I honor of the Olympic closing ceremonies in Sochi, I decided to make the most American dish I know … buffalo chicken dip! It’s the epitome of everything American. It stares down the country’s most popular bar food and asks, “how do I make this better?” It doesn’t settle for just being great, it strives to reach excellence. And in this case, excellence is achieve with a block of cream cheese and pre-canned chicken.
Plus this dips is smooth yet packs a punch. I know, the American similarities are frightening.
If you want to bid farewell to the Olympics is style, why not grab a group of friend and chow down on some buffalo chicken dip.
All-American Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe
Don, my roommate’s live-in boyfriend, loves buffalo wings. He is also slightly health conscious, so he asked me to make him a healthier version.
I love cooking for Don because he always compliments my food, so obviously I said yes.
After some research, I pulled together a few recipes. The baked version does save some deep-fried calories, but considering wing sauce is a mixture of butter and hot sauce, you’re not doing your waist a huge favor.
With that said, if you’re going to eat buffalo wings, why not make them baked? Here’s the recipe I came up with.
Baked Buffalo Drumsticks
Ingredients: (Serves 2)
- 5 chicken drumsticks
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup hot sauce