Buffalo Chicken Chili

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili combines ground chicken breast with beans, buffalo sauce & lots of spices for a flavorful, gluten free chili recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Chili

With fall in full swing and crock pots full of deliciousness on my mind, I decided to re-create one of the most popular recipes from my cookbook, Buffalo Turkey Chili.

Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Chili

I made this dish on San Diego 6 News last Fall and everyone in the studio was a huge fan!

Now I’ve switched the recipe up with ground chicken, instead of turkey and threw in a few more spices for a little bit more heat & flavor!

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili

Think of this recipe as chili’s ode to the chicken wing! All the delicious flavors of a chicken wing in a healthy chicken chili recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

Serve it up with a side of Buffalo Cheddar Biscuits and you have a totally delicious, slightly spicy, festive fall-inspired dinner!

Buffalo Chicken Chili Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Chili Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded & diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 2 lb ground chicken breast
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans
  • 1 can (10 oz.) crushed tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Buffalo Chicken Chili Instructions

Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is warm, add the onion, jalapeño, garlic, carrots and celery.

Saute 5-7 minutes, then add the ground chicken and cook through.

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

In the meantime add the buffalo sauce, tomato sauce, cannellini beans and diced tomatoes with green chilies to a crockpot set to low.

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

Add the ground chicken mixture to the crock pot, then add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, black pepper and kosher salt.

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

Mix everything together, then cook on low for 6-8 hours, or crank up to high and cook for 3-4 hours.

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

Serve it up with a little freshly grated cheddar cheese on top and dig in!

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

I could seriously eat this chili all day, every day!

It’s got just the right amount of flavor and spice, and the lean, ground chicken breast keeps it on the healthier side of chili, perfect for going back for seconds!

Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Chili

Follow this link to all of my buffalo sauce recipes and be sure you check out favorites like Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers, Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne and Buffalo Zucchini Chips!

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

And if you’re looking for more great chili recipes, you have to try my Pumpkin Chili & Chipotle Stout Chili, two totally different chili’s, both totally delicious!

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili
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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili combines ground chicken breast with beans, buffalo sauce & lots of spices for a flavorful, gluten free chili recipe!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 342 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded & minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 2 lb ground chicken breast
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz can cannellini beans drained & rinsed
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is warm, add the onion, jalapeño, garlic, carrots and celery.
  3. Saute 5-7 minutes, then add the ground chicken and cook through.
  4. In the meantime add the buffalo sauce, tomato sauce, cannellini beans and diced tomatoes with green chilies to a slow cooker set to low.

  5. Add the ground chicken mixture to the slow cooker, then add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, black pepper and kosher salt.

  6. Mix everything together, then cook on low for 6-8 hours, or cook on high for 3-4 hours.

  7. Serve it up with a little freshly grated cheddar cheese on top, if you'd like!