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Macro-Friendly Creamy Buffalo Chicken Bowl Recipe (High Protein)

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This creamy Buffalo Chicken Bowl is a must for meal preppers looking for a high protein, taste bud tantalizing lunch that you will look forward to eating all week long. With a combination of high-protein chicken breast slathered in a creamy sauce and tons of high-volume, low-calorie veggies, this Buffalo Chicken Bowl will fill you up and leave you satisfied for hours.

I’m a total sucker for anything Buffalo chicken (like the Buffalo Chicken Wrap recipe for lunch we created) – there’s just something about the subtly spicy kick that excites me and this recipe nails it on the head. We’re using a creamy Buffalo sauce that’s slightly spicy while also slightly sweet. Trust me on this one, you’re going to love it! It’s the perfect collision of comfort foods and nutrition all in one.

3 Reasons Why You Will Love Our Macro-Friendly Creamy Buffalo Chicken Bowl Recipe

  1. This Creamy Buffalo Chicken Bowl is great for meal prepping. Make a few bowls at the beginning of the week and enjoy this meal all week long.
  2. It’s a high-volume, low-calorie meal. By using a combination of cauliflower rice along with regular rice, you’ll enjoy more volume (more food!), lower carbs, and more fiber.
  3. The creamy sauce used on the chicken is so good! This isn’t your average Buffalo chicken bowl that includes some hot sauce tossed on some chicken, this creamy sauce is the star of the show.

Ingredients

  • Cubed chicken breast
  • Buffalo sauce – I used Frank’s, but any brand will do.
  • Lite pancake syrup – you can swap it out for honey if you prefer.
  • Mined garlic – I use pre-minced garlic in water as a shortcut
  • Nonfat plain Greek Yogurt – any brand will do here, but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Cauliflower rice – I use a bag of frozen cauliflower rice to keep it simple.
  • White rice – any brand or variety will do, I like the microwavable pouches.
  • Shredded romaine lettuce – you can purchase shredded lettuce or chop it up yourself
  • Shredded carrots
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Chopped cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Greek Yogurt Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing – I use Bolthouse Farms Ranch

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Large skillet (I love mine from Made In Cookware)
  • 2 Cooking spoons
  • Small saucepan

How to Make Creamy Buffalo Chicken Bowl Recipe

  1. Heat your skillet over medium heat, spray with cooking spray, and add your cubed chicken. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, cooking until it’s no longer pink in the center, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  2. While your chicken is cooking, add your hot sauce, minced garlic, and lite maple syrup to a small saucepan and whisk while boiling to allow the sauce to thicken.
  3. Once the sauce has thickened and is cooked through, add your Greek yogurt to the mixture until it’s fully combined. Pour the sauce into the pan with the cooked chicken and mix well to coat all the chicken pieces.
  4. Cook your cauliflower rice and regular rice according to their package instructions. Mix the two rice varieties together in a bowl.
  5. Assemble your Creamy Buffalo Chicken bowl by starting with the romaine lettuce, then the rice mixture, then chicken, then top with sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, sliced red onions, sliced cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and finally drizzling with your ranch dressing.
  6. If using this recipe for meal prepping, you can prepare 3 bowls from this recipe. Each bowl should contain the following:
  • 166g of chicken
  • 161g of rice mixture
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 4 chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 3-4 cucumber slices
  • 3-4 red onion slices
  • 1 tbs. Ranch dressing

Swaps or Alternatives

If you’re not the biggest fan of Buffalo sauce, you can easily turn this Buffalo Chicken Bowl recipe into a BBQ Chicken bowl by swapping out your favorite BBQ sauce in place of the Buffalo sauce. If you want to either up your carb intake or decrease your carb intake, you can play around with the rice mixture, eliminating the cauliflower rice in lieu of white rice for additional carbs or eliminating the white rice in lieu of more cauliflower rice to keep carbs lower.

Quick Tip(s)

  • To make this recipe go as smoothly as possible, consider pre-chopping your veggies so that they are ready to go when you’re ready to assemble your Buffalo Chicken Bowls.
  • Use microwavable cauliflower rice and white rice to eliminate the need for extra steps and more dishes.

Macros & Nutrition Information

MacrosNutrition
Calories415
Protein43g
Carbs41g
Fat8g

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Bowl Recipe

Tami Smith
This creamy Buffalo Chicken Bowl has everything you need for a fully satisfying meal; high protein, high volume, and wholly satisfying. Whether you’re prepping this recipe for your weekly lunches or feeding your family dinner, this is sure to make it into your approved meal rotation.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 415 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large Skillet I use Made In Cookware
  • 2 Mixing spoons
  • 1 Small saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
  • cup Buffalo sauce of choice
  • 1 tbsp lite pancake syrup or honey
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower riced 12 oz.
  • 235 g white rice
  • 12 cherry tomatoes chopped
  • cucumber thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup cup shredded carrots
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt-based ranch dressing (Bolthouse Farms is the best)

Instructions
 

  • Heat your skillet over medium heat, spray with cooking spray, and add your cubed chicken. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, cooking until it’s no longer pink in the center, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • While your chicken is cooking, add your hot sauce, minced garlic, and lite maple syrup to a small saucepan and whisk while boiling to allow the sauce to thicken.
  • Once the sauce has thickened and is cooked through, add your Greek yogurt to the mixture until it’s fully combined. Pour the sauce into the pan with the cooked chicken and mix well to coat all the chicken pieces.
  • Cook your cauliflower rice and regular rice according to their package instructions. Mix the two rice varieties together and drizzle in some lime juice, if desired.
  • Assemble your Creamy Buffalo Chicken bowl by starting with the rice mixture, then the romaine lettuce, then the chicken, then top with sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, sliced red onions, sliced cherry tomatoes, and finally drizzling with your ranch dressing.

Notes

Pre-chop your veggies to save time when assembling your bowls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 43gFat: 8g
Keyword bowl, buffalo chicken, creamy, healthy, high protein, lunch, macro friendly
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