Skinny Recipe | LIGHT Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

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With the Super Bowl just a week away I thought now was a good time to dust off some of my favorite snack recipes and add a few new ones to the menu.

My husband is always ordering up his favorite buffalo chicken wings for the big game but I thought it would be better (for him) if I found a way to incorporate his favorite flavors into a lighter, healthier dish that’s perfect for snacking. Since I had a few cans of the Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in the cabinet, I decided to test out a recipe idea and create a Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe.

buffalo chicken dip n cheese


I piled in all of his favorite “buffalo chicken wing” flavors with ingredients like 98% fat free chicken breast, buffalo sauce, celery and fat free ranch dressing. Together, they make quite a tasty dish that even I liked. The ranch and cream cheese help tone down the spiciness making it a kid-friendly appetizer too.

buffalo chicken dip with cheese


This warm Super Bowl inspired dish is great for dipping with salty pita chips, celery sticks, pretzels or even little rolls as a slider. The best part (for me) is being able to use a pre-cooked chicken product like the Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast that delivers great flavor without all of the extra work.

buffalo chicken cheese dip pita cracker


LIGHT Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
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Type: Appetizer
Serves: 6
  • 1 - 12.5 oz can of Swanson White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, drained
  • ⅓ cup of celery, finely chopped
  • 8oz Fat Free cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Fat Free ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • ¼ cup Fat Free cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Fat Free mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chicken, celery, cream cheese, dressing and wing sauce. Mix until combined.
  3. Spread the mixture into a small baking dish and cover with the shredded cheese.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with pita chips.

On a completely related side note, since you’ll probably be doing some Super Bowl cooking of your own, it’s important to remember the CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans suffer from food poisoning each year. If you don’t want to put a damper on your game day celebrations, take note of these tips for handling, cooking and storing popular snacks and appetizers.

Food Safety Tips for popular Gameday snacks:

Plate of Sandwiches

  • Clean – When preparing party foods, wash hands and surfaces often.

Plate of Raw and Grilled Hamburgers and Sausages and a plate of lettuce and tomatoes (if possible)

  • Separate – Use separate plates for raw and cooked food when grilling.

Chicken Wings

  • Cook – Cook to the right temperatures.

Veggies, Salsa and Dip

  • Chill – Don’t leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours.
This is a compensated recipe on behalf of Swanson. Opinions expressed are my own.
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  1. says

    Mmm that looks good! I bet it would be delicious to have it with Triscuits! Love the food safety tips too.

  2. says

    This sounds like something I would eat. I used to eat Swanson’s Premium Chunk Chicken Breast all of the time. Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      LOL and it wouldn’t be too bad for your waistline either. My mom was my tester, she cleared out half the dish which totally shocked me because she eats like a bird.

  3. says

    Love buffalo chicken so this is AMAZING! Love the food safety tips! I’m even more careful now since I’m pregnant. It kills me when my in-laws keep food out on the counter for hours and then say “Let’s eat”. I feel like the potato salad has a village of germs.

      • says

        I’ve gotten sick there at least twice.. Once on the day I found out I was preggo.. I was a mess.. Now I’m EXTREMELY careful. Not fun!!

  4. says

    Yum! I love anything buffalo style, and this is such a good idea for a party, especially for the Super Bowl! I think I’ve even got most of the ingredients lying around the house :)

  5. Angie Bailey says

    I make something similar and it’s always a big hit at my house. We use Townhouse crackers with ours. : )

  6. says

    My house is always full of my kids’ classmates, and as we know it snacks and kids goes together. Thank you for this idea…Now I know what to do with that chicken in my pantry…:-)