This Healthy 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.
Because it’s so addicting, I decided to create a Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip. This has everything you love about the classic Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, but it’s lightened up. Might as well save a few calories at our next party, right?
Side note: if your idea of healthy means leaving out the dairy all together, please check out my Dairy-Free Buffalo Chicken Dip. It has all the goodness of this dip, but without the dairy.
Recipe Ingredients–What You Need
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.
2 cups shredded chicken
Use leftover rotisserie chicken to make this the easiest appetizer ever!
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
Using nonfat Greek yogurt makes this Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip have less fat and calories and more protein than the regular version, but it’s just as creamy!
8 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened
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.
4 ounces crumbled bleu cheese (about 1 cup)
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.
1/2 cup hot sauce
You can use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or Buffalo sauce here.
How to Make Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
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!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together well.
- Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
So just how light is this Healthy 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.
Ready to dig in?! If you have a Super Bowl party you’re throwing or attending, make sure you save this recipe.
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