Frugal Foodie Mama: A {Healthier} Buffalo Chicken Dip From Sara at You.And.Me.Are.We

Friday, September 14, 2012

A {Healthier} Buffalo Chicken Dip From Sara at You.And.Me.Are.We

In keeping with my Buffalo Chicken theme from yesterday, Sara from You.And.Me.Are.We is stopping over today to share with us one of her favorite recipes inspired by everyone's favorite wings.  CLICK HERE to check out my recipe from yesterday for No Effort Buffalo Chicken Pizza. :)

Hi there! I'm Sara and I post over at You.And.Me.Are.We! You can find me rambling on about life as a newlywed, how I'm working on turning our rented house into a home, and other various happenings {can you say CHOCOLATEZUCCHINIBREAD?!).

Now that it's September, it's officially football season! Even better, it's officially tailgating season! Can you tell I'm from Wisconsin? Tailgating is just as big of an event as the football game itself: brats, beer, chips & dip, cheese, and more brats!

I'm here to share with you the ultimate football dip - {Healthier} Buffalo Chicken Dip. Trust me, you're going to want to run to the store and get a few ingredients for this dip ASAP!

My husband, Trevor, and I love this recipe so much that I urge you to make it next Sunday! And, the really great part? It doesn't taste like it's a healthy version of anything! Plus, you can use it as a dip with chips and veggies or you can slap some between some crusty bread and make hot sandwiches with it. Even better? It's made in a slow cooker and takes only a few hours from start to finish.

Totally yummy, totally versatile, totally easy!

The original recipe can be found here, but you'll find my own version below.

You'll need:
1/2 a block (4 oz.) of cream cheese
1 cup fat free sour cream
a small jar (5 oz.) of Frank's hot sauce {insider's tip: try out the different versions of hot sauce that Frank's offers!}
a splash of white wine vinegar
two small or one large cooked chicken breasts
optional: 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles

Note: The blue cheese isn't "optional" in the original recipe, but we've tried it without a few times and while there's a different taste, it can definitely be left out. However, if you do include it in the recipe, you should know that a little goes a long way!

Put everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours. When you're ready to serve it, use two forks to shred the chicken and it's ready to go!

Like I said, we like to use it as a hot sandwich spread with crusty bread, but it's also really good when you dip chips and veggies into it!

Now, I'm guessing you have most - if not all - of the ingredients you need for this delicious dip already so you might as well go ahead and make it for dinner tonight - make your kids and husband some PB&J sandwiches so you can eat it all check to make sure it's tailgate acceptable. {Yeah, right, it'll be gone by tomorrow morning!}

Stop by You.And.Me.Are.We to let me know how you like the dip! 

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What are some of your favorite tailgate foods?