Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip

by on January 27, 2015

Are you ready for some football… and this Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip!?

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip from vindulgeblog.comAfter posting this recipe for Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip over a year ago the dish has become a staple in our house. And by staple we make it so often I’m almost embarrassed to share. But since we only smoke turkey a couple times a year, we’re usually making the dip with chicken. As you could tell from last weeks ode to all things smoked chicken, we are chicken fans in this household (well, I’m the “fan”, and hubs has slowly learned to embrace the magic of the feathered friend).

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip

I’ve tweaked the original recipe a bit, adjusting things to my preferences (like altering the amount of liquids, adding more texture and flavor). So I thought I’d share the updated recipe, made with chicken.

Bonus: It’s Super Bowl week (aka Buffalo flavored EVERYTHING week), so if you’re brainstorming fun ideas for the big game make sure to consider this. Your guests will love you so much for making it.

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Also, feel free to tell your friends (or keep it a secret) that this is a lightened up version of a Buffalo chicken dip (aka skinny dip!). Most Buffalo dips call for a ton of cream cheese. This one has a fraction of the usual amount and uses thick Greek yogurt instead. It’s still creamy and indulgent, and I promise you won’t miss those added calories.

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip
 
A lightened up version of Buffalo Chicken Dip made with leftover smoked chicken, Greek yogurt, and light cream cheese.
Author:
Recipe type: Dips
Cuisine: Appetizers
Ingredients
  • 3 cups leftover smoked chicken, shredded (you can use a store bought roaster chicken too, but the smoked flavor is unbeatable)
  • 4 oz (half a packet) light cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (I like the 2% Fage, it’s thick and creamy)
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing (or blue cheese dressing)
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot (hot sauce). No substitutions. It has to be Franks!
  • 1 small celery stalk, finely diced (or about 2 tablespoons worth)
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Mix all ingredients (except blue cheese crumbles!) together in a large bowl. When everything is well combined, transfer into a small greased oven safe baking dish. Top with blue cheese crumbles and place in oven, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, or until the dip starts to bubble.
  3. Serve with chips or celery sticks.
Notes
This recipe is for a double batch ("batch" being the exact dish you see in the picture, which holds about 2 cups). The recipe comes out to about 4 cups total. So you can put the whole thing in an 8x8 baking dish, or separate it into smaller portions. Since I usually make it for just the two of us, I will portion it into two smaller containers so I don’t end up feeling like a complete chicken dip hoarder.

So get excited about this year’s Super Bowl (go Seahawks!!!) by making this dip. But I must warn you, you’ll be making this way more often than just once a year for the big game!

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