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Buffalo Chicken Chili

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Delicious and perfectly spiced Buffalo Chicken Chili is packed with vegetables and flavor. It will definitely become a family favorite dinner recipe!

A bowl of buffalo chicken chili with cheese and sour cream

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Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious dinner idea that is quick, easy to make, and packed full of flavor, this is it!

I have to admit that I LOVE anything with Buffalo Wing Sauce. There is something about it’s tangy spiciness that I just crave.

A bowl of Buffalo Chicken Chili with cornbread muffins and toppings.

What if the chili is too spicy?

If this chili is a little too spicy for you, you can add less sauce or top your chili with a dollop of sour cream.

For a variation of this recipe, make this a creamy chili by adding 4 ounces of cream cheese. It’s delicious!

Try this chili with some sweet moist cornbread found here.

What Goes Well with Buffalo Chicken Chili?

My favorite side dish for Buffalo Chicken Chili is Sweet Moist Cornbread. It is THE BEST cornbread I have ever had and I know once you give it a try, you’ll agree.

A spoonful of buffalo chicken chili

Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Butter
  • Ground Chicken or Turkey
  • Chopped Carrots
  • Chopped Celery
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • Chicken Bouillon
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • White Beans
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • Chicken Broth
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • Optional Toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped onions, chopped fresh tomatoes

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Chili

[1] Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan.

Butter melting in a pan

[2] Add the chopped carrots and celery to the butter and sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.

Chopped carrots and celery sautéing in a pan

[3] Place the ground chicken or turkey in the pan and break up into chunks.  Cook until no longer pink.

Ground chicken and vegetables to make Buffalo Chicken Chili

[4] Once the meat is cooked through, add the beans, tomatoes, chicken broth and mix together.

Buffalo Chicken Chili simmering in a pan

[5] Add all of the spices, liquid smoke, and buffalo sauce.

A dish of buffalo wing sauce over chili

[6] Bring the chili to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Chili simmering in a pan.

[7] Serve the chili with shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped onions and tomatoes, if desired.

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A bowl of buffalo chicken chili with cheese and sour cream

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious and perfectly spiced Buffalo Chicken Chili is packed with vegetables and flavor. It will definitely become a family favorite dinner recipe! 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Celery, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon Ranch Dressing Seasoning
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) White Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can (14.5 ounces) Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Buffalo Wing Sauce

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the chopped carrots and celery to the butter and sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Cook the ground chicken or turkey with the carrots and celery until no longer pink.
  4. Once the meat is cooked through, add the beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth and mix together.
  5. Add the spices, liquid smoke, Buffalo sauce, and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve the chili with desired toppings.

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