Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip loaded with shredded chicken, cottage cheese, yogurt, melty cheese and bold spicy flavor. A better-for-you appetizer packed with protein!

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For fans of buffalo chicken wanting to add a healthier option to their arsenal, you’ll going to flip for this Buffalo Chicken Dip.

It’s a lightened up, high protein version of traditional buffalo chicken dip with all the creamy, spicy taste we crave, but without cream cheese or bottled ranch dressing.

With almost 30 grams of protein per serving, it’s a must-try recipe.

white baking dish with healthy buffalo chicken dip garnished with finely chopped celery and blue cheese crumbles

This easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe has all the bold buffalo flavor of the crowd favorite recipe.

It’s ideal for backyard barbecues, game day – or any gathering all year long.

Making it is as simple as blending the ingredients in a bowl, transfering to a baking dish and baking about 20 minutes.

WHY MAKE THIS DIP?

  1. It’s easy and almost everyone loves buffalo chicken!
  2. The ingredients for this healthy appetizer are easily found in any grocery store.
  3. It whips up quickly and bakes in under 30 minutes. 
  4. It’s loaded with delicious flavor and has almost 30 grams of protein per serving!
  5. Simple subs – Greek yogurt, cottage cheese and dry ranch seasoning give the same creaminess and flavor (+ extra protein).
  6. Use rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken or make your own shredded chicken (see below).

WHAT’S IN HEALTHY BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP?

OPTIONAL GARNISHES:

  • blue cheese crumbles
  • finely chopped celery
  • slivered green onions

HOW TO MAKE THis HEALTHY BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP recipe:

Add cottage cheese and buffalo sauce to a blender or food processor then puree until smooth.

Transfer the cottage cheese/buffalo sauce to a medium bowl. Add chicken, yogurt, cheese and dry ranc seasoning. Stir by hand until combined well.

Preheat oven to 350°. 

Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray then transfer dip to the baking dish, spreading in an even layer.

Optional: top with blue cheese crumbles or extra cheese then bake 20 minutes or until the cheese is melty and dip is warmed through.

Remove from the oven and serve right away.

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP:

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Serve this dip warm, melty and gooey with any or several of the following:

  • celery sticks
  • carrot sticks or baby carrots
  • mini bell peppers
  • any fresh cut vegetables
  • baked tortilla chips
  • pita chips
  • flat pretzel crisps
  • crackers
  • another healthy dip, like this Avocado Hummus!

HOT TIPS FOR THE BEST HEALTHY BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP:

  • This dip can easily be prepped ahead of time and baked just before eating.
  • Store leftover buffalo chicken dip in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.
  • Make in the slow cooker. Blend the ingredients, add to the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Finely shred the chicken so there’s some in every bite.
  • As always, I don’t recommend pre shredded cheese. Freshly grated cheese melts better and will give the gooey cheese texture we crave.
  • Cheese substitutes include pepper jack, colby jack, mozzarella cheese or a combination.
  • 4% fat cottage cheese used in this recipe, but any level will work.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SHREDDED CHICKEN:

Rotisserie chicken is the easiest way. They’re available from most grocery stores and warehouse stores like Costco, Sam’s and BJ’s.

Slow cooker – can make 1-2 days ahead. Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Add 1/3 cup of water or chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper and cook on high 2 hours or low 4 hours or until tender and easily shreddable.

Poaching or boiling the chicken: place chicken breasts in a pot. Top with enough water or chicken stock to just cover them. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until cooked through and shreddable.

Canned chicken can also be used in this recipe.

LOOKING FOR MORE BUFFALO CHICKEN RECIPES?

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Enjoy!

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white baking dish with healthy buffalo chicken dip garnished with green onions

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip made with cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. Packed with protein and the same bold, spicy flavor we crave.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese 4% used
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt nonfat used
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Redhot Buffalo Wing sauce
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 package Hidden Valley dry ranch seasoning 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup sharp shredded cheese
  • cooking spray

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • blue cheese crumbles
  • finely chopped celery
  • slivered green onions

Instructions
 

  • Add cottage cheese and buffalo sauce to a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • Transfer the cottage cheese/buffalo sauce to a medium bowl. Add chicken, yogurt, cheese and dry ranch seasoning. Stir by hand until combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray then transfer dip to the baking dish, spreading in an even layer. Optional: top with blue cheese crumbles or extra cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until the cheese is melty and dip is warmed through.
  • Serve warm with fresh cut vegetables, tortilla chis, pita chips, pretzels or crackers.
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