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Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

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"Lighter dairy ingredients are the key to this recipe's healthier makeover. Serve it up hot with multi-grain crackers and crisp celery sticks."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 177 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (5 cups)

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  1. Heat chicken and hot pepper sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in Neufchatel cheese and ranch dressing. Cook and stir until well blended and warm, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in half of the shredded 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. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Buffalo Chicken Dip.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 177 calories; 10.1 g fat; 9.9 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 39 mg cholesterol; 664 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 o...

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It came out kind of soupy. I don't know if it was because I used ranch dressing instead of blue cheese which may be thicker. I think I would use less dressing next time.

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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 o...

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...

I followed this recipe to the T except light ranch - I used fat free. My husband made love to me as a thank-you because of how good this was. I also ate it with pita chips.

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!

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 p...

I made a few modifications to make it less fattening and reduce the dairy. I made my own chicken, used veggie shreds (cheddar cheese), Toffuti cream cheese (non dairy) and fat free Ranch and I a...

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 i...

Ahhh, perfection!! Please trust me, forget the full fat version of this recipe that is also on this site and use this one - you will NOT miss out on any of the fabulous, delicious flavor, but yo...

this was awesome! didn't last long with a crowd! I never heard of Neufchatel cheese before, but its right by the cream cheese. Followed the recipe exactly and was delicious!