Buffalo chicken dip celery sticks are loaded up with spicy chicken and then covered in ranch dressing for the perfect party snack or Super Bowl appetizer! Mix together shredded chicken with a buffalo wing sauce for a quick, easy, low-carb, and keto finger food recipe.
Do you have any big Super Bowl plans for this year?
I will be perfectly honest with you… I do not care a bit about who wins or who is even playing in the Super Bowl (or any other football game for that matter.) And fortunately, the hubs doesn’t either — we do not even have basic cable in our house!!
However, what I do look forward to about that Sunday in February is getting together with a bunch of friends and pigging out on yummy finger foods, salty chips and cheesy dips. You know what I mean?!
Will Men Eat these Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks?!
When I first came up with the idea of making these buffalo chicken celery sticks I was a bit hesitant of the reaction I would get from a group of guys. After all, very few men tend to gravitate towards the celery on a plate of buffalo wings.
In an attempt to test out the waters, I brought a batch of these buffalo chicken celery sticks to our weekly running group. (The weekly attendance is about 80% males on the reg.)
I set them in the middle of the table, nonchalantly, and waited to see what would happen. Would the men flock to the meat-loaded celery?!
After about five minutes, one male grabbed a celery stick, looked at it rather suspiciously, and then ate it in a single bite. His eyes lit up with a bit of shock and awe.
Before I knew it my container of about twenty buffalo chicken celery sticks had been consumed. Ahhh… sweet success.
What Temperature do you Serve These Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks?
You can either serve these celery sticks immediately after assembly, while the chicken is still warm, or serve them chilled. I enjoyed them at both temperatures but found it easier to serve them chilled.
If serving these chilled, wait until 1-2 hours before serving to assemble. If the chicken mixture and ranch sits on top of the celery sticks for more than 8 hours, the celery begins to get soggy!
What kind of Hot Sauce did I use?
After doing a bit of research I found that people often use Frank’s Hot Sauce when they make buffalo chicken. Since I was a novice to this whole buffalo chicken thing, I went with what the majority suggested.
While I am sure other hot sauces would taste great, too, I know that Frank’s Hot Sauce was the perfect bit of spiciness for this buffalo chicken.
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Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
Buffalo chicken celery sticks are loaded up with spicy chicken and then covered in ranch dressing for the perfect party snack or Super Bowl appetizer!
- ½ c hot sauce such as Frank’s
- ½ c butter
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- ¼ tso Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 lb cooked chicken shredded
- 1 bunch celery cut into 2-3 inch long pieces
- Ranch (optional)
- Green onions (optional)
In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat combine hot sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire, cayenne, garlic and salt.
Bring ingredients to a boil while whisking constantly. Once sauce is boiling, turn off heat and add cream cheese. Whisk until combined.
Add shredded chicken to the sauce and toss until chicken is coated.
Fill each celery stick with 1-2 tablespoons of buffalo chicken. Drizzle each stick with ranch dressing and top with green onions. Enjoy!
*You can either serve these celery sticks immediately, while the chicken is still warm, or serve them chilled.
**If serving these chilled, wait until 1-2 hours before serving to assemble. If the chicken mixture and ranch sits on top of the celery sticks for more than 8 hours, the celery begins to get soggy!