By: Marleika Butler
The seasons have changed, the leaves are falling and the air is getting crisp. This is my absolutely favorite time of year! The holiday baking season is upon us, Thanksgiving is around the corner. The football season is going strong so what isn’t there to love about this time of year? Around this time is when I like to start transitioning from my usual clean, crisp, and fresh meals that reflect the warm summer days to the more warm and comforting food that we all cherish and look forward to during this time of year. By this, I mean soups, hot dips, and warm cider that just warms your insides after being out in the cold. One of my favorite fall time dips is Buffalo chicken dip, this recipe was given to me by my husband’s aunt Charlotte a few Thanksgivings ago. I have made this multiple times since because it’s so good and creamy also so super simple to make you’ll find yourself turning to this recipe time and time again.
One large can of Swanson chicken (the secret to this recipe is the chicken. I rarely urge my readers to buy specific brands but this is one exception)
1 8oz bar of cream cheese
1 cup of shredded. Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of hot sauce
1/2 cup of Ranch dressing.
Open and drain the chicken them dump it into a crock pot slow cooker. Using a fork flake the chicken into smaller pieces so it resembles the photo.
Using your hands or you can cut it if you like to break the cream cheese apart into smaller cubes so that it will melt evenly without leaving chunks in the final product.
Next, measure and pour the hot sauce onto the mixture. I used Frank’s red hot but you could use Texas Pete if you wish. I just like the flavor that Frank’s has.
Pour the shredded cheese on top and try to not let your mouth water.
The final step is to thoroughly mix everything together. I used a crock pot on low for 6 hours but you could use the high setting for 3-4 hours or if you don’t have a crock pot don’t be afraid to put this in the oven at 350° just until everything is melted and well blended.
You may need to pull it out the oven halfway and give it a good stir. This can be served with crackers or chips, I’ve also seen it served with Bell peppers or celery sticks. For more easy and tasty recipes follow me on Twitter @huddleupwithmar