Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

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  • Published Jun 28th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings20
  • Calories177
Lighter dairy ingredients are the key to this recipe's healthier makeover. Serve it up hot with multi-grain crackers and crisp celery sticks.

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip for 20 servings:

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans natural chunk chicken, drained
  • 3/4 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages Neufchatel 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 multi-grain crackers

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook40m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip is about 40 minutes , and you can serve your Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip easily:

  1. 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. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 177 calories; 10.1 grams of fat; 9.9 grams of carbohydrates; 11 grams of protein; 39 milligrams of cholesterol; 664 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 31st 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 ...

  2. Nov 23rd 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.

  3. Feb 1st 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, bu ...

  4. Jan 26th 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 ...

  5. Oct 29th 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 lar ...

  6. Jun 18th 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 preferen ...

  7. Mar 17th 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!

  8. Oct 17th 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 ...

  9. Sep 10th 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 ...