Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  73
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  2 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  25 mg
  • Sodium  66 mg
  • Potassium  81 mg
  • Phosphorus  47 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken has all the flavor of hot and spicy Buffalo wings in a smooth and luscious dip loaded with cream cheese and sour cream. And because this dip’s kidney-friendly, all of your family, friends and coworkers can enjoy it.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Sarah from Missouri.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 1/4 cup


  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup bottled roasted red peppers
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons Tabasco® hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken


  1. Set cream cheese out to soften.
  2. Drain red peppers and measure 1/2 cup. Puree in a blender or food processor to make red pepper sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl mix cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth. Add pureed peppers and 4 teaspoons Tabasco sauce. Stir until combined.
  4. Add the chicken and gently mix. Add additional hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon at a time; taste and continue to add hot sauce to the heat level you desire.
  5. Place in a slow cooker for 3 to 4 hours on low heat, or bake in the oven at 350° F for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve warm dip with carrots, celery, cucumber, cauliflower for dipping, or make mini roll-ups by wrapping dip inside lettuce or cabbage leaves.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Look for bottled or canned roasted red peppers with 85 mg or less sodium per ounce, or roast fresh red peppers to puree. Trader Joe’s fire roasted red peppers contain only 60 mg sodium per ounce.
  • Hot sauce brands and varieties vary greatly in sodium content. Stick to the original Tabasco® hot pepper sauce because it’s much lower in sodium. Increase to 6 teaspoons if you like more heat.
  • Serve with raw vegetables. Lower potassium choices include carrots, celery, cucumber, cauliflower for dipping, or lettuce or cabbage leaves for wraps.
  • If serving at a party bake then place in a small slow cooker to keep warm.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Tish146 says:


Thanks for the information on cucumber slices.

Aug. 13, 2014, 5:30 AM - Inappropriate review?

Buffalo Chicken Dip

NanaK49 says:


I have tried or read several recipes. I always omit cucumbers for myself (my husband loves cucs. My dietician told me cucumbers are high in potassium, but Davita's recipes always say they are low in potassium? Please help! Dietitian comment: 1/2 cup cucumber slices has 75 mg potassium. One large cucumber has 442 mg potassium. As long as you eat a reasonable portion cucumbers are a good choice.

May. 20, 2014, 11:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

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