Why is everyone so obsessed with buffalo chicken dip? And where does the name “buffalo chicken” even come from? There’s no such thing as a buffalo-chicken… at least, our dairy farm families—in recent interviews—say they’ve never spotted one of these mythical creatures mingling among their herd.Why is everyone so #obsessed with buffalo chicken dip? Try our recipe. You’re about to find out. Click To Tweet
In a 1980’s article for The New Yorker, writer Calvin Trillin dug deep into the history of the buffalo chicken wing. His article begins as follows:
“I did not appreciate the difficulties historians must face regularly in the course of their research…until I began trying to compile a short history of the Buffalo chicken wing.”
In sum, Trillin identifies the origin of the spicy wing (today, it’s sold from “mild” to “medium” to “hot” across our nation’s eateries). As it turns out, the buffalo wing was officially invented in Buffalo, New York. By whom remains rather up in the air. And also how the wings took off in popularity also remains in question.
So: how did the namesake dip become famous? Well, that’s also an unknown. But we do know it’s delicious. And that our recipe is simple, and always a fan favorite. Why don’t you try it and see for yourself? And feel free to leave a recipe review to tell us what you really think!
Now, if buffalo chicken dip isn’t your thing (but you’ve come this far reading up on the stuff) try a different cheese-alicious recipe. All of these are perfect for game day, tailgating or any other casual get-together with friends and family:
Chopped pickled jalapeno, Cabot Pepper Jack, plus garlic powder, chili powder and ground cumin and S&P pack a flavor-loaded punch.
This Mexican melted cheese sauce is traditionally seasoned with chorizo and spices—we use kielbasa sausage and two types of Cabot cheese.
Three ingredient wings: cauliflower, olive oil and salt. Plus, delicious greek yogurt dip!
What’s better than mac-and-cheese? Mac-and-cheese fried into balls:
These classic strips coated in crushed cornflakes are extra-tasty served up with ranch dressing, BBQ sauce or ketchup:
This game day favorite is perfect for a crowd. Bottled salsa makes prep simple. Serve this dip with hot tortilla chips and veggies.
Now why don’t you whip up some dip, invite your friends over and turn on the game? That’s exactly what we’re about to do.