Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip | gimmesomeoven.com

Without fail, whenever I ask you for “game day” recipe suggestions, the same two words always come up:

BUFFALO. CHICKEN.

Somehow for years I have resisted adding to the zillions of buffalo chicken dip recipes that are already flooding the blogosphere.  But this Super Bowl season, I decided to finally relent and post a slightly lighter version of the dip — my skinny buffalo chicken dip!

Granted, there are times in life for full-fat cream cheese, sour cream, cheese and butter.  But what if you can swap in some Greek yogurt, reduced-fat cream cheese and Mozzarella, and no one can taste the difference?  Then by all means, I say lighten it up!  I had my friends give it a final taste-test last night while we watched Sean bid Kacie a dramatic farewell, and they swore they couldn’t tell the difference.  So. Ridiculously. Good.

What are your favorite “buffalo” recipes?

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip | gimmesomeoven.com

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Everyone's favorite dip goes a bit "lighter" with this Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. It may be lighter on calories, but it's BIG on flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. (half a block) reduced-fat (or fat-free) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I prefer Frank's)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled light blue cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. ranch seasoning (optional)
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken

Directions:

To Make In The Oven:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together until well-mixed. Transfer mixture to a small greased baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges begin to slightly brown. Remove and serve immediately.

To Make On The Stove:

Stir all ingredients together in a medium saucepan until combined over medium-low heat. Continue heating for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted and the dip is simmering. Remove and serve immediately.

To Make In The Slow Cooker:

Stir all ingredients together in a slow cooker until combined. Heat on low for 4 hours or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip | gimmesomeoven.com

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip | gimmesomeoven.com

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip | gimmesomeoven.com

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. DeeVoz — January 3, 2015 @ 12:54 pm (#)

    just made this for new years eve…came out AMAZING! thanks for the great tasting “skinny” recipe!

  2. Dr Lofhouse — January 27, 2015 @ 9:36 am (#)

    These recipes are great and delicious

  3. Meg — February 1, 2015 @ 11:41 am (#)

    This recipe is fantastic!  Thank you so much!
    Taking this to a Superbowl party tonight.

  4. James — February 2, 2015 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    I wanted to make this vegetarian, so I chopped up cauliflower into small florets, roasted them for a while, until it was softened and lightly browning at the tips. I kept the rest of the recipe the same, and it was really tasty. 

  5. Kerri — July 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am (#)

    This recipe is SO GOOD! I first made it for the Super Bowl back in February and I think my husband has asked me to make it at least 5 or 6 times since then. Great work! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 9th, 2015 @ 11:54 am

      Thanks Kerri, we’re so happy you guys like it! :D

  6. Jamie — November 3, 2015 @ 12:14 pm (#)

    Just made this. It is so good! Tastes just like the full fat version. I used the half greek yogurt half cream cheese from kroger for the reduced fat cream cheese! yum!! served with multigrain baguette and celery sticks.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 4th, 2015 @ 12:06 pm

      Yay, we’re so happy to hear that Jamie (isn’t it great when you can make something lighter and not be able to taste that it’s lighter)?! :)

  7. Joe — November 19, 2015 @ 6:12 pm (#)

    Made a regular version of this recipe first from another website and it came out a total mess.  Now the wife and I get requests for this low fat version at every party we go to. And we usually triple or quadruple the recipe!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 20th, 2015 @ 2:33 pm

      We’re so glad to hear you and your wife enjoy this Joe! :)

  8. Maria — December 30, 2015 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    I just followed this recipe and you guys don’t even need the ranch seasoning, it’s perfect without it! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 30th, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

      Thanks for sharing Maria, we’re happy you enjoyed this! :)

  9. Kelly — January 1, 2016 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    I made this last night for a New Year’s Eve party and it was a hit. Everyone loved it and no one could tell it was a lightened up recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 1st, 2016 @ 9:11 pm

      Thanks for sharing Kelly, we’re so glad it was a hit! Happy new year!

  10. Karlie — February 1, 2016 @ 2:46 pm (#)

    If I make this in the crockpot, does the chicken still have to be precooked before i can throw it in for four hours?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 2nd, 2016 @ 10:00 am

      Hi Karlie! Yes, you should use cooked chicken. Cook on high for 1.5 – 2 hours, or until the cheeses are all melted, or on low for 3-4 hours, or until the cheeses are all melted. We hope you enjoy!

  11. Jess — February 4, 2016 @ 7:46 am (#)

    Can you taste the blue cheese ?????? Hate blue cheese so I worry this will ruin the dip

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 4th, 2016 @ 8:11 am

      Yes, you can taste it, but we don’t think it’s overpowering! If you hate blue cheese, we would recommend subbing it with a cheese you like. We hope you enjoy!

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