Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a delicious, lighter, no-guilt version of your favorite game-day appetizer! It’s no secret that Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the most popular dip recipes here at All Things Mamma. We ALL love it!

crock pot buffalo chicken dip

What started out as a joke for a family party, asking me to bring my “signature dish”, would later become my most popular recipe EVER on right here and now we’re adding a Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe that is sure to please!

Healthy Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

So, what do you do when you have an amazingly popular recipe on a food site? You make more! Buffalo Chicken Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Sliders, and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich recipes are all popular recipes that include everyone’s favorite Buffalo Chicken flavor!

Now, I’m lightening up things a bit with this Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe!

Still full of all the flavor of our original recipe, this Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is the lighter version of your favorite appetizer!

AND I bet you that nobody will be able to tell that you didn’t add the full-fat ingredients!

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, your favorite tailgating dish, Buffalo chicken dip, just got a healthy makeover! It’s a must-make for your Super Bowl Party!

spicy chicken dip in the slow cooker


See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Canned Chicken – I know! It sounds crazy but it’s good! You could substitute with whole chicken breasts shredded. I would guess that 2 chicken breasts would be perfect!
  • Low-Fat Cheddar Cheese – I like the sharp shredded cheese kind!
  • 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese – You’ll never be able to tell it’s low fat. Promise! I love using low fat cream cheese!
  • Lite Ranch Salad Dressing – Yep. I said RANCH. I think cools down the hot sauce in this spicy appetizer dip. Blue Cheese Dressing could be substituted if you must.
  • Frank’s Buffalo Hot Sauce – I like Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce the best. I don’t recommend substituting. I have. It didn’t turn out as well.
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles – I don’t have this on my dip BUT it’s a hit for a lot of people. Try it out!

Variations & Substitutions

  • Shredded chicken breast – If you have leftover chicken or want to cook up chicken in a baking dish and shred it, you totally can!
  • Mozzarella cheese – I’m a fan of adding a bit more cheese on top sometimes!

How to make Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip:

It’s so easy to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip quickly!

1. Combine

Combine chicken and buffalo sauce in a pan on the stove or in a crockpot.

2. Mix in cream cheese

Mix cream cheese and ranch dressing right in the pan.

3. Add cheddar cheese

Stir in cheddar cheese until melted.

4. Enjoy

As soon as everything is all melted together and hot – you’re good to go!

Note: This chicken wing dip uses canned chicken but you can also use leftover cooked shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken.

Spicy and cool, creamy and delicious, this healthier buffalo chicken dip version is made with lighter ingredients that won’t leave you feeling guilty for that next plate (with veggies, of course!) on game day!

This crockpot buffalo chicken dip is still made with franks red hot, 1/3 less fat cream cheese, light ranch dressing, and cheese! It’s also still a great Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip! YAY!

How to store this easy buffalo chicken dip recipe

All you have to do is store this buffalo chicken mixture in an airtight container in the fridge. The whole thing can easily be stored in one container, making this buffalo dip easy to enjoy the next day.


What do you use to dip into this delicious dip?

You can use celery sticks, carrot sticks, tortilla chips, or anything else that you’d like! This is the perfect snack for football season or your next party.

What are some other healthy appetizers to make?

Buffalo wings and spinach artichoke dip are two of my other favorite things to make for parties!

healthy buffalo chicken dip with celery

Make sure to have plenty of veggies on hand to enjoy with this amazing game day recipe!

If you need a few tips on making this amazing recipe, try this post next –>  HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP GUIDE

For more Game Day Dip Recipes, try these reader favorites!

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a delicious, lighter, no-guilt version of your favorite game day appetizer!
4 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 hour


  • crock pot


  • 2 10 ounce cans natural chunk chicken, drained
  • 1 cup Frank’s Red Sauce – Buffalo flavor
  • 2 8 ounce packages 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup light ranch dressing
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese divided


  • Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through.
  • Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm.
  • Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly.
  • If cooking in the oven, add to a 450-degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with cut up veggies- celery, carrots, green peppers, and cucumbers are our favorites!
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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. Erik Pleskovitch says:

    5 stars
    Easy simple & healthy too. Loved it!

4 from 4 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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