Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls


I literally eat this recipe twice a week since I've started my healthy lifestyle! These healthy buffalo chicken bowls are to die for good!

So ever since baby number three came around (about six weeks ago) I’ve been trying really hard to be more healthy. I hate dieting, counting calories etc. (who likes it?) So I’ve been working on just changing my lifestyle to a healthy, happy, state that I can maintain. A huge aspect of making healthy eating maintainable for me is that food still has to be filling and taste good! These healthy buffalo chicken bowls manage both of those things, with flair! My sister gave me the recipe, and I have eaten them at least twice a week ever since.. guilt free!

I literally eat this recipe twice a week since I've started my healthy lifestyle! These healthy buffalo chicken bowls are to die for good! I literally eat this recipe twice a week since I've started my healthy lifestyle! These healthy buffalo chicken bowls are to die for good!

I literally eat this recipe twice a week since I've started my healthy lifestyle! These healthy buffalo chicken bowls are to die for good! By the way, can we all agree that the dressing is the best part of any bowl or salad? I was so stoked to find out about these new Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt packets, so that I can indulge in dressing guilt free! I swear, it tasted just as good as regular ranch dressing and better than low fat ranch varieties. I found mine super easy at Walmart in the regular dressing aisle.

4.3 from 27 votes
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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls
Ingredients
  • 2 cans corn
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 3 avocados
  • a pint of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of your favorite buffalo sauce I use Franks
  • 1 TBS garlic minced
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dressing
  • 1 1/3 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 TBS milk
Instructions
  1. Cook chicken, garlic and hot sauce to slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. When chicken is cooked through, shred it and set aside.
  2. In a separate small bowl mix together your Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dressing , Greek yogurt and milk and stick it in the fridge.
  3. Next, drain and rinse your corn and black beans and add them to a bowl. Rinse and half your cherry tomatoes and add them to the bowl as well. Lastly, dice your avocados and add them to the mix!
  4. Assemble your bowls by adding your veggie mixture, topping with chicken, and finishing them off with some healthy Greek yogurt ranch dressing!

I literally eat this recipe twice a week since I've started my healthy lifestyle! These healthy buffalo chicken bowls are to die for good!

Mmm, my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! There are so many delicious flavors in this recipe, I guarantee it will leave your tummy not only full.. but happy! Well, there you have it! I hope your family loves this dish as much as mine does!

 

xo,

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I literally eat this recipe twice a week since I've started my healthy lifestyle! These healthy buffalo chicken bowls are to die for good!

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    Comments

    Marissa

    How spicy is recipe?

      Jessica

      The buffalo sauce has a little kick but the ranch kinda mellows it out so it’s definitely not too bad! My kids eat it!

    Morgan

    Can the chicken be frozen in the crock pot? Or should it be thawed?

    Jenn

    So fresh and easy to make. Loved it and Its nice and healthy. Adding to my recipe book!

    Kim

    So savory and freSh. Delish!

    Sam

    I love easy, healthy meals like this! I need to try it soon!

    MelIssa

    These bowls are incredible! They are now on my weekly dinner rotation, and arent leaving ever. DELISH!

      Jessica

      Yay! So glad you love them! We eat them ALL the time too!

    lauren

    I could eat this every night! Delicious!

      Jessica

      Yay! I’m so glad! Thank you :)

    Liz

    these are so yummy and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

      Jessica

      You are so welcome!

    Evelyn

    I saw in the video it showed 3 chicken breast but in the recipe it says 6? Which is correct?

      Jessica

      In the video we halved the recipe to show it easier, i’m so sorry for the confusion!

    Cynthia Rindfliesch

    252 calories per serving which is how much? about 2-3 cups or so?

    Katy

    Do you have a nutrition fact chart available for this recipe? Would help me a lot, thanks!

      Jessica

      I don’t yet but we are working on a new recipe plug in that will have one, so hopefully soon! Thanks for the feedback!

    Haley

    How many does this serve?

    Kara Shérrie Williams

    So do you eat these cold?

      Sarah + Jessica

      The chicken is warm but the rest is room temperature! For leftovers I sometimes eat them cold and they are good either way!

    the impossible game

    These dishes are very tasty, easy to make and long preserved in the refrigerator. My husband and I like it.
    We eat often. I hope you can introduce more on the page for me to learn.
    stickman , bouncing balls , impossible game

    Jon

    Would this stil be good to cook a big batch and freeze it. Then thaw, reheat and eat?

