A healthy and high protein appetizer perfect for game day! With lean chicken and Greek yogurt, this buffalo chicken dip is loaded with protein. So thick and creamy with a spicy kick from buffalo sauce, nobody will even know this appetizer is healthy!
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Buffalo Chicken Dip
This Buffalo Chicken Dip is AMAZING! Every time I make it and take it to a party, I get tons of compliments! People always ask for the recipe and are so surprised that this delicious, flavor-filled dip is not only super easy but healthy too! I’ll be making it again this Sunday for the Super Bowl… even if my hometown Vikings aren’t playing!
I’ll admit, I’m not really an NFL fan. I love watching college football (go Frogs!!), but I’m not really into watching the pros. BUT I still love Superbowl Sunday, getting together with friends, and of course, the FOOD!
Healthy and High Protein
We have one friend that always makes a delicious tray of fresh fruit, but other than that, most of the food is greasy, loaded with sugar, or has mayonnaise as the primary ingredient. I’m all about balance and enjoying social events through food, but it’s hard to find balance with so many unhealthy food choices and beer.
That’s why this appetizer is the PERFECT addition to any game day or Superbowl Sunday spread! All the buffalo wing flavor from buffalo sauce without the greasy wings. I would totally eat this dip with a spoon (it’s that good), but when served with celery and carrots as the dipping vehicle, you suddenly get a healthy dose of protein and veggies to balance out all the other not-so-healthy choices. Nobody will even miss the high-fat ranch dressing or cheese!
A Versatile Recipe
It’s also delicious over a bed of greens as a salad or on bread as a sandwich. Want to make it into a complete meal? Turn it into a casserole! If you have any leftovers 🙂
Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Layer a casserole dish with roasted and diced sweet potatoes, sauteed spinach or kale, then top with Buffalo Chicken Dip. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees until warm and bubbly at the edges. What really takes the casserole over the top is a tiny drizzle of ranch dressing!
Healthy High Protein Buffalo Chicken Dip
If I'm short on time, I'll use rotisserie chicken breast (with the skin removed).
Nutritional facts (calculated from MyFitnessPal) per 1/3 cup serving: 72 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 9.8 grams protein, 0.8 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams fiber, 0.5 grams sugar, 348.4 mg sodium
This dip recipe is so versatile, so double (or triple!) the recipe and serve leftovers over a bed of greens as a salad or on bread as a sandwich. Want to make it into a complete meal? Turn it into a casserole! Make this Buffalo Chicken Casserole for quick and healthy weeknight meal!
- 8 oz. cooked chicken breast
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3 Tbs Buffalo sauce
- 1 Tbs mayonnaise
- 4 tsp homemade ranch seasoning (a clean, healthy, DIY seasoning mix without all the additives of those store-bought packets), but you can use store-bought seasoning if desired
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix Greek yogurt, Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, and ranch seasoning. Set aside.
- Finely chop/mince cooked chicken. Add to bowl of sauce mixture.
- May serve cold, or may transfer chicken dip to an oven safe dish and warm in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until warm and bubbly at the edges.
- Serve with celery and carrots.
This sounds delicious. The Facebook group I’m in for the Winter Challenge I’m doing recently started a thread on healthy recipes for the Super Bowl. I don’t have a personal recipe to share, so this is perfect!
Thanks, it’s one of my faves so I’ll definitely be making it on Super Bowl Sunday! I hope you (and the others in your challenge) love it too. And good luck in your Winter Challenge 🙂
I made this last night and it is delicious! Just wondering what is considered one serving for the nutritional information? Is that 2 prepared chicken breasts?