Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili – this stuff is AMAZING! We’ve made it 3 times this month! We can’t get enough of it! Chicken, chili beans, black beans, chicken broth, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, ranch seasoning, cream cheese, and buffalo wing sauce. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. If you like buffalo wings, you are going to LOVE this easy chili recipe!

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Creamy Buffalo Chicken Chili with Chicken Breast

This Slow Cooker Buffalo Crack Chicken Chili has been on repeat in our house lately. Loaded with chicken, chili beans, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chilies, cream cheese, cumin, chili powder, chicken broth, buffalo hot sauce, and ranch. It is lick-the-bowl-delicious. This is super easy to make; simply dump everything in the slow cooker and close the lid. It literally takes about 5 minutes to prepare. High five for easy meals!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

This chili is effortless to make in the crockpot with only a few simple ingredients. To make the chili, place some boneless chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Add chili beans, black beans, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, cream cheese, ground cumin, chili powder, chicken broth, buffalo hot sauce, and ranch dressing mix. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for about 6 hours. Remove the chicken breasts from the crock pot and shred with 2 forks. Add the chicken back to the slow cooker, stir, and serve.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use chicken breasts in the chili. You can substitute boneless chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs if you prefer.
  • I use Frank’s Hot Sauce or Frank’s Buffalo Sauce in this recipe.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mixhttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • I suggest using low-sodium or salt-free chicken broth if using store-bought ranch dressing mix.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Chicken Stockhttps://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-chicken-broth/
  • Feel free to substitute your favorite beans in the chili. White beans, kidney beans, or great northern beans work great.
    • For a low-carb soup, omit the beans.
  • Feel free to add more veggies to the chili. Chopped peppers, onion, carrots, and celery are all great.
  • You can use frozen chicken in this recipe.
  • If you have clumps of cream cheese in the finished soup, use a whisk to help get it fully incorporated into the soup.
  • Can I cook the chili on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the chili on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Can I make Buffalo Chicken Chili on the stovetop? Yes! Add all the ingredients to a Dutch oven or large pot and cook on medium heat until the chicken is done. 
    • If you want to cut down on the cooking time, use some chopped rotisserie chicken instead of the raw chicken breasts. Dump all the ingredients in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Can I freeze Chicken Chili? Yes! Let the soup cool completely and place in plastic freezer bags and freeze. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave. You may need to add a little chicken broth if the chili is too thick.
  • Is Buffalo Chicken Chili gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in the chili are gluten-free.
bowl of chicken chili topped with sour cream and cheese

What to Serve with Chicken Chili

This has quickly become one of our favorite chili recipes. The flavor is amazing. We just can’t get enough of it. If you like buffalo wings and buffalo chicken dip, you are going to love this buffalo chicken chili recipe.  

We like to top the chili with some sour cream and cheddar cheese. It is also delicious with some blue cheese crumbles, celery, crumbled tortilla chips. This is a very hearty chili, so you don’t need a lot to go with it. We usually just have the chili with some cornbread or a salad.

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bowl of chicken chili topped with sour cream and cheese

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili – this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it! Chicken, chili beans, black beans, chicken broth, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, ranch seasoning, cream cheese, buffalo wing sauce. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. If you like buffalo wings, you are going to LOVE this easy chili recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (15-oz) can chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10-oz) Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (1-oz) packet ranch seasoning & salad dressing mix
  • ½ cup hot sauce or wing sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese

Instructions:

  • Place chicken at bottom of slow cooker.
  • Add chili beans, black beans, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, chicken broth, cumin, chili powder, ranch seasoning, and buffalo sauce. Stir together. Place cream cheese on top of the chicken.
  • Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker and stir.

Notes:

  • I use chicken breasts in the chili. You can substitute boneless chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs if you prefer.
  • I use Frank’s Hot Sauce or Frank’s Buffalo Sauce in this recipe.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • I suggest using low-sodium or salt-free chicken broth if using a store-bought ranch dressing mix.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Chicken Stock: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-chicken-broth/
  • Feel free to substitute your favorite beans in the chili. White beans, kidney beans, or great northern beans work great.
    • For a low-carb soup, omit the beans.
  • Feel free to add more veggies to the chili. Chopped peppers, onion, carrots, and celery are all great.
  • You can use frozen chicken in this recipe.
  • If you have clumps of cream cheese in the finished soup, use a whisk to help get it fully incorporated into the soup.
  • Can I cook the chili on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the chili on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Can I make Buffalo Chicken Chili on the stovetop? Yes! Add all the ingredients to a Dutch oven or large pot and cook on medium heat until the chicken is done. 
    • If you want to cut down on the cooking time, use some chopped rotisserie chicken instead of the raw chicken breasts. Dump all the ingredients in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Can I freeze Chicken Chili? Yes! Let the soup cool completely and place in plastic freezer bags and freeze. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave. You may need to add a little chicken broth if the chili is too thick.
  • Is Buffalo Chicken Chili gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in the chili are gluten-free.

Steph

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  1. Delicious!!! I served with tortilla chips and melted blue cheese crumbles on them in the oven! Yummy 😋

      1. I made this in my IP. Just put it on slow cooker mode for 6 hours. We had ours over brown rice. Delicious and perfectly spiced.

  2. LOL I had to do the cream cheese hunt, too! Went to three stores yesterday before I found it at an international food market in the neighborhood. I just now put the ingredients together, along with a diced red bell pepper I saw at the market, and all are in the slow cooker. Now I wish I had some blue cheese crumbles to serve with it after its cooked-but the grocery stores will be crazy today since we’re expecting a little snow here in Atlanta tomorrow.

  3. So many of your recipes call for cream cheese. What is a good substitute if your not a fan of cream cheese (or sour cream)?

  4. I can’t wait to try this!!! I have everything but the cream cheese. Hopefully it’s back in stock 😳,because I want to make this for the weekend. It will go great for the winter storm headed our way!! Thank you for all your AMAZING recipes. My family loves all the ones we have tried!! You have changed dinner time at my home 🤗

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