Fantastic and Fun Football Fiesta with Southern Homes & Gardens
My family was invited to watch the LSU/Georgia game at a friend’s house last weekend. It was our first time over to this particular family’s house, and I had heard the husband liked ANYTHING Buffalo, so I knew it would be very easy and satisfying to whip up a Buffalo Chicken Dip!
I also found it the perfect opportunity to try out the beautiful football bowl and spreader I received from Southern Homes & Gardens!
Southern Homes & Gardens is an online store that offers a wide variety of gifts and decor with a southern inspired style. You can see why this Louisiana girl was all too happy to try out a product for them 😉
So, onto my Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. I didn’t take a pic of EVERY single step, but here are the basics.
This is the cheese I had on hand, but you can use whatever you happen to have! I’ve made this dip with sharp cheddar, mozzarella, anything.
Soften your cream cheese and put it in a medium mixing bowl. Add the can of chicken and break it up. Add shredded cheese.
The next part is up to you, and how hot you want your dip! Since we were partying with people I knew could handle spice, I added the entire 5 ounce bottle to the mix. But how much you want to add is up to you! Add your desired amount of hot sauce, the ranch, and here I add in garlic powder too, but that is optional.
Spread the dip in a glass pan that you’ve sprayed with non-stick spray, and sprinkle the top with more shredded cheese. Put it in a oven that’s been pre-heated to 350.
When it’s done, it will be lightly browned on top and bubbly throughout!
I allowed mine to cool and set up a bit, then transferred the dip to my football bowl.
The little spreader was just perfect for taking a small amount to top off our Tostitos Scoops!
The Buffalo Chicken Dip was a hit but a bit too hot for me.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 can chicken, 5 oz
1 cup shredded cheese, divided into (2) 1/2 cups
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 to 3/4 cup hot sauce
1/2 block, or 4 oz cream cheese, softened
garlic powder, optional
Preheat oven to 350, and spray 8 x 8 pan with non stick spray. Put softened cream cheese and can of chicken in medium mixing bowl and break up. Add ranch dressing and desired amount of hot sauce, along with 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Add garlic powder if desired. Mix until smooth and all cream cheese is broken up.
Bake until cheese is lightly browned and dip is bubbly throughout. Allow to sit for at least ten minutes to thicken.
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