Chrissy Teigen’s Artichoke, Spinach & Buffalo Chicken Dip Means You Never Have to Choose
I love Chrissy Teigen for so many reasons. She’s funny and quick-witted, and I always appreciate her vulnerability. Plus, every time I cook one of her recipes, I’m happy with the outcome. I was hoping this would be true of her artichoke, spinach, and Buffalo chicken dip, which looked to be a beautiful collaboration between two crowd-pleasing dips. Would it reign supreme in this week’s Celebrity Recipe Showdown? I tried it to find out.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen’s Artichoke, Spinach & Buffalo Chicken Dip
How to Make Chrissy Teigen’s Artichoke, Spinach & Buffalo Chicken Dip
You’ll start by marinating chicken breasts in Cholula hot sauce for a minimum of 2 hours. (I bet Frank’s RedHot would also be delicious). Then, roast the chicken, let it cool slightly, and shred it into bite-size pieces.
In a large bowl, combine thawed frozen spinach and chopped canned artichoke hearts (be sure to squeeze both dry). Add in mayonnaise, shredded mozzarella, finely grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, fresh or dried oregano, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Stir until well-combined, then fold in the shredded chicken. Transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish and top with blue cheese crumbles. Bake until golden and bubbling.
My Honest Review of Chrissy Teigen’s Artichoke, Spinach & Buffalo Chicken Dip
This version of spinach and artichoke dip is comforting and delicious. Everybody I served it to (myself included!) loved the heartiness of the chicken, which transformed the dip into a main meal. We also all loved the addition of blue cheese, which packed the dip with umami without it being glaringly obvious that it was, in fact, blue cheese. My guests were surprised to find out it was an ingredient, and kept going back for more.
I also appreciated that Chrissy’s recipe included specific amounts for the salt and pepper, which brought all of the delicious flavors home. Aside from the baking sheet used to cook the chicken, the recipe also came together easily in one bowl. And lastly, Chrissy gets bonus points for including the size of the baking dish to use. The other recipes in this showdown did not!
This is a great recipe for anyone who wants a heartier dip, who really loves chicken, or who’s looking to make a meal out of spinach-artichoke dip. I really, really loved it.