Healthy Buffalo Chicken Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Buffalo chicken recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Cauliflower rice, egg and shredded mozzarella combine to make an easy low-carb pizza crust. Top the gluten-free pizza with tangy Buffalo sauce, chicken and blue cheese for a flavorful dinner or game-day favorite. Fresh celery is added at the end for cool crunch. 

Buffalo Chicken & Cauliflower Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This creamy low-carb Buffalo chicken and cauliflower casserole is spicy and satisfying. Cauliflower and celery add a tender-crisp bite while a sprinkle of blue cheese on top adds a savory finish.
Jasmine Smith
By Jasmine Smith

Buffalo Chicken Grain Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 2
Get the flavors of spicy Buffalo chicken wings, without frying, in this nutritious couscous bowl loaded with protein and crisp veggies.
By Katie Webster

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4 stars 2
These healthy Buffalo chicken stuffed peppers are bursting with flavor. The heat from the hot sauce, the tang from the yogurt and the perfectly crisp-tender bell pepper all come together perfectly in this easy low-carb dinner.
Melissa Gray
By Melissa Gray

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 24
We took the classic flavors of Buffalo wings--hot sauce, blue cheese, carrots and celery--and created a finger-licking-good casserole. Serve this dish during football season to a hungry crowd and it's sure to be a hit. We don't typically recommend ingredients by brand name, but in this case we make an exception for Frank's RedHot Sauce. It has the perfect balance of spice and tang for this casserole. Texas Pete and Crystal hot sauces are suitable alternatives if you can't find Frank's.

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
In this Buffalo wings-inspired chicken salad, Greek yogurt replaces more than half of the mayonnaise. We like the flavor of Frank's RedHot hot sauce, but Sriracha and Tabasco are delicious options too. Serve this healthy chicken salad as an open-face sandwich or scoop it on top of fresh salad greens.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Rating: 5 stars 10
Moms and Dads like wraps because they're neat and compact--so beware: ours is messy and spicy. This fiery combination of buffalo chicken in a modern wrap is guaranteed to drip. Get out the big napkins and have a ball!

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 5 stars 7
Enjoy the classic flavors of Buffalo chicken wings in a healthier way. Spooned into spaghetti squash boats and topped with blue cheese, this lighter version is just as tasty as the real deal but it will actually make you crave your veggies.
By Lauren Grant

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Rating: 5 stars 1
These baked Buffalo chicken wings hit the oven, not the fryer, saving on fat and calories. Just like the original Buffalo wings, these baked Buffalo wings are coated in a tangy, spicy sauce and served with carrots, celery and your favorite creamy dipping sauce.
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By Liv Dansky

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 5 stars 1
This healthy copycat recipe for classic Buffalo dip cooks in your slow cooker for an easy, hands-off appetizer you can keep warm for the whole game, party or any casual gathering. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks and tortilla chips for dipping.
By Carolyn Casner

Buffalo Chicken Mini Meatloaves

Rating: 5 stars 1
Shaping this Buffalo chicken meatloaf mix into mini individual loaves helps them cook quickly, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner.
A portrait of Laura Kanya
By Laura Kanya

Boneless Buffalo Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Even though boneless Buffalo wings are made with healthy white-meat chicken, they're usually deep-fried and drenched in hot sauce laced with butter. The solution: chicken tenders are dredged in seasoned whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, pan-fried in only a small amount of oil and then drizzled with a tangy hot pepper sauce. With a fraction of the fat, calories and sodium, these boneless wings are reason enough to throw a party.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Buffalo Wings with Ranchy Cauliflower
These chicken wings are broiled rather than deep-fried, which reduces greasiness and calories.
Buffalo-Chicken Celery Sticks
This better-for-you alternative to buffalo chicken wings has just as much flavor without all of the mess.