Copy Desk Cookoff: Here’s a Tip, Have Some Dip!

Many college students miss home-cooked meals, but I do not have this problem. Because everyone in my household runs on a very busy schedule, we do not have a lot of time to sit down for a meal together. Additionally, my mother has tried some recipes that everyone but her seems to deeply regret. Yeah, she’s made some mistakes – but one thing my mother does know how to do is party, especially when it comes to food. The best of the best without a doubt is her chicken wing dip.

Here is what you will need:

Two bricks of cream cheese

Two cans of chicken breast

¾ cups of Frank’s Hot Sauce (I like to add a little extra when I’m feelin’ feisty)

1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese

Squirt of ranch dressing

Step One: Soften the two bricks of cream cheese by popping them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Please take the tin foil package off first… You’re in college.

Step Two: Drain the two cans of chicken breast. I usually do this by opening the can and tipping the can upside down over a sink or garbage can while pressing the removed lid against the contents of the can to effectively drain the excess content.

Step Three: Chop up the chicken breast by breaking apart the chunks of chicken with your fingers. Depending on who you are, this step is either disgusting or incredibly fun… I’m still on the fence.

Step Four: Put all ingredients in a bowl and blend together. If you broke the chicken apart correctly and weren’t a baby about how gross it was, it should look like a smooth, orange paste.

Step Five: Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. This time may change depending on the depth of your pan, but honestly, it’s never a bad thing to be a little rough around the edges… 😉

Step Six: Enjoy… It’s pretty fire.