Healthy High Protein Buffalo Chicken Dip

This high protein buffalo chicken dip is so flavorful that you’d never know it was made a little bit lighter and higher protein with Greek yogurt. Enjoy with tortilla chips, veggies or your favorite dippers! It’s perfect for serving as a delicious appetizer during football season, holidays, or any time at all!

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A large casserole dish full of high protein buffalo chicken dip with chips, celery and carrots.

Why you’ll love this healthier buffalo chicken dip

First of all, this creamy buffalo chicken dip is amazing. It’s made a little bit lighter, but you’d truly never know! It’s honestly my favorite appetizer and the best buffalo chicken dip I make.

Traditional buffalo chicken dip gets a bad reputation as an “unhealthy” food, but honestly, there’s nothing wrong with buffalo chicken dip at all. Between chicken and cheese, it packs quite a bit of protein even in a regular recipe!

This recipe is extra special because it uses a little bit less cream cheese with a big Greek yogurt addition to add even more protein to this dip. There’s 27 g protein per serving!

That means not only is this buffalo chicken dip absolutely delicious, but it’s going to keep you full too! It’s perfect for serving to a crowd but I also love having it with my favorite chips and veggies for lunch.

And it’s simple! You only need six ingredients and all you have to do is combine them and bake them in the oven. Serve with your favorite crackers, chips or veggies! Doesn’t get much easier than that!

Whether you’re making this one for game day or your next party, you’re going to be absolutely obsessed with this healthy buffalo chicken dip recipe.

Shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, shredded cheese, cream cheese and Greek yogurt in white bowls with labels on a wooden board.

Ingredients

  1. Shredded or chopped chicken breast: You can either prepare your own chopped or shredded chicken, or grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred the meat.
  2. Greek yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt is similar in both flavor and texture to sour cream, so it makes for a great addition in creamy recipes like this one. For fat content, I prefer full fat, but any percentage of fat will work including nonfat Greek yogurt.
  3. Buffalo sauce: You can use regular hot sauce if you don’t have buffalo sauce, but it makes a huge flavor difference in my opinion. My favorites are Frank’s RedHot Wings Buffalo sauce or Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce.
  4. Monterey jack & cheddar cheese: I love using two kinds of cheese for this one!
  5. Cream cheese: Yes, cream cheese! Cream cheese adds tons of creaminess and we’ll use a little bit less than traditional recipes.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chicken, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, cheese and buffalo sauce in a large casserole dish.
  1. Add all ingredients except for 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese to a large baking dish and combine well.
A large white casserole dish of mixed buffalo chicken dip
  1. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top (feel free to add extra cheese!).
A white casserole dish with baked high protein buffalo chicken dip.
  1. Bake for about 20 minutes until cheese is melted and dip is bubbling.
  2. Sprinkle with sliced green onions if desired.

Serving ideas

  • Tortilla chips or corn chips
  • Pretzels
  • Pretzel chips
  • Pita chips
  • Crostini
  • Bagel chips
  • Sliced vegetables like carrot sticks, celery sticks, or bell peppers.

What to do with leftover buffalo chicken dip

  1. Serve with chips and veggies for a fun high protein snack.
  2. Spread on a pita bread or naan, sprinkle with more cheese and toast until cheese is melted for a buffalo chicken flatbread.
  3. Roll up in tortillas and air fry for a buffalo chicken roll up.
  4. Make a buffalo chicken grilled cheese by adding a slice of cheddar on top of a layer of buffalo chicken dip.
  5. Serve inside a baked potato and top with sour cream and green onions.

Variations

  1. Add other varieties of cheese like mozzarella cheese or blue cheese crumbles.
  2. Add a packet of ranch seasoning powder or ranch dressing for a ranch-style buffalo chicken dip.
  3. Use canned chicken if you’re low on time!
  4. Make in your slow cooker instead of the oven by cooking on low for 1-2 hours.
  5. Swap the cream cheese for 3/4 cup cottage cheese for a cottage cheese buffalo chicken dip with even more protein (it will be a little less creamy, but still delicious!).
A close up shot of a chip being dipped into high protein buffalo chicken dip.

More high protein dips

2-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip (High Protein)

Easy Cottage Cheese Queso Dip (High Protein!)

Cottage Cheese Deviled Egg Dip (Easy High Protein Dip)

Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough Dip (High Protein)

A large casserole dish full of high protein buffalo chicken dip with chips, celery and carrots.

Healthy High Protein Buffalo Chicken Dip

Absolutely delicious buffalo chicken dip made a little bit lighter with Greek yogurt. Higher protein but just as flavorful!
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 287kcal

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken breast chopped or shredded, or 1 rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce Frank's buffalo sauce or Primal kitchen

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add all ingredients except for 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese to a large baking dish and combine well.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until cheese is melted and dip is bubbling.
  • Optional: Sprinkle with sliced green onions and more buffalo sauce to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 220mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 1mg

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12 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Made for Super Bowl snack and whole fam loved it. This recipe is so delish and a good protein source! Thanks for making with real ingredients.

  2. 5 stars
    THIS WAS INCREDIBLE!!! So insanely quick and easy (with shredded rotisserie) and everyone loved it! Paired it with chips, but LOVED it with celery and dipped in blue cheese. DO NOT SKIP MAKING THIS ONE!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for the super bowl and it was a huge hit! Best buffalo chicken dip recipe I’ve used, will definitely make again.

  4. 5 stars
    This was the best! Sooo good! I will be making my Buffalo chicken dip like this from now on! Highly recommend this recipe!

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