Buffalo Chicken Dip
This easy, flavorful lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip is just 5 ingredients and sure to become one of your party staples. I honestly can’t believe it has taken me almost 8 years to put this recipe on my site – I’m from Buffalo after all! I promise you all that it was worth the wait. This spicy, creamy, cheesy hearty dip is a major crowd-pleaser and perfect for football watching, girls’ night in or any other get together with friends or family. You can also easily double the recipe to serve more people or heartier appetites, just serve it in a 7×11 or other 2 quart baking dish.
*2020 Update: Over the past few years I’ve found myself making this in my slow cooker more often than I do in the oven, so I’m adding a note about that as well. It makes a super easy crock pot recipe! Plus, then you can leave it out and keep it warm for a party or gathering. To make it in the slow cooker, I usually double (or triple depending on the size of the gathering) the recipe and once the ingredients are stirred together, just transfer it into your slow cooker. Cook on low for 2-3 hours and stir again before serving. My slow cooker has a “warm” setting, so usually I switch it to warm when serving.
Not only will all your guests ask you for this recipe, but they’ll be shocked to discover that this Buffalo Chicken Dip is just 105 calories or 3 SmartPoints per serving on the Green, Blue and Purple myWW plans. To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here! Just serve with veggies, tortilla chips, crostini or pita for dipping and watch it disappear. Served with celery or other veggies makes this a decadent low carb treat! Don’t forget to check out my Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken post- the perfect way to make shredded chicken for this recipe!
If you’re on the hunt for more delicious dip recipes, check out my Pepperoni Pizza Dip, Chili Cheese Dip, Cannoli Dip, BLT Dip, Greek Layer Dip, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Hot & Cheesy Bean Dip, Beefy Enchilada Dip, Caprese Dip, Creamy Dill Dip and more in my Appetizers category!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/3 cup light blue cheese dressing
- ½ cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
- 7 oz cooked, shredded chicken breast
- 2 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Pre-heat the oven to 350.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir together until smooth and well mixed. Spread the mixture evenly across the bottom of a 9” pie plate. Place in the oven* for 20 minutes until heated through and serve.
- *To make this recipe in a slow cooker, double the ingredients and once mixed, transfer them to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 2-3 hours until hot throughout. Stir before serving.
3 per (1/4 cup) serving (PP calculated using a WW PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
I’m so excited to see buffalo chicken dip on here! I have my own recipe which is probably super unhealthy so I can’t wait to try the lightened up version!
What brand of lite blue cheese dressing do you use?
fat free ranch is less points than light dressing. Do you know what the smart points value would be if I substituted?
I’m sorry, I don’t! You’d have to run it through the recipe builder with whatever brand of ranch you’re using.
I made this a few weeks ago and it was awesome! I made a few substitutions. Great Value (Walmart’s brand) has fat free cream cheese, Wish Bone has fat free blue cheese dressing, and Kraft has fat free shredded cheddar cheese making it 1 SmartPoint per serving!!
I substituted as Karen did with fat free and came up with 1 sp as well. Thanks
Did using Fat Free items effect the taste??
This recipe says “yield 12” does that mean there are 12- 1/4 cups? That seems impossible. That means 3 cups and I just made this recipe but it doesn’t look to be 3 cups.
It is delicious btw! Ty for sharing!
Can we use substitute the blue cheese for something else
You can use ranch dressing if you prefer
I make this dip all the time but without the cheese. You won’t miss it and will drop the points even more. It’s what all my friends expect me to bring to all parties. Super easy to make with the canned chicken from Costco. Can throw it together in minutes!
What chips do you use to eat it with?
I usually eat it with carrot and celery sticks, but often serve it with tortilla chips as well!
This dip is so good!! We made it today with the Buffalo Franks sauce and it was amazing
I made this with light ranch dressing instead of blue cheese, and it was delicious! Just wanted to let you know, I have loved every recipe I have tried from your blog. You make following Weight Watchers delicious and easy.
I have made this a couple of times for parties. My sister in law asks for me to bring it at every holiday party last year. I usually make it in the crockpot but have baked it in the oven twice. Both ways are great.
Do you think canned chicken would work for this recipe?
This was super tasty and I love leaving leftovers in my fridge to snack on throughout the week!
I miss this update! I’ve seen this announcement so late that I can’t manage the time to witness the best practice of miso grill.
A nice recipe came to my mind this game.