Granny’s Chicken Spread, But Only 90 Calories!

This is a chicken spread that Granny made for us growing up during the summer, and I loved having on days spent at her house playing in pool. It is delicious and filling, but doesn’t leave you feeling like a brick in the pool. I have made it and taken it to the school during my law school days when studying for finals so I’d have long lasting energy for studying, and to work for days where I knew I wouldn’t be able to leave my desk. I’ve also served this at parties, and it has been a big hit as an hors d’oeuvre.  It is extremely easy to make and can be eaten on about anything. I decided to make it today, and found a way to make it really healthy without compromising the flavor.


Granny’s Chicken Spread
Excuse the presentation in the Tupperware 🙂
Serving: 1/4 Cup (Recipe makes 8 servings)
Calories: 89.7
Fat: 1.5g
  • 16 ounces fat free cream cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins (you can substitute canned shredded chicken)
  • 1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning   
1. Cook the chicken in a skillet and season with salt and pepper. This time I seasoned it with a bit of Old Bay Blackening
2. Shred chicken; then mix chicken with cream cheese and about 3/4 of the package of ranch seasoning until well blended.
3. Refrigerate for an hour, then serve (you don’t necessarily have to refrigerate initially). This can be eaten on wheat thins, triscuits, crostini, baby carrots, celery, toasted sour dough, and so on…
Thanks to Granny for this delicious treat! I hope you enjoy it on a vehicle of choice!


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