Thursday, April 23, 2009

Red Hot 'n' Bleu


If this recipe were made according to its original directions, we could call it "Red Hot 'N' Bleu" Dip, but since I'm the only one who likes Bleu cheese in our house, we don't mix it in, and we can't call it Red Hot 'N' Bleu.  Oh well.  I'll have to save my cleverness for another time.  


In the meantime, here is my version (or is it JP's version? He is the one that put it together for last night's picnic) of Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip.
 JP Quadrupled the recipe, and I was not present when he mixed it, so if he improvised any, I'm unaware of the changes.

1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 C Franks Red Hot sauce (original flavor)
1/2 C Ranch Dressing (we used Maries)
2 Chicken Breasts cooked and chopped (I don't know if he nuked them, sauteed them, or boiled them.  I know he didn't grill them, but there's no reason why you should not grill them.)
Mozzarella Cheese
Onion Powder
Parsley

Mix together the first 4 ingredients * I would also add garlic to that top list, 1 clove minced, or granulated to taste*
Place mixture in bakind dish or pie plate, Bake at 350 for 20 mins.  Top with Grated Mozzarella, sprinkle little with onion powder and place under broiler until cheese is toasty and delicious looking.  Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped parsley over top (fresh would be SO nice!) Garnish with Celery leaves.  Serve with Celery, Chips, Bread, Spoons, whatever. (The dip is hearty and needs a substantial dipping mechanism.  We haven't tried it yet, but I'm thinking toasted French Baguette would be an excellent dipping tool)

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

(and if you choose to take this to a pot-luck, be prepared to hand out the recipe.  If you're lucky, somebody might even tell you "This is the best dip I ever had!")

13 comments:

Jessie Geroux said...

pita chips work wonderfully for this..so delicious and def one of the best dips I have ever had (we had a friend bring it to the poker party this weekend)

Chef Tess said...

This is the best dip I ever had!!!!Me and my entire family including my vegetarian husband who we didn't tell it had chicken...and he scooped it onto a hot dog bun and sucked it down like nothing I've seen! Awesome dip!!

J. P. said...

pita chips will not allow you to SCOOP enough of it into your mouth in one SWOOP! think more along the lines of soup spoons...

I didnt really mean to rhyme.

CaJoh said...

Yummy. You should link up on my Friday's Feast today so that others can see your clever creation.

Kristina P. said...

I can eat blue cheese by the spoonfuls. I need to try this, with mild sauce. I am a wimp!

Bee and Rose said...

That sounds delicious! I would eat it with bleu cheese for sure! Super yum!

Thanks for sharing! Now I have something to take to church for Sunday's potluck!

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

Erin said...

I don't like Frank's Red Hot Sauce, because it's too spicy for me (ground pepper is to hot for me too, natch) but my husband LOVES it. I should make this pizza just for him. Yum!

Erin said...

Clearly, when I said pizza, I meant dip. I have too many things going on in my life right now!

Erin said...

Although I bet you could put this on top of a pizza crust and it would be delish!

Chef Tess said...

Put on a pizza crust, rolled in a hot pockets. It rocks! LOve Franks BTW...but I'm not a wimp. It makes my eyes water...but I think it's a combination of joy and happiness causing the tearing up effect.

ramsam said...

Looks so good! I am going to copy this down!

Mina said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try it once I've managed to drop 10 pounds.