Healthy Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip

This healthy recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip cuts hundreds of calories, and increases nutrition with healthy metabolism boosting ingredients.

To make this buffalo chicken dip easy, I’ve given you directions to make it in the Instant pot, in the oven, or buffalo chicken dip in crockpot.

Buffalo dip with chicken is a creamy, protein packed snack that’s great for get-togethers and parties, and it’s especially great on game day!

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is the best buffalo chicken dip if you’re looking for a buffalo chicken dip recipe that is low in calories, and high in nutrition.

The traditional buffalo dip is 300 calories per serving! But this low calorie version is only 91 calories per serving!

This recipe for Buffalo chicken dip is healthy, and low in calories. Make sure to see the section below to find out what healthy items you can try dipping into this recipe for Buffalo chicken dip.

Healthy Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is usually extremely high in calories, it’s so packed full of different cheeses that it’s definitely a “sometimes” treat, and not something you would want to eat weekly or often.

That’s why I created this healthy recipe for Buffalo chicken dip, I slashed hundreds of calories, and made the best buffalo chicken dip for people looking to cut calories and lose weight.

In this article you will find:

  • How to make Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip in Crockpot
  • Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip in Oven
  • Important Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Healthy Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • What to dip in Buffalo Chicken Dips
  • Tips for Making Buffalo Dip Healthy
  • Final Thoughts on Buffalo Dip with Chicken

In the sections below, you will find a healthy recipe for Buffalo chicken dip, different ingredients to dip into your Buffalo chicken dip so you don’t add extra calories, and even directions to make Buffalo chicken dip crockpot recipes!

This buffalo chicken dip best recipe is healthy, and low in calories. I added extra chicken, and took out much of the cheese so that it’s something you can enjoy anytime.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

Making a Buffalo chicken dip recipe easy, can be done three different ways.

You can make this recipe buffalo chicken dip in the oven, in the instant pot, or make this a crockpot buffalo chicken dip.

In the sections below, we will discuss how to make Buffalo chicken dip in easy new ways.

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip

The simplest way to make Buffalo chicken dip, is to combine all of the ingredients together, and then bake for 20 minutes at 350°.

  1. Combine all ingredients 
  2. Bake in an oven at 350°, for 20 minutes

To make buffalo dip chicken, you can choose to make it as above, in the oven, or in the instant pot, or make your Buffalo chicken dip recipe crockpot style.

Ingredients in Buffalo Chicken Dip

The ingredients to make a recipe for Buffalo chicken dip are very simple.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make my low calorie buffalo chicken dip recipe.

Buffalo Dip with Chicken Ingredients:

  • Shredded chicken
  • Nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Low-fat cream cheese, or Neufchatel cheese
  • Blue cheese
  • Ranch seasoning
  • Hot sauce

The ingredients to make the best buffalo chicken dip or extremely simple, and easy to find.

Directions to make Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip

It’s extremely easy to make this recipe for Buffalo chicken dip. Below you will find three different ways to make it.

Different ways to make buffalo dip:

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip in Crockpot
  • Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip in Oven

You’ll find all three ways to make the best buffalo chicken dip below.

It’s extremely easy to make this recipe for Buffalo chicken dip. The simple ingredients can be found at any grocery store. 

I’ve used smart swaps to cut 100’s of calories, and increase protein! Make sure to see the sections below to help you shed even more calories off this 91 calorie snack!

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip in Crock Pot

Buffalo chicken dip crock pot style is extremely easy!

When making crock pot buffalo chicken dip, you’ll want to allow up to four hours of cook time, depending on your crockpot.

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip in Crock Pot

Buffalo Chicken Dip Slow Cooker directions:

  1. Combine all of the crockpot buffalo chicken dip ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Mix well, and cover.
  3. Cook the recipe for Buffalo chicken dip crockpot for 1 to 2 hours on High heat, or 3 to 4 hours on Low heat.
  4. Mix the Buffalo chicken dip for crockpot ingredients together, and serve with crunchy veggie sticks, or chips.

