Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip – Healthier Recipe

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My Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip is a healthier version of the classic buffalo dip. It has the same tangy flavor, creamy texture, and is packed with flavor. You won’t miss the extra fat and calories, but your scale just might!

Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip

A Healthier Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip

We all look forward to those delicious dips that make the big game even more exciting. This season, I’m turning the traditional buffalo chicken dip on its head with a healthier twist that doesn’t skimp on flavor. By swapping out the usual ingredients for Greek yogurt, this buffalo chicken dip becomes not only a crowd favorite but a guilt-free snack loaded with high protein and a creamy texture that’s hard to beat. Whether it’s football season or any gathering that calls for a hearty appetizer, this Greek yogurt buffalo chicken dip promises to deliver all the taste with added health benefits. It’s sure to keep everyone dipping until the last play. 

Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip

Why you’ll love Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip:

  • A healthier option: Greek yogurt substitutes heavy creams for a high protein, creamy texture. 
  • Game day favorite: Perfect for football season and any sporting event gatherings. 
  • Guilt-free snacking: Enjoy the deliciousness of buffalo chicken dip without the usual calorie count. 

Ingredients for a Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • shredded chicken
  • hot sauce
  • cream cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onions
  • ranch dressing or ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken: Opt for a fresh chicken breast or grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store for convenience. 
  • 4 tbsp hot sauce (Frank’s hot sauce recommended): Perfect for capturing that tangy buffalo sauce flavor we all love. 
  • 5 tbsp cream cheese (low-fat): For a healthier, creamy texture without sacrificing flavor. 
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt: A great option that adds high protein and helps maintain a creamy consistency. 
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or mozzarella/pepper jack cheese): Choose your favorite, or mix cheeses for a complex flavor profile. 
  • 3 tbsp chopped green onions: Adds a bit of crunch and color to the dip. 
  • 3 tbsp ranch dressing (or ranch seasoning mixed with Greek Yogurt): Infuses the dip with that beloved ranch taste, enhancing the overall flavor. 

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), ensuring it’s ready to warmly welcome our dip. 
  2. Shred your chicken, whether it’s freshly cooked or handy rotisserie chicken, making sure it’s freed from bones and skin for that perfect tender mix. 
  3. Grab a large bowl, where you’ll combine the shredded chicken with tangy Frank’s hot sauce, softened cream cheese, creamy Greek yogurt, and ranch dressing. Stir to combine. Alternatively, you can mix everything in a pot over low heat. This will start the cheese melting and be a little easier to stir together.  
  1. Fold in the cheddar cheese, generously adding to the mix for that gooey, melty delight alongside dashes of ranch seasoning for a kick of zest.
  2. Spray a medium-sized casserole dish or oven-safe dish with cooking spray, for an easy cleanup. 
  3. Transfer your buffalo dip into the dish, smoothing it into an even layer. 
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the dip bubbles, showcasing a golden crown of melted cheese perfection. 
  5. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve with tortilla chips, fresh vegetables, or other dipping suggestions listed below.
  6. Alternatively, cook on stove top on medium heat, stirring constantly until all ingredients are well-incorporated and heated through, for those preferring not to turn the oven on. 
Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip

What to Eat with Buffalo Chicken Dip

Once you’ve mastered the art of making this Greek yogurt buffalo chicken dip, the real fun begins with experimenting with various serving options to delight your guests (or yourself). For a classic game day setup, here are several suggestions all perfect for scooping up generous amounts of dip.

  • a spread of crunchy tortilla chips
  • crisp celery sticks
  • fresh carrot sticks
  • pita chips
  • sliced red bell peppers
  • bread sticks
  • melba toast
Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip

Storing Leftover Buffalo Chicken Dip

After reveling in the tangy and creamy delight of Greek yogurt buffalo chicken dip during the game day, you might find yourself with leftovers. Fret not, for storing this delicious dip for later enjoyment is simple.

First, ensure the dip comes to room temperature before tucking it away. This step is crucial for maintaining the dip’s texture and flavor. Once cooled, transfer the dip into an airtight container. This will lock in freshness and prevent any fridge odors from seeping into your healthier buffalo chicken dip. Remember, for the best taste, enjoy your stored dip within 2-3 days.

Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip

Other Ways to Serve Leftover Buffalo Dip

This leftover dip serves as a perfect candidate for meal prep. Imagine having a ready-to-go snack or a quick addition to your meals throughout the week. Just a little bit of planning can turn this game-day favorite into a week-long treat. 

You don’t have to serve the Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip as a dip at all!

  • Add spoonfuls of this delicious dip over a simple green salad. 
  • Make Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas for a quick lunch or easy weeknight dinner.
  • Use it as a topping for baked potatoes, hamburgers, or bagels. 
  • Wrap in crescent rolls and bake or put spoonfuls into wonton wrappers and fry them. 
  • Freeze the leftovers and use them for your next party. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

This approach not only elevates the dip from a game-day favorite to a versatile condiment but also ensures that there’s a little something for everyone, regardless of the occasion. Whether it’s the big game, a casual get-together, or even just a personal craving, this dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

Dive Into Healthier Dip Options

My Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip is sure to become a new game-day favorite. I invite you to dive into healthier dip options that don’t skimp on flavor like my Creamy Jalapeño Dip. If you’re like me, eagerly anticipating football season and the array of appetizers that come with it, you might often find yourself looking for ways to enjoy those game-day treats without the usual guilt. That’s where the beauty of this delicious dip comes in. 

Integrating simple ingredients like boneless skinless chicken breasts, plain Greek yogurt, and your favorite hot sauce, this recipe not only boasts so much flavor but also packs a high-protein punch. Its creamy texture and tangy buffalo sauce are sure to make it a crowd favorite, proving that opting for healthier alternatives such as non-fat Greek yogurt or using low-fat cream cheese doesn’t mean compromising on taste. 

I encourage you to experiment with some recipe variations. 

  • Try adding a little bit of garlic powder and onion powder for an extra kick. 
  • Opt for ranch seasoning mixed into Greek yogurt instead of high-calorie premade ranch dressing to maintain that creamy consistency. 
  • Use low-fat mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar, the possibilities are endless. 

Imagine serving this creamy buffalo chicken dip at your next big game gathering, watch as it becomes one of your favorite appetizers, relished with celery sticks, tortilla chips, or even carrot sticks for a refreshing crunch. 

So, as we look forward to another exciting football season or any gathering that calls for a hearty, flavorful dish, remember that choosing healthier options like my Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip means you can indulge without compromise. Grab your large bowl, mix up this easy appetizer, and watch as it quickly disappears from the dish—your guests won’t even guess it’s a healthier version!

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Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip
Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip

Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip – Healthier Recipe

Melisha Kreppein
My Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip is a healthier version of the classic buffalo dip. It has the same tangy flavor, creamy texture, and is packed with flavor. You won’t miss the extra fat and calories, but your scale just might!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 234 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 4 tbsp hot sauce
  • 5 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 tbsp green onion chopped, for garnish
  • 3 tbsp ranch dressing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Shred your chicken, whether it’s freshly cooked or handy rotisserie chicken.
  • Combine the shredded chicken, hot sauce, softened cream cheese, ranch dressing, and Greek yogurt in a large bowl or in a pot over medium heat.
  • Fold in the cheddar cheese, stir together.
  • Spray a medium-sized casserole dish or oven-safe dish with cooking spray.
  • Transfer your buffalo dip into the dish, smoothing it into an even layer. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the dip bubbles, showcasing a golden crown of melted cheese perfection.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • a spread of crunchy tortilla chips
  • crisp celery sticks
  • fresh carrot sticks
  • pita chips
  • sliced red bell peppers
  • bread sticks
  • melba toast

Other Ways to Serve Leftover Buffalo Dip

  • Add spoonfuls of this delicious dip over a simple green salad. 
  • Make Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas for a quick lunch or easy weeknight dinner.
  • Use it as a topping for baked potatoes, hamburgers, or bagels. 
  • Wrap in crescent rolls and bake or put spoonfuls into wonton wrappers and fry them. 
  • Freeze the leftovers and use them for your next party. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 30.6gFat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 485mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 244mgIron: 1mg
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