May 10, 2013

spicy chicken dip, "slow food" style

A while back, my sister-in-law made some ridiculously delicious buffalo chicken dip, and when I asked her for the recipe, she was happy to share it.  However, she cooks like I do - a little of this and a little of that, to taste.  Still, I had her basic ingredients.  It involved bottles, however, and while I have absolutely no qualms about consuming food made from a bottle of this and a package of that, the DIY disease I have unfortunately prevents me from actually making anything like that once I've been given the recipe.

The World Wide Web came to my rescue and offered up various 5-star-reviewed ways to substitute for a bottle of this and a bottle of that.  Here are the results, approved by my family (actually, the children would prefer it a little less spicy, but this way there's more for my Farmer and me):

Spicy Chicken Dip
1 1/2 pint cooked chicken (about a pound; I used breast meat)
2 8-oz. packages of neufchatel (low-fat cream cheese)
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. each dried parsley and dill
1/4 cup minced onion
2 T Tabasco chipotle hot sauce (or to taste)
6 shakes of powdered cayenne (1/4 tsp?)

Mix it all up gently, heat in a saucepan or in the oven till bubbly, say, 30 minutes on medium-low, or 300F.  Traditionally served with celery, but also delicious with crackers or by the spoonful.  [note:  once it was heated, I sprinkled more shredded cheddar on top for looks]

(and a photo, for Little Sister, who pinned it)


  1. where's your "pin it" button so i can easily add this to my pinterest, condiments board, huh? :) thanks for the recipe!

    1. Well, I got a photo for you, anyway. I've spent the last half hour struggling with HTML code, trying to get a functional pin-it button ... no luck. :( I'll be sure to let you know when I get one up!!

    2. SUCCESS!! :) Moral of the story: go to the source. A site (to remain nameless) offered code and complex instructions to add a pin-it button. No luck. Pinterest had a 5-second process to add same button. Easier, and it worked. Okay, now I like Pinterest.

    3. and now i can change my Pin so it has a photo of the FOOD and not of my beloved sister and bro-in-law! :) thank you, dear sister.


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