Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

January 22, 2013 by Ali

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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

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: About 5 cups

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

Method

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.

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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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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51 thoughts on “Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

  1. This dip is sooooo good! I just made it for lunch and smeared it between a flour tortilla for quesadillas. Yum!

    - Jennie @themessybakerblog

  2. I made this for my final clinical of nursing school! Nobody believed me that it was the “healthy” version! My new favorite its delicious!

    - Janell

  3. I just made this for the super bowl and we all LOVED it! I used some low fat Ranch dressing from TJ’s instead of the powder. I couldn’t find low fat blue cheese crumbles, so I used regular ones. I seriously do not miss the extra fat!! I didn’t bake it, I just kept heating it in the microwave, so easy and yummy!

    - Ksteen

  4. Does anyone know the Nutricinal Value to this Dip??

    - Tanya

  5. Do you think this would be ok served room temp instead of warm?

    - Ali

  6. I just made this dip – it’s incredible! Tastes just like the ‘real’ / full fat buffalo dip! I didn’t use the optional ranch powder (didn’t have any on hand). I’ve very glad I decided to use this recipe!

    - Amanda

  7. I also add minced garlic, onion and chopped celery into my dip for added low/no cal volume that tastes great!

    A little cilantro adds great flavor, too.

    - Katie

  8. This was so good . I made it twice and it came out better the socond time. I over cooked the first time so it was a little dried out.

    - Randi

  9. I made this on my 4th of July potluck and it was a favorite among my friends. Thanks for the delish recipe! I’m a new food blogger, so I would love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think of my recipes!

    - Nadia

  10. This recipe is absolutely delicious. But can you tell me if you can freeze it?

    - Kelli

  11. Made this for the super bowl & substituted feta for blue cheese, it was AMAZEBALLS!!!!!! Will definitely make again :)

    - Jenn

  12. About how many people does this serve?

    - Brittany

  13. Yum yum yum! This looks amazing! I don’t think you would miss the fat at all!

    - Bree {Skinny Mommy}

  14. I could totally take a bath in this.

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  15. This is by far one of my favorite dips, so simple, but so good! Im definitely going to have to try this lightened up version..help me drop some of these baby pounds! :P Looks awesome!

    - Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

  16. Love this version! I could eat that stuff for breakfast lunch and dinner!

    - shelly (cookies and cups)

  17. I found some Frank’s hot sauce in the supermarket the other day. I know I’m going to make this!

    - Kathryn

  18. You know I love it! Perfection!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  19. And who doesn’t want to br skinny! Love it!

    - Noble Pig - Cathy

  20. Wow! Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it for the super bowl! :)

    - Brie-thefruitfulwife.com

  21. can’t ever have enough recipes like this for football time! i am going to have to try this next time we’re watching with some friends… this is WAY too dangerous to have around for just me and the hubs.

    - little kitchie

  22. for any party really.. buffalo chicken dip is ALWAYS on my mind. And since this is reduced calorie and fat.. I’m going to eat even more of it. I cannot WAIT to make this Ali!!!!

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  23. Definitely shouldn’t have looked at this before lunch. Now we’re famished! Can’t wait to whip this up for the Super Bowl. :)

    Amy
    @Chobani

    - Chobani

  24. I love this. Perfect for super bowl when all I want to do is over over the snack table and eat my weight in anything buffalo.

    - Jackie @ The Beeroness

  25. holy crap. yum. adding greek yogurt to this dish is genius… definitely adding it to my superbowl menu :)

    - taylor @ taylormade

  26. I just fell out of my chair.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  27. I love this…because I can eat MORE of it!!! Woot!

    - Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen