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Buffalo Chicken Queso

By Courtneysims @courtneynora

buffalo chicken queso recipe

Football season is officially back, y’all! I am one of those heat lovers that shrugs off humidity and would be happy with 10 months of summer (the other 2 months with snow for the holidays, obviously) but I have to say that this year I’ve been ready for the cool down that is fall. My favorite part about football season, though? THE SNACKS. I made this Buffalo Chicken Queso Dip for the Lions game on Sunday and it is going to be one of my go-to recipes all season. If you’re not into buffalo style, check out my recipe for classic homemade queso.

Buffalo Chicken Queso Recipe

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – shredded
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 garlic cloves – minced
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 – 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot (or more to taste)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese
Blue cheese for garnish

You’ll start this queso like any other basic cheese sauce; with a roux.

Over medium-high heat, melt your butter in a medium saucepan and then add your garlic and cook until fragrant. Add your flour and cook until bubbly and thick, but not darker in color.

melted butter

cheese sauce roux

Now you’ll add your milk and chicken broth and whisk until smooth and creamy. Add your spices and stir.

homemade queso recipe

Now is time for Red Hot. This is where you’ll want to taste it and adjust the spice level. I like just enough Red Hot to flavor the sauce, but then I like some cayenne pepper for that specific heat without any added hot sauce flavor. But that’s just me, so make it your own!

buffalo chicken queso

Time for cheese!

homemade queso dip

Last but not least, the chicken! I cooked mine in a pressure cooker with just salt and pepper for seasoning. Shredded it up, and into the pot!

buffalo chicken queso dip

Top it with some blue cheese crumbles and get your hubby to hand model.

buffalo chicken queso dip recipe

buffalo chicken dip

Serve with chips, beer, and a good game on TV!

Buffalo Chicken Queso
Buffalo Chicken Queso 2017-09-13 14:49:45
Buffalo Chicken Queso
Serves 4 This Buffalo Chicken Queso is a homemade, spicy queso with shredded chicken and topped with blue cheese crumbles. Perfect with a beer and football game! Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 min Ingredients
  1. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – shredded
  2. 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  4. 2 garlic cloves – minced
  5. 3/4 cup whole milk
  6. 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  9. 1 – 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  10. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  12. 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot (or more to taste)
  13. 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  14. 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese
  15. Blue cheese for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook and shred your chicken breasts, set aside.
  2. Melt your butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add your garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add your flour and stir until bubbly and thick, but not brown.
  5. Pour in your milk and chicken broth and stir until creamy.
  6. Stir in your spices, hot sauce, and cheeses.
  7. Add your shredded chicken.
  8. Top with blue cheese crumbles and enjoy!
Notes
  1. I cooked my chicken in a pressure cooker. It was frozen and I cooked for 12 minutes on high with 1.5 cups of chicken broth and salt and pepper. Shred immediately.
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