Another potluck, another recipe! This one is geared toward the men in my life, who just cannot seem to get enough of buffalo flavored anything! I swear, if you added buffalo sauce to even cupcakes, men would love it!
This buffalo chicken dip comes from my friend Eric, and boy is it delicious. I mean, I know all of the not so good for you ingredients that go into it, and I swear, it does not deter me from not delving into the creamy goodness. My justification is that I eat it on celery and carrots instead of tortilla chips. Whatever works!
So, I won't lie, this one does take a little bit of time, but it is totally worth it. Really though, most of it is hands off until the very end, when you add in all of the good stuff, you know, bleu cheese dressing and cream cheese. Yum! The recipe is perfect for a potluck, a picnic, and football games, and travels well in a mini crock pot. This recipe here is a real winner!
Buffalo Bleu Cheese Chicken Dip
adapted from Eric's recipe
4-5 boneless chicken breasts
2-3 bottles of beer
½ stick of butter
2, 8oz pkgs cream cheese ( I used 1 cream cheese package and 1 Neufchatel cheese)
1 cup franks wing sauce (or just a whole cup of one or the other)
1 cup of blue cheese dressing
3 handfuls of cheese-Used Cabot Cheddar- my absolute favorite!
Place chicken and 1 bottle of beer in sauce pan on stove
Simmer with a lid over medium-low heat for 2-2.5 hrs. Add more beer over this time as liquid is absorbed or evaporates- I used 2 beers. Between 2 – 2.5 hours, take the lid off and start breaking the chicken up with a fork. Pull the chicken until it reaches a “shredded” consistency. There should still be some beer left in the pan as you are doing this. By the end of shredding, all the beer will probably have absorbed into the shredded chicken. If not, cook until liquid is evaporated.
Add Butter and let melt
Add wing sauce and bring back up to a simmer
Add cream cheese one at a time and stir until it is melted
Add blue cheese/ranch dressing
Add cheese and stir until melted
Transfer to a mini crock pot to keep warm for serving