Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip: All Flavor & Half The Calories

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Healthy buffalo chicken dip made with half the calories but using the right ingredients so you do not have to lose the great flavor. This is the perfect appetizer!

Healthy buffalo chicken dip

Are you tired of the same old buffalo chicken dip recipes that leave you feeling guilty after indulging? Well, listen up because I’ve got a secret to share that will satisfy your cravings without the guilt! This delicious and guilt-free healthy buffalo chicken dip is about to become your new go-to party recipe.

Picture this – tender, juicy chicken mixed with tangy buffalo sauce, creamy sour cream, and mixed with a little cream cheese and spiced with buffalo sauce. The best part? This dip is packed with flavor but light on calories, so you can enjoy every blissful bite guilt-free.

But how is this possible, you ask? Well, we’ve cracked the code by swapping out some of the heavier ingredients for healthier alternatives. By using sour cream and light cream cheese instead of mayonnaise and high-fat cheeses, we’ve transformed this classic dip into a wholesome snack that won’t derail your diet.

So, go ahead and indulge in this guilt-free delight at your next gathering. Your taste buds will thank you, and your waistline will too.

How To Make A Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients needed

  • Shredded chicken
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Light cream cheese
  • Sour cream or non-fat greek yogurt
  • Part-skim shredded mozzarella
  • Seasonings (listed below)

Helpful tips for the recipe

  • Instead of using shredded chicken, take the chicken and chop it up finely. This way the chicken is spread out into the sauce and no long, large strands are being pulled away as people dip.
  • Do you have a favorite buffalo sauce? If not, then searching for a buffalo sauce low in fat without a bunch of oil will be best. Most sauces aren’t to bad but my personal favorite by Primal Kitchen can be a bit heavy on calories.
Healthy buffalo chicken dip

Making the healthy buffalo chicken dip

  1. To start, bring the cream cheese to room temperature. You can make your own chicken but using a rotisserie chicken from the store is best.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  3. In a large bowl combine the chicken, buffalo sauce, cream cheese, sour cream and the seasonings. Mix everything well then taste for salt.
  4. In a baking dish, either a square 8×8 or a 8 or 9 inch round pan spread out the buffalo dip. Then, top with shredded mozzarella cheese and bake for 20 minutes in the oven until the cheese has melted.
  5. Lastly, allow to cool because the insides will be hot. Note, once the cheese cools you’ll need to cut it into sections to avoid pulling the entire layer of cheese from the dish trying to dip a chip.

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Healthy buffalo chicken dip

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Healthy buffalo chicken dip made with half the calories but using the right ingredients so you do not have to lose the great flavor. This is the perfect appetizer!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound shredded chicken, chopped
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 4 ounce light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (sub for non-fat Greek yogurt)
  • part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • To start, bring the cream cheese to room temperature. You can make your own chicken but using a rotisserie chicken from the store is best.
  • Preheat the oven to 400℉
  • In a large bowl combine the chicken, buffalo sauce, cream cheese, sour cream and the seasonings. Mix everything well then taste for salt.
  • In a baking dish, either a square 8×8 or a 8 or 9 inch round pan spread out the buffalo dip. Then, top with shredded mozzarella cheese and bake for 20 minutes in the oven until the cheese has melted.
  • Lastly, allow to cool because the insides will be hot. Note, once the cheese cools you'll need to cut it into sections to avoid pulling the entire layer of cheese from the dish trying to dip a chip.
Keyword Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
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