Happy junk food season…. I mean happy football season!
TBH I could care less about football season. I joke that one of the reasons I married Paul is because he won’t make me watch football with him – but really it’s not a joke, this is one of the many reasons I fell in love with Paul. Awww how romantic, right?!
Seriously, I only went to football games in high school to walk around the track and talk with friends, I never once paid attention to the score. However, I will say even though I am not a football fan I once went to the Rose Bowl when Wisconsin was playing and I actually did enjoy that game. I also went to a Vikings VS Browns game in Minneapolis. I was more entertained by the drunk guy sitting in front of me who was wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey and kept yelling “how bout them Cowboys!” Long story short, a cup was thrown, some more yelling happened and a fight ALMOST broke out and the drunk Cowboys fan got escorted out by security. See, so much more exciting than the football game!
By now I suppose you get the idea that if I go to a football party I only go for the food and the socializing, and not to actually watch the football game.
The idea for this loaded buffalo chicken hummus dip came about because I love buffalo chicken wings and I love hummus and thought maybe the two would make a good couple – spoiler alert they make an amazing couple! Then I though, hey that would make great football party food!
See, it’s always about the food for me.
You guys! Buffalo sauce in hummus, it’s pretty tasty on it’s own. Creamy, thick hummus meats slightly spicy, tangy hot sauce.
On top of that delicious buffalo hummus throw on some shredded cooked chicken – I went with store bought rotisserie chicken to make life easier – toss it in some more buffalo sauce. Throw that on top of the hummus along with some chopped celery and carrots (<-classic buffalo chicken components). Plus some jarred roasted red peppers, just trust me. Chopped green onion, and of course some crumbled blue cheese and it takes everything to a whole new level.
Serve that bad boy with some chips, gluten free crackers, celery and carrots sticks for dipping and you’ve got yourself one show stopping, tasty appetizer/snack for your football party.
Don’t worry, you can bring this loaded buffalo chicken hummus dip to any party, not just a football party. You get brownie points from me if you do that.
I think it would be perfect for any fall party or even a Halloween party. Look at that beautiful orange hue.
Or you know, you could just eat it for lunch like we did…twice. No Shame!
Have you ever had buffalo chicken dip? It’s served warm with gooey cheese and chicken and hot sauce all mixed in. I’m sure it’s delicious but might leave you with a bit of indigestion. This loaded buffalo chicken hummus dip is the healthier – we actually don’t want to feel sick – version of that dip.
Trust me when I say that you won’t miss the other devilish dip one bit.
Plus this buffalo chicken hummus dip is served room temperature, no need to worry about keeping it hot for guests. Also, it only takes 20 minutes to make! Sorrynotsorry but devilish-indigestion-promoting dip I think THIS loaded buffalo hummus chicken dip scores all the touchdowns in this game!
- 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 to 3 tablespoons tahini paste (sesame butter)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 to 4 tablespoons hot sauce*
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 to 3 tablesoon filtered water (as needed to thin)
- salt to taste
- 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (use leftover chicken or a store bought rotisseree chicken)
- ¼ cup hot sauce*
- 3 stalks celery, sliced
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- Jarred roasted red peppers, sliced
- 2 tablspoons to ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled
- Green onion, sliced
- Options for dipping
- Gluten free crackers or chips
- Celery sticks
- Carrot sticks
- Make the hummus: Add all ingredietns except for the water to a food processor. Process until smooth. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time to thin as needed. Should still be thick and creamy.
- Assemble: Mix the shredded chicken and hot sauce together until well coated. Spread the hummus onto a serving platter. Top with desired amount of toppings/any combo.
- Serve: Serve immediatly with gluten free chips/crackers and carrot sticks and celery sticks for dipping. The hummus can be made 1 to 2 days ahead of time and the entire dish can sit out at room temperature for a few hours.