BBQ Chicken Dip Recipe
3 bone in chicken breasts
4 tbsps unsalted butter (softened)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 red onion (chopped)
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp brown sugar
16 ozs cream cheese, softened (to room temperature)
2/3 cup ranch dressing
2/3 cup bbq sauce (your favorite)
8 ozs sharp cheddar cheese (freshly grated)
crackers (or chips for serving)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rub chicken breasts with softened butter then season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes. Let cool completely then pull chicken off the bone into bite-size pieces. While the chicken is roasting, heat a skillet oven medium-low heat. Add olive oil and onions, cooking until soft, about 5 minutes. Add in brown sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramely. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, ranch dressing, 1/3 cup of the BBQ sauce, onions and half of the cheddar cheese. Fold in chicken.
In a casserole or baking dish (mine was 8-inch round, 4-inch deep), layer the cream cheese mixture, smoothing the top off. Cover it with the remaining BBQ sauce, then the remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bubbly and hot. Serve with crackers or chips.