Halloween buffalo chicken dip is a recipe baked in a cast iron skillet. A spooky jack-o-lantern face is added with black tortilla chips making this an easy and festive Halloween party dip. This spicy chicken dip can be made ahead of time making it a great appetizer for a crowd or Halloween party.
5boneless skinless chicken thighs
½cupshredded fontina cheese
½cupshredded sharp cheddar
1ozcrumbled blue cheese or gorgonzola
Black tortilla chips
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Place chicken thighs into pressure cooker with buffalo sauce. Set pressure on high for 20 minutes. Once done cooking, carefully release pressure manually.
Preheat oven to 375 F while chicken is cooking.
Shred fontina cheese and sharp cheddar and place in a small mixing bowl.
Once the chicken is done, carefully pour buffalo chicken and all the sauce into a large mixing bowl. Shred the chicken and stir well to combine.
Add cream cheese and half of the shredded cheese into the large mixing bowl with the chicken.
Mix well to combine. Make sure there are no large areas of cream cheese.
Add buffalo chicken mixture into a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Top with the rest of the shredded cheese. Sprinkle the blue cheese evenly over the top and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Buffalo chicken dip is done when the cheese is melted and the edges are bubbling.
To make the jack-o-lantern face, take 2 whole tortilla chips and place them for the eyes with the point facing up. Break the tip off a 3rd tortilla chip and place it for the nose.
To make the mouth, break pieces to form a smile. Break 2 tips off a whole tortilla chip for the cheese.
Place the ships onto the dip right before serving.
Serve with tortilla chips, toasted bread or vegetables.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can make shredded buffalo chicken in a slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
You can replace chicken breasts with chicken thighs but add ¼ cup more buffalo sauce.
Halloween buffalo chicken dip can be made in a 10 inch round cake pan or pie plate.
To make ahead: place chicken and cheese mixture in a covered mixing bowl in fridge overnight. When ready for the party, place the mixture in the skillet, top with remaining cheeses and cook. You may need to add a few minutes to cooking time.