Super Bowl Recipe: KFC Buffalo Blue Cheese from “American Burger Revival”

There’s a good chance you may not be tuning into this year’s Super Bowl (we all know why) but if you find yourself invited to a Super Bowl party and decide to go, you’ll probably be expected to bring something. With this sinfully delicious dip from American Burger Revival: Brazen Recipes to Electrify a Timeless Classic, it’ll be easier to drown your football sorrows in cheesy, spicy goodness. Who knows, you might even be able to overlook the fact that the Pats aren’t on the field battling for ring number five!

KFC Buffalo Blue Cheese

Yield: About 4 cups
Start to finish: 45 minutes

6 pieces KFC Extra Crispy Tenders (or 6 pieces store-bought frozen chicken tenders, prepared according to package
4 KFC Creamy Buffalo Dip’ems (or 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce)
8 ounces blue cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper

  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the chicken strips into a medium dice and eat a few little num nuns as a treat. You deserve it.
  3. Place half of the diced chicken in a medium mixing bowl and the other half in a food processor.
  4. Add Buffalo Dip’ems (or hot sauce), blue cheese, cream cheese, salt, celery seed, and pepper to the chicken in the food processor. Puree until smooth.
  5. Scrape the pureed mixture into the bowl with chopped chicken and mix well.
  6. Pour mixture into a 6-inch cast iron skillet on top of a baking sheet (don’t you dare share any of that cheese with your oven floor), and bake for 30 minutes. Boom shakalaka!

Storage notes: Cooked and cooled dip can remain in the cast iron skillet or an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Reheat at 400 degrees F until warm, about ten to fifteen minutes. You can also gently reheat the cheese in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until warmed through, about ten to fifteen minutes.

In American Burger Revival, Samuel Monsour and Richard Chudy serve as guides, providing readers with the tools and inspiration to realize their own wild burger creations. Organized by the elements it takes to reach burger nirvana and sizzling with dynamic writing and design, American Burger Revival will feed the souls of ambitious, devoted burger lovers everywhere—but don’t be fooled. These recipes go beyond the burger and can be incorporated into any meal.

American Burger Revival is available online through unionparkpress.combarnesandnoble.comAmazon, and IndieBound. You can also find it in your favorite local bookstore!