Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
December 26, 2016 4 Comments
Buffalo chicken wings are usually served with a few sad sticks of celery but you can make a healthy buffalo chicken dip and serve happy 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. I have a CrockPot “Little Dipper” which I found at a garage sale. It is perfect for this dip (and any other hot dip you like to serve). See it below on Amazon – it is pretty cheap (I also melt chocolate in it).
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?
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 SmartPts
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