The big game is less than a week away and most everyone has their party plans tackled. But what if you’re the party house … are you ready to score some tasty touchdowns for your guests? When throwing a patio party, your team is always huddled around the food, so with the dips, drinks and sweets being the MVP of the celebration … you want to make sure it’s something to remember. When you can’t predict if the game will be good, the halftime show will be in tune or the commercials will even be funny, you have to make sure the snacks are the star of the show.
We have tons of tasty blogs with great game day grub like a Party on the Patio Cocktail, Grilled Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas, Green Chili Cheeseburgers, even Pizza on the Grill! Or you can visit out Pinterest page for hundreds of festive foods perfect for the big game.
But our “Recipe of the Month” goes to ….
Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese
Chicken meat from 23 chicken thighs (or breasts if you want white meat)
1/2 of a medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic minced (use dried garlic if preferred)
1 cup of Texas Pete’s Wing Sauce (or your favorite sauce)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup ranch dressing (optional)
*Optional Garnish with green onions, add bleu cheese crumbles and mix in dip
Cream cheese needs to be room temperature so you can mix the ingredients together. Start by adding the chicken, onion, garlic and cheddar cheese and mix thoroughly. Then add your wing sauce and ranch (you may want to reduce the amount of wing sauce to ensure it is not too runny if adding ranch).
You can add the bleu cheese crumbles now. (Many people do not like the bleu cheese, so try adding them on top of half of the dip in an 8 x 8″ pan. That way you have some with bleu cheese and some without.)
You can bake it at 325°F for 20 minutes or until it is bubbly all around the edges. Finish by garnishing with the green onion.
NOTE: This also works well in a crock pot. Just dump all the ingredients together on high until ready, then lower heat to warm.