Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

Buffalo wings are definitely something that vegans can't have, but this recipe gives you that same great taste. What makes this recipe different, other than not having meat and dairy is that this has all the great flavors of Buffalo Chicken Wings without all the fat and cholesterol of the chicken skin and oil. Not going to say that it is terribly healthy but its far less in calories than its meaty counterpart. Enjoy!


Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip


Ingredients

-2 (8 ounce) vegan Cream Cheese containers, room temperature (your favorite brand)
-1/2 cup Hot Sauce (recommended: Frank's)
-1 Container Beyond Meat or Morningstar Vegan Chicken Strips (lightly seasoned), chopped into chunks
-1 cup crumbled vegan blue cheese or daiya (your favorite flavor), add both if you want
-1 Tablespoon Packet Vegan Ranch Dip Dry Mix or 1 cup vegan ranch dressing
-1/2 Tablespoon Parsley, dried flakes or fresh (minced fine if fresh)

Optional

-1 Rib Celery, chopped and chunked into small pieces, added to dip to cook with
-Water or soymilk, (if you want your dip less thick)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a medium saucepan over moderate heat, melt the cream cheese until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the celery, hot sauce, chicken, cheese, and ranch. Mix well and then transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pie plate or small casserole pan. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes. Remove and cool until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Serve with crackers, bread and/or veggies (cherry tomatoes, carrots and celery sticks), or Chips. (My personal favorite Lentil Chips).

-Amy