This healthy buffalo chicken dip is creamy, cheesy and so flavorful! Satisfy your buffalo chicken dip cravings with this low calorie, low carb recipe. Great for football games, appetizers, entertaining, and the holidays. Everyone loves this light version of a classic recipe!

Healthy buffalo chicken dip.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This healthy buffalo chicken dip is quick and easy.
  • Everything is mixed in one bowl.
  • Great way to use up leftover chicken.
  • Serve for any occasion! This dip is great for football games, holidays, birthdays, entertaining and more.
  • Delicious as leftovers too.
  • Satisfy your buffalo chicken cravings in a healthy and nutritious way.
  • Great with chopped veggies, celery, bell peppers, chips, or by the spoonful.
  • This recipe is gluten free, nut free, and added sugar free. It contains no added sugar.
  • Check out this low carb Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip for another favorite appetizer!

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for healthy buffalo chicken dip. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Hot sauce adds the spicy flavor. Frank’s Red Hot is a great option.

Use cooked shredded chicken for this recipe. Feel free to use leftovers from this Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken or this Instant Pot Whole Chicken.

Plain Greek yogurt adds so much creaminess. This low calorie, low carb ingredient works well for this dip.

In addition, cottage cheese adds creaminess. If you do not like the texture of cottage, cheese, feel free to substitute Ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing. Alternatively, add cottage cheese to a blender. Blend until creamy.

Shredded cheddar cheese adds the cheesy flavor and texture. If needed, replace with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper add flavor. Adjust according to your taste.

Lastly, garnish with blue cheese crumbles and chopped green onions if desired.

Ingredients for healthy buffalo chicken dip.

Taste & Texture

This healthy buffalo chicken dip is a little spicy and so flavorful. It tastes like hot sauce, chicken and cheese.

This dip is so creamy. The texture is lighter than traditional buffalo chicken dip.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add hot sauce, shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to a mixing bowl.

Chicken, cheese and hot sauce in bowl.

Step 2

Stir to combine.

Creamy orange mixture.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese.

Step 4

Bake for 24 to 27 minutes or until top is melted and bubbly.

Baked buffalo chicken dip.

Step 5

Finally, remove from oven. Garnish with extra hot sauce, blue cheese crumbles and chopped green onions. Serve healthy buffalo chicken dip!

Dip with hot sauce.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Feel free to blend cottage cheese beforehand. This eliminates the texture of the small curds.

Or, feel free to replace cottage cheese with Ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing.

Bake healthy buffalo chicken dip until cheese has melted on top. The dip should be bubbly around the edges.

For best results, serve hot immediately.

To keep this warm for a party, add dip to a crock pot slow cooker. Keep on warm or low for up to several hours.

Chip with spicy chicken dip.

How to Serve & Store

Serve hot and fresh from the oven.

Serve this healthy buffalo chicken dip with veggies, crackers, or chips. It is also great by the spoonful.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

This dip can be frozen if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is buffalo chicken dip healthy?

This buffalo chicken dip is made with healthier ingredients. It is not as heavy as traditional recipes.

What kind of chicken can I use?

Use shredded chicken for best results. Diced grilled chicken can be used, but shredded chicken is best texture wise.

What if I do not like the texture of cottage cheese?

Feel free to replace with Ranch or blue cheese. Or, blend cottage cheese before measuring and adding.

What do you dip in?

Dip in veggies, celery, bell peppers, carrots, crackers or chips.

Is this recipe gluten free?

Yes, this buffalo chicken dip is gluten free.

Equipment Needed

Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: these glass bowls are sturdy, durable and easily cleaned.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: measure with these glass cups.

Staub Baking Dishes: this buffalo chicken dip is great cooked in these dishes.

Buffalo chicken dip with chips.

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Healthy buffalo chicken dip.

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This healthy buffalo chicken dip is creamy, cheesy, spicy and so flavorful! This lightened up version is great for any occasion. Serve for football games, the holidays, entertaining and more.
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • blue cheese crumbles, to garnish
  • chopped green onions, to garnish

Instructions 

  • First, add hot sauce, shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to a mixing bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a baking dish. Top with remaining shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 24 to 27 minutes or until top is melted and bubbly.
  • Finally, remove from oven. Garnish with extra hot sauce, blue cheese crumbles and chopped green onions. Serve!

Notes

  • If you do not like the texture of cottage cheese, feel free to add cottage cheese to a blender or food processor.  Blend until creamy.
  • I recommend using small curd cottage cheese.
  • Feel free to replace cheddar with shredded mozzarella if desired.
  • Bake until the cheese on top has melted.  Dip should be bubbly around the edges.
  • Serve hot!
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Calories: 191kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 736mg, Potassium: 216mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 259IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 189mg, Iron: 1mg

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