We love our patients at Cardiopulmonary Rehab! Every holiday is an opportunity to show them our appreciation. I cannot tell you how blessed I am to be able to join this wonderful tradition. They are well worth the fun and effort of making a Leprechaun Buffalo Chicken Dip.
As a matter of chance, this Leprechaun Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe came about while flipping through a magazine and spotting his cute little picture. Although, they may look similar, this version is much healthier. Instead of white chocolate pudding, marshmallow fluff and various food colorings, this little guy is all natural.
In a nutshell it’s vegetables, low fat cream cheese, skinless boneless chicken and hot sauce! EASY.
Here’s what you need:
1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2 8 oz blocks of low fat cream cheese
2 Tablespoons of hot sauce
1 Clove garlic minced
1/4 Cup onion grated
Place the chicken in a saucepan, and add the onions and garlic. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer 20 minutes until done. Many people use the 8oz canned chicken, feel free to do that you make your life easier. Either way, set chicken aside to cool (or just open the can). When cooled add the chicken (with cooked onion and garlic) to the cream cheese and hot sauce in a food processor. Pulse until smooth (taste at this point it may need 1/2 tsp onion powder and a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder) and shape onto a plate in the shape of a face. See picture below. Let set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
1 1/2 Cups of Fresh Broccoli
3/4 Cup of Carrots (Shredded)
1 Yellow Squash
1 Can of Whole Black Olives
Place the Broccoli across the top of the block of dip in the shape of a green hat. Line the black olives across a fourth of the way up to create a band around the hat. Shape a few of the black olives into eyes and a mouth. Place the shredded carrots around the face to make a beard and eyebrows. Cut a slice of the yellow squash and place a fresh clover on top. Scrap a small amount of the cheese ball to make a round nose. See picture above.
Chill until ready to use and serve with crackers!Print This Post