"BLITZ!!" Buffalo Chicken Dip





Have you ever heard the announcer or your man yell "they're going for the Blitz!" during a game and wonder what they are talking about? Well its pretty simple really - a Blitz is when the defensive players (they guys without possession of the ball) rush the opposite team's quarterback to try and tackle him to the ground before he has a chance to throw the ball. If they accomplish that then it is called a Sack. 

#LadyNFLtip: the term Blitz in Football is considered to have started in San Francisco in 1957 and was originally called a "Red Dog" 

Now lets get to the more important part of this post....the Buff Dip


I make this dip for almost everything wether it is on a Sunday afternoon for a game or a BBQ or even just because I am craving it. It is super easy and I have yet to meet someone who doesn't enjoy it.

Ingredients:

1 Package of whole chicken breasts
1 bottle of Blue Cheese dressing
1 bottle of Franks Red Hot sauce (or Texas Pete)
1 Package of cream cheese (about 8 oz)
Shredded Sharp cheddar cheese (about 2cups)
Casserole dish



Step 1: 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse the chicken breasts and remove and fatty areas. You don't have to go crazy, I just like to cut off the fat around the edges. Once you have rinsed and cleaned, place chicken on a baking sheet covered in foil and place in the oven to cook. Usually takes about 20min depending on how thick the chicken breasts are. 

Step 2:
While the chicken is cooking, spread the cream cheese over the entire bottom of the casserole dish. I prefer to use fresh shredded cheddar so I take this time to shred the cheese myself. You can certainly use pre-shredded cheese from a bag as well. 

Step 3:
Once you chicken has fully cooked, cube it and place it in a large mixing bowl. I usually cube the chicken but you can shred it as well if you prefer. It tastes great either way...Next add the hot sauce to the chicken and stir so it is all evenly coated. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish over the cream cheese and spread it evenly.

Step 4:
Pour the Blue Cheese dressing over the chicken. (Remember, you can definitely substitute Ranch for this part if you are not a blue cheese Fan. Some of my guys are allergic or don't like blue cheese so I usually end up making a batch of each!) Sometimes I add in some extra blue cheese crumbles for added flavor. Top it all off with a layer of shredded cheddar and pop it in the oven to melt the cheese.

And if you are feeling the need to be healthy - I've made this dip with Fat Free dressings and reduced fat cheese and it still tastes AhhhMAZING

Enjoy!! 

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