I hope you all had a wonderful family filled Christmas made even more wonderful with lots of fabulous food! We made my Honey Lime Chipotle Chicken Fajita Bowls (one of my all time favs) and by popular request, my Little Debbies’ Oatmeal Creme Pies. I highly suggest both. And I highly suggest this easy, crowd pleasing BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip for New Years just around the corner…and for every football game after that!
This crazy delicious dip was inspired by two of my (and the world’s) favorite foods: Buffalo Chicken Dip that has been around the internet and then around again and again…
And California Pizza Kitchen’s Barbecue Chicken Pizza that I have consumed pounds of in my lifetime. Its a match made in my mind but it might as well have been made in heaven because this dip is out-of-this world!
The base of the dip is cream cheese mixed with barbecue sauce, a little ranch dressing, a little hot sauce (optional), sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese. The layer of creamy, cheesy barbecue delight is topped with more sharp cheddar, fresh thinly sliced green peppers and red onion which is topped with barbecue chicken that has baked in barbecue sauce for tender, tangy chicken and then dusted with garlic salt.
Finally, the dip is sprinkled with mozzarella cheese and baked until bubbly cheesy barbecueness permeates the air – AKA 20 minutes.
Top with bacon and cilantro and this dip is ready to be scooped with chips or crackers or spread on bread. I personally love it spread on bread – tastes more like pizza that way, but it is delicious any way you serve it. I think you friends and family will agree.
A delicious indulgence to close a chapter and welcome a fresh new 2015! Happy (almost) New Year!
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