Emily Bites

Don’t Miss a Recipe!

Don’t Miss a Recipe! Sign up to receive new posts delivered directly to your inbox:

Subscribe Now »
Jun 19

Buffalo Chicken Braid

Buffalo Chicken Braid

If you love Buffalo chicken like I do (and I know a lot of you do) then this Buffalo Chicken Braid is going to blow your mind. Hot and spicy chicken lightly cooled with cream cheese and blue cheese dressing and all wrapped up in an easy pizza crust braid. This recipe is easy to put together and is perfect for a weeknight dinner or to serve friends at a party or while watching sports. Even though it looks impressive, it’s super easy to make and two slices is only 337 calories or 9 WW Points! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Buffalo Chicken Braid

Looking for more lightened up ways to indulge your Buffalo chicken cravings? Check out my Buffalo Chicken Dip, Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Buffalo Chicken Tacos, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato Bake, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Wraps, Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad, Buffalo Chicken Taquitos, Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups, Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake, Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas, Buffalo Cheese Bread, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken, Buffalo Wing Hummus, Buffalo Chicken Pizza and more in the Buffalo Flavor category of my recipe index!

Buffalo Chicken Braid

Buffalo Chicken Braid
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Rate this Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Braid

Hot, spicy Buffalo chicken cooled with cream cheese and blue cheese dressing and wrapped up in an easy pizza crust braid!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound raw boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Buffalo wing sauce, I used Frank’s Red Hot Wings sauce
  • 2 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup light blue cheese dressing, I used Marzetti Light
  • 1 (13.8 oz) refrigerated pizza crust, (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 tablespoon light butter, melted (I used Land O’Lakes)


  • Pre-heat your oven to 375.
  • In a large skillet or sauté pan, bring the oil to medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts in a single layer and cook for 3 minutes on one side, flip them over, and then continue to cook for 3 minutes on the other side. Add the Buffalo sauce to the pan and wait until it bubbles (should happen almost immediately. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover the pan. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts) until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  • Remove the lid from the pan and transfer each breast to a cutting board, shredding it using two forks and then returning it to the sauce. When all the breasts are shredded, stir them into the sauce until thoroughly combined. Continue to cook for 3-5 more minutes until the sauce thickens and soaks into the chicken. Transfer the chicken to a mixing bowl and add the cream cheese and blue cheese dressing. Stir together until cream cheese melts in and the ingredients are well combined.
  • Unroll the pizza dough onto a piece of parchment paper and roll the dough to be 10”x14.” Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, make cuts up one of the longer sides of the dough, about 1 inch apart and about 3 inches long (into the center). Mirror those cuts on the opposite long side of the dough.
  • Spread the Buffalo chicken mixture down the center of the pizza dough, in a row with the cuts on either side. Starting at one end, fold a strip of the sliced dough on the side diagonally over the center ingredients. Fold the strip across from it over that strip in a criss-cross and repeat, alternating sides, until the strips of dough are covering the center in a braided pattern. Brush the top of the braid with the melted butter.
  • Transfer the parchment paper with the braid onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the dough is golden. Slice into 12 equal pieces and serve (a serving is 2 pieces).


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per (2 slice) serving: 9 (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per (2 slice) serving:
337 calories, 33 g carbs, 5 g sugars, 12 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 22 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (2 slices) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 9 SmartPoints/ Blue: 8 SmartPoints/ Purple: 8 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
9 per (2 slice) serving (P+ calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)
An Emily Bites Original, inspired by 365 Days of Baking

12 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Braid”

  1. You’re so clever! I love this! Can’t wait to make it. Any tips on reheating leftovers? Thank you for another beautiful recipe.

  2. Wow, super surprised at the low calorie count! And I love that the hot and cool are all mixed together in the braid — looks delicious!

  3. Emily, Is everything OK with you and your family?
    I haven’t seen a new recipe for a couple of weeks and I was concerned about it.

    • You’re so sweet! Yes, everything is fine, I just ran out of saved up recipes before I ran out of maternity leave, lol. Claire starts daycare a few days a week next week and I can get back to work! More recipes coming soon, I just have my hands full at the moment 🙂

  4. Glad to hear everything is well…

  5. Any suggestions for those who aren’t fans of blue cheese? My family LOVES the crockpot version of this, and I’d love to give this a try….but what would I need to substitute if I omitted the blue cheese dressing?

  6. Holy cow that’s spicy! Excellent flavor, but good grief. Any ideas on how to make it milder?

    • I’d imagine a less spicy buffalo sauce would be good! I found Sweet Baby Ray’s MILD Wing Sauce which is very mild! I am going to try it with that.

  7. If I wanted to freeze, would you freezer prior to baking? It would you fully cook the whole thing and then just reheat after freezing? Thanks!

  8. Mine was definitely not as pretty as yours but it was still delicious. Paired it with a caeser salad and yum!!5 stars

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.