The Superbowl is to Americans what World Cup is to the rest of the world. Americans and even non-Americans (like my family), gather on Superbowl Sunday to watch the game, enjoy the half time commercials, have fun with friends, and most importantly, (according to me) enjoy the party food!
The men in my family have been living in the United States for 20+ years and have become avid sports fanatics, not to mention their team loyalty. I will not mention which teams, but I will say, they have become passionate New Yorkers, you get the idea ;) Whether it be baseball or football, when the World Series or Superbowl came around I knew my house was going to filled with loud, beer-drinking, chip-eating, angry men. The best thing we could do was make sure there was enough food around, that last thing we wanted was a hungry man watching his team lose. My house was filled with lots of Caribbean appetizers during the Superbwol, but now that I no longer live at home, I have been exploring the idea of new and tasty appetizers that are not necessarily West Indian.
The first time I had this dip was at a bar here in Rochester, called Jermiah's. It was so delicious and such an awesome variation of the famous buffalo chicken wing. Buffalo chicken wings and dip are staples here in upstate New York. You're bound to see this dip at many local eateries since the buffalo wing was founded in neighboring city, Buffalo.
Cook the chicken and set aside
Make the sauce and set aside
Chop chicken finely and add to the sauce
Bake the dip
Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy :)
Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese
- 1 cup of ranch dressing
- 3/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 10-12 oz of chicken (you can use the breasts from a rotisserie chicken as well)
- Desired amount of shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
- Pan sear chicken, add salt and black pepper to taste, set aside to cool down.
- Make sauce by beating cream cheese and ranch dressing till smooth, add hot sauce. Set aside.
- When chicken is cool, finely chop the chicken and then add it to the hot sauce mixture.
- Pour into a dish and bake uncovered for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and sprinkle mozzarella or cheddar cheese on top and bake again for 10 minutes.
- Serve dip warm with tortilla chips.