When there’s a big game, and you get all your friends and family together around the TV, what really makes the game special is—you guessed it—the snacks. Food is a great way to strengthen the bonds between your family and friends, not to mention it’s an excellent opportunity to show off your culinary skills. Today’s recipe is perfect for big game days, and because it only takes about 30 minutes to make and serve the dish, you don’t have to worry about missing out on any of the action.
Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Dip Everyone Will Love
Everyone who has been to one of our get-togethers knows to save plenty of room. That’s because I don’t skimp on the food. The typical half-time fare isn’t the healthiest, but there are plenty of ways to adapt those favorites into healthier alternatives. Take this buffalo chicken dip for example. Chips and dip and staples at most parties because they’re so convenient and require little to no prep time. With this recipe, I like adding chicken just to give it a nutrient boost. Protein is good for your metabolism, and if you’re active, it helps with recovery and muscle building as well.
I recommend boiling a whole chicken in fresh water with one sliced and peeled carrot, and a few bay leaves for an hour and a half to give it some flavor. Once that’s done, you can debone the chicken and save the chicken stock that’s left over for another day. You won’t need it in this recipe, but it makes all the difference in many other dishes. Next, chop up a scallion and leave it to the side for later.
All the Cheese!
Low-carb cooking means you can indulge in all the smelly cheese you can handle. In this dish alone, we’re using three; blue cheese, cream cheese, and mozzarella too. Cheese has a high-fat content and will add tons of flavor and saltiness to your dip, which is why you don’t want to season with salt and pepper until much later. Next, combine cream cheese, hot sauce, Greek yogurt and mayo into a bowl and whisk until smooth. Greek yogurt is terrific for your gut microbiomes, meaning it helps balance out the good and bad bacteria in your gut. A healthy balance of good and bad bacteria has been linked to better digestion, a stronger immune system, and many more. (1)
The next step in this recipe is to add chicken, blue cheese, and some mozzarella cheese to the bowl and combine with the other ingredients. Once the oven is hot enough, load up an oven friendly dish with the mixture, sprinkle some more cheese, and a few sliced scallions on top and let it back until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Now you’re ready to enjoy the game, and because this dish is overflowing with keto-friendly fats and proteins, you’ll feel fuller for longer. (2)
More Low Carb Snack Recipes:
Incredible Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 16 1x
3 cups cooked shredded or chopped chicken
4 oz blue cheese, crumbled plus extra for topping
3/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
4 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ cup Greek yogurt
¼ cup homemade or store-bought mayo
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup sliced scallions, for topping (optional)
- In a bowl place the cream cheese, hot sauce, Greek yogurt and mayo and whisk until smooth.
- Add the chicken, crumbed blue cheese and ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese and stir until combined.
- Transfer the mixture into an 8×8 inch baking dish (or a few small ones).
- Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven, sprinkle with scallions and extra blue cheese if using and serve.