21 Buffalo Chicken Recipes That Will Help You Lose Weight

seasoned chicken pieces and celery on toothpicks around a cup of dipping sauce on a plate.

If you’re a fan of spicy foods, Buffalo-flavored dishes are likely at the top of your list. Buffalo sauce is a type of hot sauce, except it’s a little different than the standard hot sauce because it’s usually creamier with a richer flavor. This is because some Buffalo sauces contain melted butter, while other times, you mix in melted butter when you cook with them. Frank’s Hot Sauce is one of the most famous Buffalo brands. It contains flavors of cayenne red peppers, paprika, garlic, butter, and vinegar (via McCormick).

There are a few other ingredients, but the primary flavor is the spicy cayenne. For some reason, nothing tastes as good with Buffalo as chicken does. We don’t have a problem with that, though. In fact, it’s how we prefer it! All of these dishes contain Buffalo chicken in delicious ways. Browse these recipes and choose which one to use next time you have a spicy craving!

1. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Our Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake dinner has the right level of spiciness and creaminess. It has shredded chicken, light cream cheese, light ranch dressing, Franks hot sauce, and reduced-fat shredded cheese. To keep it healthier, we use whole wheat high-fiber pasta! Of course, you can use any pasta that you have. We love how this dish turns out with the cheese melted and gooey on top!

2. Buffalo Chicken Squares

Whether you are looking for a scrumptious appetizer or a snack, this recipe will impress you. The base of the dish is made with Pillsbury reduced-fat Crescent rolls, which turn out extraordinarily light and flaky! Inside, you’ll find a shredded chicken mixture with cream cheese, ranch dressing, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and cheese. Personally, we use a reduced-fat three-cheese blend! Bake the squares until they are a beautiful golden brown on the outside.

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole

3. Buffalo Chicken Casserole

We can’t get enough of this casserole with fluffy baked biscuits, shredded chicken, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and more. We offset the spiciness from the hot sauce with fat-free cream cheese and light ranch dressing! To give it a nice crispy topping, use crumbled bacon bits, which perfectly pair with the chicken and cheese. This casserole is effortless to whip up and throw in the oven, making weeknight cooking a breeze.

4. Buffalo Chicken Burgers

When you thought it couldn’t get any better, these Buffalo Chicken Burgers are here to prove you wrong! These patties contain fat-free ground chicken, lightened-up ranch dressing, Frank’s Hot Sauce, breadcrumbs, cheese, and seasoning. We make it Weight Watchers-friendly by using Flatout bread! Load the burgers with your favorite toppings, like lettuce and tomatoes. They already have cheese inside, so there is no need to worry about adding more.

Buffalo Chicken Rolls

5. Buffalo Chicken Rolls

These baked rolls are stuffed with rich cream cheese, ranch dressing, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and cheese. The neat thing about this recipe is that you first fill the chicken with the stuffing, then you roll it up in the dough! Allow them to bake for 40 minutes and turn crispy on the outside. When you bite into them, the filling has soft cream cheese, melted cheese, and spicy Buffalo sauce! How delicious does that sound?

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

6. Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Here is a recipe that requires no baking at all! You just need some time to put them in the refrigerator so they can set. These pinwheels use tortillas, making it a quick snack or appetizer. Load them up with shredded chicken, light cream cheese, light ranch dressing, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and reduced-fat shredded cheese! Dip them in additional ranch dressing or simply sprinkle on fresh parsley to dress them up.

weight watchers buffalo chicken soup

7. Buffalo Chicken Soup

We created this amazing soup with a fiery kick! It has many healthy ingredients like celery, carrots, onions, garlic, and green onions. The shredded chicken gives it substance, while the cream cheese and Frank’s Hot Sauce impart it with a heavenly flavor. You can also use some reduced-fat shredded mozzarella, which perfectly balances all the ingredients. We love using the crock pot for this, although making it on the stovetop is also an option!

dipping chip into buffalo chicken dip

8. Trader Joe’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

Make a homemade version of Trader Joe’s famous Buffalo chicken dip! Our recipe is lightened up and just as appetizing. It uses cream cheese, Greek yogurt, homemade ranch, and more. The shredded chicken and garlic give it the perfect savory flavor, while the Frank’s Hot Sauce gives it the classic Buffalo taste. Lastly, sprinkle on some light shredded mozzarella to complete the dip! Use it to dip anything from vegetables to pita chips to pretzels.

buffalo chicken ranch wraps on white plate

9. Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Wraps are perfect for making ahead and taking on the go; this one is no exception. With flavors of light ranch dressing, garlic, cayenne, and Frank’s Hot Sauce, there is plenty of flavor to go around. Use skinless chicken breasts, crisp romaine lettuce, fresh carrots, and cheddar cheese to give your body plenty of nutrients! You can use any tortillas that you have on hand. Even herb or spinach-flavored tortillas work with these wraps!

