Monday, 28 July 2014

Buffalo Chicken Dip {and a Margarita Fruit Dip!}

I have made this dip four times in the past month.  My kids shovel it back with nacho chips, and it tastes great in a wrap with some avocado slices.  

Buffalo Chicken Dip.

We made it at a Pampered Chef party I hosted earlier this summer.  It's no secret that I love their products, and hosting a party is a great way to check more of their items off of my wish-list for free...or super cheap.  Plus, it's an excuse to eat and drink with friends.  Win win.

We took turns chopping, shredding, measuring, and stirring.

The next generation of home cooks was there too.  I love these girls.

Half a cup of hot sauce went into this dip!

And cheese.  Lots of melty cheese.

We also made a Margarita Fruit Dip.  With tequila.

You can have that recipe too.  You're welcome.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2-3 boneless chicken breasts (I use 3)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup Ranch dressing (RenĂ©e's Buttermilk Ranch is my favourite)*
1/3-1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce (depending on how hot you like it!)
1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar (or Tex Mex, or Monterey Jack... or any combination)

Cook and finely chop chicken.  I season and steam mine in my new Pampered Chef RockCrok.  Use whatever preferred method you have for moist and tender chicken that will be easy to chop into small pieces.  You don't want to break a chip trying to scoop up large a piece of chicken.  

Mash the cream cheese.  Add the Ranch dressing and whisk together.  Stir in the hot sauce and shredded cheese, combine well.  Microwave for two minutes to melt the cheeses.  Add the chopped chicken, stir, and microwave for one more minute.  Stir and serve with nacho chips.

*I've tried this with blue cheese dressing too...delicious!

Margarita Fruit Dip

I tub (250 g) of spreadable cream cheese
1 fresh orange
1 fresh lime
2 tbsp tequila (optional)
1/4 cup of icing sugar
1/2 cup whipped cream or cool whip

Zest and juice the citrus fruits.  Process the cream cheese, icing sugar, fruit juices and tequila until smooth.  Stir in one tablespoon each of orange and lime zest, then fold in whipped cream.  Serve with strawberries, pineapple, or any other fresh fruit.

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  1. Looks like you guys had a ball!! I love both the fruit and buffalo chicken dips!! What a great party!

  2. What fun recipes. I wish I was at that PC party;)

  3. I think my husband would love this. We just today ate some hot wing pizza. It's apparently the thing to do.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yep, I can see how this dip wouldn't last long. Looks like it was just as much fun creating it, as it was eating it!!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

  5. Looks like a fun party :) and that dish is so yummy!

  6. This recipe sounds delicious!
    I would be honored to have you hop over and share with us at Inspire Us Tuesday.

  7. This looks so yummy! Thank you for visiting and it is nice to "meet" you as well! I started following you via Bloglovin! Have an awesome day!!

  8. I MUST try the margarita fruit dip. Yum!! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.

  9. Sounds delicious, and it looks like a fun party! :)

  10. Oh yum! To both of the dip! I especially want to try the margarita fruit dip!

  11. Your dip looks so yummy. Looks like you are having so much fun. I love Pampered Chef too.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Looks yummy!! Pinning for later. Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday Linky Party!

  13. Thanks for sharing Jenn! Every recipe I try of yours is awesome! Especially that veggie rice! My family loved it! Happy week to you! Nicole xo

  14. Hi Jenn!
    This Buffalo Chicken Dip looks yummy! Looks like you all had a really "FUN" time at the party. Have a good weekend!

    @ A Place for Pictures and Memories

  15. Yum! That dip looks so delicious! Looks like a perfect appetizer. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  16. Love the buffalo chicken dip! I found you on Tasty Tuesday and would like to invite you to my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here. This week I'm doing a call out for no-bake recipes and I think either of these dips would be perfect. You can find us until Sunday eveing at 8pm ET on my blog, Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos. I hope to see you there! HUGS

  17. Looks so yummy! And it looks like you had so much fun! Thanks for linking up to Twirl and Take a Bow! xo

  18. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party. Have a great weekend!
    House on the Way

  19. I love this Buffalo Chicken dip but honestly I haven't made it in a long time. I'm glad you reminded me of it because it is now on my must make list. Thanks for linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party!

  20. That margarita fruit dip sounds fab

  21. That looks so yummy, definitely going to have to try! Thanks for sharing it.

  22. That looks so good! I would love for you to share a photo on my Photo Friday blog party!

  23. That dip looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  24. Looks good!
    I'll be making `Buffalo Wings` this week.
    I'm visiting from Make My Saturday Sweet.

  25. Looks so good. Looks like you have a great time too! The fruit dip sounds yummy! Thanks for

  26. Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kid's Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board :)

  27. I would shovel back both dips, too! I kinda wish I had a big bowl of the buffalo chicken dip right now for a midnight snack haha

  28. Perfect! The best way to make yummy food is with loved ones.Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  29. What a fun appetizer! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  30. What a fun party and TASTY recipes! Ya'll look like you had a blast!! Thanks for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday this week- hope you'll come again soon!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  31. I love how you all worked together on this! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

  32. Yuuuuum! Yes, please! The party looks like so much fun!

    Have a wonderful day!

    PS I love Louisville, too!


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