The directions for Buffalo chicken dip in crockpot will be included below in the printable recipe card for easy buffalo chicken dip.

Along with directions for Buffalo chicken dip crockpot style, will be buffalo chicken dip instant pot directions, and buffalo chicken dip in oven directions.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

I love making buffalo dip in my Instant Pot!

I have a best selling Instant Pot Cookbook, so you can say I know a thing about cooking in one. And this Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip is easy, and absolutely delicious!

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip Instant Pot

Now that we’ve covered slow cooker buffalo chicken dip directions, let’s talk about how to make it fast in the instant pot.

Directions for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Special Note: You can choose to cook the chicken breasts in the instant pot, or use shredded chicken.

  1. Add chicken breasts to an instant pot, add hot sauce and water, do not stir ingredients.
  2. Cover and seal your instant pot, and cook your instant pot buffalo chicken dip on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. Do a quick release, shut off the instant pot, and remove the chicken to a plate to cool slightly.
  4. Shredded the chicken with two forks, and return to pot. 
  5. Add the Greek yogurt, cheese, and ranch seasoning to the Buffalo chicken dip instant pot.
  6. Mix well, and set your instant pot to sauté.
  7. Sauté for 5 to 10 minutes, until your buffalo dip is thick, and bubbling.
  8. These buffalo chicken dip instant pot directions can also be found below in the recipe card for Healthy Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Now that you have directions for slow cooker buffalo chicken dip, and instant pot buffalo chicken dip, it’s time to talk about how to make easy buffalo chicken dip oven style. 

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip in Oven

Now that we’ve discussed how to make Buffalo chicken dip in crockpot, and buffalo chicken dip instant pot style, we can talk about Buffalo chicken dip oven directions.

To be honest, I find making easy buffalo chicken dip in oven is actually much easier than the other methods, however on a hot day there’s no way I’m gonna turn my oven on!

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip Oven

These buffalo chicken dips recipes are all meant to help you make this recipe to Buffalo chicken dip easy and accessible.

Here are directions to make this recipe for Buffalo chicken dip in oven.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Oven Directions:

  1. In a large casserole dish, combine all of the ingredients for the Buffalo dip recipe.
  2. Mix the ingredients well, and place in a 350° oven for 20 minutes, until bubbling.
  3. Remove from the oven and serve hot with crunchy veggie sticks or chips.

I made this buffalo chicken dip recipe easy so that you can make it anytime.

I recommend using pre-cooked shredded chicken, or you can use your instant pot to cook a couple of chicken breasts and shred them.

This buffalo dip chicken makes a great game day snack, try making it in the oven, in the Instant pot, or try the Buffalo chicken dip slow cooker directions above.

Important Ingredients for Buffalo Dip Chicken

I am a firm believer that the best buffalo chicken dip receipe is one made with the following key ingredients.

The best buffalo chicken dip recipes will have the following ingredients, make sure to get the proper hot sauce, as it truly does make all the difference.

Frank’s Red Hot

The key to making the best buffalo chicken dip, is the hot sauce!

The best buffalo chicken dip recipes all use Frank’s Red Hot sauce.

This buffalo chicken dip recipe Frank’s style is by far the best buffalo chicken dip we’ve ever had!

Make sure to make your Buffalo chicken dip with Frank’s red hot sauce for a traditional recipe for Buffalo chicken dip.

The key to making the best buffalo dip recipe: Buffalo chicken dip franks!

Make sure to pick up some Frank’s Red Hot sauce to make Buffalo chicken dip recipes! It’s by far the best hot sauce to add to your buffalo wing dip.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

My ranch seasoning dip has long been a reader favorite here at Lose Weight by Eating, and I’ve even had the privilege of making it with Rachael Ray on her show!

Use this buffalo chicken dip ranch seasoning to make the best buffalo chicken dip.

