Looking for something fresh, healthy, and easy to make for lunch or dinner? These healthy buffalo chicken bowls can’t be beat!
You will love these healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls. They’re packed with veggies, shredded buffalo chicken, avocado and topped with a light ranch dressing. They are filling and delicious and always a crowd-pleaser!
Buffalo Chicken Bowl
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 shredded 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!
If you need some other healthy recipes to try check out the Best Ever Broccoli Seasoning, or our Healthy Veggie Dip!
Shredded Buffalo Chicken
This healthy crockpot buffalo chicken isn’t only delicious in this healthy bowl recipe! We love to eat our leftover shredded buffalo chicken on salads, sandwiches or tacos as well. So, if you have leftovers try this amazing Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe, give these easy buffalo chicken sliders a try or find all our yummy dinner recipes here!
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How to Make Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls
Good news – these bowls are as easy to throw together as they are delicious to eat. There are basically two simple steps.
Step 1: Cook your buffalo chicken in the crock pot.
Step 2: Mix together all your veggies in a large bowl and prepare to serve!
I like to use Slow Cooker Liners whenever I use my slow-cooker. They make cleaning up a breeze.
You can meal prep this and enjoy it all week.
Make the chicken and shred it, drain and rinse corn and beans, and store those ingredients in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, throw some of the veggie mixture into a bowl, then slice avocado and tomatoes just before serving.
One of the best things about this recipe is that most all the carbs come from veggies! There is no rice or noodle base and guess what– you won’t even miss it! There’s a reason these healthy buffalo chicken bowls are one of our very most popular recipes and that’s because they are filling, healthy, and delicious!
Healthy Bowl Recipes
If you love this healthy buffalo chicken bowl recipe and want to try another of our popular healthy bowl recipes be sure to try our healthy greek chicken bowls or our Special K Breakfast bowls!
Mmm, my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! There are so many delicious flavors in this buffalo chicken recipe, I guarantee it will leave your tummy not only full, but happy!
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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls
- 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
- 2 TBS your favorite ranch dressing
- Add 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 it aside.
- Next, drain and rinse the corn and black beans. Add them to a bowl. Rinse and halve cherry tomatoes and add them to the bowl as well. Lastly, dice avocados and add them to the mix!
- Add the veggie mixture to a small bowl. Top with chicken, and finish with some ranch dressing.
If you need another easy weeknight meal idea try this yummy homemade fried rice.
Well, there you have it! I hope your family loves this dish as much as mine does!
This post was originally published in June of 2015 and has been updated with new photos, video, and more detailed instructions. If you are interested in trying a fruit and veggie based supplement check out this post.
Looks good! Though I’m going to have to cut it in half, cause I cannot imagine eating this much for a weekend dinner at work. Haha, can only bring so much too
This recipe was very tasty but I believe your carb count to be very off. Two cans of black beans is over 40 carbs while a can of corn has approximately 20. Where does the total of 5 carbs come from?
Where is this nutritional guide from ? I would love to know.
Hey Carly! The nutrition information is calculated based off of serving sizes. We have this recipe broken up into 10 servings so it adds up all of the carbs, protein, etc. for the ingredients and then divides it by 10. If you eat 1/10th of the recipe, that should be right.
We love buffalo chicken in this house, found a recipe using canned chicken, greek yogurt, ranch seasoning and hot sauce, I can eat it with a spoon!
This is a great way to make it even more nutritious. But I found the flavor lacking a bit, I sprinkled a bit of dry ranch seasoning on the veggies and mixed them to help out ;)
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this with my friends and family.
Thanks Katie! Hope you love it!
This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to share this with my daughter. She loves anything buffalo. Thanks!
Yay! I hope she loves it! Thanks Beth!
I’ve made this before and it is sooo yummy! Is there an alternative way without using slow cooker? Thanks!!
Yes! You can cook the chicken in the oven instead with buffalo sauce, or just toss shredded rotisserie chicken in buffalo sauce before putting it in the bowls!
Try making buffalo chicken from canned chicken breast. I use one can, a couple table spoons greek yogurt, half of a ranch seasoning packet, and franks buffalo hot sauce to taste. It works great!
I added some pepper and celery with a few blue cheese crumbles. Added a couple of WW points but it was delicious.
That’s a great idea!!
I just got a rotisserie chicken. Is there a way I can make the chicken for the dish with that and the hot sauce without cooking in the slow cooker? Thanks!
Yes! Just toss the rotisserie chicken with some buffalo sauce – it works great that way!
Oh my goodness these sound amazing! Muat try when holiday comes !!
Do it! You won’t regret it!
I can’t find the Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Seasoning anywhere. What can I substitute for it?
I have used the regular ranch seasoning packets and it is delicious!
You used the regular ranch dip mix with the Greek yogurt and milk? I cant find the Hidden Valley Greek version anywhere either.
Yes! The greek yogurt ranch mix has not been easy to find lately, I’m wondering if it’s discontinued. The regular ranch mix works great!