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Super Bowl Snack for a Crowd: Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Super Bowl Sunday is here. I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait to watch the G-men beat the living [email protected]*! out of the Patriots (God, I hate Tom Brady). But before we watch the big game, I'll need to prepare for the second most exciting act of the day: the food.

Of course, when I think football, I think of beer and wings. I love me some Buffalo wings, but making them for a crowd can be quite the hassle. Enter the buffalo chicken dip - my solution to wings made easy (like, almost too easy). This dip, filled to the brim with shredded chicken, blue cheese and hot sauce, is definitely large enough to feed a crowd. Serve it with mixed veggies, chunks of warm sourdough bread, or crisp tortilla chips.

Here's how to make it:

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • 2-3 chicken bone-in breasts or store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • ½ to ¾ cup of your favorite hot sauce
  • 8 oz bottle of good quality blue cheese dressing
  • 16 oz cream cheese, brought to room temperature
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese for topping
  • Chopped scallions for topping

For serving: Assorted veggies (carrots, celery, etc.), fresh baked sourdough bread, tortilla chips.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Season chicken breasts lightly with salt and pepper. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and bake chicken breasts until browned and cooked through. Let cool. Remove skin and using two forks, shred the chicken.

In a large bowl, toss shredded chicken with hot sauce. Mix in cream cheese and blue cheese dressing.

Pour into a large baking dish and top with shredded cheddar. Bake for 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbly.

Top with chopped scallions and serve with veggies, warmed sourdough bread, and lightly toasted tortilla chips. Dig in!

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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