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Buffalo Chicken Dip with Cottage Cheese

Whip up a batch of the best Buffalo Chicken Dip with Cottage Cheese! This easy recipe transforms convenient rotisserie chicken, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and tangy buffalo sauce into a protein-packed party dip everyone will love!

overhead view of a square baking dish of baked buffalo chicken dip with blue corn chips, celery and carrots

Cottage cheese is one of my favorite high-protein snacks, but I get it. Not everyone craves it straight from the tub like I do. In that case, this healthy buffalo chicken dip recipe with cottage cheese may be more up your alley.

It offers a high-protein alternative, every bit as delicious as traditional buffalo chicken dip. I promise blending cottage cheese with ingredients like Greek yogurt, buffalo sauce, and sharp cheddar will make you forget that cottage cheese was ever involved. You won’t believe how good it tastes! 

I recently brought it to a party, and everyone LOVED it! Trust me, this buffalo chicken dip made with cottage cheese will become your new go-to for every gathering. Get ready for your guests’ rave reviews!

Why this recipe is a must-make

  • Healthier option. Packed with protein from cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and chicken, this dip offers a delicious appetizer you’d never guess is good for you.
  • Quick and easy. This dip is a breeze to make, perfect for last-minute family gatherings, game days, potlucks, or any occasion. 
  • Make-ahead friendly. You can prepare the dip ahead and bake it when you’re ready.
  • Deliciously creamy. The blend of cottage cheese and Greek yogurt creates a rich, creamy texture that perfectly complements the spicy buffalo sauce.

Ingredients you’ll need

ingredients for buffalo dip measured out on a counter
  • Rotisserie chicken. Using rotisserie chicken saves time and adds instant mouthwatering flavor. Pull and shred the chicken; you’ll need about 2 ½ cups.
  • 2% Greek yogurt. This adds creaminess and tang. If you prefer, you can use sour cream or full-fat Greek yogurt here.
  • Buffalo wing sauce. I used extra mild buffalo wing sauce, but feel free to adjust to your heat threshold with a medium or hot wing sauce. Frank’s Red Hot is a classic!
  • Small curd cottage cheese. Cottage cheese keeps the dip creamy and boosts the protein. I used the Good Culture brand for its rich texture and flavor.
  • Garlic powder. It adds a subtle, savory depth. If you prefer, you can use fresh minced garlic, about one clove.
  • Blue cheese. For blue cheese lovers, this adds a bold flavor. If you’re not a fan, no worries. You can leave it out.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese. Freshly shredded cheese melts better and tastes fresher. You’ll need about 1/2 cup for the dip and a bit more to melt on top.  Feel free to substitute a milder cheddar or a mix like Colby Jack.
  • Salt and pepper. To taste. 

How to make buffalo chicken dip with cottage cheese

four steps for making healthy buffalo dip: mixing in a bowl, in the pan and baked

Step 1: Preheat. Preheat your oven to 350°F and spay an 8×8” baking dish with non-stick spray (I used avocado oil). 

Step 2: Mix dip. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, wing sauce, cottage cheese, blue cheese (if using), half of the shredded cheddar cheese, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: Bake. Spread the mixture evenly in the baking dish, top with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese, and bake for about 30 minutes. 

Step 4: Serve: Remove from the oven, and serve with celery sticks, tortilla chips, or your favorite dippers. Keep reading for more dippable snack ideas. 

side view of a pan of baked buffalo chicken dip with baby carrots and celery sticks

Recipe tips and FAQs

  • Blend for smoothness – If you prefer a smoother consistency, blend the cottage cheese mixture before adding the chicken and other ingredients.
  • Adjust the spice level – To ensure the perfect heat level, use extra mild, medium, or hot buffalo sauce, or a blend of heat levels. You can also add a dash of hot sauce, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes to turn up the heat. 
  • Bake until bubbly – To achieve that perfect, gooey texture, bake the dip until it’s bubbly and the cheese on top is melted and slightly golden. This usually takes about 30 minutes at 350°F.


Looking to customize your cottage cheese buffalo chicken dip? Here are some fun and flavorful add-in ideas: 

  • Vegetable add-ins. Consider adding chopped green onions and diced celery for extra flavor and crunch. For a nutrient boost and a touch of greenery, stir in a handful of chopped spinach. Add sliced jalapeños if you can handle the heat!
  • Crispy bacon bits. The smoky, savory element is DELICIOUS with hot and tangy buffalo sauce. 
  • Ranch dressing. For an extra flavor boost, stir a packet of ranch dressing mix into the dip before baking. And/or drizzle creamy ranch dressing over the warm dip before serving. 


Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! Simply follow the recipe up to the point of baking, then cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate. When ready, bake as directed, adding 5-10 minutes to the baking time if needed.

What can I substitute for cottage cheese if I’m not a fan?

If you’re not a fan of cottage cheese, you can substitute it with an equal amount of ricotta cheese. The texture will be slightly different but will still add creaminess to the dip.

Can I serve this dip cold?

While classic buffalo chicken dip is served warm, you can certainly enjoy it cold if you like. Just know that the texture may be slightly different when cold, but it will still be delicious!

Can I use canned chicken instead of rotisserie chicken?

While rotisserie chicken adds great flavor and texture to the dip, you can substitute it with canned chicken in a pinch. Just make sure to drain the canned chicken well before adding it.

Serving suggestions 

I love serving this buffalo cottage cheese dip with a variety of dippables. Here are my favorites: 

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Celery and Carrot Sticks
  • Sliced Bell Peppers
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Cauliflower Florets
  • Sturdy Crackers 
  • Breadsticks
  • Warm Pita Bread
  • Pretzel Bites
  • Toasted French Bread

Storage instructions

Storing: Place any leftover buffalo chicken dip in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing: Transfer the dip to a freezer-safe container, leaving some space at the top for expansion, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Reheating: Transfer the dip to an oven-safe dish and bake at 350°F until warmed through.  Or, reheat smaller portions in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until heated. 

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a blue corn chip dipped in buffalo chicken dip
a pan of cheesy baked buffalo chicken dip topped with chopped green onions and served with celery, chips, and carrots

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Cottage Cheese

A healthier high-protein buffalo chicken dip recipe made with pulled rotisserie chicken, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese that tastes as good as the original!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Amee


  • Mixing bowl
  • 8×8 baking dish


  • cups rotisserie chicken pulled and shredded
  • ¾ cup mild buffalo wing sauce *I used mild but go with your spice preference- if you are using regular Franks Red Hot, you'll only need about ½ cup
  • 1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup small curd cottage cheese I used Good Culture
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese *optional-leave out if you're not a blue cheese fan
  • 6 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded from the block, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray (I used avocado oil).
  • Mix the shredded chicken, wing sauce, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, garlic powder, blue cheese (if using), and half of the shredded cheddar cheese in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish and top with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish with green onions and serve with celery, carrots, and tortilla chips (or your favorite dipping chips or crackers).


    • Blend for smoothness – If you prefer a smoother consistency, blend the cottage cheese mixture before adding the chicken and other ingredients.
    • Adjust the spice level – To ensure the perfect heat level, use extra mild, medium, or hot buffalo sauce, or a blend of heat levels. You can also add a dash of hot sauce, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes to turn up the heat. If you are using anything other than mild wing sauce, start with 1/2 cup and adjust accordingly to taste. You won’t need as much of the hot wing sauce. 


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1.187mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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