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

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over top, cover, and cook on Low until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; 10.1 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 664 mg sodium. 9.9 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2017
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. Read More
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
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! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
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! Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2012
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2013
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! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
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 added 1 Tbsp blue cheese. This reduced the calories by 70 and reduced the fat by 11 grams. Plus it was delicious. I think I could even cut the ranch to 1/2 cup due to sweetness or make my own Ranch with soy yogurt or Toffuti sour cream and seasonings. No one knew it was low fat and loved it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2014
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 you will happily skip all of the extra (unnecessary) fat and calories that are in the other version. I did not change one thing and my guests devoured this dip! And don't hesitate to play around with the amount of hot sauce you add to this dip depending on how "hot" you would like it to be. Just customize it to suit you and your guests! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2017
My husband and I LOVE buffalo chicken dip but I never make it because it's always so greasy and gives us both tummy aches! I couldn't imagine a low-fat version being as good as the original but it IS and even BETTER! I doubled this recipe to serve to a group of 30 guys and it was GONE. And everyone was asking who made it! Saving this to make again and again! Substitutions: I replaced half the neufchatel with plain greek yogurt added sauted onion (about a half of one onion) and minced garlic and threw in one stalk of chopped celery. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2017
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. Read More