Whether you’re having friends over or just craving a savory treat to snack on, you can’t go wrong with this Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip. Tangy buffalo sauce, wholesome cooked chicken, and a creamy cheese ranch dressing-inspired sauce, all topped with extra cheese and fresh parsley. Trust me on this one…It’s SO good. You’ll definitely want to keep this recipe on hand for any occasion!
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Ingredients for Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip
Cooked Chicken – Rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken is perfect for this healthier buffalo chicken dip recipe. Another option is to cook chicken breasts and shred the chicken before making this recipe!
Hot Sauce – Any type of hot sauce you like! Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Cholula, Tabasco, and even Sriracha are all great options (but beware of the different spicy levels of each one)!
Garlic & Onion – I used minced garlic and onion powder for this recipe, but garlic powder also works great.
Apple Cider Vinegar – The tangy flavor of apple cider vinegar brings this homemade buffalo sauce to life!
Sour Cream – Light sour cream adds a creamy texture that’s sooooo good.
Greek Yogurt – Plain Greek yogurt adds to the creamy texture, while also adding protein and nutrition!
Cheese – Shredded cheddar cheese is mixed into the Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip and then added on top for an extra-cheesy taste! Mozzarella cheese works too, but I personally really like the taste of cheddar cheese for this one.
Parsley – Fresh or dried parsley adds so much flavor.
How to Make Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
1. Mix Everything Together.
Mix chicken, hot sauce, garlic, apple cider vinegar, seasoning, sour cream, greek yogurt, cheese, and parsley in a mixing bowl, then pour into a casserole dish or baking dish of choice.
2. Top With Extra Cheese.
Add extra cheese and parsley to your heart’s desire!
Bake it in the oven for about 20 minutes and DONE. So easy!
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Your Questions Answered
Is Buffalo Chicken Dip Healthy?
This Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is made healthier by using plain greek yogurt, light sour cream, and less cheese than the classic version.
What Can I Use Instead of Sour Cream?
Feel free to use more plain yogurt if you don’t have sour cream on hand! Whole milk yogurt works best, but any type is great, too. Another option is to use low-fat cream cheese (at room temperature)!
How Do I Adjust The Spicy Level?
The type of hot sauce you use determines how spicy this dip turns out to be! If you use sriracha, it’s going to be VERY spicy. However, Frank’s Hot Sauce (mild) is a great option for keeping the spicy level toned down!
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How to Pair Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Here are some fun and delicious idea for Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip pairings:
- Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Carrot Sticks/Celery Sticks
- Add to Sandwiches
- Cucumber Slices
- Cook Into Pasta
- Fresh Veggies
- On Sweet Potato Fries
- Add to Pizza
You can also add chopped green onions, crumbled crackers, blue cheese crumbles, or chopped bell peppers to this buffalo dip!
If I’m being honest, this recipe is really best served fresh. But if you, like me, can’t stand the thought of letting the leftovers go to waste, here’s how to store the recipe:
Refrigerator – Place the leftover Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Freezer – After refrigerating for 1 hour, move to the freezer (in an airtight container) and store for 2-3 months!
More Appetizers and Wholesome Snacks
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip
- The BEST Easy Salsa Recipe
- Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini
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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip (Easy Recipe)
- 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded)
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Mix all of the ingredients together (except for 1/2 cup of cheese) in a large mixing bowl.
- Place the mixture in a baking dish or casserole dish (8×8 or 8×11).
- Top with the remaining cheese and extra parsley, if desired.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
- Adjust the spicy level by choosing a milder or spicier hot sauce to your taste!
- Don’t have sour cream? Low-fat cream cheese at room temperature works great, too.