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|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XXPC0W/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=gimsomove-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000XXPC0W], 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|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008CM69/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=gimsomove-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00008CM69] 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|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AO2PXK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=gimsomove-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001AO2PXK] until combined. Heat on low for 4 hours or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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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. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — January 22, 2013 @ 6:55 am (#)

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

  2. Bev @ Bev Cooks — January 22, 2013 @ 7:44 am (#)

    I just fell out of my chair.

  3. taylor @ taylormade — January 22, 2013 @ 9:10 am (#)

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

  4. Jackie @ The Beeroness — January 22, 2013 @ 9:59 am (#)

    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.

  5. Chobani — January 22, 2013 @ 11:00 am (#)

    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

  6. sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 22, 2013 @ 11:52 am (#)

    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!!!!

  7. little kitchie — January 22, 2013 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    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.

  8. Brie-thefruitfulwife.com — January 22, 2013 @ 2:19 pm (#)

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

  9. Noble Pig - Cathy — January 22, 2013 @ 4:42 pm (#)

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

  10. Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 22, 2013 @ 8:17 pm (#)

    You know I love it! Perfection!

  11. Kathryn — January 23, 2013 @ 5:02 am (#)

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

  12. shelly (cookies and cups) — January 23, 2013 @ 7:59 am (#)

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

  13. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — January 23, 2013 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    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!

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 24, 2013 @ 12:36 am (#)

    I could totally take a bath in this.

  15. Bree {Skinny Mommy} — January 25, 2013 @ 11:12 am (#)

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

  16. Brittany — February 2, 2013 @ 11:18 am (#)

    About how many people does this serve?

  17. Jenn — February 12, 2013 @ 9:15 pm (#)

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

  18. Kelli — June 7, 2013 @ 7:49 pm (#)

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

  19. Nadia — July 10, 2013 @ 10:25 pm (#)

    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!

  20. Randi — August 6, 2013 @ 11:59 am (#)

    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.

  21. Katie — October 29, 2013 @ 12:43 pm (#)

    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.

  22. Amanda — December 8, 2013 @ 4:05 pm (#)

    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!

  23. Ali — January 20, 2014 @ 10:07 am (#)

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

  24. Tanya — January 29, 2014 @ 10:25 am (#)

    Does anyone know the Nutricinal Value to this Dip??

  25. Ksteen — February 2, 2014 @ 5:38 pm (#)

    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!

  26. Janell — June 19, 2014 @ 11:19 pm (#)

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

  27. Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 24, 2014 @ 11:33 am (#)

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

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