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Kevin Curry

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

8 Servings
Serving Size:~1/3 cup (151g)
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • any plant based milk or water
  • 8 oz 2% Greek yogurt
    • sour cream; cashew yogurt; plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch seasoning (packet) *
    • I use HIdden Valley ranch seasoning
  • 1 lb white chicken breast meat, finely diced
    • white canned chicken meat, drained
  • 1/2 cup buffalo hot sauce
    • I use Frank's Buffalo wing sauce
  • 4oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 6 oz reduced fat cheddar
    • mozzarella cheese
    • separate into 2 portions - 4oz and 2oz
Garnish
  • 1 green onion stalk, chopped

Steps

Step 1

Set oven to 400F / 204C.

Step 2

Pour the almond milk and Greek yogurt into an (enameled) cast iron pan and then place on very low heat.  Use a spatula to smash the yogurt into the almond milk as it gently heats up.

Note: it should NOT be simmering, it should only be warm.

Cook until you get the consistency of heavy cream, about 2 – 3 minutes.

Step 3

Sprinkle in the seasoning if using and then add chicken.  Raise the temperature to medium to bring to a very gentle simmer and stir.

Add the cream cheese and use the spatula to mash into the chicken and sauce until smooth, about 3 – 4 minutes.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to low and add ONLY 4oz (1/2 cup) of the cheese, folding everything together until smooth.  Sprinkle the remaining 20z cheese on top.

Cover and bake for 10 minutes, removing the covering the final 3 minutes of cooking to brown the cheese.

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip

Step 5

Garnish with green onion and serve while hot!

Pro-tip: to reduce the calories even more, consider enjoying veggies such as mini bell peppers, celery, and even carrots.

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Details

Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min
# of servings8
Serving Size:~1/3 cup (151g)

Nutrition per serving

Calories210cal
Protein26g
Fats9g
Carbs4g
Sodium760mg
Sugar2g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!