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Buffalo chicken & bacon bubble up

May 14, 2016

If your familiar with my recipes then I am sure you know my love of buffalo chicken… and I couldn’t believe I had not made a bubble up creation yet. This casserole is seriously so good and easy to make. You can add in any veggies of your choosing to bulk it up, I decided not too, my daughter has become a huge buffalo chicken fan and was looking so forward to this and had I added in veggies she would of run the other way πŸ˜‰ she gave it 2 big thumbs up!! Serves 6 at 8 smart points each.

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Buffalo chicken & bacon bubble up
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Serves: 6
 
8sp/7pp per serving
Ingredients
  • 1-7.5oz package pillsbury biscuits (in the 4 value packs) you can buy a larger pack and weigh out
  • 6 oz softened light or fat free cream cheese
  • 12 oz cooked shredded chicken (about 3 cups, I cook mine in crock pot in a little broth on high about 3 hours depending on how much chicken your cooking)
  • ⅓ cup franks hot sauce
  • ¼ cup light ranch dressing
  • ½ cup light shredded cheese
  • 5 slices cooked and crumbled bacon (I use oscar mayer center cut for low points)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a 9x13 casserole dish.
  2. Cut your 10 small biscuits into 6 pieces each and spread out on the bottom of your dish.
  3. In a bowl mix your cream cheese, ranch dressing and franks sauce. Stir in your shredded chicken.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto your biscuits making sure to cover all areas.
  5. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, remove and sprinkle cheese and crumbled bacon on top.
  6. Return to oven for 10 minutes. Cut into 6 equal servings, I don't weigh mine out I just make sure each serving is similar in size. Each serving is 8 smart points or 7 points plus.
  7. Nutritional info per serving.. Calories.. 291..Fat 11.8g..Sat fat 4.7g...Carbs 20g..Fiber 0.6g...Sugar 4.3g...Protein 24.7g
  8. *Please note, some comments below have people saying that when entering info into the WW app they are getting much higher numbers for this recipe per serving, the WW App is very generic, plus I am in Canada and you may be in the U.S, changes to this such as different biscuits, a different brand of ranch or cheese can make a big difference, not only do I input my exact ingredients into my fitness pal, I also determine my SP value for each ingredient, add all those numbers up and divide by my yield, so I am doing double the work to ensure my numbers based on my ingredients are correct, I can not help if you have used a different product and it scans much higher.. Here is a break down of my ingredients and their SP value.. Biscuits 16SP, Cream cheese 14SP, Chicken 8SP, Sauce 0Sp, Ranch 4SP, Cheese 6SP, Bacon 5SP

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33 Comments

  • Reply Sherry June 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I bought your app thinking all your recipes would be there. Sadly, they aren’t. How come?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Sherry, this is what i tell people regarding the App, think of it like a cookbook you buy at the store, you pay for the book, leave with the book, and that’s it you get what recipes are in the book, they don’t add recipes to the book once you have bought it.. now yes the App is a little different and we can do add on’s but what people don’t see is the time it takes to add onto the App, first it took 6 months to build the App (a lot of free time invested that we did not earn any money on until the App came out for sale) to do an add on is a big job, for both myself and my App developer, then it sits in review for awhile..At first we were not going to do any add ons, but then we decided maybe 2-3 add on’s a year.. the App is $2, a cookbook you can easy spend $10++ and not get anymore added… My App and blog are not connected, it’s not that simple, when I post a new recipe to my blog it can not just show up on the App, that takes a lot of work on my developers side, coding and all that fun technical stuff.. I hope that all explains it a little better for you..

    • Reply Autumn August 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      I made this recipe and it was good; I want to make it again but have a few issues that I hope you can help me correct. My biscuits were overdone and it was to dry. Any ideas as to what I could add to make it moist without increasing the points to much? Should I bake it at 350 as opposed to 375? Have you cooked the biscuits and the chicken mixture separately and put them together just before serving?

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        Reply Drizzle August 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

        Hi, I think it comes down to ovens can vary, my oven at that temp and time cooked the biscuits fine, maybe yours cooks differently and needs less time, and sure you can lower the temp to see if that will help.. you can add extra franks sauce or some BBQ sauce to the chicken mixture if you want it less dry, the recipe is not meant to be a creamy bubble up, but everyone has different taste buds and preferences πŸ™‚

      • Reply Jennifer September 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        I saw this before I made it tonight, so I reduced the heat to 350, as well as the cook time by 5 minutes, and my biscuits also came out overdone and dry πŸ™ The chicken is delicious though, just need to perfect the cook time. I used greek yogurt with dry ranch seasoning for the ranch dressing and it worked great.

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          Reply Drizzle September 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

          Hmmm, I really think it comes down to different ovens varying different temps, Hope it works out for you next time. πŸ™‚

        • Reply Elizabeth November 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

          I love that idea for the ranch! I’m going to try it!

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            Drizzle November 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

            πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  • Reply Karen June 28, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Looks good but I think I would leave off the bacon. What would that do to the smart points?

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      Reply Drizzle June 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Karen, leaving out the bacon would knock off 5 smart points from the whole recipe πŸ™‚

  • Reply Karen June 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Great! Thank you.

