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A Year of Slow Cooking

Friday, February 29, 2008

CrockPot Buffalo Chicken Dip


Day 60!

s-i-x-t-y. I'm amazed too.

It is also February 29! And that means that my url should technically be 366 days... but I screwed up and didn't realize it was leap year when I made it up. Does that mean that I get a day off at some point this year?

In honor of Leap Year Day, I think you should eat snack food all day long because the calories really shouldn't count on a day that only happens every four years. And it's Friday, which of course means that it's mommy margarita day...


I got this recipe from from a reader (who's site is no longer active). followed it exactly, and was so happy that I did, because it was perfect!


The Ingredients:

--1 1/2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken
--2 cups blue cheese salad dressing
--1/4-1/2 cup tabasco sauce (taste while you are putting it in--some people like more spice than others!)
--1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


The Directions:


--dump everything into a small crockpot (or put an oven-safe dish into a large crockpot filled with ingredients)
--stir to combine
--cook on high 1-2 hours, or until cheese is completely melted and flavors are melded. Take care not to over-cook, or the salad dressing might separate.
--taste. if you want it spicier, add more tobasco. if you want it to taste more mild, add more dressing.

serve with your favorite chips, celery, french bread or crackers.


and a margarita.

37 comments:

linda said...

We love this dip, it is a favorite snack item in our home..

ginny said...

buffalo chicken DIP?!
I've never heard of such a thing. Off to the store...

Canadian Saver said...

Love the margarita!!!

I love this dip too, although I rarely make it... should put it on my menu monthly!!

(and when I was working on my resolutions, I originally put down 365 too... fooled me til I realized we had an extra day :-))

tejo said...

In Accounting we use 360 days to equal a year. 30 days a month, 30*12=360. So that gives you 6 full days to eat snacks only.

Stephanie C. said...

Hmmm, I'm a little concerned. I see the photo of the margarita and the post time of 4:10 AM. Taking full advantage of the day, I see!:)

Shilah said...

This recipe sounds good. I never thought of putting an oven safe dish in the crockpot. I have a large one. Do you need to put water in the crockpot around the outside of the dish?

Crockpot Lady said...

linda, this was the first time we tried it, but it is definitely our new favorite!

ginny, I hadn't either!

CS, I felt pretty lame about the 365...

tejo, that is good to know! I may have to reserve that right.

stephanie c., lol. we made it last friday. and I put the vitamix to good use!

shilah, no, you don't need to add water. The small oven-safe dish (no lid) is just to create a smaller container for the dip to cook in if you only have a huge crockpot. If you use these measurements in a large crock, it will cook too quickly since it won't be at least 50-75% full.

happy friday!
steph

kay said...

yum yum! i have never had this before. it's going on my list of must makes!

and yes you get a day off. pick one.
just warn us in advance so we won't get crockpot withdrawal!

jinxi said...

ooo.. looks yummy. If Linda says its good, its gotta be.. ehehe she hasnt steered me wrong yet! Im definitely writing this one down... Thanks!!

Hi! I'm Michelle said...

I am so going to make this! Thank you! :)

~M said...

[For any gf readers, note that the mold that is part of blue cheese is usually made on bread and therefore not gf.] Have a great crockpotting day!

Crockpot Lady said...

M--thank you for that reminder! Wish Bone has stated that their blue cheese dressing *is* gluten free, and we haven't had any reactions. But, like always, gotta do your homework and use your best judgement.

--steph

krissymissy said...

I love the last ingredient in your meal....MARGARITA. Can I have strawberry please?
I will definitely be back to check out your recipes and give you some feedback. This is a great idea. Good luck!!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite recipe for parties! The only difference (and I know there are a lot of versions of this one) is that I use a jar of wing sauce ( i like hooters), a jar of salsa, a block of cream cheese...so good.

Popsicles & Lollipops said...

This looks very, very yummy and like great hangover food. That is, if you have one too many mommy margaritas.

Amy W said...

Hey, I know this is an old post to leave a comment on...but I made this for a neighborhood gathering, and the bowl was licked clean...thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Not sure why, but I had to "sop" up a huge amount of grease from this dish. It also curdled on me. Not sure what I did wrong

monique said...

mmmmm. this was a big hit at a recent party.