What I love the most about making this buffalo chicken dip with ranch seasoning, is that I don’t have to add more calories. The ranch seasoning mixes in with the Greek yogurt to make a delicious buffalo wing dip.

Here are the ingredients for my homemade ranch seasoning, make sure to see below in the recipe card to get the seasoning for ranch buffalo chicken dip measurements.

Ingredients in Homemade Ranch Seasoning:

  • Garlic
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • White vinegar

You can click below, and watch me make my delicious ranch dip with Rachael Ray and Bob Harper. Or you can scroll down below to get the exact measurements so that you can make this buffalo chicken dip ranch mixture.

This easy ranch seasoning can be used to make several different types of dip. We used it here to make our buffalo chicken dip with ranch, and in the video above, you can see how to make your own homemade ranch dip.

Now that you have ingredients for ranch buffalo chicken dip, let’s jump to the recipe card and get cooking our buffalo chicken dip healthy recipe.

Healthy Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip

Now that we’ve covered how to make Buffalo chicken dip recipe crockpot style, how to make buffalo chicken dip instant pot style, and easy buffalo chicken dip oven directions. It’s time to move on to the low calorie recipe…

Make sure to get the proper hot sauce, as I noted above in the Buffalo chicken dip with Frank’s Red Hot Section.

I also recommend making my homemade ranch seasoning, using store-bought ranch in your buffalo dip with chicken will add extra preservatives and calories that can actually add fat to your body.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Healthy Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip

Lose Weight By Eating
This healthy recipe for buffalo chicken dip is 100's of calories less than the traditional recipe. I've shaved 100's of calories off of this buffalo dip with chicken so that you can enjoy it without guilt.
Below you will find Directions to make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip, Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip, and directions to make your Buffalo Chicken Dip in the oven.
This recipe makes about 4 cups, and the nutrition is based on 1/4 cup per serving… at only 91 calories per serving, feel free to have two servings if you like!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 91 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ranch Seasoning:

  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Ingredients to to Make Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip:

  • Ranch Seasoning above
  • 2 cups chicken cooked and shredded
  • 2/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 6 ounces Neufchatel cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce such as Frank’s
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

Buffalo Chicken Dip Slow Cooker Directions:

  • Combine all of the crockpot buffalo chicken dip ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Mix well, and cover.
  • Cook the recipe for Buffalo chicken dip crockpot for 1 to 2 hours on High heat, or 3 to 4 hours on Low heat.
  • Mix together the Buffalo chicken dip for crockpot ingredients, and serve with crunchy veggie sticks, or chips.

Directions for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip:

  • Add chicken breasts to an instant pot, add hot sauce and water, do not stir ingredients.
  • Cover and seal your instant pot, and cook your instant pot buffalo chicken dip on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Do a quick release, and remove the chicken to a plate to cool slightly.
  • Shredded the chicken with two forks, and return to pot.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, cheese, and ranch seasoning to the Buffalo chicken dip instant pot.
  • Mix well, and set your instant pot to sauté.
  • Sauté for 5 to 10 minutes, until your buffalo dip is thick, and bubbling.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Oven Directions:

  • Combine all the buffalo dip ingredients in a large casserole dish.
  • Mix well, then bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, until hot and bubbling.

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Nutrition

Calories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 11.9gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 109mgFiber: 0gSugar: 2.6gCalcium: 85mgIron: 0mg
Keyword snack
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this buffalo dip with chicken recipe, now that you know how to make your own buffalo wing dip, let’s talk about healthy options for dipping into your Buffalo chicken dips.

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This low calorie recipe is made healthy with some of my smart swaps like sharp cheese and Greek Yogurt.

See below for more ways to make this healthy dish lower in calories and higher in protein!

What to Dip into Buffalo Dip with Chicken

Now that you have directions to make your buffalo dip with chicken recipe, let’s talk about healthy items to dip into this buffalo dip.

Buffalo dip chicken goes especially well with the following vegetables, I highly recommend staying away from chips and bread as I will add extra calories.

