Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
Yes, you read that right- DAIRY FREE Buffalo Chicken Dip. When I started my search for this dish, I came across a lot of variations. This recipe is the one that was the most like the original recipe. I found it at Adventures of a Minnesota Girl written by Melissa. This dip is cheesy, gooey, indulgent... everything a dairy free person misses. It tasted just like the original dairy full dish- just with a lot less grease and oil.
I first made this for our New Year's Eve party. The dip was a huge hit with everyone- and they were all dairy eaters except me. In fact, we finished off two of them! The ingredient list is short, the method is super easy, and it comes together beautifully.
~Cooked and shredded *chicken. You can use leftover rotisserie or boil up a couple chicken breasts. I boil up two breasts for 1 dip.
~4 oz.of your favorite dairy free cheese plus a little more for the top. You can use cheddar or mozzarella- I used cheddar. I use Veggie Shreds because I do not have a casein allergy. I suggests using Daiya if you have an allergy instead of an intolerance.
~8 oz.dairy free cream cheese. I used Trader Joes brand.
~1/3 cup *mayo
~1/3 cup Franks Red Hot sauce. More if you want it hotter.
~1 Tablespoon lemon juice
~Salt and pepper to taste.
1.If cooking the chicken, boil it until it is cooked through and easy to shred.
2.While the chicken is cooking mix up the Mayo, lemon juice, cheese, and salt and pepper.
Add the cream cheese, then the chicken and hot sauce.
3.I sprinkle the top with extra cheese as well.This is optional
4.Bake at 350F for about 15-20 minutes or until hot.
Melissa told me that you can also do this in a slow cooker. I have not tried it that way myself though. But I plan on trying it soon!
**You can make this Vegan by using tofu instead of chicken, and Veganese instead of mayo.
A HUGE thank you to Melissa at Adventures of a Minnesota Girl for sharing this recipe on her blog, and for allowing me to share it on mine. You should definitely head over to her blog and check it out!