Recipe of the Week: Skinny Buffalo Chicken Wing Dig
Okay, so football season is a while off. But for those of you who, like us, still get a craving for typical game day snacks during the off-season, you’re in luck. We know your mouth is watering just thinking about Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip, but your inner health junkie is crying just thinking about the calories. Good news: You can still indulge. And by indulge we mean feel free to eat twice the amount you usually do, because this skinny Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip is half the calories of the regular version. So the next time you go to a summer party, bring this dip (we promise it’ll be the star of the show). Just make sure to, you know, triple the size of the recipe if you want it to last more than 10 minutes. And maybe plan an impromptu backyard football game to go along with it just for funzies— “loser” makes a new batch of dip!
Tip: If you’re planning on bringing it to a party anywhere other than your own home, prepare it beforehand in a baking dish, cover, and bake there— it’s WAY better served hot!
What you’ll need:
- 4 oz. 1/3 fat cream cheese
- 1 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- ½ c. buffalo wing sauce
- 2 green onions, sliced thin
- 1 tbsp. buttermilk powder
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. onion powder
- 1 c. shredded part-skim mozzarella, divided
- 1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese, divided
- 2 c. cooked chicken breast, shredded
- Carrots, celery and crackers for serving
How to make:
Allow the cream cheese to soften. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray. Mix the softened cream cheese, yogurt, buffalo sauce, and the powders in a large bowl; then stir in the onion, chicken, ½ c. mozzarella and 2 tbsp. blue cheese. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle with the rest of the mozzarella. Bake until cheese is golden-brown on top (about 30 minutes) and then remove and sprinkle with remaining blue cheese. Best served immediately with carrots, celery and crackers.
Image and Recipe Adopted from http://reciperunner.com/skinny-buffalo-chicken-dip/