Buffalo chicken dip will always be BAE. It's my favorite party food, and I choose to eat it as an entree instead of a dip to be "shared." Yeah right. It's cheese, hot sauce, more cheese, and it is typically eaten with my favorite carbs (any).
Unlike your aunt's buffalo chicken dip, this is very point friendly. It allows me to eat this as an entree at parties. For only 3 WW SP, you get a full half cup. That's a lot of dip!
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I eat buffalo chicken dip more often than the average person. I love it. It is so simple to make, and it makes an awesome, high protein meal prep. Buffalo chicken dip microwaves like a dream, it freezes well, and I honestly don't get tired of it.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the easiest meal prep you'll ever make.
If I need a no fuss meal prep, I bake some sweet potatoes, make some buffalo chicken dip, and reheat my sweet potatoes and buffalo chicken dip in the microwave for lunch. It may sound like a weird combination, but it works so well and I swear by this ugly, orange meal prep.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you want your buffalo chicken dip to taste good, you need to start with delicious chicken. Don't go boiling chicken with no seasoning or using canned chicken. I am always so sad when a certain relative claims buffalo chicken dip as the things she's bringing to a party (pre-Covid) and she uses her canned chicken. If you don't know how to cook chicken that tastes good, buy my ebook--it'll change your life.
This buffalo chicken dip is using ranch powder, greek yogurt, cream cheese, and part skim mozzarella. It is not using a whole bottle of ranch like my non-WW friendly version calls for. That being said, the hot sauce hits a little differently so go light at first. You can always add, but can't take away. Of course, you can add my zero point ranch in my ebook, but that's fore another time and shameless plug.
How A Weight Watchers Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Makes Sense.
You may see that picture of a whole brick of cream cheese on top of a pile of mozzarella and think that this can't be the healthiest, but you'd be surprised. First, I'm using 1/3 fat cream cheese--not out of "healthiness" but because it spreads way better than full fat. Second, the Greek yogurt does a good job making this creamy without ruining it by tasting like Greek yogurt. The ranch, hot sauce, and two cheeses balance out the tang of the yogurt--I swear.
When you think about it, this is actually mostly made of protein. Chicken, Greek yogurt, and cheese are all great sources of protein. 1/2 cup of this has the same amount of protein and 7 grams less fat than 3 eggs. You think about that next time you're looking at a hard boiled egg.
What healthy things can I dip into buffalo chicken dip?
My go-to at a party is to eat half a full sized baguette with my buffalo chicken dip. When I am working on my wellness journey, I usually pair this with carrots, celery, or just fewer pieces of bread. As I said earlier, this works insanely well with a baked sweet potato.
Truthfully, I just microwave this and eat it with a spoon or put it on a low point roll. You do you. No one is judging you for your after school snacks, especially when they are guilt-free.
- 1 lb. shredded cooked chicken
- 8 oz. ⅓ fat cream cheese
- ½ oz. ranch seasoning mix
- 1 c Greek yogurt
- 1 c part skim mozzarella
- ¼ c - ½ c hot wing sauce
- Optional: 2 scallions thinly sliced
- Mix all the ingredients together and heat in the oven at 350° for about 20 minutes.
- Alternatively, you can heat this in a crock pot, on the stove top, or even microwave. It’s buffalo chicken dip; she ain’t fussy.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 614mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
Looking for more WW snacks? I know you are.
Here are my favorite snacks, appetizers, and game day recipes:
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Oven Baked Potato Skins
- Sweet Chili Turkey Meatballs
- Beef Empanadas
- 3 Ingredient Dough Pizza
- Baked Beef and Cheese Tacos
- Big Mac Biscuit Bombs
- Buffalo Chicken Tenders (ebook exclusive)
- Ranch Dressing (ebook exclusive)
- Bleu Cheese Dressing (ebook exclusive)
- Buffalo Bleu Turkey Burgers (ebook exclusive)