Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is staple, and for three very good reason:
1. It’s delicious.
2. Everyone likes it.
3. It’s quick and easy to make.

With a few tweaks, you now have a way to make your favorite snack without giving up on your nutrition goals.

Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 bell pepper, diced largely
1 onion, diced small
1/2 c. Frank’s Buffalo Sauce (more/less to taste)
1 tbsp (or ½ packet) dry ranch mix (if you’d like to make your own, they’re listed at the bottom of this recipe under the bonus material http://healthy.marshallhealth.org/2019/01/31/taco-soup/)
1 8 oz. block Greek yogurt cream cheese (if you can find it; if not, regular cream cheese works just fine)

Instructions

1.  Throw everything except cream cheese into a crockpot on high for 4ish hours (or until chicken shreds easily).
2.  Shred chicken and put back into the pot.
3.  Mix in cream cheese.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

It’s really that simple. I have a tiny slow cooker made for dips to serve at parties. This works really well in that, so use your smallest.

You can eat it with a fork…or with veggies…or pork rinds…or whatever your macros will allow.  I’m a big fan of it with spicy pork rinds.  Don’t judge me.

Nutritional Information
Yield: 8 servings; Serving size: approx. ½ c.
Calories: 167; Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Protein: 20g 

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Ashley Stephens, Ed.D.

Guest Blogger Ashley Stephens is a Huntington native, Marshall graduate, wife and mom of 2 who found a new love of flipping family-friendly recipes into healthier versions. In addition to running an online nutrition education program, Ashley regularly hosts live cooking classes at Huntington’s Kitchen.

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