We headed up north to Canada yesterday for a sweet little boy's first birthday celebration.
I opened up my cupboards an hour before we had to leave and sighed. What in sam hill am I going to make? And no, I don't want to NOT bring something. I just don't do that.
I grabbed some canned chunk chicken left over from my Costco 8 pack and headed to the office. Enter trusty online recipe sites. I browsed a bit and came up with this lovely Buffalo Chicken Dip from AllRecipes.com.
I skipped a few steps and tweaked a bit and it turned out pretty grand.
(My version of) Buffalo Chicken Dip:
- 2 Costco cans chunk chicken, drained
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup Ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup pepper/hot sauce (I used green Jalapeno hot sauce)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend Cheese
I used a bit less hot sauce due to the intended consumptors and shunned the celery stick idea for crackers. Once again, what I had in my cupboards and fridge dictated the menu. If you like a zip, kick or thwack to your food, I would suggest adding green chiles and a dash of chili powder. That oughta do it.
It got rave reviews and I am thrilled to report I have some leftovers in the fridge calling my name...