Spicy Chicken Dip Great for Game-Day Party

For College of Agriculture student recruiter and alumni relations coordinator Amanda Martin, one of the best parts of football season is tailgating with friends, and her go-to tailgate recipe—Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip—is always a winner. As easy as it is delicious, this spicy appetizer “will definitely impress the crowd and have them yelling, ‘War Eagle!’” she says.  

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup ranch or blue cheese salad dressing or 1/2 cup of each

3/4 cup Frank’s RedHot® Wings Sauce

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

3 cups cooked, chopped chicken

Blue cheese crumbles, optional

 

Cream together the cream cheese and salad dressing until smooth. Blend in hot sauce and 1/2 cup cheese; stir in chicken. Place mixture in a lightly greased baking dish and top with remaining cheddar cheese and blue cheese crumbles, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until dip is hot and bubbly.* Serve with celery sticks, crackers or tortilla chips. Makes 20 servings.

 

*To prepare in a microwave, place the dip in a microwave-safe dish and heat on high, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. To prepare in a slow cooker, cover and heat on high for 90 minutes, until hot and bubbly. To prepare on a grill, place dip in a heavy disposable foil pan and heat until hot and bubbly.