Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Enjoy it while watching football or eat it for a mouthwatering chicken meal prep. Healthy buffalo chicken dip is versatile and provides 36 grams of protein.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip with bell pepper and tortilla chips

Why You’ll Love Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Regular buffalo chicken dip is made with cream cheese and sour cream. Healthy buffalo chicken dip is made with cottage cheese and Greek yogurt to provide the same creaminess with a lot more protein. Using cottage cheese and Greek yogurt also make the recipe easier to prepare because both are easy to mix. Cream cheese can be harder to mix with other ingredients.  

I made Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip for a Super Bowl party and everyone loved it! You get the same heat from the buffalo sauce and you can’t even tell the cottage cheese and yogurt are healthy ingredient swaps. I ate it with chips and vegetable slices.

I made the recipe again to use for meal prep. The recipe makes 6 servings with each providing 36 grams of protein. A tasty way to get in my protein. The recipe can easily be scaled down if you rather make just 3 servings. See tips below.

Shredded Chicken Hacks

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip uses cooked shredded chicken. Rotisserie chicken is a convenient way to buy chicken already cooked. Remove meat off the bone while the chicken is still warm, then shred using two forks.

Pressure cookers make shredded chicken easily. All you need to do is add chicken breasts and about 1 cup of water (or more depending on the amount of chicken you are cooking) and pressure cook for about 10 minutes. I cook a few pounds of chicken at a time to have leftovers to freeze to have ready to use for future meal preps.

Canned chicken also works well. It saves cooking time and is easily shredded.

What to Serve with Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

When serving Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip at a party, I like to eat it with tortilla chips, pita chips, celery, bell pepper, and cucumbers. Anything that makes a good scoop will pair well.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is great for meal prep. I like to pair it with roasted potatoes and a vegetable. Frozen vegetable mixes are time savers. I used Kirkland’s Signature Stir Fry Blend this week. Most frozen vegetables can be tossed in the meal prep container directly because it will cook when you heat up your meal.

healthy buffalo chicken dip in meal prep containers with roasted potatoes and frozen mixed vegetables

You can also stuff bell peppers with Healthy Buffalo Chicken dip. Prepare the dip per recipe. Slice 5-6 bell peppers in half and remove seeds. Place halves in baking dish and fill with dip and top with cheese before baking.

healthy buffalo chicken dip stuffed bell peppers

Before baking.

healthy buffalo chicken dip stuffed bell peppers cooked

After baking.

Ingredients

  • Shredded chicken: protein source. Make your own or use rotisserie chicken to save time.
  • Cottage Cheese: I used 2%, but any will work and provide protein.
  • Greek Yogurt: I used 0%, but again any will work and provide protein.
  • Cheddar Cheese: adds the delectable melted cheese on top with the added bonus of protein.

How to Make Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9×13-inch baking pan.

In a large mixing bowl, add cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and buffalo sauce. Mix to combine. Add shredded chicken and evenly mix.

healthy buffalo chicken dip in mixing bowl

Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Add cheddar cheese evenly on top. Bake for 20 minutes.

healthy buffalo chicken dip with shredded cheese on top

Serve as a dip with chips and vegetables, like bell pepper, cucumber, and carrots, or use as your protein for meal prep.

healthy buffalo chicken dip cooked

Tips

  • Make a smaller amount by reducing the ingredient amounts by half and cook in a smaller pan. Instead of 1 pound of chicken and 1 cup of everything else, go with 8 ounces of chicken and ½ cup of each ingredient for 3 servings.
  • Use Rotisserie chicken for quick and convenient shredded chicken.
  • Stuff bell peppers with buffalo chicken dip. Cut 5-6 bell peppers in half and place in baking dish. Fill with dip and top with cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.

How to Store

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip can be stored in the refrigerator in the baking dish used if covered with plastic wrap or foil. You can also store in an airtight container. According to the USDA, leftovers can be stored safely in the refrigerator for 4 days. Cottage cheese does not usually freeze well.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip with bell pepper and tortilla chips

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Enjoy it while watching football or eat it for a mouthwatering chicken meal prep.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Protein
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 lb. shredded chicken, cooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and buffalo sauce. Mix to combine. Add shredded chicken and evenly mix.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Add cheddar cheese evenly on top. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve as a dip with chips and vegetables, like bell pepper, cucumber, and carrots, or use as your protein for meal prep.

Notes

  • Make a smaller amount by reducing the ingredients in half and cook in a smaller pan. Instead of 1 pound of chicken and 1 cup of each ingredient, go with 8 ounces of chicken and ½ cup of each ingredient for 3 servings.
  • Use Rotisserie chicken for quick and convenient shredded chicken.
  • Stuff bell peppers with buffalo chicken dip. Cut 5-6 bell peppers in half and place in baking dish. Fill with dip and top with cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.
 
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 36gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4.5g
Keyword high protein, meal prep, quick meal
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