Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip is my go-to appetizer for any occasion! Made with a few simple ingredients, this dip is creamy, mouthwatering, and full of so much flavor. There is a reason it is a reader favorite!!!

Need an easy-to-make appetizer or just something savory to snack on? You can’t go wrong with this Buffalo Chicken Dip! Especially when it is lightened up like this version here. Still with all the mouthwatering creamy cheesy buffalo goodness, too! 🤤

If you’re a big buffalo sauce fan like me, you must check out my Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole and Buffalo Chicken Soup recipes too! All the buffalo recipes are a huge hit amongst readers!

To make this dip healthier, I subbed full fat cream cheese for 1/3 reduced fat. I also added nonfat Greek yogurt to increase the creaminess without having to add more cream cheese. For the cheese, I decided to go full in with the fat free feta! I wanted to use a “chunk” cheese as opposed to a shredded one, and since I am not a Bleu Cheese girl and fat free feta tastes like the real deal to me, that is what we went went with. It could not have complimented the dip more perfectly!

It is important that you use Greek yogurt and not regular yogurt, as it will result in a slightly less creamy dish. As far as the cream cheese goes, feel free to sub with full fat or fat-free! I honestly can’t taste a difference between using the three.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

  • It’s so easy to make – seriously, just takes 5 minutes to mix together!
  • Only 5 ingredients needed
  • CREAMY, CHEESY and so much buffalo flavor!!
  • A family and crowd favorite – guaranteed highlight of party
  • It’s significantly lightened up from traditional buffalo chicken dip recipes – so you can feel good about going back for more 🙌🏼

Moral of the story, EASY is the name of the dish. Need a last minute party food? This is your dish. Running low on time? This is your dish!

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken – this recipe calls for cooked chicken (shredded or cubed). Feel free to use canned chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken if you are in a time crunch.
  • Cream cheese – I used 1/3 reduced fat for this recipe. Any cream cheese works!
  • Buffalo sauce – I used Frank’s Red Hot.
  • Greek yogurt
  • Feta cheese
  • Food for serving – chips, celery, carrots, pretzels, etc!

HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an oven safe dish with cooking spray.
    (I used an 8 inch/11.5 oz ramekin)
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the yogurt, cream cheese and buffalo sauce until combined well. Stir in the chicken and feta cheese.
  3. Add the chicken mixture to the baking dish and spread out evenly. 
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

HOW TO SERVE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

Another amazing thing about this dip? You can repurpose it in so many ways! At first we were only eating it with chips. But then I realized there are so many ways this dip can be eaten besides just that!

  • With tortilla chips, carrots, and celery – the classic way
  • On top of a salad – kind of like chicken salad on top of a bed of greens, but make it creamier and with buffalo flavor!
  • In a tortilla – to make a buffalo chicken quesadilla or burrito
  • On mini pitas, bagels, or toast – to make mini buffalo chicken pizzas
  • In a crunch wrap – to make a buffalo chicken crunch wrap – SO GOOD!

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Yield: 8

Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Dip

Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip is my go-to appetizer for any occasion! Made with a few simple ingredients, this dip is creamy, mouthwatering, and full of so much flavor. There is a reason it is a reader favorite!!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (170g)
  • 4-oz. 1/3 reduced-fat cream cheese, softened (112g)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Frank's red hot buffalo sauce (90g)
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed (300g)
  • 1 cup fat-free feta cheese (112g)
  • For serving: tortilla chips, carrots, celery, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an oven safe dish with cooking spray (I used an 8 inch/11.5 oz ramekin).
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the yogurt, cream cheese and buffalo sauce until combined well. Stir in the chicken and feta cheese.
  3. Add the chicken mixture to the baking dish and spread out evenly. 
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Notes

MFP entry: LFF Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/8 of dish (90g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCarbohydrates: 2.1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1.6gProtein: 18.4g

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3 Comments

  1. Is the chicken 10oz of cooked chicken or 10oz of raw chicken that you cook and shred? Looks yummy!!! I am not a blue cheese fan either so I will for sure give this a try.

  2. LOVE this dip! I am normally a blue cheese girl, but I love the use of fat free feta in this — keeps this dip lower in fat and adds so much flavor. I used canned chicken, which made this dip come together incredibly fast. This is my go-to buffalo chicken dip recipe from now on!

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