery, 1/8 cup of cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese and green onions. Give them a proper whisk until they’re all well combined.
- Pour the chicken mixture in the second bowl to the first one and mix everything up. Spread the mixture into a baking pan, top with the remaining mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese on top is bubbly.