Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip


Need a healthy Buffalo chicken dip? This recipe uses light ranch dressing and reduced-fat cheese to give the classic dip a healthy makeover. Serve it hot with multigrain crackers and crisp celery sticks.

close up view of Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip in a bowl with crackers in the background
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
5 cups


  • 2 (10 ounce) cans natural chunk chicken, drained

  • ¾ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup light ranch dressing

  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces

  • 8 ounces multigrain crackers


  1. Heat chicken and hot pepper sauce in a skillet over medium heat until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing; cook and stir until well blended and warm, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese, then transfer mixture to a slow cooker.

  2. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over top, cover, and cook on Low until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

  3. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
16g Fat
11g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 784mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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