I’m a huge fan of buffalo chicken dip. It’s full of flavor and makes for a great go-to appetizer for any event, any time of year. The question I always have, though, is what cheeses and dressings give me that classic buffalo chicken flavor I love so much? Blue cheese or ranch dressing? Cheddar cheese or mozzarella? After a bit of experimenting, the answer was clear: a little bit of everything! For this recipe, I use blue cheese dressing, and get the ranch flavor by adding garlic and onion powders. I then added both mozzarella and cheddar cheese for the full spectrum of cheesy goodness.
I am all about time-saving tips, so instead of cooking my own chicken from scratch I like to use a roasted chicken from the local grocery store. The chicken is always super moist and flavorful, and adds another element to the dip.
Everyone loves a nice cheesy dish, but my biggest pet peeve is that once the cheese cools down, the once gooey dip turns back into a hard layer of cheese. Using a slow cooker easily solves that, allowing you to keep the dish warm and melty as long as you need it!
This recipe is based on the original that we all know and love. But if you are looking for a lighter version, there are several simple substitutes that will lighten things up, including choosing lower fat cream cheese, dressings, and cheeses.
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Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes