Hey there, food enthusiasts and fellow Weight Watchers! Are you ready to elevate your game day experience with a tantalizing treat that won't derail your wellness journey?
Look no further, because today, we're diving into the world of guilt-free indulgence with a culinary creation that's a true winner – our Weight Watchers Buffalo Chicken Dip.
In the realm of favorite game day recipes, the classic buffalo chicken dip holds a special place in our hearts. However, as Weight Watchers, we understand the importance of savoring the moments without compromising on our commitment to healthier choices.
That's why we've crafted a delicious and lighter alternative to the traditional buffalo chicken dip that doesn't skimp on flavor.
Join us on this flavorful journey as we explore the art of transforming a beloved indulgence into a great option for any gathering.
Our healthier buffalo chicken dip boasts all the savory goodness you crave, packed with healthy ingredients that make it the perfect appetizer for your next game day celebration.
It's not just a dip; it's a great way to savor the flavors you love while staying on track with your Weight Watchers goals.
Get ready to discover a crowd-pleaser that will have your guests asking for the recipe, proving that you can enjoy your favorite game day snacks without compromising your dedication to a healthier lifestyle.
Let's dive into the magic of our Weight Watchers Buffalo Chicken Dip – the ultimate game day delight!
Make sure try some of my other popular healthy Weight Watcher recipes. Low Calorie Wendy's Frosty, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins , Mini DASH Chaffles, Air Fryer Beignets and The WW Zero Point Apple Crisp Chips.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this Easy Weight Watchers Buffalo Chicken Recipe.
Weight Watcher Friendly - This easy appetizer is only 2 personal points on my WW app. Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.
Easy to Make - This healthy chicken dip requires only a handful of ingredients - the main ingredient being shredded chicken breast.
Perfect Game Day Appetizer:
This cheesy dip is packed with bold and tangy flavors, thanks to the combination of shredded chicken, hot sauce, and creamy elements. This tantalizing mix creates a taste that is sure to please your guests and leave them reaching for more.
You can enjoy this Buffalo Chicken Dip with a range of dippables, enhancing the overall snacking experience. Consider pairing it with crispy tortilla chips for a satisfying crunch that complements the creamy dip.
For a lighter option, serve the dip with celery sticks and carrot sticks. The crispness of these veggies adds a refreshing contrast to the richness of the dip while also providing a healthy alternative. Include an array of your favorite veggies for a colorful and nutrient-packed experience. The dip's robust flavor will complement the natural sweetness and crunch of vegetables, making it a delightful option for those who prefer a lighter dipper.
Weight Watchers' Buffalo Chicken Dip is an excellent choice for an appetizer due to its delicious flavor, health-conscious approach, and versatility in pairing with various dippables such as tortilla chips, celery sticks, favorite veggies, and carrot sticks. It's a crowd-pleaser that caters to different tastes and dietary preferences, making it a staple for any gathering.
Ingredients needed and substitutions
Boneless chicken breast - For this Weight Watcher's healthy buffalo chicken dip recipe I purchased a rotisserie chicken and shredded the chicken breasts to save time. You can prepare your own skinless chicken breast or even use canned chicken.
Buffalo Wing Sauce - For this WW buffalo chicken dip I used Frank & Teressa's Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce. Frank's Hot Sauce a/k/a Frank's redhot is also a great option for buffalo chicken dip recipes.
Plain Greek Yogurt - I used Siggi's Plain greek yogurt but you can use your favorite brand.
Cottage Cheese - Daisy low fat cottage cheese was used for this buffalo dip, again feel free to use your favorite.
Blue Cheese - Blue cheese crumbles were used for this delicious dip. Make sure they are crumbles and not packed.
How to Make Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking dish or shallow pie pan with cooking spray.
2: In a medium bowl, stir together the white meat shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, yogurt, cottage cheese, ¼ cup of cheddar cheese, onion powder and sea salt.
3: Spread into the prepared dish and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup of cheddar cheese and blue cheese crumbles.
4: Bake until bubbly and heated through in the center, about 20-25 minutes. Garnish with scallions.
5: Serving size: ½ cup.
Watch the How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip Video Here...
Calculating the exact number of calories in a homemade Buffalo chicken dip can be a bit challenging without knowing the specific ingredients and their quantities. However, this Weight Watcher's Buffalo Chicken Dip has only 177 calories for a ½ cup serving.
Buffalo chicken dip is a versatile dish that pairs well with various accompaniments. Here are some ideas for things you can eat with buffalo chicken dip: Tortilla chips, vegetable sticks, pretzel bites, crackers, pita chips, baguette slices, nachos, soft pretzels, crostini, celery boats, slider buns and stuffed jalapeños.
Choose sturdy crackers with a neutral flavor that won't overpower the buffalo chicken dip. Whole grain or multigrain crackers can be a good choice for added texture and nuttiness.
- Lean Protein Choice:
- Use lean chicken breast instead of dark meat to reduce the overall fat content.
- Greek Yogurt Base:
- Use Greek yogurt for a creamy texture with less fat.
- Choose the Right Cheese:
- Opt for reduced-fat or part-skim cheeses to cut down on calories without sacrificing flavor.
- Portion Control:
- Be mindful of portion sizes. Use smaller serving dishes to encourage moderation.
- Load Up on Veggies:
- Add finely chopped vegetables like celery, bell peppers, or carrots to increase fiber and nutrients.
- Hot Sauce Selection:
- Choose a high-quality hot sauce with minimal additives. Look for options with natural ingredients.
- Homemade Seasonings:
- Create your own seasoning blend to control the sodium content. Minimize the use of pre-packaged seasoning mixes.
- Bake, Don't Fry:
- Instead of frying the chicken, bake or grill it to reduce the added fat from frying.
- Whole Grain Options:
- Serve with whole-grain or vegetable-based dippers like whole wheat pita, celery sticks, or carrot slices.
- Fresh Herbs and Spices:
- Use fresh herbs and spices for added flavor without the need for excessive salt or high-calorie condiments.
- Portion out Ingredients:
- When layering ingredients, portion out each layer to control the overall calorie count.
- Drain Excess Moisture:
- Ensure the chicken and any vegetables are well-drained to prevent excess moisture in the dip.
- Mindful Frying:
- If you opt for a crispy topping, use an air fryer or bake the topping separately to reduce oil absorption.
- Low-Fat Broth:
- Use a low-fat chicken broth to add moisture and flavor without unnecessary calories.
- Experiment with Garnishes:
- Top the dip with fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon, or a sprinkle of paprika for added visual appeal and taste.
- Store any leftover buffalo chicken dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Consume Promptly:
- Consume the dip within 3-4 days to ensure freshness and safety.
- Reheat Carefully:
- When reheating, use an oven or microwave, stirring occasionally to maintain the dip's texture.
- Freezing (if applicable):
- If the recipe allows, you can freeze the dip in a freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months.
- Label containers with the date to keep track of freshness.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This Weight Watchers chicken dip recipe recipe is only 2 Points on my Weight Watchers points app for a ½ cup serving.
Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
If you are planning to travel soon make sure you check out my 100 Tips for healthy eating on the go.
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