Buffalo Chicken Chili

This Buffalo Chicken Chili is so easy and has only a few basic ingredients in this slow cooker dinner. Creamy and spicy all in one!This Buffalo Chicken Chili is so easy and has only a few basic ingredients in this slow cooker dinner. Creamy and spicy all in one! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Thank you for all of your texts and emails wondering about how our house fared during Hurricane Irma. We finally got home last night after being away for 10 days and everything is in tact.

A huge sigh of relief and I’m so grateful for our neighbors who kept an eye on our house and cleaned up all the debris without even being asked.

Yesterday after we left Los Angeles, they had an earthquake and then later today there was a huge earthquake in Mexico. Not to mention Hurricane Maria is out there causing major destruction and of course Harvey.

Mother Nature is raging this year.  Is this it? Is this the beginning of the end? I’m half sarcastic, half serious. What. Is. Going. On. 

This Buffalo Chicken Chili is so easy and has only a few basic ingredients in this slow cooker dinner. Creamy and spicy all in one! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

I kind of had a weird moment last time I was visiting Arizona. I was in a bookstore, in the cookbook section obviously, and as I stared at all of the cookbooks I realized that I knew 90% of the authors on the shelf. I mean…that is crazy.

One of the books on the shelf was from my friend Karen from 365 Days of Slow Cooking. She has over six cookbooks and has a new cookbook coming out next week that as all about easy, five ingredient recipes that can be made in the slow cooker.

Slow cooker recipes are my friend this time of year. Hello 3-hour church, followed by a 4 hour game, and coming home to eat dinner immediately following.

I actually helped test out this Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe months ago and my whole family absolutely loved it. Usually anything buffalo flavored I can automatically assume will be too spicy for my kids.

Guess what? This totally wasn’t. If you start off with the 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce it just gives it really good flavor. If you’re feeling wild and want more kick, add another 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce at the end.

You can buy her new book here: The Easy 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cookbook: 101 Delicious No-Fuss Meals for Busy People. If you pre-order it you get a bonus gift which includes a bonus chapter and her freezer meal e-book. More details on that here.

This Buffalo Chicken Chili is so easy and has only a few basic ingredients in this slow cooker dinner. Creamy and spicy all in one! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

It’s really hard to make this look appetizing but believe me, it’s good.

4.43 from 7 votes
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 14.5 oz can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ - ½ cup buffalo wing sauce start with ¼ cup and add more at end if needed
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • Blue cheese crumbles optional
  • celery slices optional
Instructions
  1. Combine the chicken, beans, tomatoes with their juice, broth, 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in the slow cooker.


  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

  3. Cut the cream cheese into small cubes and stir into the slow cooker. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Return chicken to the slow cooker. 

  4. When the cream cheese is melted ladle into bowls and serve. Top with blue cheese crumbles and serve with celery slices if desired.

Recipe Notes

Source: The Easy 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cookbook with permission from the author and publisher

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  1. SO happy to hear your house is okay and you guys are safe! I love going into the cookbook section and seeing everyone;s books, it’s the best!

  2. This sounds delicious. Just curious.,.the ingredient list says the can of tomatoes is drained but in the instructions it says to use the tomatoes with their juice….? Thanks. 🙂

  3. This looks likes awesome, I can’t wait to try it. I’ll probably make it this weekend for the Tennessee Vols football game. I am curious as to what kind of buffalo wing sauce you used?

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your kind words and the pictures look fabulous!! Karen

  5. This chili is speaking all of my love languages right now! I can’t wait to give it a try soon!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  6. So glad you are all right ! Thank you for this comforting chili !

  7. Wow, Looks great! definetly Gonna Cook this. Keep up the great work.

  8. As is, this was good, but I like my chili a bit thicker; this was more soupy than I expected. I did keep going back for more though…😊 Maybe next time I will add more chicken and beans. I used Sweet Baby Rays Buffalo Wing sauce which was good. I might try Franks next time to see the difference. Also, with the higher fat content in the thighs I felt they broke down too much even though I trimmed them up well and did not shred as much as break it up. I’m thinking of using half breasts and thighs next time. Thanks for a good recipe.

  9. Made this and my boys loved this!!!! I did notice a previous comment on a little soupy so at the end a did thicken the broth with a cornstarch and milk mixture. Also added a can of corn and real onions. Will be making this recipe for years to come :))

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  11. Thank you for the recipe! Do you recall about how long it took for the cream cheese to melt?

  12. Hey! Thanks for this recipe. We had it for dinner but I decided to freeze the rest for when my BF is out of town and I don’t feel like cooking. Do you know how long it can stay frozen for? Thanks!