You’re just gonna have to trust me on this one, because the pictures don’t do it justice. In fact, the appearance of the dip doesn’t do itself justice. Have you ever had the experience where your perception of a person’s physical appearance changes, for better or worse, once you get to know their personality a bit? You know, when Ms. Bombshell Blond or Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome suddenly doesn’t seem so hot after you discover their vapid interior? Or when average Joe or Jane suddenly take on a charming cuteness, which you hadn’t initially noticed, after you discover their crackpot sense of humor, quick whit, and kind soul? This dip is kind of like that. At first glance, you may overlook the sloppy pinkish-orange concoction. Then you catch a whiff, which is enough to lure you over for a little nibble. It’s love at first bite, and suddenly you’re gazing into that bowl with star-crossed love in your eyes. What this dish may lack in appetizing curb appeal, it more than makes up for it in flavor. Trust me.
I’ve been informed that it’s football season and tailgating events are in full swing. Football has never been a big part of my life. As a child, my family would throw a big superbowl party every year, which always struck me as odd, since my family didn’t watch football ever, except on Superbowl Sunday. But, those parties were always a blast. It was never really about the football.
Football and tailgating may be a non-existent part of our lives, but I know all about good food for gatherings. And this chicken wing dip would make a great addition to a tailgating party or any gathering of friends. It has all the taste of spicy Buffalo chicken wings, dipped in blue cheese dressing, without the inconvenience of bones or messy fingers. You can find a variety of recipes for chicken wing dip all over the internet. Here’s another version, for your tasting enjoyment.
This Chicken Wing Dip is best served hot out of the oven, so if you’ll be bringing it to a party, put it together ahead of time and pop it in your host’s oven to heat.
Chicken Wing Dip
- 1 bar (8 ounce) Cream Cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot*
- 1 jar (12 ounces) Marie’s Super Bleu Cheese Dressing*
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1 pound Chicken, cooked and shredded**
*You can substitute other hot sauce and bleu cheese dressing. These are my personal favorites. I recommend using them, if you can.
**Chicken tenders or chicken breasts, baked in the oven, work well.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together the cream cheese and hot sauce until just about smooth. Stir in the bleu cheese dressing, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. Add the shredded chicken. Stir until combined. Place the dip in a baking dish. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Stir before serving.
Serve with tortilla chips and/or celery sticks
Super interesting sound dip – sadly I will have to substitute the hot sauce and bleu cheese dressing as we don’t get either here.
I am SUCH a dip person, this looks really really good!
This looks fantastic! So creative. My fiance would love this, thanks for the idea!
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as you know Anne first turn us on to this dip at a Bambrick Christmas party a few years ago. Then she couldn’t make the last few, (boo) and i took it over. As you know i’m not much of a cook, and with your Uncle Jack’s basic food choices i don’t have many chances to make any of your fabulous recipes but i do enjoy reading them and looking at the pictures. Anyway I have a “cooking” question on this recipe. Do you think this can be made ahead, freeze, thaw at a later date and then cook it?
just not sure about the cream cheese frozen before its cooked.
Hi Aunt Trish,
I’m really not sure how it will freeze. It may work out ok, once you thaw, reheat, and stir the dip a bit. I’m not certain though. I found this bit of info regarding thawing cream cheese products: http://www.ehow.com/how_4617072_can-freeze-cream-cheese_.html
Ok i guess i’ll freeze a small batch when i make it for Sat and then take it out a week or two later and let you know how it went!
u can also put cheese on top and yse nacys chicken wing sauce
just made it and have to say it was pretty easy to get everything together. My biggest challenge was finding the brand name items in the grocery store.
Perfect! I have a very similar recipe on my page as well, I love all kinds of dips, perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl 🙂
Tried it tonight, really good!