If you really do want to have chips or bread with your buffalo chicken dip‘s recipes, try my healthy hack…

Special tip: Healthy snacking is at your fingertips, instead of having all chips with this buffalo dip recipe, enjoy 5 to 8 chips, and as many vegetables as you like!

Dip these into your healthy buffalo dip recipe:

  • Baby carrots
  • Celery sticks
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Sliced jicama
  • Endive leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower florets

Not so healthy items to use in dipping:

  • Sliced bread
  • Chips
  • Pita Chips
  • Crackers

Special Tip: Use these “not so healthy” items in moderation… no one is telling you not to have ANY bread, but maybe you have 2 slices, and 1/2 cup of vegetables instead.

Buffalo chicken dips can be made healthy, but the most important thing to do is to snack healthy with them.

Don’t ruin this healthy buffalo dip with chicken recipe by adding hundreds of calories in bread. You can always serve it with bread for your guests, but make sure to use mostly vegetables when snacking on this buffalo dip.

Now that you have healthy crunchy snacks to dip into your buffalo dip with chicken, you’re ready to go.

Below are more tips to make this dip extra healthy… and low calorie too!

Tips for Making Buffalo Dip Healthy:

It’s easy to make buffalo dip healthy, in this article I have showed you how to cut hundreds of calories from your favorite spicy dip.

Cutting calories, so that we can enjoy this dip without guilt is the whole reason for the article. But make sure not to pass over the section on healthy dipping items for your buffalo dip.

You wouldn’t want to erase all of your healthy eating by enjoying half a loaf of bread with this low calorie dip!

In that section, we have supplied you with several different delicious, and crunchy crave worthy vegetables. I love adding crunchy vegetables in place of crackers, often it’s the crunch that you’re craving, and not the carbohydrates.

Here are some more tips for making buffalo dip healthy:

  1. Stick to the serving size, at only 91 cal you can enjoy this daily as a snack.
  2. Make sure to enjoy with vegetables, and if you have to have some chips, enjoy just a few.
  3. You can add in an additional cup of chicken to boost the protein!
  4. Try adding in a can of green chilies as well, this will boost the flavor, and also give it a nice spicy kick.
  5. If you must use store-bought ranch in this buffalo dip recipe, make sure to get organic. The non-organic varieties have tons of sugar, fake sugars, chemicals, and preservatives. All can cause weight gain, and fat storage. 

It’s easy to snack healthy with my metabolism boosting, low-calorie smart swaps.

In this recipe, I removed most of the cheese, and cream cheese, and instead use metabolism boosting Greek yogurt.

I also use lots of protein packed chicken! Feel free to add more if you want to add more protein, or make this a little bit heartier.

I always make sure to use extra sharp cheese whenever possible, you won’t need as much! The sharper the better for more flavor, means you won’t need to add as much cheese.

Using smart swaps like green yogurt, sharp cheese and extra chicken can make this buffalo dip low calorie and healthy!

Final Thoughts on Buffalo Dip with Chicken

Here at Lose Weight by Eating, we strive to make healthy comfort food.

There’s one rule when it comes to making a high calorie comfort food dish healthy: 

It must taste as good, or better than the original… Otherwise you might as well just have the full fat version as a “sometimes treat”.

We have hundreds of recipes similar to this buffalo dip recipe, to help you snack healthy, without sacrificing flavor.

As you saw the above, I made a healthy ranch dip with Rachael Ray and famed weight loss trainer Bob Harper, if you watch that video, you’ll find several other healthy dip recipes to try.

My healthy dip recipes come from my best selling cookbook Lose Weight by Eating, which can be picked up anywhere books are sold. There is a photograph and a link below…

For more healthy recipes, see below. I have supplied you with delicious, low calorie snacks to help keep you full, and curb your cravings. Without packing on the pounds.

Low calorie snacking, and game-day snacking made healthy, can be found here at Lose Weight by Eating any time.

Make sure to pin, email, share, and print these recipes so that they will be at your fingertips anytime. 

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