It's funny how our society associates events with some weird nutritional traditions.
Take the Superbowl, for example. The Superbowl represents the pinnacle of athletic achievement - the world's most highly-trained athletes facing off for four hours of brutal competition with the whole world watching. Reaching this game has taken each participant years of training, practice, and self-denial.
So how do we honour these modern-day gladiators that populate our televisions for one Sunday early in February?
We get drunk and gorge on fatty foods, of course.
Not that I have anything against this (you will never hear me complain about eating). It's just something I find funny.
For this week's recipe, I chose something that really sums up that sentiment of Superbowl Sunday - the fattest, unhealthiest, most delicious one I could think of - Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip.
This is an old favourite that Dad would bust out whenever there were guests to entertain (while I would end up fighting to capture the leftovers). Since I didn't have access to his expertise this week, I used this recipe as a guide.
|This recipe is sponsored by Compliments Foods, apparently.|
- 2-3 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 bottle Ranch dressing
- 1/2 bottle Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce (NOT Regular Frank's)
- 2 packages Cream Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip (or BCWD for short,) in case you can't already tell from the ingredients, is an extremely rich, thick recipe that offers the spicy goodness of chicken wings, minus the bones, and put into dip form.
- Boil the chicken, and slice it up good.
- Soften the cream cheese in the microwave, then stir/cut/chop/pound in the remaining non-chicken ingredients.
- When chicken is fully cooked and chopped, add to the cheese & sauce mix.
- Stir throughly.... prepare for a good arm workout.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Celsius.
- When the BCWD mixture is consistant throughout, put in the oven, uncovered, for 25-30 mins.
|You know it's gonna be good when pools of grease form on the top.|
I recommend serving BCWD with whole wheat tortilla chips or Wheat Thins, for optimal dipping strength.
|This ain't no sissy artichoke dip.|
Overall, BCWD is a delicious crowd-pleaser (except for the lactose-intolerant.) If I had to do it again, I would use less cream cheese, and a litte more cheddar: the overwhelming creaminess of the dip caused some indigestion afterwards.
Then again, maybe it was just the game. Ugh.