Lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip

I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to appetizers and game day snacks, buffalo chicken dip is ALWAYS my go to. I mean really, its protein-packed, full of flavor (and cheese), and really – there just aren’t many appetizers that compare.

Maybe it’s because I am 100% a buffalo sauce girl… 😆 but really – you just CAN’T go wrong with this 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!

To make this dip healthier, I subbed the typical 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.

For the chicken, I have just been boiling some breasts in water and then shredding them in my Kitchen Aide to make life easy. Any type of chicken would work well for this though – shredded rotisserie or even small chicken chunks.

This is one of those recipes that I can guarantee you will go on repeat, because:
1. It’s so easy to make.
2. It’s only 5 ingredients. I MEAN, again, so easy!
3. Simon and I are both obsessed. We never fight over food, but with this one, we both are triggered if the other finishes the last of it off first 🤣 (but hey, at least it’s easy to make more right lol)

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!

Another amazing thing about this dip? You can repurpose it in so many ways! At first we were only eating it with chips and carrots + celery sticks. Then I started baking lavash wraps (Cut Da Carb or Joseph’s) and eating it with that. Since then, I have tried it:

  • On top of salads – to make a hot and cold buffalo chicken salad
  • In a tortilla – to make a buffalo chicken quesadilla
  • On mini pitas – to make mini buffalo chicken pizzas
  • In a crunch wrap (my favorite way!) – to make a buffalo chicken crunch wrap

As always, if you try, tag me on Instagram (@LaurenFitFoodie) because I love seeing your yummy recreations!

Yield: 8

Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Dip

Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Dip

Your favorite party dip lightened-up by using nonfat Greek yogurt and fat free feta cheese. One that you can feel good about eating, and with no sacrifice in taste or flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (10 oz) chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 3/4 cup (170g) nonfat Greek yogurt 
  • 4 oz (112g) 1/3 reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 cup (112g) fat free feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (90g) Frank's red hot buffalo sauce 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients until they are well mixed.
  3. Spray an oven safe dish with cooking spray (I used an 8 inch/11.5 oz ramekin) and add buffalo chicken dip.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Notes

MFP entry: Lauren Fit Foodie Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1/8 of dish (90g)

Amount Per Serving Calories 120Total Fat 4gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 17g

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