August 13, 2022

Buffalo Chicken Chili

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This delicious Buffalo Chicken Chili will surely become a new family favorite! Meaty, hearty, and creamy; packed with zingy Buffalo flavor!

Why you will LOVE This Recipe 

When the fall and winter seasons roll around each year, I am more than prepared with my list of cozy chili recipes! I love whipping up a pot of ground turkey sweet potato chili or slow cooking some healthy white chicken chili in the crockpot for something healthy and filling at the end of the day. Today, we’re adding a kick of heat and a whole lot of flavor to our chili– enter in slow cooker buffalo chicken chili! It’s rich, it’s good for you, and it packs a punch with all that buffalo flavor goodness. I used whole, healthy foods and quality spices to create a one pot meal that the whole family will love- it might even become a regular on the meal rotation! 

Ingredients Needed

Go ahead and raid your fridge and pantry before getting started on this buffalo chicken chili crockpot, because you may already have a lot of the ingredients on hand! Here’s what you’ll need to get started on this recipe:

Olive OilChicken BreastsCeleryOnion Fresh GarlicChili PowderGround CuminFire Roasted Diced TomatoesWhite Navy BeansFrozen CornChicken BrothBuffalo Wing SauceSaltPepperCilantroCream CheeseBleu Cheese

How to make Buffalo Chicken Chili


Heat up some oil in a pan and sear your chicken breasts on both sides, then transfer to a plate.


Add the celery, onon, and garlic to a pan with a bit of oil and cook until it softens. Add in the spices and cook until they are fragrant. Next, add in all the ingredients up to the cilantro and stir to combine, bringing the mixture to a boil. 


Add the chicken breasts to the chili mixture and reduce the heat a bit. Cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked. 


Remove the chicken from the chili. Cut the cream cheese into cubed and add them into the crockpot. Shred the chicken and add it back to the chili as well as the cilantro, then mix until everything is combined and the cheese has melted. 


Serve in bowls and top with some bleu cheese if you’d like. DEVOUR!

Is this Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe Spicy?

While this chili recipe does have a bit of a kick to it, it’s not an overly spicy dish. It’s got the perfect amount of buffalo flavor goodness, without TOO much heat so everyone will enjoy it!

close up view of Buffalo Chicken Chili

Top Tips for making Buffalo Chicken Chili

Sautee: When you add in the onions, celery and garlic to the pan, i recommend sauteeing them until they are soft. If you want to go a step further, it adds a lot of flavor if you let the onions get a bit brown and caramelized.Drain and Rinse the beans: I recommend draining your beans, but then also rinsing them to remove any film and ensure they are clean before adding them to your chili!

What to serve with Buffalo Chili

This chili is extremely flavorful and a hot bowl of it on a chilly day is delicious all on its own. The recipe calls for blue cheese, and it’s super tasty when crumbled overtop of the chili. You could also use shredded cheddar cheese, taco chips and sour cream if that’s your jam, or bake up some easy sweet vegan cornbread to serve as a side.

Storage- Fridge and Freezer

As for storage, this chili keeps great in both the fridge and freezer and makes for tasty leftovers! I recommend labeling it and storing it in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container. You can also pop the container in the freezer and it will keep for up to 3 months. 

a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Chili with a spoon

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Buffalo Chicken Chili

This delicious Buffalo Chicken Chili will surely become a new family favorite! Meaty, hearty, and creamy; packed with zingy Buffalo flavor!Course DinnerCuisine AmericanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 40minutesTotal Time 50minutesServings 8PeopleCalories 239kcalAuthor Taylor


2TbspOlive oil,divided1LbChicken breasts1CupCelery,thinly sliced3/4CupOnion,diced1TbspFresh garlic,minced2tspChile powder1tspGround cumin1Can Fire roasted diced tomatoes(14.5 oz)1CanWhite navy beansdrained and rinsed (14oz) 1CupFrozen corn1/2CupChicken broth1/2CupBuffalo wing sauce 1/2tspSaltPinch of pepper1/2CupCilantrominced8ozCream cheeseBleu cheese,for garnish (optional)


Heat 1 Tbsp of the oil in a large pan on medium high heat. Sear the chicken breasts on both sides until golden and then transfer to a plate.
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Heat the other 1 Tbsp of the oil in the pan on medium high heat. Add in the celery, onion and garlic and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
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Add in the spices and cook until the spices are fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
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Add in all the ingredients up to the cilantro and stir until well combined. Then, bring to a boil.
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Once boiling, nestle the chicken breasts into the chili and then turn the heat to medium low and cover the pan. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Once simmered, remove the chicken and then cut the cream cheese into little cubes and stir in until melted.
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Shred the chicken and stir it in. Then, stir in the cilantro
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Top each bowl with blue cheese (if desired) and DEVOUR!
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Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 15gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 916mgPotassium: 404mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 880IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg

For This Recipe, I recommend:

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Published Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:44:00 +0000