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Tammy: I thought this recipe would be great for tailgate parties… the flavor of wings without any of the work!! And I was right! All of my taste-testers agreed it was awesome! My neighbor, whose family loves wings, took one bite and said “Oooh.. I’ve got to get the recipe for this from you!” I gave Rob a scoop and some tortilla chips to try it. My oldest son asked to try it. They both said it was great. Next thing I know, both of the boys have taken the bowl and chips from Rob, and are eating it as fast as they can, to try and get more than the other. Which really surprised me, because the youngest doesn’t eat much spicy food. Guess this was the exception! Spicy-wimp that I am, I must admit I had a few bites. I reached for my water quick, but it was good enough to have a few more!

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Recipes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Servings 24 48 72 96 120 144
Makes 6 C. 12 C. 18 C. 24 C. 30 C. 36 C.
Cooked chicken breasts, shredded 3 6 9 12 15 18
Frank’s Hot Sauce* 3/4 C. 1-1/2 C. 2-1/4 C. 3 C. 3-3/4 C. 4-1/2 C.
Cream cheese 16 oz. 32 oz. 48 oz. 64 oz. 80 oz. 96 oz.
Ranch salad dressing 1 C. 2 C. 3 C. 4 C. 5 C. 6 C.
Shredded cheddar cheese 1-1/2 C. 3 C. 4-1/2 C. 6 C. 7-1/2 C. 9 C.

* = or similar brand. 3/4 C. = 6 oz.

Assembly Directions: 
Heat chicken and hot sauce over medium heat. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Continue cooking and stirring, until the cream cheese is melted. Mix in the cheddar cheese, heating and stirring until it is melted. Set aside to cool.

Freezing Directions: 
Put dip in rigid container(s) or freezer bag(s) based on how you will serve it… single servings as a snack, or all of it in one container/bag for a group/family serving. Seal, label and freeze.

Serving Directions:

Thaw dip in the refrigerator. Heat in the microwave until hot and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips or Ritz crackers. OR for a group or party, put the warmed dip in a slow cooker on low to keep it warm.

The taste of Buffalo Wings without all the work! This thick and spicy dip is sure to be a hit with wing lovers. If you think it might be too spicy for you, start with 1/4 C. of hot sauce and add from there, if needed. Feel free to use your favorite dippers too… bread sticks, celery sticks… whatever sounds good!

Nutritional Info: 
Serving size: 1/4 cup
Per Serving: 179 Calories; 15g Fat (73.3% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 47mg Cholesterol; 417mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1-1/2 Lean Meat; 2-1/2 Fat.

Carol Santee

Carol is the co-author of the Big Book of Freezer Cooking and the author of 30 Day Gourmet’s Slow Cooker Freezer Favorites, Freezer Lunches To Go and Healthy Freezer Cooking eBooks. She is a computer information specialist and works for a computer software company.

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