Vegan Buffalo Chick’n Dip

Who’s excited for the Super Bowl?! To be honest, I don’t really care for football but I always enjoyed the social aspect of this event, the commercials, the half-time show, and of course the food. In my experience I’ve noticed that anything with buffalo sauce and chicken is pretty much a staple item to have on Super Bowl Sunday. Buffalo chicken wings, buffalo chicken wraps, buffalo chicken hoagies, buffalo chicken dip, etc. Some ooey, gooey buffalo chicken dip sounded amazing so I decided to create my own vegan version to satisfy my craving.

For this recipe I used Tofurkey’s Slow Roasted Chick’n in the Sesame Garlic flavor. My original intent was to use the Lightly Seasoned version but I could not find it anywhere! I looked for it at two different Wholefoods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Walmart (…I was desperate), and Publix (Florida grocery store).Finally at the third Publix I visited I found this damn slow roasted chick’n…but only the Sesame Garlic one. I decided to just purchase the last two boxes remaining and figure out how to make it work for this buffalo chick’n dip.

Another option if you have a hard time finding this as well is using cauliflower. Anyway, what I ended up doing was rinsing off all the seasoning, or as much as I could with water, patting the chick’n down with a paper towel til dry and shredding as much as possible by hand. If you have a food processor I am sure that would work great as well.

 

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Ingredients:           MAKES 2.5 CUPS OF DIP

  • 1 (8 oz.) package of Tofurkey Slow Roasted Chicken – Lightly Seasoned
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub of vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegan blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 cup vegan cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup vegan Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • celery ribs and/or any kind of chips for dipping!

 

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Shred chick’n by hand or using a food processor
  3. Transfer chick’n to a mixing bowl
  4. Add buffalo sauce, blue cheeze, nutritional yeast, shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheezes
  5. Mix well with spatula
  6. Spread cream cheese (softened) at the bottom of a non-grease baking dish
  7. Pour chickn mixture evenly into baking dish
  8. OPTIONAL: sprinkle some more nutritional yeast and or bread crumbs on top
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes
  10. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes
  11. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, serve and enjoy with celery sticks and chips!

 

 

Celery sticks and chips are my favorite dipping instruments for this recipe! The celery helps refresh your palette after the initial delicious burn from the buffalo sauce. Tortilla chips are just my crunchy addiction and add some neutral flavor to the spice. Either way you can’t go wrong!

 

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veganturnedon

Hello internet world! My name is Jess and I welcome you to my experimental, hopefully long-lasting and successful vegan food blog! Eleven months ago (September 2016), I made the decision to discontinue my carnivorous ways and change to a mostly plant-based diet. As a month or so past, I figured why not try this whole "vegan" thing and completely cut out not only flesh, but dairy, eggs, and any other animal bi-products from my diet and lifestyle. I am now coming up on a year since my journey began and I feel better than ever! This lifestyle choice is extremely beneficial for so many reasons including personal health, the environment and of course loving instead of eating and mistreating our fellow earthlings. Prior to making my positively life-changing decision I had always had the thought of doing it in the back of my mind. Coming from a Hispanic family and culture where multiple forms of meat are crucial to every meal, I never thought I could actually really commit to it long-term. Once I dove in to this challenge I realized it really wasn't even a massive challenge and every day after a delicious meal I thought to myself, "Hey this isn't bad at all!" The purpose of this blog is to highlight the abundance of vegan-friendly products that are out there and how I included them in my every day, easy to make meals during my transition and even now. I've always been a food lover and am eager to indulge in tasteful meals, snacks and desserts. So whether you are vegan already, interested in becoming one but don't know where to start, or you are just curious to experience the awesomeness of vegan foods, TURN ON your vegan self and check out these amazing options that are just waiting to be made by YOU!

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