Love Buffalo Chicken Wings? A Dip That Will Satisfy

Buffalo Chicken Dip

October 1, 2014   7 Comments

Buffalo chicken wings are usually served with a few sad sticks of celery.

What is the celery for exactly? To assuage our guilt from indulging in deep-fried wings smothered in flaming hot sauce and dipping them in blue cheese?

I have decided to turn the buffalo wing appetizer on its head. Instead of a plate piled with wings, I am going to serve a plate piled high with celery. No, I am not kidding.

The celery is to be dipped in creamy buffalo chicken dip that will hit that deep craving for spicy chicken AND you won’t be inhaling all those calories.

This dip is GOOD. Like scoop it and eat celery without noticing you are eating celery gooooood.

For the chicken, I used a frozen boneless chicken breast that I had banging around my freezer. I thawed it and cooked it in the microwave and then I chopped it into small pieces and shredded it with two forks.

This would be great at a game day party – you could keep it warm in a small slow cooker or a fondue pot.

Do not (I repeat) DO NOT serve it with chips (okay, you can if you really want to – I can’t stop you as I don’t know where you live).

What do you serve on game day?

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Makes 6 servings, ½ cup per serving

1 boneless chicken breast (about 10 ounces), cooked and shredded
5.3 ounces (one small container) non-fat plain greek yogurt
4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
½ cup grated cheddar
1/3 cup buffalo sauce such as Frank’s red hot

Mix chicken breast, greek yogurt, Neufchatel cheese, cheddar, and buffalo sauce in a sauce pan. Heat until cheese is melted and mixture is hot. Serve immediately.

Serve with celery sticks.

For one half cup serving = 156 calories, 7.2 g fat, 3.6 g saturated fat, 1.8 g carbohydrates, 1.7 g sugar, 20.5 g protein, 0 g fiber, 271 mg sodium, 4 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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This sounds delicious!

on October 1, 2014

How do you microwave a chicken breast?! This would change my life!

on October 1, 2014

This dip is unbelievably delicious. In my opinion, Frank's Red Hot is the only sauce that will produce that authentic buffalo taste. My sister-in-law makes a WW version of this dip that's very similar, and I ate the entire batch of it myself with a spoon. I was 9 months pregnant at the time, but I don't that's enough of an excuse...

BTW, if I need cooked chicken in a hurry, I poach it. It works out.

on October 1, 2014

Actually, the original Anchor Bar "Buffalo" hot chicken wings were never meant to be dipped into the blue cheese. That is only for the celery, to "cool the tongue" after chowing down the spicy meat.Folks who dip the actual wings in the dressing are committing blasphemy!(and besides... YUK!) :D.

on October 1, 2014

OH BOY - I have some left over BBQ chicken so guess what is for dinner tonight!!

on October 1, 2014

Please suggest seasoning alternatives to 'de-buffalo' this recipe for those of us who can't tolerate hot 'n' spicy...thanks. =)

on October 1, 2014

@Kate - I don't recommend microwaving a chicken breast if you are going to eat it plain because it gets a bit dry. I covered it and heated it for 2-3 minutes on high - and slice it in half to make sure it is cooked through - cook it more if it needs it.
@c- de-buffalo! What are you talking about? :) Maybe you could use ranch seasoning and make it "chicken ranch dip" instead of hot sauce. I should try that before I suggest it.

Thanks for your questions!

on October 1, 2014

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