To a lot us, March means two things. Nascar and March Madness. Both are great excuses to gather with some good people, your faithful Traeger and shove your face full of good food. Traeger's Buffalo Chicken Dip is the ultimate party pleaser. It's a marriage of the best parts of buffalo wings: that hit of throat-clenching heat with the soothing creaminess of the blue cheese dressing and of course lots of chips' best friend, CHEESE!
BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
Recommended Pellets: Oak or Hickory
2 1/2 cups finely shredded or diced chicken meat
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese (go full-fat, baby!)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
3/4 cup bottled blue cheese or ranch dressing
1/2 cup finely diced celery
2 green onions, diced
This just may be the quickest dip you've ever made. Mash the cream cheese and shredded cheese together in a bowl. Add in the hot sauce, blue cheese, celery and chicken. (I know we've given you plenty of options already, but this is a yet another great use out for that juicy meat from the Traeger Chicken Challenge.)
Put all of that into a casserole dish and start up your Traeger on Smoke for 4-5 minutes, until the fire is established. Then set the grill to 350 degrees F and close the lid to allow it to preheat for about 10 minutes. Bake the dip for approximately 35 minutes. I ended up cooking it closer to 45 minutes because I used a smaller casserole dish. Once it's hot and bubbling, you're good to go grab some chips!
Garnish with the lovely chopped green onions and then dig in!
Buffalo Chicken Dip, meet the Salsabol. It is the perfect vessel for delivering this delicious dip to those friends who are anxiously waiting, chip in hand. One of the worst feelings is being that person at a party who makes an embarrassing mess - either on yourself or all over the table. (Not judging cause that person is usually me.) Well, the Salsabol is here to help you save face...and your shirt.
What's so special about this bowl...or bol? It's designed with a revolutionary lip the curls up and back over the bowl to create the perfect little salsa shovel for your chip. Each time you scoop dip or salsa up the tall side of the bowl, the lip catches any rogue pieces and pushes them back onto your chip allowing for maximum loading into your mouth. It's brilliant!
I have to confess that my goal with each chip pass is to scoop up as much of that spicy goodness as feasibly possible. An excellent dip like this one is a valuable commodity, not to be wasted! The Salsabol helps you build the perfect leaning tower of salsa or huge mound of delicious dip on your chip and prevents you from looking like a bumbling idiot while doing so.
And as if you needed more incentive, they also donate 1% of all their proceeds to Oceana, which is an international nonprofit charity that works to protect our oceans. Basically you're giving back with each bite you take.
So grab that bol and feast your taste buds on some irresistible Buffalo Chicken Dip. Forget about bringing an extra shirt or wearing a lobster bib...unless someone brings ribs. That is a whole different story.
You can find a Salsabol at uncommongoods.com for $16. (or $48 with the cool Bamboo Serving Platter)