Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

With Super Bowl Sunday coming up, this healthy buffalo chicken dip is a perfect appetizer to keep you on track with healthy eating while still enjoying something tasty! I love a savory appetizer- especially one with buffalo sauce!

This healthier version of buffalo chicken dip is much higher in protein (15g per serving!) and a lot lower in saturated fat than traditional buffalo chicken dip. But I promise- this recipe is just as satisfying and flavorful as the traditional appetizer!

healthy buffalo chicken dip

what’s in this healthy buffalo chicken dip?

Greek Yogurt: A traditional buffalo chicken dip can be made with heavy cream, cream cheese, sour cream, and more cheese on top. But in this case, I’ve found that greek yogurt is a GREAT neutral-tasting substitute for all of the cream, that gives a really similar texture. As a bonus, greek yogurt is high in protein.

Buffalo Sauce: This is my absolute favorite store-bought buffalo sauce. The ingredients are pretty clean and it has an incredible flavor!

Shredded Chicken: My favorite way to make this is buying a rotisserie chicken, simply because it’s easy! But, I’ve also used plain crockpot shredded chicken or even shredded boiled plain chicken as well. All options are delicious in this recipe!

Herbs & Spices: Fresh dill gives this dip such a great flavor that compliments the buffalo sauce well. You’ll also need garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.

Others: Dijon Mustard and Lemon Juice.

healthy buffalo chicken dip

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Lexi Finke
A healthier take on buffalo chicken dip, made with greek yogurt for higher protein content. A yummy appetizer with clean ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup frank’s red hot buffalo sauce
  • 1ยฝ cups plain greek yogurt or plain dairy-free yogurt of your choice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dill
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • green onions for garnish
  • bleu cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Start by mixing buffalo sauce, greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl. Next, add the seasoning and mix well. Lastly, add shredded chicken (see cooking options above) and make sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add the mixture to a small baking dish (6×6 or 8×8) and bake at 375 degrees (F) for about 25 minutes. The top of the dip should be a crisp orange color, and the inside of the dip should be creamy and thickened.
  • Serve immediately along with your favorite tortilla chips, carrots, or celery! Enjoy.

Notes

I recommend serving/eating right away. It’s best fresh, and doesn’t reheat quite the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 6gCalories: 131kcalFat: 3.1gProtein: 15gCarbohydrates: 2g
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