My husband never tried Buffalo Chicken Dip until a few months ago when he tried it at a friends house and loved it. I’ve eaten it before, but have never made it myself.
I wanted to try to make another appetizer idea to share with you for the Super Bowl and this recipe is real easy. However, I wanted to lighten it up a bit because who can really stop at 2 tablespoons of this goodness?!
By using fat free and light substitutions in this Reduced Fat Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, I shaved off 59 calories and 7.4 grams of fat per serving from this recipe. So go ahead and indulge a little! The hot sauce gives it so much flavor you’ll never miss the calories.
How do you make Buffalo Chicken Dip?
For this recipe I used fat free cream cheese, hot sauce, light Ranch dressing, diced cooked chicken and reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; then spread the cream cheese evenly along the inside bottom of an 8″x8″ oven safe baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine the hot sauce, ranch dressing and cooked chicken. Mix well. Spread the chicken mixture over the cream cheese; then top with the cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Serve with raw vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips.
For the chicken, I used leftover chicken I had from a roast, but you can bring two chicken tenderloins to a boil and allow to cook completely to add to this dish also.
Some people use the canned chicken; however, I’ve never purchased chicken in a can so I don’t know if that would make a difference or not. Besides, fresh is always best. ~Enjoy!
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Reduced Fat Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 8 oz. Fat Free Cream Cheese
- 1/4 c. Louisiana Hot Sauce
- 1/2 c. Light Ranch Dressing
- 1 c. Diced Cooked Chicken
- 1 c. Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread the cream cheese evenly along the inside bottom of an 8"x8" oven safe baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, combine the hot sauce, ranch dressing and cooked chicken. Mix well.
- Spread the chicken mixture over the cream cheese; then top with the cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve with raw vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips.