You would never know that this Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is actually good for you! Made with creamy Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese, shredded chicken breasts, and sneaky hidden vegetables, it’s high in protein, lower in fat, and a source of fibre. Serve it up all melty and warm with veggies or tortilla chips. This will be your new favourite appetizer recipe!

buffalo chicken dip topped with blue cheese and green onion served in a baking dish

About This Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip:

I’m a dip girl. Charcuterie is great, but pass me a bowl of chips and a gooey dip and I am in heaven. As a Registered Dietitian, I’ve made it a goal of mine to start creating more delicious appetizer recipes that are actually good for you. And of course, that includes dips.

One of my favourite ingredients to use in my healthier dip recipes is Greek yogurt. I love it because it’s super versatile, high in protein, and super nutritious. I use it in my High Protein Greek Yogurt French Onion Dip (it’s SO good), and my Baked Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Because I love it so much, I had to try my hand at using Greek yogurt in Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe! Combined with low-fat cream cheese, Buffalo sauce, shredded chicken breast, and a sneaky hidden vegetable (keep reading to find out which one), this dip is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. And no one will know it’s nutritious!

buffalo chicken dip topped with blue cheese and green onion served in a baking dish

What Makes it Healthy?

So what is it that makes this buffalo chicken dip recipe more nutritious? Let this Registered Dietitian break it down for you!

Made with Greek Yogurt:

First is that it’s made with good old Greek yogurt! Greek yogurt has the creamy consistency of sour cream, but it’s much higher in protein and lower in saturated fat. Adding more protein to our buffalo chicken dip makes it more satisfying, because protein is the key nutrient for feeling full after eating.

Greek yogurt is different from regular yogurt in that it’s also higher in protein and creamier in texture, because more of the liquid is strained out of it. When we use Greek yogurt, not only are we adding protein and important nutrients like calcium, we’re also maintaining the creamy and delicious texture that we want in our dip.

buffalo chicken dip topped with blue cheese and green onion served in a baking dish

Hidden Vegetables:

I decided “hey, let’s add even more nutrition to this dip” by steaming and finely chopping frozen cauliflower and mixing it into the Buffalo Chicken Dip before baking. Cauliflower is a great source of dietary fibre (which most North Americans don’t get enough of), as well as important nutrients like vitamin C and potassium.

Cauliflower has a very mild flavour, and when we steam and finely chop it, it softens and mixes into the dip so seamlessly that you won’t even notice you’re eating vegetables with every bite of Buffalo Chicken Dip.

healthy buffalo chicken dip mixture in a bowl beside another bowl of steamed cauliflower florets

Is This a Low Fat Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe?

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is low in fat compared to most traditional buffalo chicken dip recipes out there. I like to use a low-fat cream cheese (you really can’t tell the difference) as well as a low- or non-fat plain Greek yogurt.

I don’t use low-fat cheese, but feel free to do so if you want to lower the fat content of this recipe even further.

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients:

  • Shredded chicken
  • Frozen cauliflower
  • Low-fat cream cheese
  • Plain Greek yogurt (low-fat or nonfat)
  • Buffalo Sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot)
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onion
healthy buffalo chicken dip ingredients in bowls

Optional ingredients for topping:

  • More chopped green onion
  • Crumbled blue cheese

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip with Greek Yogurt:

This dip is honestly really easy to put together. The hardest steps (which aren’t hard, by the way) are just shredding the chicken and steaming the cauliflower, which I’ll outline how to do below.

  1. Soften the cream cheese: In a large microwave-safe bowl, soften the cream cheese by microwaving on high for approximately 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. In the mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese with plain Greek yogurt, shredded mozzarella cheese, spices, and buffalo sauce. Mix it all together until well-combined.
  3. Add the shredded chicken, chopped steamed cauliflower and green onions. Fold them into the mixture until combined.
  4. Transfer the buffalo chicken dip mixture to an oven-safe baking dish. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top, and bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and sides are bubbling.
  5. Remove from the oven and garnish with more chopped green onion and crumbled blue cheese (optional). Serve with tortilla chips, vegetable sticks, etc. and enjoy!

How to Shred the Chicken:

There are a few different options you can use for the shredded chicken:

  • Cook chicken breasts (I like to cook mine in the Instant Pot) and then shred them with two forks.
  • For an easy option, use a store-bought rotisserie chicken and shred the meat with two forks.
  • Purchase packaged shredded chicken (often found in the lunch meat section of the grocery store) or canned shredded chicken.

How to Steam the Cauliflower:

For convenience and ease, I use store-bought frozen cauliflower florets and steam them in the microwave.

  • Add frozen cauliflower florets (we use 2 cups in this recipe) to a microwave-safe dish and add a teaspoon or so of water.
  • Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes until fork-tender.
  • For this recipe, we’ll chop the cauliflower up into small pieces after steaming!

Serve Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip with:

The options are endless, but here are some things I recommend serving with the dip:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Crackers
  • Celery sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Cucumber slices
  • Pita slices or pita chips
  • Bell pepper sticks
buffalo chicken dip in a baking dish with celery sticks

More Buffalo Recipes: If you love all things buffalo-flavoured like me, try my Buffalo Cauliflower Nachos, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, or my Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls!

Substitution Suggestions:

Cheese: If you only have one type of cheese (cheddar or mozzarella) that’s fine! You can use one or the either for the entire recipe. If you don’t like blue cheese, you can omit this as a topping.

Cream cheese: If you don’t have low-fat cream cheese, you can use regular cream cheese.

Greek yogurt: I use low-fat (2%) or nonfat Greek yogurt in this recipe, but you can use any %MF plain Greek yogurt that you like.

Cauliflower: If you don’t have frozen cauliflower, you can steam it from fresh.

buffalo chicken dip topped with blue cheese and green onion served in a baking dish

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips:

Make-ahead: If you want to prep are make this recipe ahead of time, just follow all the recipe instructions up until baking. Then just bake it in the oven when you’re ready!

Storing Leftovers and Reheating Buffalo Chicken Dip: Leftovers can be stored in the fridge up to 4 days and reheated in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melty again.

Freezing Buffalo Chicken Dip: I have not tried freezing the dip, nor would I recommend it as it might get watery upon reheating from frozen.

a chip being dipped into baked buffalo chicken dip

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buffalo chicken dip topped with blue cheese and green onion served in a baking dish

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip with Greek Yogurt (and Hidden Veggies!)

You would never know that this Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip is actually good for you! Made with creamy Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese, shredded chicken breasts, and sneaky hidden vegetables, it's high in protein, lower in fat, and a source of fibre. Serve it up all melty and warm with veggies or tortilla chips. This will be your new favourite appetizer recipe!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups steamed cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 8 oz. light (low-fat) cream cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, (Greek yogurt *not regular yogurt), low-fat or non-fat
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • garnishes: chopped green onion, crumbled blue cheese, optional

Equipment

  • 1 Oven-safe baking dish

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese with plain Greek yogurt, shredded mozzarella cheese, spices, and buffalo sauce. Mix it all together until well-combined.
    buffalo chicken dip mixture without the chicken in a clear glass mixing bowl
  • Add the shredded chicken, chopped steamed cauliflower and green onions. Fold them into the mixture until combined.
    shredded chicken, chopped steamed cauliflower, and chopped green onions on top of the buffalo chicken dip mixture in a clear glass mixing bowl
  • Transfer the buffalo chicken dip mixture to an oven-safe baking dish. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top, and bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and sides are bubbling.
    buffalo chicken dip mixture topped with cheddar cheese in a baking dish before baking
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with more chopped green onion and crumbled blue cheese (optional). Serve with tortilla chips, vegetable sticks, etc. and enjoy!

Notes

Make-ahead: If you want to prep are make this recipe ahead of time, just follow all the recipe instructions up until baking. Then just bake it in the oven when you’re ready!
Storing Leftovers and Reheating Buffalo Chicken Dip: Leftovers can be stored in the fridge up to 4 days and reheated in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melty again.
Freezing Buffalo Chicken Dip: I have not tried freezing the dip, nor would I recommend it as it might get watery upon reheating from frozen.
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