TIP: use approx. 3 boneless chicken breast (halves), and if you boil them they are easier to shred. you can make these ahead of time or the night before. be careful if you make them at the same time, don't burn your fingers shredding them.
After you prepare chicken, sautee celery in small amount of butter, once the celery is mostly cooked, then add the chicken, red hot sauce and cream cheese. Bring this mixture to a boil and then add ranch dressing. Pour into casserole dish (9x11) and bake for 30 minutes @350 degrees F. Remove from oven, top with cheddar cheese and place back in oven for 5 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
I was sitting here thinking, "Hey, Chad, you have all of these ingredients sitting around. Make it"! So, I did. I've had it before and loved it but never thought to ask for the recipe. Thanks so much, my friend. It is deeeelicious!
As anyone knows, the secret to hot wing sauce is NOT Franks. Nay nay. Equal parts of Crystal Regular and Crystal Hot is the essential combination that makes wing dip what it is today. Of course a splah of red vinegar doesnt hurt either.
I am not a fan of hot sauces in those quantities, I like to use a variety of peppers to create heat, but the unfortunate thing is peppers can be non uniform. One can be a lot hotter than the next and vice versa. I made a crab dip with cerranos and pablano's and one version came out insanely hot, the other was mild. (it is okay I have dried habernero flakes, I make myself). Never taste those for freshness.....
Add more meat, dice up some celery into the mix, toast some good bread, shred some lettuce (I mean shread a fine cut on the cross sections), shave some carrots, and get a few slices of smoked bacon and a good cheddar cheese. Make it a triple decker with some fresh sliced tomatoes, some chipotle mayo, and you have me.
I know it sounds like a lot of hot sauce but it's really not. This makes quite a bit of "dip" (9x11 pan). The really cool thing is that it is good hot or cold. Completely different taste for each. I do know some people who use half as much hot sauce, but most of the people I give the recipe like it as is. Whatever your taste. It's nice to take to a superbowl party too!