Jay and his peeps had their fantasy football draft on Sunday. Have any of you people done that?
It usually involves men “escaping” their wives (in jest, they’re not actually horrible husbands), drinking too much, smoking, lying about smoking, and coming home too late on a Sunday night, which works fine for me because I get to watch 8 hours of Breaking Amish (anyone else?) on my own without huffy sighs of how dumb it is.
….and thus begins a new round of football food to celebrate fall.
I recognize that salad dip isn’t really a thing, but I want you to know that there are multiple things that can be done with this here little creation.
It’s like the buffalo chicken dip that I make and serve hot, sort of, but has cream cheese as the base, which is nothing short of epic. TRUST me, you want cream cheese with your buffalo chicken from now on whenever you can get it.
The other great thing about this dip is that you can make it in 10 minutes. Really. Canned chicken is a great timesaver, and goes well with the quasi-processed feel of this dip in general. If you feel like poaching your own chicken, feel free to do so – 1 small shredded breast should be fine. The canned stuff, though…..it’s worth it.
Besides canned chicken, you need salt, whipped cream cheese, mayo, 1/2 rib celery, 1 clove garlic, and 1 scallion or a small chunk of onion. You also need hot sauce to make this buffalo instead of “cream cheese based chicken salad.” I like the whipped cream cheese in this for the dip factor, but use regular if that’s all you’ve got!
Then, cut the strips into small bits. We’re going for small veg here, kids – to make a smoother dip.
I think this just became my new favorite thing ever.
I’m ready for more football food – what’s your favorite thing? We need some fun new ideas for fall!
Shared at Weekend Potluck!
- 1 large can (8 oz maybe?) chicken breast
- 1/2 rib celery, finely chopped
- 1 scallion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
- hot sauce, to taste
- salt, to taste, crackers, for serving
- Combine the chicken, vegetables, cream cheese, mayo, and as much hot sauce as you'd like gently with a fork. Taste, and add more hot sauce or salt to your preference.
- Serve immediately as desired, or store in the fridge for up to two days.