"Lighter dairy ingredients are the key to this recipe's healthier makeover. Serve it up hot with multi-grain crackers and crisp celery sticks." — MakeItHealthy
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2 (10 ounce) cans
natural chunk chicken, drained
hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
2 (8 ounce) packages
Neufchatel cheese, softened
light ranch dressing
shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided
celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces
Tasty.. I actually used this as a filling for a lunch wrap.. used ff cream cheese and topped wit sauteed broccoli slaw.. spicy.. next time I may cut back on the heat a bit. I also grilled my own chicken
Could not tell ingredients were reduced fat/calories. I would not use the slow cooker again. Instead I would heat in the oven until cheese is melted on top. The slow cooker seemed to dry it out so it wasn't very creamy like a dip should be, (if it cools you can always heat again in the microwave.) I did leave it in the cooker for the duration of a football game, so that could be why it dried out. I also used frozen checken breast chunks instead of canned chicken. My kids loved it and I made it into a sandwich similar to a tuna melt the next day. It was wonderful!
Made no changes to this recipe. It didn't last long! Nobody knew that the ingredients were fat free. Will use this as the "go-to" dip for parties. Any talk about easy!
This was a delicious dip. You could not tell that the ingredients were low fat!! I used fresh chicken breasts that I just boiled and shredded. I mixed it all together and baked it in a 350 degree oven until it all started to bubble.
I made half the recipe, but next time will do entire recipe. This dip is delicious, and was eaten within two days. I did slightly decrease the hot sauce for preference, and shredded one large pre-cooked chicken breast for a half recipe, didn't have canned. Heated in oven at 325, covered, for about 25 mins, until cheese was melted well. Served with celery sticks and everyone loved it. You could easily use low fat ranch too to decrease calories further and no one will know the difference. I think if I was leaving in a crockpot, I would add some milk to keep from drying out. Thanks for sharing!
This is always a huge hit!! This is a go to for potlucks! I have had the not healthy version and I think this healthier one is just as tasty!! One change I have made for personal preference is instead of ranch dressing, I use 1 cp low fat greek yogurt, 1/2 cup skim milk and a packet of dry ranch mix. I also microwave or bake it, I've never done this in the slow cooker.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 177
** Calories from Fat: 91
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