This Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe lightens up your favorite appetizer without sacrificing flavor!Whenever you go to a party, do you notice which appetizers are the most popular? I wasn’t sure if that was just a food blogger thing or if everyone notices. Well, anytime Buffalo Chicken Dip is in the lineup, it’s the first one to go. Everyone goes crazy for this stuff.
I made a few easy swaps and even though the calorie and fat count are lower than regular Buffalo Chicken Dip, the flavor is not. Instead of regular full-fat cream cheese, I used Neufchatel cheese. It acts just like cream cheese, but generally has 1/3 the calories and fat. You can find it right next to the cream cheese at most grocery stores. Then, instead of a bottled salad dressing, I used nonfat plain Greek yogurt. This appetizer is super easy to throw together, especially if you already have some shredded chicken on hand. Just mix the five ingredients together and bake in the oven!
Because I think every Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe should have bleu cheese flavor shining through, I didn’t skimp on the bleu cheese. If you are one of those people who used ranch dressing (who are you?!) instead of bleu cheese, you can use less bleu cheese or sub in a different cheese altogether.
So just how skinny is this Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip? I calculated the calorie and fat content of a few recipes for the regular variety, and they came in around 170 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving. This skinny version has 108 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. All without sacrificing any flavor! Trust me, this dip is just as addicting as any other Buffalo Chicken Dip appetizer you’ll come across.
Also, new feature alert! Look below the recipe for the full nutrition label. I am going to try to update as many old recipe as I can, but going forward I will provide nutritional information for my recipes. I get the questions enough that I’m glad I can finally provide this to you!
Ready to dig in?! If you have a Super Bowl party you’re throwing or attending, make sure you save this recipe.
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 8 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened
- 4 ounces crumbled bleu cheese (about 1 cup)
- ½ cup hot sauce (such as Frank's)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together well.
- Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.