I have discovered a fantastic recipe for two-ingredient dough that has become my go-to choice for various dishes, including pizza. The dough is made with self-rising flour and nonfat plain Greek yogurt, and I find that it tastes even better than store-bought pizza dough. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s not just about the Weight Watchers points or the fact that yogurt has no point value on the WW (Weight Watchers) program. In fact, even before the introduction of the new program, nonfat plain yogurt didn’t have many points to begin with. The versatility of this dough has inspired me to create new recipes that go beyond just pizza. One of my latest creations is chicken bacon ranch bites, which are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make.

To keep the points low, I used my zero-point ranch dressing recipe, which you can find on my website. These chicken bacon ranch bites are perfect for entertaining guests or serving as a main course for dinner. My husband even took a bunch of them to work, and all of his colleagues raved about them! Whether you call them dough balls or chicken bombs, these tasty treats are only 4 Weight Watchers points each on the new program, making them a guilt-free indulgence.

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

These are versatile! 

The two-ingredient dough used in this recipe is incredibly versatile and can be used for a variety of dishes beyond just pizza. By incorporating the dough into these chicken bacon ranch bites, you can create a unique and delicious appetizer or main course that is sure to impress your family and friends.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Bites are low in WW points. 

If you’re following the WW program, these chicken bites are a great option as they are only 3-4 points each. By using a zero-point ranch dressing recipe, you can keep the points low without sacrificing flavor. This means you can enjoy these tasty treats without derailing your weight loss goals.

They are very easy to make! 

One of the best things about this recipe is how simple it is to prepare. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can whip up a batch of these chicken bacon ranch bites in no time. This makes them perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute gatherings when you need a quick and easy dish that is sure to impress.

Ingredients you need to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Bites: 

  • 1.5 cups self rising flour
  • 1.5 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 6 slices center cut bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped
  • 6 oz cooked shredded chicken, about 1.5 cups
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing, I used my zero point ranch recipe
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg, for brushing the tops of dough balls
  • 1/2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoningHow to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Bites (step by step):
  1. Make your 2-ingredient dough by mixing 1.5 cups of flour with the 1.5 cups of Greek yogurt, mix, and form into a dough ball. If it is too sticky then add in a little extra flour.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal dough balls.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with some nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, chicken, bacon, ranch, and mozzarella, then stir well.
  5. Flatten each of the 12 dough balls out and then place a heaping Tbsp of the chicken mixture into the middle, pinch the dough together to form a ball, then place them in the prepared dish. Repeat with all 12 dough pieces.
  6. Brush the dough balls with the whisked egg, then in a small bowl, mix the parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning together. Sprinkle on top of the dough balls.
  7. Bake in the oven for approx 35 minutes, until the dough turns a golden brown.
  8. Let them cool for 5 minutes then serve warm.

Makes 12 chicken bites. Nutrition info for 1 bite: Calories 136,  Fat 6 g, Saturated fat 2.08 g,  Carbs 13 g,  Fiber .5 g, Sugars 1.58 g, Sodium 375.98 mg, Protein 8 g.

WW Points For Chicken Bacon Ranch Bites

  • Self-rising flour 19 points 
  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt 0 points
  • Light cream cheese, softened 7 points
  • Center cut bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped 6 points
  • Cooked shredded chicken 0 points 
  • Ranch dressing 13 points or 0 points
  • Reduced fat shredded mozzarella 6 points 
  • Egg, for brushing the tops of the dough balls 0 points
  • Grated parmesan cheese 0 points
  • Italian seasoning 0 points. 

4 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator. 3 points per serving if you use zero point ranch dressing. 

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

Freestyle Smart Points- 2 using WW recipe builder

Smart Points- 4 using SP calculator

Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Change up the flavor! You could experiment with a pizza version with pepperoni and pizza sauce, or even a taco version with ground beef and tomatoes. 

Tips and Tricks for Making Chicken Bacon Ranch Bites: 

  • When cutting into the chicken bacon ranch bites, the dough may look undercooked. I assure you they are fine. I find when making the 2 ingredient dough, even for pizza it has that “undercooked” look to it but tastes delicious! 
  • These keep well in the fridge for about five days. To reheat, pop them in the air fryer or in the oven for a few minutes. They do not freeze well. 

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Chicken bacon ranch bites

By: Drizzle
Servings: 12
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
2 freestyle SP, 4SP/3PP each

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 cups self raising flour
  • 1.5 cups non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 3 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 6 slices center cut bacon, cooked, drained and chopped
  • 6 oz cooked shredded chicken, bout 1.5 cups
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing, I used my zero point ranch recipe, linked in opening write up
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella, I used Trader Joe's
  • 1 egg, for brushing tops of dough balls
  • 1/2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning

Instructions 

  • Make your 2-ingredient dough by mixing 1.5 cups of flour with the 1.5 cups of Greek yogurt, mix, and form into a dough ball. If it is too sticky then add in a little extra flour.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal dough balls.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with some nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, chicken, bacon, ranch, and mozzarella, then stir well.
  • Flatten each of the 12 dough balls out and then place a heaping Tbsp of the chicken mixture into the middle, pinch dough together to form a ball, then place them in the prepared dish. Repeat with all 12 dough pieces.
  • Brush the dough balls with the whisked egg, then in a small bowl, mix the parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning together. Sprinkle on top of the dough balls.
  • Bake in the oven for approx 35 minutes, until the dough turns a golden brown.
  • Let them cool for 5 minutes then serve warm.

Notes

4 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator. 3 points per serving if you use zero point ranch dressing.
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below.
Freestyle Smart Points- 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 4 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 8gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2.08gSodium: 375.98mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.58g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main meals/Appetizers
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  1. I have a lot of difficulty with the 2 ingredient dough being so sticky! I add a bunch of extra flour and still I find it’s so sticky and difficult to work with. What’s your trick?

    1. Hi Kim, I actually don’t have any issues, I use a tiny less yogurt than flour and I never really deal with sticky dough, have you played around with different yogurt brands? Maybe that could help?

  2. Winner, winner, chicken cheese ranch bacon dinner!! We have nicknamed these “Ranch Bombs” in my house, and the picky eater had seconds! Thanks for another delicious success!

    1. Yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! Ha I thought about calling them chicken ranch bombs πŸ™‚ so glad you all enjoyed them

  3. ugh absolute goo! what brand yogurt do you use? my dough was so gooey I couldn’t roll into balls lol. Managed to get some sort of ball shape with them eventually.. had to use tons of cooking spray to just get them off my hands. Ended up with 7 balls

    1. Try adding a little less yogurt and then cover your surface with some flour.. I never have issues with my dough being too sticky, I am in Canada and usually use the Liberte yogurt

  4. These were AMAZING! I brought some leftovers for lunch the next day and they were just as good warmed up! (: