Hope you all had a great weekend! I caught up with lots of friends this weekend and then spent today doing lots of food prep and catching up on the Bachelor. I’m so excited for one of my friends who lives out of state to visit this week and bring her new baby girl. I’m planning on serving a bunch of dips and easy appetizers, so today I made one of my favorites, a light version of buffalo chicken dip. Then when my guests arrive, I’ll pop it in the oven and it will be good to go with tortilla chips!
The best part about this dip is there are lots of different ways to customize it based on your preferences. The recipe below combines a few different recipes that friends and family have shared, and it’s super easy, especially if you prep your cooked chicken in the slow cooker. Just throw a couple chicken breasts into your slow cooker on high for 3 1/2-4 hours and it will shred nicely. The key with this recipe is to put the chicken in the buffalo sauce before adding the ingredients. I’ve also included some other ways to make it at the bottom – feel free to make it however you want!
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 1 8 ounce package of reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 cup fat free sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups Frank’s hot sauce
- 1 cup fat free ranch dressing
- 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- Heat chicken and hot sauce over stove on medium until chicken is thoroughly soaked.
- Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
- Add ranch dressing, sour cream and shredded cheese. Stir until blended.
- Pour into square baking dish (optional: add bread crumbs and more shredded cheese).
- Bake at 350 degrees for at least 20 minutes.
- Serve with Tostidos or pita chips.
- Add bread crumbs and/or another cup of cheddar cheese to the top, bake it in the oven for 20 minutes or so on 350 degrees
- Instead of baking, cook stovetop on low heat for 30 minutes (note: you will need to stir frequently because it begins to bubble when hot)
- Omit the sour cream and double the cream cheese
- Add in blue cheese crumbles and/or dressing (I personally prefer ranch!)
What’s your favorite dip recipe? Share it below!