Heather’s Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Heather’s Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip
This is my friend Heather’s recipe for Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip. Born and raised in the Southern United States, she really knows her food – this is ridiculously addictive, can’t-stop-scoffing-it good!
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise , whole egg (Hellman’s and S&W recommended) (Note 1)
  • ⅓ cup sour cream , full fat
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk (Note 2)
  • 2½ tbsp parsley , preferably curly, very finely minced (sub flatleaf parsley)
  • 2 tsp fresh dill , finely minced
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar (or more lemon)
  • ½ tsp lemon juice (or more cider vinegar)
  • ½ tsp worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce (Note 3)
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (Note 4)
  • 250g/ 8oz cream cheese , cut into 8 cubes
  • 2½ cups colby cheese , shredded yourself (Note 5)
  • 1¼ cups cheddar cheese , shredded yourself (Note 5)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup green onion , finely sliced
  • Extra green onion
  • Corn chips, crackers, crostini, vegetable sticks (especially celery – very on-theme!)
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Make ranch dressing base: Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, parsley, dill, vinegar, lemon, Worcestershire, onion powder and garlic powder in a bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to let the flavours develop.
  3. Simmer on stove: Transfer the ranch dressing to a saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream cheese, hot sauce and pepper. Stir until cream cheese melts and the mixture is combined and smooth.
  4. Mix: Transfer the hot cream mixture in a large bowl. Add chicken, ¾ of the cheese (reserve rest for top) and green onion. Mix well until fully combined.
  5. Transfer into a 6 cup / 1.5L casserole dish, top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake 20 minutes until bubbly and golden. For more brown spots, flick the broiler/grill on for the last few minutes.
  7. Garnish with reserved green onion. Devour recklessly with corn chips, crackers or if you're feeling a bit virtuous, perhaps some vegetable sticks …