Buffalo Chicken Chili
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An easy recipe for Buffalo Chicken Chili that will disappear quick, so go ahead and double the amount!
When the weather begins cooling down outside, it means our chili pot is warming up inside. I’m a big fan of chilis and stews, not only because they are so satisfying and the perfect comfort food, but because usually they are very simple to put together. The smell of a big pot of chili wafting through our home help it feel all warm and cozy. Plus, chili is a cinch to make and serve for large groups, especially for a big game!
Our pantry is always stocked with chili and stew ingredients: a selection of Bush’s Beans, canned tomatoes, warm spices, broths, and basic veggies like carrots, potato, and celery. We always know that a pot of chili or stew can be put together fairly quickly to mingle away creating a comforting meal to end our day.
Buffalo Chicken Chili is one we have enjoyed making over and over again. It’s quick to put together and a nice twist on the classic chili. Once I made a pot of this chili before heading out of town, so leftovers could be saved for my family to enjoy while I was gone. I should have gone ahead and made a double batch, because there was not much leftover after the first serving.
Serve it alone or with cornbread, salad, and/or corn chips for a spicy meal of goodness. This chili recipe is one to remember for big game time meals, like the Super Bowl, as well as those laid back cooler evenings when you are feeding crowd. Or perhaps after a chilly night of at a bonfire or hayride? Enjoy!
Buffalo Chicken Chili
Buffalo Chicken Chili
A scrumptious recipe for Buffalo Chicken Chili that will disappear quick so make double!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 rib celery, diced
- 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 5 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded
- 1 (16 ounce) can BUSH’S® Kidney Beans, drained
- 1 (15.8 ounce) can BUSH’S® Great Northern Beans, drained
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- crumbled blue cheese (optional)
- Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic and dried spices. Cook 5 minutes; stir often.
- Add chicken, beans, tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Simmer 20-25 minutes.
- Stir in hot sauce and softened cream cheese until smooth.
- Serve topped with crumbled blue cheese, if desired.
Recipe from Bush's Beans.
(This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but as always, all opinions are my own.)
I am all about this chili!! Buffalo anything is my all time favorite! 🙂
OMG, have to try this! The spicier the better…
I cannot handle how yummy this sounds – I was a little scared of how much hot sauce to put in, but it sounds like the perfect amount to get the flavor but not be overwhelming! Pinned for dinner next week 😉
Hi, would this taste ok without the blue cheese or cream cheese do you think? I’m dairy free so I wouldn’t be adding those things.
In addition to flavor, the cream cheese helps thicken it up. For a dairy-free option, I’d take about a cup of white beans and puree or mash them with some chicken broth until smooth and stir that in. Use more if needed. Let me know if you try it. I think it would be great! The blue cheese is only for adding afterwards if desired. I enjoyed it without any additional cheese. I hope that helps!
I LOVE buffalo chicken – pizza, pasta, pretty much anything actually lol. This looks like a fabulous chili to keep in my recipe box for this winter! 😀
I had recently involuntarily become a stay home wife and I stumbled upon this recipe when I was searching for some basic dish that I can cope. Now I see your chili, I feel more hungry than ever.
How many servings does this recipe make!?
Could this be made in the crockpot?
Of course! It would be perfect in the crockpot.
Oh wow this sounds delicious!! I love spicy and anything buffalo.
I’m a huge fan of your buffalo chicken chili recipe. I’m definitely going to have this more as the weather cools down!