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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

on February 2, 2014

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

In honor of this holiday, I wanted to come up with a “Healthy” Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. Because it’s my favorite and it IS party/tailgating food. If you ever show up to a sports event without buffalo chicken dip, leave.

There are a few different recipes out there for “skinny” or “healthy” buffalo chicken dip, and all the ones I’ve looked at are different in small ways. I combined the ingredients that I liked from each of them, made my own version, and there we have it! Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t SUPER healthy. It’s not full of fresh vegetables and fiber and chia seeds. It’s a little bit lower in calories and definitely lower in fat than the original Franks® recipe.

Ingredients

4 ounces (half a package) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup fat free sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1-2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
1 tsp white wine vinegar
2 cups shredded chicken, cooked

Directions

Mix the first 6 ingredients together until smooth and then stir in the chicken. You can use canned chicken like the original recipe calls for, but I also like to use rotisserie chicken or braise some chicken in hot sauce and shred that up.

Heat dip in a slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours OR bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. This recipe makes about 3 cups.

Serve warm with crackers, tortilla chips, celery, or anything else you can think of. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories 104, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 28 mg, Sodium 520 mg, Total Carbohydrate 3 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 11 g.

 

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