      Sarah + Jessica

      You could absolutely cook a big batch of the chicken and freeze! I proabably wouldn’t freeze and thaw those veggies though!

    Angelia Aniba

    I have NEVER been a big Chicken person, but I Love avocados & cherry Tomatoes… I cooked this tonight and my husband LOVED it… So I gave it a try and WOW I am hooked. I love that it is filling but also healthy…Thanks so much!!!

      Jessica @ Pretty Providence

      Aw! Your comment just made my night! I am so glad you liked it! Finding great healthy meals really is so hard! Thanks for taking the time to come back and let me know you loved it as much as I do! 😘

    Emily

    Oh my gosh yum!!! Making this ASAP!

      Jessica

      Yay! So glad you like it!

    Sarah

    So how do you make the dressing? Ad d the packet, the milk, and the yogurt? Or do you make the dressing using the directions on the back of the packets, then add milk, and then yogurt??

      Jessica

      you just add the packet, milk, and yogurt and mix and then you’re done!

    Wanda Barefoot

    This looks so good and easy. I even think my hubby would like it with a couple of changes. He only like thousand island dressing and hates avocado. Any suggestions on substitutions while staying healthy?

      Jessica

      You could totally just leave out the avocado and have everyone dress their own! These babies are super adaptable so it should be easy to make sure everyone is happy! Good luck!

    Jennifer

    Do you eat it cold or hot?

    Jennifer

    Do you eat it cold or hot?

    Kristin

    How would you allocate this recipe to the 21 day fix containers? 1 Red, 1 green, 1 blue? I’m new at this so your advice would be greatly appreciated!

      Jessica @ Pretty Providence

      I’m not sure! I have never done 21 day fix so I can’t really give advice on that! Best of luck though! :)

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      mctressl

      This is my amateur opinion, but unfortunately, both beans and corn count as a carb, so it would be at least 1 yellow too. You could probably back off a bit on the corn and black beans by putting all of this over lettuce and then that would get you another green. Dressing is usually an orange, but since this uses Greek yogurt, which is a red, you can probably just include it with the red from the chicken, as long as you use it sparingly. I would portion all of these ingredients out in your containers and you should have a tasty meal!

        Kristin

        That’s what I was thinking. Not too much beans and corn. More lettuce instead. Love that it’s greek yoghurt! I think it will be both delicious and 21 day fix approved with a few modifications… Can’t wait to try it!

        Kristin

        That’s what I was thinking. Not too much beans and corn. More lettuce instead. Love that it’s greek yoghurt! I think it will be both delicious and 21 day fix approved with a few modifications… Can’t wait to try it!

    Emily

    Does anyone know how many weight watchers points this would be? Need to know calories per serving, along with fat, carbs, protein, and fiber.

      Kristin Smith

      You can add all the ingredients to the app (basically “build” the recipe) ad it will tell you the points!

    Brenda

    This looks amazing!
    For anyone wondering about nutrition facts: (assuming 7 servings)
    Calories: 452
    Carbs: 34g
    Fat: 11g
    Protein: 38g
    Sodium: 1680
    Sugar: 10g

    Leanne Smith

    I am always looking for healthy lunch ideas and this looks so good! I really want to make it but am a little nervous about cooking the chicken in just hot sauce in the slow cooker. I just want to make sure there is no other liquid needed and that it won’t burn?

      Jessica @ Pretty Providence

      No it won’t burn, promise! I have made this loads of times without any problem! Just try to make sure the chicken is all coated and you could stir a couple times to make sure the same edges are t touching the sides to be extra safe.. But I’ve never had any issues! Good luck!

    Better From Scratch

    Oh my goodness these sound amazing!! You had me at “buffalo”…and the healthy part is a total bonus!

    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    This sounds fantastic!! Excited to try this – thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Becky

    Yum, this looks delicious! Must try!

    Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal

    I’m trying to eat healthier too and these bowls look delicious!! I also love that you put ranch on it! I love buffalo sauce but can’t stand bleu cheese…ranch is the only way to go!!

    Meagan

    This looks wonderful and so healthy too! I’m adding it to my list of dinner ideas. Would be great for my lunches too!

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

    My mouth is watering!!!