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Buffalo Chicken Dip (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

Appetizers are my favorite category of food, especially chips and dip. When I switched to a dairy-free, gluten-free diet last year I thought my days of nachos and dreamy, creamy dips were over. It was sad. But, life marches on, and this girl is still grooving on corn and root vegetable chips and finding ways to make the dipping happen. (Nachos with hummus instead of cheese, anyone?)

My number one party  favorite was buffalo chicken dip (also known as crack dip in some circles because of the delicious addictiveness). After nine months without this zingy, creamy treat, it was time to find a dairy-free alternative. After some tinkering in the kitchen, I devised this yummy, (dare I say) healthy creation:

Buffalo Chicken Dip DF GF


MGFLG Buffalo Chicken Dip (DF, GF)

Buffalo Chicken Dip (DF, GF)
Dairy-free, gluten-free buffalo chicken dip with extra veggies added in for crunch and nutritional punch.
  1. 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken (pickings from a whole bird work perfectly)
  2. 1/3 cup mayonnaise (whole foods bonus points if it is homemade)
  3. 3 tablespoons coconut cream
  4. 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons Frank's Red Hot Original (NOT the wing sauce which isn't as clean)
  5. 1 celery rib chopped finely
  6. 1/2 of a carrot shredded or chopped finely
  7. 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
  8. 1 tablespoon radish, chopped (or sub an additional tablespoon of green onion)
  9. Corn chips, carrot chips, lettuce cups, etc.
  1. Mix the cooked chicken, mayonnaise, coconut cream, and 1/3 cup of Frank's Red Hot Original (FRHO). If you like it spicy, add the additional 2 tablespoons (or more) of the FRHO.
  2. Add in the chopped celery, carrot, green onion, and radish. Stir well.
  3. Refrigerate for at least three hours, but overnight is even better.
  4. Use chips or veggies to dip, scoop on top of a lettuce cup, or eat by the spoonful. Smile!
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About More Green for Less Green

Hi, I’m Pamm. Welcome to my little slice of the web! As a progressive Evangelical female pastor and crunchy homeschooling mom, I’m never quite what anyone expects of me. But, hey, that’s what makes blogging interesting, right? Join me as I try to wholeheartedly parent my three little boys, slowly fix up the trashed foreclosure we bought in 2009, and live simply.

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  • Ashley February 20, 2015, 6:11 pm

    Hi Pamm – I was looking for a dairy free version of my favorite dip and was so happy to come across your post! But I have a question – how do you think this would do heated up? I was thinking of having mine in my crock pot, but it seems as if you served it cold. Just wondering your opinion on that. Thanks!

  • Pamm February 20, 2015, 6:40 pm

    The thickness comes from the mayonnaise and coconut cream, which I think will get runny when hot. So, it probably would taste ok, but it might be drippy. If you try it, let me know how it goes. -Pamm

  • Shannon January 19, 2017, 4:08 pm

    Sounds delicious! What a great alternative. My husband has gone gf and df and I’d like to try this but would like it warm also. Has anyone tried it warm?

  • Pamm February 14, 2017, 2:56 am

    The chilling is to help it thicken so flavor-wise it should still taste good warm, it will just be runny. You could probably add more mayo and Frank’s to thicken it up. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

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