Friday, November 27, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Dip

You know how much we love Bobby Flay. I think you do. Do you? We love Bobby for his flank steak, his Cuban burgers, his grilled pizza, his grilling in general. So when I saw he had paired with Best Foods (Helmann's for those of you East of the Mississippi) for some holiday recipes, I was excited!

I saw the two-page advertisement in this month's Real Simple magazine. It has four great recipes--a Turkey Cuban, Apple-Cranberry Crisp, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, and this one that was calling our names: Disappearing Buffalo Chicken Dip.

This dip was the surprise hit of the appetizer table this Thanksgiving. It's easy to throw together, and perfectly delicious. Number One thought it could use a bit more Frank's Red Hot Sauce, but the rest of us thought it was just right.

We mixed up the dip the night before, and refrigerated it in a casserole dish. We baked it in the oven right before we wanted to eat it. Perfect! Served with Artisan Bread Crostini and celery sticks.

Disappearing Buffalo Chicken Dip
from Best Foods & Bobby Flay

Makes 3 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

2 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot Sauce--our favorite)
1 cup Best Foods Mayonnaise
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Toss chicken with cayenne pepper sauce. Stir in remaining ingredients except blue cheese. Turn into 1 1/2-quart shallow casserole, then sprinkle with the blue cheese.

*Cover and refrigerate here if making ahead*

Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until bubbling. Serve, if desired, with celery and/or your favorite dippers.


Katy ~ said...

Thank you for posting this. I had a similar recipe and lost it. This one looks equally as good if not better so am doing a better job of saving it!

Min said...

Katy, that's what I love about BGK--all my favorite recipes are always accessible!

And, this dip is soooo good, I made another batch yesterday when the Thanksgiving leftovers were gone! Enjoy!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Hubs is going to love this dip!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, I'll make it for superbowl!

P.S. Thanks for linking it to tailgating time!

Debbie said...

Sounds awesome!

Martha (MM) said...

YUM! Thanks for linking this up for Tailgating Time Min. Hope we'll see you again tomorrow :-)

Min said...

If two spammers post the same comment...does that make it true? I wonder...

"Hi Min, I've used your website before for recipes and I want to say thank you for sharing all of your lovely recipes with us. I will give this one a go hopefully at the weekend and let you know how it turns out. I also want to say that I love your recipe for lemon chicken and potatoes, I make it for my husband and kids a few times a month and they all love it."

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