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Healthy Cottage Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This healthy buffalo chicken dip is made using greek-yogurt, cottage cheese, garlic, hot sauce, and other good-for-you ingredients. This gluten-free and keto recipe doubles as both a healthy appetizer or a healthy buffalo chicken salad for sandwiches, wraps, or on top of a salad. Serve with Milton’s Craft Bakers Organic Gourmet Crackers or veggie sticks for an extra crunch!

 

a bowl of healthy buffalo chicken dip with a spoon and crackers in it

One of my all-time favorite recipes to make for dinner is this 5 Ingredient Crock-pot Buffalo Chicken, and if you follow me on Instagram, it’s pretty darn obvious I’m addicted to cottage cheese.

No, seriously, I sneak it into at least one of my meals every day.

Cottage cheese with eggs? Yep.

Cottage cheese in my pasta sauce? YUP.

Cottage cheese on top of my vegetarian burrito bowls?

You get the idea.

close up of buffalo chicken dip make with cottage cheese and greek yogurt

This healthy buffalo chicken dip can be served as an appetizer, or as the main event when served as a healthy buffalo chicken salad on toasted bread or in a wrap.

While whipping up some leftover crock-pot buffalo chicken for lunch a couple of weeks ago I was hit with the idea to combine it with cottage cheese. I added it to a wrap with butter lettuce, crunchy bell peppers, and a yogurt-based ranch dressing. Similar to what I do with my smashed chickpea salad wrap or Greek Yogurt Mediterranean Tuna Salad!

YALL. My life was changed.

It. Was. Insane.

I am so over-the-moon excited to introduce you to this healthier buffalo chicken dip made with Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, onions, and other healthy ingredients!

holding a cracker with buffalo chicken dip on it

What you need to make this healthy buffalo chicken dip:

  • Chicken
  • Franks Hot Sauce
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Black Pepper
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cheddar Cheese (Optional)
  • Paprika (Optional — for garnish!)
  • Milton’s Organic Gourmet Crackers for dipping!

You will also need:

  • A crockpot or instant pot to cook the chicken
  • A mixer or cutting board and knives to shred the chicken
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • An 8×8 baking dish

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top view of healthy buffalo chicken dip next to crackers

How to serve healthy buffalo chicken dip:

One of my favorite aspects of this recipe is how versatile it truly is.

You can serve this healthier buffalo dip as an appetizer with veggies and chips, or make it a meal by adding it to a toasted bun with lettuce and tomato or adding a scoop to your salad.

You can also add it inside your grilled cheese, mix it into pasta (specifically with my vegan buffalo cauliflower pasta sauce),  serve it on top of a baked potato/potato toast, or add it to pizza!

Heck, if we’re being honest, I eat it by the spoonful!

My personal favorite way to serve buffalo chicken dip is with crunchy, crispy crackers.

Specifically Milton’s Organic Gourmet Crackers.

These crackers are my all-time favorite when it comes to dipping, snacking or charcuterie boards!

I’ve been a long-time fan of Milton’s Craft Bakers —  adding their crackers to my salads, or serving them with butternut squash guacamole.

I love these Organic Crackers because they are crafted with carefully selected, clean ingredients that are all certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

I also love the flavor options! They offer Olive oil & Sea Salt, Rosemary & Garlic, Himalayan Salt, and Multi-Grain.

SO good!

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip with Cottage Cheese & Greek Yogurt

Instant Pot healthy buffalo chicken dip instructions

Add your chicken, hot sauce, garlic, black pepper, and onions to your instant pot.

Set to pressure cook for 14 minutes. Make sure your pot is set to sealing, not venting. The pot will take 3-4 minutes to come to pressure.

Allow it to cook and naturally release for 10 minutes. Feel free to quick release if you’re in a hurry. 🙂

Follow the remaining instructions listed in the recipe card below.

How to make buffalo chicken dip in the slow cooker:

Add your chicken, hot sauce, garlic, black pepper, and onions to your crock-pot.

Set to high and cook for 4 hours or low and cook for 6 hours.

You can also follow my 5 Ingredient Buffalo Chicken recipe, set aside two cups for this healthy chicken dip, and use the remaining buffalo chicken for meal prep.

Follow the remaining instructions listed in the recipe card below.

TIP! Instead of baking this buffalo dip, combine all the ingredients and store it in a container in your fridge to use as buffalo chicken salad for the week!

side view of a square bowl with healthy buffalo chicken dip in it with crackers and a spoon

What’s the easiest way to shred chicken breast?

You have a couple of options when it comes to shredding your chicken breasts for this buffalo dip.