  • Reply Amy Bickmore July 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I don’t know that my family would do the hot sauce….could I leave it out? Does the recipe need it for “moisture”?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Hi, you can leave it out but I would replace with another sauce that isn’t hot, maybe a water downed regular BBQ sauce?

  • Reply rosanne morris July 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Made this last night and it was delicious! Thank you so much for your recipes!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 27, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Your very welcome, glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Melissa August 22, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I was putting the ingredients into my weight watchers so I had this recipe ready to go for tomorrow and I am coming back with it at 10sp instead of 8. Are there specific brands you used for your items not listed above? I’m just trying to figure out what I am doing wrong so I buy the correct items at the store.
    Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle August 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Hi Melissa, I don’t use the WW recipe builder, I use my fitness pal to get nutritional info then input that into ww calculator, it could come down to specific brands yes, did you use the center cut bacon, the small 7.5oz biscuits? Also I find the WW app for ranch dressing to be way off the one I use, if your in the U.S that could play a factor with the products and what the App is telling you (I am in Canada) it’s your call as to what number to go with, products vary and sometimes people can’t use the exact ones I do.. that’s why I like using my fitness pal cause I can match the product exactly.

  • Reply Stephanie Matz September 12, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I just made this, with my version of your ingredients (everything similar, except Applegate Turkey Bacon, Weight Watchers Cream Cheese, and Kens Lite Buttermilk Ranch Dressing) it came to 11 pts πŸ™ πŸ™ Not too bad for a dinner though. Third recipe of yours ive made and absolutely loved!!

  • Reply Geneen Mitchell September 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight with a salad. BEST dinner ever!!! WW friendly food never tasted so good – and so easy to put together. Thank you so much for your delicious recipes. This is the second one that I made. The Maple-Pecan- Banana French Toast was to die for as well. I will lose weight on your recipes and never feel deprived!

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      Reply Drizzle September 14, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Thank you for your kind words!! So glad you have enjoyed both recipes, Good luck on your journey!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kaitlyn September 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Do you have any ideas for an alternative to the biscuits? I’m not a big biscuit fan, but the rest of it sounds delicious!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Kaitlyn, well you’d be changing it up a bit but you could use pasta or rice.. what about pizza dough?

  • Reply Sarah September 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I’d like to comment on how you calculate your weight watchers points. I find that if you put this recipe into the recipe builder, you will get it as 15 SP per serving. That is how weight watchers points are calculated, not using your method of putting the information in to a different phone app. A lot of people rely on and trust the fact that your points are calculated accurately. I will have to put in every recipe from now on, as my weight loss is dependent on the point system being accurate. Almost double the said points is quite unfortunate.

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      Reply Drizzle September 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Sarah please know that I take calculating my points seriously, that said I really do not like the WW App, I have proven it wrong on so many occasions, with using my fitness pal I can input exact ingredients used (WW App is so generic and causes a lot of issues if someone is say in the U.S and I am in Canada) I then get the nutritional numbers to input into the calculator, but I also do it old school too, I will figure the SP value out for each ingredient used and then add all those up and divide by my yield, and I ALWAYS get the same number as I do when I use my fitness pal for nutrition numbers.. It is your decision at the end of the day how you want to go about calculating the recipes, but just know that simple product changes can make a huge impact, possibly different biscuits used, maybe different cream cheese or bacon.. It all can have a big effect on overall numbers.. I am not just making numbers up as I go along and for you to imply that is very upsetting as I do double the work to ensure my SP values are correct!

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        Reply Drizzle September 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm

        Update.. I have added a *please note to the bottom of this recipe and provided my numbers for the ingredients I used, I can not help it if the ingredients you used scanned at a much higher point value, blame that on the WW App.. I look for some food items sometimes on the WW App and find multiple options all seeming the same but with huge point ranges, it’s crazy!

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      Reply Drizzle September 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      I’d also like to add, when I input the info to the “different phone app” it is finding the exact product I use (I make sure all the nutrition number on my product that is in my hand matches the one that so called different app shows me) I can not say the same for the WW App πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Julie October 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! I tweaked it a little by using Laughing Cow wedges instead of cream cheese, no ranch or other cheese and added diced carrots and celery. I also added crumbled reduced fat blue cheese on top at the end. Living in Buffalo celery, Carr and blue cheese are how we like our Buffalo Chicken ? This idea to make it as a bubble up is fantastic! Mine worked out to be 6 SP. Thanks again!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      HI Julie, sounds awesome, yes I have heard those in Buffalo use blue cheese or nothing πŸ˜‰ Glad you made it work for you and nice low points too πŸ™‚

      • Reply Paula December 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        Oh yes!! Always blue cheese!!? There is a yogurt blue cheese dressing that works well in a lot of these recipes. Good point value as well. Thanks for this lovely looking dinner….that will be going into my oven over the weekend!!

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          Reply Drizzle December 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm

          Hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anna February 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

    do you think I could freeze this and eat it a few weeks later?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      I have never froze it but I think it will freeze ok πŸ™‚

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