Buffalo Chicken Spread

Charlie Dashiell, Nueces

Buffalo Chicken Spread
Buffalo Chicken Spread

Yield 2 cups


8 oz light cream cheese
2 Tbsp hot sauce
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp Spanish paprika
½ tsp ground ginger
½ C finely diced cooked (or smoked) chicken
¼ C sliced green onions
½ C shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp finely chopped pickled jalapeņo peppers
½ C sour cream, or more as desired for texture


  1. Thoroughly combine cream cheese, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and ground ginger in a mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
  2. Stir in the chicken, green onions, cheddar cheese and jalapeņos. Stir in enough sour cream to reach a desired consistency.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Serve with sturdy chips, or spread the dip on extra-thin bread to make wonderful party sandwiches.