Buffalo Chicken Protein Casserole

Another Easy Peasy recipe coming your way! This one is so simple and you can’t mess it up!

I’m a huge fan of greek yogurt, cottage cheese, chicken breast, and cholula hot sauce. So I’ve combined all of these favorites into one quick easy peasy casserole to get my fix!

All of these ingredients pack protein. A serving of this casserole is 33 grams of protein. What a steal! Perfect for after the gym to help out those muscles you worked so hard.

Don’t waste your time with those fatty buffalo chicken dips! Some of them come in at over 45 grams of fat and 560 calories PER SERVING! Yikes. Not very friendly on the waistline huh? Mine is only 181.7 calories and 3.3 grams of fat. Take that fatty dip!

For this recipe you will need: 

  • 3 large chicken breasts, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 1% no salt added cottage cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of low fat cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cholula hot sauce (regular)
  • 1/4 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of cornflakes, crushed

(Makes 6 servings)

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Chop your chicken breasts and cook on medium-high heat in a pan on the stove top. You don’t need to cook all the way through. Just a few minutes to cook the outside portion (the rest will cook in the oven)

Chicken Breast, just toss around until sides cooked

Chicken Breast, just toss around until sides cooked

Done, Kind of...

Done, Kind of…

Now grab a pan (I used a disposable tin cake pan that was 8 x 8 and a little over an inch deep). Layer the cream cheese in the bottom. It will be a very thin layer

Yum I love cream cheese. Go with the light

Yum I love cream cheese. Go with the light

In a mixing bowl, mix the greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and hot sauce

The sauce mixture

The sauce mixture

Peachy color

Peachy color

Throw in the chicken breast and toss

Big chunks of chicken breast

Big chunks of chicken breast

Now pour in the cake tin with an extra little drizzle of hot sauce 😉

Hot sauce drizzle! Pre bake..

Hot sauce drizzle! Pre bake..

Place in the oven for 50 minutes

The post bake

The post bake

After 50 minutes remove and top with the panko and crushed cornflakes

Crunchy Crumbs

Crunchy Crumbs

Bake for an additional 20 minutes until the top is golden brown

All done!

All done!

Crunchy protein goodness!

the crunchies up close!

the crunchies up close!

You can either eat this as a casserole or as a dip! If you want to dip, make the chicken a little smaller or shred it. I just wanted to do something a little quicker!

Once you slice into this it gets messy, but the inside is so good!

Once you slice into this it gets messy, but the inside is so good!

Per serving this dish has: 181.7 calories, 3.3 grams of fat, 6.2 grams of carbs, 33 grams of protein. 

So delicious, creamy, crunchy, and healthy!




Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Courtney Menard says:

    I am TOTALLY going to make this next week when my parents are out of town and I need to cook for myself.. maybe cut the recipe in half though or just bring the rest in to work with me… what did you eat it with?

  2. I found your blog a couple of days ago. I love it. I’m so inspired. I feel like i have a gym buddy. Lol

  3. Christi says:

    What do you suggest substituting for the cottage cheese? I’ve tried it every which way and absolutely hate it… But I’m interested in trying this recipe. Just do more yogurt?

  4. So 50 mins isn’t too long to keep in oven? Can’t wait to make it this weekend !

  5. Whitteni says:

    Made this for dinner tonight! It’s hard to find stuff that my boyfriend will eat with me, but he dug right in next to me! So inspired by your site and your recipes have me excited all over again!

  6. Whitteni says:

    Made tonight! I didn’t get the cauliflower as mashed from the get go, I’m guessing, so it didn’t turn out as smooth. Still delish! Another good one!

  7. This looks great! How big is the serving size? 1 cup?

    • I haven’t made it in soooo long! I can’t remember how much I used as a serving size. I will try again and get back to you!

  8. How many servings does this make? I used mygfitnesspal for 6 servings and it came up with 240 calories, 7 grams of fat, 31 grams of protein and 11 carbs.

    • It’s about 8-9. This recipe I made a while back, so I hand calculated all the macros myself using my ingredients (not my fitness pal). It may change with the brand you use. Either way those are good macros for a bigger serving!

  9. could I make this child/family friendly? Looks delicious

  10. What is the serving size……….. In cups or oz

    • about 1/9th the dish if you cut into equal pieces. I haven’t measured the oz or cups exactly. I plan on remaking this soon to include all that info!

  11. Pretty good. I think I may try some jalapeños or peppers in it next time

  12. Is this 33 grams of protein per serving or the whole thing??

  13. How much are the serving sizes ?

  14. Can you make this ahead and freeze it?

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