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Healthified Buffalo Chicken Dip

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47% fewer calories • 66% less fat • 61% less sat fat than the original recipe. A favorite flavor combo is lightened up and made easier to eat, all at the same time!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/2
cup fat-free ranch dressing
1/3
cup buffalo wing sauce
2
tablespoons water
1 1/2
cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1
cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)
Whole grain crackers or celery sticks, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in dressing, buffalo wing sauce and water until blended. Stir in chicken and cheese. Spread in ungreased 1-quart baking dish or 9-inch pie plate; cover with foil.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Stir; top with onions. Serve hot with crackers or celery sticks.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 100
  • Fat Reduced By 12g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 5 1/2g
See What Makes It Healthified »

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/2 cup ranch dressing 1/2 cup fat-free ranch dressing
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce 1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 can (10 oz) chunk white chicken, drained 2 tablespoons water
2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz) 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
Tortilla chips, if desired 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2 tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)
Whole grain crackers or celery sticks, if desired
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
210 (before)
110 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
9 g (before)
3 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
18 g (before)
6 g (after)

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Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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