Option one: Use a standing mixer. Simply bake or boil your chicken breasts. While they’re still warm, put them in your Kitchen Aid mixer or any stand mixer with your flat beater attachment. Turn the mixer on at about a 2 speed for 30 seconds to a minute. Make sure to keep an eye on it because it shreds very quickly!

Option two: Place your cooked chicken breasts on a cutting board and shred with two forks.

Can’t wait to hear how you all like this super easy, super delicious healthy chicken dip!

As always, be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make this recipe so I can share it to my stories.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip made with Cottage Cheese & Greek Yogurt

Healthy Cottage Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Servings 6 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, shredded ~ 3/4 lb chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Franks Original Hot Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Onion Diced or sliced fajita style
  • 1/2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Cottage Cheese I use 4%
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt Plain
  • 1/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese *Optional
  • Paprika For garnish

Instructions
 

Instant Pot

  • Place chicken breasts in your instant pot and cover with hot sauce, onions, pepper, and garlic.
  • Set to pressure cook for 14 minutes. Make sure your pot is set to sealing, not venting. The pot will take 3-4 minutes to come to pressure. Allow it to cook and naturally release for 10 minutes. Feel free to quick release if you're in a hurry!
  • Shred chicken with a standing mixer, or remove from the pot, shred with forks, and return back to the pot. P.S. -- Scroll up to the post for more detail about how to shred your chicken.
  • Stir in yogurt and cottage cheese, tossing until warm. Add mixture to an 8x8 baking dish and sprinkle with cheddar cheese (optional).
  • Bake at 400F for 10 minutes until cheese has melted. Dust with paprika for garnish.
  • TIP! Skip the last step (where you bake it) and store it in a container in your fridge to use as buffalo chicken salad throughout the week!

Crock Pot

  • Place chicken in your crockpot and cover with hot sauce, onions, pepper, and garlic.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  • Shred chicken with forks, and return back to the pot. P.S. -- Scroll up to the post for more detail about how to shred your chicken with a standing mixer.
  • Stir in yogurt and cottage cheese, tossing until warm. Add mixture to an 8x8 baking dish and sprinkle with cheddar cheese (optional).
  • Bake at 400F for 10 minutes until cheese has melted. Dust with paprika for garnish.
  • TIP! Skip the last step (where you bake it) and store it in a container in your fridge to use as buffalo chicken salad throughout the week!

Rotisserie or Oven Baked Chicken

  • Sautee your onions on a skillet with a little bit of olive oil and set aside.
  • Shred your chicken and measure out two cups. Add shredded chicken, hot sauce, sauteed onions, garlic, and pepper to a bowl and combine.
  • Stir in yogurt and cottage cheese, tossing until evenly coated. Add mixture to an 8x8 baking dish and sprinkle with cheddar cheese (optional).
  • Bake at 400F for 10 minutes until cheese has melted. Dust with paprika for garnish.
  • TIP! Skip the last step (where you bake it) and store it in a container in your fridge to use as buffalo chicken salad throughout the week!
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I found your recipe while searching for a healthier buff chicken dip using cottage cheese and I can tell this is a winner. I’d frozen and thawed 4% cottage cheese twice and the new texture is perfect for this and other recipes like lasagna. What I like about your recipe is although it is complete as is, it can also be modified easily such as adding in red bell peppers or spinach etc. Also, my wife doesn’t care for as much heat as I do so this recipe is perfect because I can add in a small amount of Frank’s for mild flavor and color to begin with, and then each person can season to taste their serving afterward.

    Great job on this recipe and thank you, Elizabeth!

    1. Thank you so much for the awesome review! I’m so glad you and your wife are fans 🙂 It’s easily customizable like you said, which is great. It’s also delicious in wraps or lettuce cups as well! Thanks again!

  2. 5 stars
    There’s absolutely no reason to make the non-healthy version of this recipe. I’m super picky about healthy things that people pretend taste normal and they don’t, but with this recipe, there’s absolutely no taste difference. It’s identical and DELICIOUS. Going to add to my staple recipe rotation.

  3. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved this dip!! Instead of a dip I actually put it in a wrap and have it as my lunch:) I personally don’t use cottage cheese, I use more yoghurt and then buy the reduced fat cream cheese and mix in a small amount of that!

  4. 5 stars
    Making this recipe on repeat! Buffalo chicken dip has always been a guilty pleasure, but with this recipe, I don’t even have to feel guilty! It’s also one of the first lightened-up recipes I’ve made that my husband loves as well!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is so yummy! Super simple and easy to follow instructions. My husband does not like cottage cheese but he loves this recipe!

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