At just 150 calories, 1g carb, and 2g fat per serving, this Healthy Buffalo Chicken is packed with protein and super easy to make!
This is one of those recipes that has been waiting in the queue for like 3 months. 3 MONTHS…I KNOW. That’s way too long for a recipe to be sitting all by its lonesome and not in the internets. Especially this one!
Buffalo chicken seems to be a crowd favorite. I didn’t start liking the good ol’ “buffalo” flavor until I realized it wasn’t actually that bad for you. ON ITS OWN. What is bad for you…is that crazy buffalo chicken cheese dip shiz people eat during game days. I may have witnessed that being made once…and what. the. hell. people. There’s like 4 different varieties of cheese in that dip.
This buffalo chicken has way fewer ingredients and TASTES WAY BETTER. 🙂 Actually, it doesn’t have any cheese in it, so I’m not sure that is even a good comparison. What it does have is only 3 ingredients!
- Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
- Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Franks Red Hot
I’m pretty confident that with spicy foods, you burn more calories trying to eat it than the actual caloric value of the food. That’s what I tell myself, anyway…
I swear to you this will be the best buffalo chicken you ever eat. I’ve made it a handful of times and it gets better EVERY TIME. I used Franks Red Hot, but you’re more than welcome to use your favorite hot sauce or even sriracha. As always- you can measure your own heat. Mixing the hot sauce and the yogurt actually tames things down….so if you want more spice, add more hot sauce, and if you want less, add more yogurt.
This buffalo chicken is very versatile. You can eat it on a cracker, by itself, on some toast, in a wrap, with a chip. GET CREATIVE PEOPLE.
If you know Linley at all…you know she LOVES toast and she LOVES arugula. I’m actually not sure love is a strong enough word for the emotions she feels for these two foods. We plated our Healthy Buffalo Chicken between 2 pieces of toast along with some fresh arugula, apple slices, and a drizzle of olive oil.
The Best 3-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
- Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
- Yield: 4
- 3 (6 oz.) chicken breasts, large
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup Franks Red Hot Original
- Place chicken breasts in a large slow cooker. Turn to high and cook for 1.5-2 hours until chicken breasts have fully cooked.
- Remove and use 2 forks to shred. Place in refrigerator to cool.
- Once cooled, add Greek yogurt and Franks Red Hot and mix.
- Serve any way your heart desires.
- Serving Size: 1/4
- Calories: 151
- Sugar: 1
- Fat: 2
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 32
IT’S THE LAST DAY OF MAY. I HOPE YOU MAKE IT A GOOD ONE!