Barrie said...

One of my FAVES! I made it when we had a family gathering in NH and they literally licked the pan clean. I was just reading your blog and I was liek "I wonder if I can make Buffalo Chicken Dip in the crock?" and then I saw your post! I'm definitely going to try it.

Tami said...

Your recipe sounds really good! I recently made a buffalo chicken dip but with different ingredients: http://tamiskitchentabletalk.blogspot.com/2008/09/its-football-season.html (just sharing the recipe, please remove the link if you do not allow it.) It turned out really well, too.

Lindsay said...

I made this over the weekend but substituted Ranch for the Blue Cheese (just because that's what I had) and it got RAVE reviews!!!! Thanks so much! :)

We ate it with tostitos and beer bread! :)

downs mama said...

this is my favorite "Party dip"-I use all the same ingredients yet I also add a block of cream cheese...I can't get enough of it when I make it!
thanks for your blog! It has been a lifesaver to me with a 4 year old and a 3 monith Marathon Nurser...
Keep on Crockin'!

Amberlee said...

oooo this was yummy--we changed the sauce to Franks Red Hot Buffalo Chicken sauce...YUM!

Anonymous said...

Made this the other day with canned chicken breast and chipotle tabasco, it was SO good, even my fairly picky husband liked it Thanks!

Amanda said...

I just stumbled upon this recipe...And as yummy as it sounds, we do NOT like blue cheese...Is it apparent in this recipe? Or is there another cheese you reccomend?

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Amanda, I've had reports of people using Ranch dressing instead of the blue cheese---that would work just as well.

--steph

Bug said...

Can this be frozen? I want to make a large batch of this so my hubby can have some whenever he craves it. Also, if you use canned chicken, does it affect the taste too much? Thanks!!

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Bug, those are two very good questions I don't know the answer to! I think yes and yes, but I don't really know for sure because I haven't tried it myself.
xoxo
steph

Wendy said...

I've made this before, and it's delicious. I'm pregnant now and have had a serious craving for blue cheese, so I'm excited to be making the dip again tonight. Because it is well heated and served hot, it's safe for me and the baby to eat the blue cheese.

(I just hope I don't get sick from the tiny uncooked smidge that I licked off of my finger without thinking.)

Anonymous said...

I make buffalo chicken by putting just buffalo sauce and chicken in the crockpot. We use it to make sandwiches or serve it on top of cauliflower mashed potatoes when we are watching carbs. We don't put in any cheese. Yum Yum

Anonymous said...

Being from Buffalo, and have always made this receipe in the oven.....you need to use Franks Hot Sauce, creme cheese and not as much of the blue cheese. You can also add chopped celery to this as we always serve our wings with celery and bleu cheese on the side.

Jess said...

Steph - can you cook this on low for 2-4 hrs or does it need to be higher and for a shorter time? Also, I have a 2qt pot - would that be small enough?

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Jess,

absolutely. a 2 quart is a perfect size. My new 2 quart lets a lot of steam and moisture out through a vent hole. if you have that problem, put a layer of foil down and then the lid, or use a folded piece of foil to seal the gap/hole.

low is great----you're just heating through and melting the cheese.

--steph

Katelyn B said...

I had a recipe similar to this that I always make in a large oven pan to serve at parties! NOW I can make it in my crock pot!!!

I doubled this recipe because I only have a 5 quart cooker and this recipe seemed too small for it. So I have leftovers (I'm going to put it over a salad tomorrow!) But I used canned chicken that I had on hand, I used Marie's light bleu cheese and since I had very little hot sauce, I actually used some jalapeno juice from a jar that I have in my fridge (I obviously LOVE the spicy, lol).

It was GREAT!!!

Whitney Gratias said...

I recently came accross your blog and I LOVE IT! at the moment I have my steak marinating for the night to make steak and blue cheese rollups, then I have the buffalo chicken dip cooking in the crockpot. I am looking forward to it all!

bicky said...

I have been fantasizing about this recipe for months. Seriously. I've lost sleep over it. I'm finally going to cave in today and buy a 1.5 qt crockpot. Just waiting for traffic to die down before I brave the streets and aisles of Target.

One thing I will change though... I'll probably replace half of the cheddar with half a block of cream cheese (or neufchatel).

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