Buffalo Chicken Dip (with a Secret Healthy Ingredient!)

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If I’m at a party and someone brought Buffalo Chicken Dip as an appetizer, that’s where you can find me. Seriously. It never, ever disappoints — am I right?! I am SUPER excited to share my version of Buffalo Chicken Dip, because it has a secret healthy ingredient inside, and it’s honestly just freaking delicious. I think you’re going to love it!

buffalo chicken dip with secret healthy ingredient

what is buffalo chicken dip made of?

If you do a quick Google search for Buffalo Chicken Dip, you’ll find that a lot of the “traditional” recipes include ranch dressing and/or blue cheese in some form. You won’t find either of those in my recipe, however. Call me crazy, but I despise blue cheese, so I will literally never create a recipe that involves it, lol. Also, I personally don’t think ranch is necessary in Buffalo Chicken Dip, and I don’t think you’ll miss it.

All you need for my Buffalo Chicken Dip is the following:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or you could even buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it to make this extra quick & easy)
  • Frozen riced cauliflower
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Hot sauce
  • Minced garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Green onions (optional, for garnish)

If you want to buy low or reduced-fat versions of the Greek yogurt and/or cream cheese, you can do that!

buffalo chicken dip with secret healthy ingredient

how to make this buffalo chicken dip: step-by-step

Good news – this Buffalo Chicken Dip is SUPER easy to make!

First, cook and shred your boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can either bake, pressure cook or grill your chicken – whatever you want! Just make sure to cook it to an internal cooking temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternatively, you could buy a rotiserrie chicken and shred that to make this recipe come together even quicker.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl (reserve 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top before baking) and stir until mixed well. I bought a frozen, steamable bag of riced cauliflower, so I just popped mine in the microwave to cook before adding to the mixture.

buffalo chicken dip with secret healthy ingredient

Transfer to a greased 9×13 baking dish and top with the 1/2 cup of shredded cheese you reserved.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with chopped green onions, if desired.

buffalo chicken dip with secret healthy ingredient

Serve hot with desired dippers — chips, pretzels, veggies, whatever your heart desires! Enjoy!

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, or transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3-6 months.

what is good to dip in buffalo chicken dip?

There are so many different things that you can dip in Buffalo Chicken Dip! I’m personally a fan of having a variety of dippers available.

Here are some different options you could serve it with:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Whole grain crackers, like Triscuits or Wheat Thins
  • Carrot or celery sticks
  • Pretzels (I think Pretzel Thins would be especially bomb with this)
  • Toasted baguette slices
  • Pita bread
buffalo chicken dip with secret healthy ingredient
buffalo chicken dip with secret healthy ingredient

high protein, meal prep lunch ideas

When I had leftovers of this dip, I actually ate it for lunch for several days and it was super satisfying that way! Pair it with some whole grain crackers (like Triscuits) and veggies and you’ve got yourself a delicious, balanced meal!

Click here to see how I roasted my veggies.

If you love this, you might also love my Healthy Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad for an easy, meal prep lunch option.

other super bowl recipe ideas

Looking for other delicious recipes to make for your Super Bowl watch party? Check out some of these tasty options below!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Shanna Hutcheson
This Buffalo Chicken Dip is SO delicious and has a secret healthy ingredient inside! Perfect for football watch parties & tailgates!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breast cooked, shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • 1/2 cup Frank's red hot sauce
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 12 oz frozen riced cauliflower cooked
  • Green onions optional for topping
  • Tortilla chips, pretzel thins, carrot or celery sticks, etc. for serving

Instructions
 

  • Cook and shred chicken. (Internal cooking temp 165 F – can bake, pressure cook, grill chicken- whatever you prefer.) Alternatively, you can get a rotisserie chicken and shred that to save time, if you'd like.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cook riced cauliflower (microwave frozen steamable bag).
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl (reserve 1/2 cup shredded cheese to sprinkle on top, and leave out green onions) and stir until mixed well.
  • Transfer to a greased 9×13 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted & bubbly. Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.
  • Serve hot with desired dippers — chips, pretzels, veggies, whatever your heart desires! Enjoy! 
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 14gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 485mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 360IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer recipe, healthy buffalo chicken dip, party recipe, tailgate party
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
buffalo chicken dip with secret healthy ingredient

I hope you love this Buffalo Chicken Dip and that it makes you super popular at any parties you have in the near future. ; ) Be sure to tag me @wellnessforthewin on IG if you try it, and share the love by pinning this recipe on Pinterest for others to find!

Did you love it? Come back and leave a star rating and review! I would appreciate it so much!

Enjoy and GO CHIEFS!

Shanna

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was, by far, one of the best Buffalo chicken dip recipes I have had! The riced cauliflower gave it such a great texture. My mom asked for the recipe after trying mine and made it the next day. So yummy!

    1. Hi! Unfortunately I haven’t tested it in a crockpot myself, so I can’t provide instructions on how to do so, but you could definitely try! I would maybe still cook the chicken ahead of time and then throw it all in the crockpot to cook/heat through instead of the step in the oven. Let me know if you try it!

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