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

10. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Why coat your meatballs with Buffalo sauce when you can mix the Buffalo right into the meatball? This recipe has endless flavor due to the onion powder, parsley, chives, garlic, dillweed, and paprika! Additionally, the use of fresh diced garlic and Frank’s Hot Sauce gives these meatballs a mouthwatering flavor. Use fat-free ground chicken as the base. Enjoy the meatballs on skewers, or make it into a meal by serving it with rice and veggies!

Buffalo Chicken Potato Casserole in red pan

11. Buffalo Chicken Potato Bake

Spice up your everyday dinner by making this unique Buffalo Chicken Potato Bake! With crispy bacon pieces, spicy hot sauce, and boneless skinless chicken cubes, there are so many yummy ingredients to indulge in. Of course, there are seasonings, too, which amplify the dish’s flavors, such as black pepper and paprika. Once you are ready to serve it, scatter some chopped green onions atop the casserole to upgrade its look and add a refreshing touch.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla on white plate

12. Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

These spicy quesadillas make the perfect lunch! They aren’t your average quesadilla since they contain ranch dressing, light cream cheese, Buffalo sauce, and reduced-fat shredded cheese. To make them heartier, the shredded, cooked chicken takes center stage. Use any large tortilla that you have! Since they are spicy, they taste wonderful when you dip them in homemade ranch dressing to offset the heat.

bacon wrapped hamburgers

13. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Beef Burgers

Our Weight Watchers-friendly beef burgers are extra special, with Buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and diced chicken. The beef and chicken are also accompanied by low-point bacon, so it has three types of meat in one burger! How appetizing does that sound? For best results, cook the burgers on the grill to give them gorgeous grill marks and ensure that they stay nice and juicy. An indoor grill works, too.

Buffalo Chicken Pie

14. Buffalo Chicken Pie

This savory pie is as simple as it gets when it comes to home cooking. For a shortcut, use Pillsbury reduced-fat Crescent rolls as the crust! This pie merges flavors of peppers, onions, Buffalo sauce, cheese, and ranch dressing. Of course, you can’t forget the best part: the shredded chicken! If you have leftover chicken, that just makes it easier. Of course, if all you have is diced chicken, that works, too.

15. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Baked Potato

After making baked potatoes so many times, they can feel repetitive and boring. Luckily, we found a way to spice them up! These baked potatoes are piled with Buffalo chicken, ranch dressing, and grated cheese. Make sure to follow the directions so that the potato turns out perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy when you bite into it. If you wish, sprinkle on some fresh herbs to make it pop with color.

Buffalo Chicken Empanada

16. Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

Homemade empanadas just got a lot easier, thanks to our easy recipe. This dish is so hearty that it works as a main course! Of course, you can make smaller empanadas to serve them as appetizers, too. Make a homemade dough and then fill it with chicken, cream cheese, shredded cheese, hot sauce, and ranch. Dip them in additional hot sauce or another sauce if you wish!

17. Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

You are surely missing out if you’ve never had a lasagna with fiery undertones. There is no need to search for one, though. Our recipe is right here for you! We use whole wheat, high-fiber lasagna noodles to keep it healthy. This lasagna also has shredded chicken, pasta sauce, hot sauce, vegetables, and cheese. Specifically, we use rich ricotta cheese and a shredded three-cheese blend! We suggest serving this with some asparagus or green beans.

bowl of buffalo chicken mac & cheese

18. Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

The only thing better than mac and cheese is Buffalo mac and cheese! Our Weight Watchers-friendly recipe makes eight servings and will please every single member of the family. The milk, light cream cheese, and shredded cheese give it the perfect creamy feel. Meanwhile, all you need is a small amount of Frank’s hot sauce to give it spicy notes. The primary components are the whole wheat macaroni pasta and the shredded chicken breast!

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Buffalo Chicken Wonton

19. Buffalo Chicken Wonton Crisps

Make a quick and easy appetizer with our recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wonton Crisps. This dish combines Buffalo sauce, fat-free ranch dressing, reduced-fat cheese, and light cream cheese. With all of those ingredients combined, the chicken has an astounding amount of flavor! Use pre-made wonton wrappers to make it trouble-free.

20. Crescent Roll Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

These pinwheels are similar to the other pinwheels on this list, except this version is baked! Instead of using tortillas as the base, we use Pillsbury reduced-fat Crescent rolls for this recipe. Pile on cream cheese, shredded cheese, light ranch dressing, hot sauce, and shredded chicken before you roll up the dough and bake them. Once done, they are nice and golden and fluffy with the cream cheese softened.

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Buffalo Chicken Roll on white plate

21. Easy Buffalo Chicken Rolls

Create the perfect starter by utilizing pre-made egg roll wrappers that you can find at the store! These chicken rolls have light cream cheese, hot sauce, cheese, light ranch dressing, and shredded chicken! After you load up the wrappers, wrap and seal them before you bake them. They get some color around the edges and taste best when they are warm!