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Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

For years I have made Buffalo Chicken Dip for family gatherings, cook outs with friends, or just for Eric and I to enjoy when we have movie nights in. This is pretty much exactly how I used to make it: Shredded chicken (maybe 3-4 breasts), 8 oz cream cheese, ONE WHOLE BAG! of cheddar cheese, half a bottle of ranch, and some franks. Like, what? How was I okay with eating that? On the plus side, I still ate it with celery sticks because I just love this dip with celery sticks! Sometimes, I can’t believe the things I used to make. I never measured except when baking. It’s a labor of love. Some days I still wish I could just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and not care much about those little pesky calories. BUT, I promise you taking the time to measure and cut back on some ingredients is the key to lightening up some delicious classics that you, friends, and family will absolutely love.

This past weekend we had a big ol’ family get together for Labor Day, my mom, sister and her brigade (1 sweet baby girl, 2 crazy boys, + the hubs), Eric, and sweet little Pepper. My mom made her slow roasted ribs and potato salad (two of my FAVORITE things!). I lightened up my old buffalo chicken dip and made a delicious pot of Mexican Street Corn!  I like to add lightened-up sides to some not so calorie friendly dishes when having a big family dinner so that I can feel a little bit better about my indulgences. The whole family had no idea that any of what I made was a healthier version of what used to be made. Which is basically one of my number one goals in life. The family scooped up lots of it and enjoyed all the bites.

Which made me happy.

I just love cooking for family and friends.

Here’s the super quick, fix it, and forget it way to make my Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip!

You’ll need cooked shredded chicken for this recipe, here’s my quick how to on Shredded Chicken 

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Grab your crock pot and throw some shredded chicken, greek yogurt, cream cheese, cheddar, 1/2 tsp celery salt, a packet ranch seasoning mix, and buffalo sauce into it. Mix well. Turn your crock pot to low and heat for about an hour. Mix again. Toss some chopped green onions in. You can also taste test here to see if you want some more spice… I almost always add more, but you sure don’t have to!

I personally love eating celery sticks with this dip, but it also goes nicely with tortilla chips or crackers. This makes such a good appetizer for a big party because it takes about three minutes to prepare and you don’t really need to do much when it’s done! Much more time to focus on guests.

The dip is best when kept warm, it stays creamier that way. Go ahead and leave it in the crockpot with the warm setting on and allow your guests to scoop from it, or just put small batches out at a time if you like having it in a bowl or dish with other treats and eats.

Leftovers? It tastes great the next day as a filling for a wrap with some lettuce and veggies! It’s actually what I am eating as I type this.

Happy Snacking!

Star

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Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

a lightened up twist on buffalo chicken dip!
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Prep Time:3 mins
Cook Time:1 hr

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken breasts
  • 5 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups plain non fat greek yogurt
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet
  • 1/4 cup Franks Buffalo Wing hot sauce (extra depending on level of spice)
  • 1/2 cup green onions finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a crock pot add all of the ingredients above except for the chopped green onions. Mix together well. Let heat in crock pot for about 1 hour on low or until the cheeses are melted together. Mix in green onions and serve.

Notes

Servings size: 1/4 cup (packed)

Click here for WW Personal Points (1-3 points)

2 Smart Points. 3 Points Plus. (previous ww plans)

110 Calories. 3g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 4g carbs, 1g sugar, 16g protein.

Tip: If serving at a family gathering or party this dip is best kept warm. Turn crock pot to warm and stir from time to time.

Servings: 16
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish

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33 Comments

  1. I get asked for this nearly every party now! My best friends teenager even thinks I’m cool #top2021

  2. 5 stars
    This is so yummy! I took it to a party, and no one knew it was “skinny!”
    Thank you! #top2021

  3. This looks delish! I am thinking of making it for SuperBowl next week. May I ask, how do you track this in the WW app? I always find great recipes but never sure how to track it. TIA

  4. Star! I love this recipe (and so does my boyfriend)! We meal prep each week, so I make this cold and just heat up a serving in the microwave when it’s lunch time. I also use fat free cream cheese, and it tastes just as good! Thanks for another great meal! 🙂

    1. I’m so happy you and your boyfriend love this one, Morgan! Thanks so much for letting me know!

  5. Star! I love this recipe (and so does my boyfriend)! We meal prep each week, so I make this cold and just heat up a serving in the microwave when it’s lunch time. I also use fat free cream cheese, and it tastes just as good! Thanks for another great meal! 🙂

    1. I’m so happy you and your boyfriend love this one, Morgan! Thanks so much for letting me know!

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