A friend of mine brought this type of dip over to my house for a party and had people raving.
The next day, I simply HAD to figure out what was in it.
After some playing around, talking to some coworkers, I determined the magical ingredients. And then nearly spit up my coffee when I determined how much fat was in the full fat version (You'll see the comparison below)
In my version, you will save close to 200 calories and over 20, yes 20, grams of fat.
But, you may be wondering, isn't the flavor compromised when you cut out so much of the "good" stuff? Hell no is my short answer. This dip has so much flavor from the cayenne pepper sauce and the blue cheese, you do not need to worry about lack of flavor.
Caveat: This is VERY high in sodium due to the cheeses and pepper sauce; so if you are watching your sodium- please know I warned you, and this may not be the best dip for you!! You could, however, have a carafe of water next to you...because this is a spicy dip!
So make my version. You're waistline will thank you.
Oh, and did I mention this dip is freaking amazing?
You need these things:
- 1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
- 1 cup Fat Free Cream Cheese
- 14 oz (the big one) Canned Chicken Breast
- 1/2 cup Light Ranch Dressing, the stuff with about 40 calories per serving (Wishbone is the brand I used)
- 1/4 cup Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/8 cup Stella Reduced Fat Crumbled Blue Cheese
This is also the easiest recipe, did I mention that?
Place hot sauce, cream cheese, chicken, and ranch dressing and place in a frying pan (or whatever pot or pan as it really doesn't matter!) over medium heat. The cream cheese will need to be pushed around a little to melt. When mixture looks like it's combining nicely and bubbling a bit, add the shredded cheddar and the blue cheese.
You're going to want to either keep this on low heat til ready to serve, OR place in a slow cooker to keep warm. Serve this with carrots, celery, and baked tostitos and you got yourself a superbowl snack (yes, I still will be watching even though my beloved team will not be playing this year).
So, the facts- based on serving 6 people 1/2 cup servings (as always, everything is approximate).
The full fat version:
My low fat version: