Friday, October 23, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Dip


Buffalo chicken wings are one of those comfort foods that I love to have, but they are so messy to eat. This dip has the perfect flavor of buffalo wings, but in the convenience of a dip. Let chips or celery sticks do the messy part while you take in the this spicy buffalo chicken hands free! If that’s not enough to convince you, this recipe is also straight from the Crockpot.  Throw all the ingredients in the pot and in about 3 hours you have the next best thing to actual chicken wings… perfect for those lazy football Saturdays!!

Buffalo Chicken – Cheese Dip

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1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cups shredded cooked chicken

3/4 to 1 cup hot sauce (I used Frank’s)

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Celery sticks and/or Tortilla chips

Heat oil in a non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender.

Combine onion, chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese, and 1 cup Cheddar cheese in a 2 or 3 quart slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low 2 1/2 hours. Remove lid, sprinkle top with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese. Cover and cook on low 30 more minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with celery sticks or tortilla chips.

Source: Southern Living Slow Cooker Cookbook, 2006

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