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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

What could be better than a Slow Cooker filled with Buffalo Chicken Chili? Juicy chicken is sprinkled with classic chili seasonings, buffalo sauce, corn, beans, and diced tomatoes. Then, it all simmers in the slow cooker before being topped with cilantro, blue cheese, and crunchy tortilla strips!

Overhead Shot of Buffalo Chicken Chili in a bowl with a spoon and crispy tortilla strips on top.

Buffalo chicken is one of my husband’s all-time favorite foods, (and pizza toppings). I used to be against it but I have to say, he’s converted me. It’s totally going on our game day menu this year.

Ingredients

  • Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Chili Seasoning Mix
  • Cream Cheese
  • Chicken Broth
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • Cayenne
  • Hot Sauce
  • Sweet Corn
  • Diced Celery
  • Pinto Chili Beans
  • Diced Tomatoes 

Stove Top Method

  • Boil the chicken in water until completely cooked through.
  • Drain, and shred with two forks.
  • Add the softened cream cheese, chicken broth, buffalo sauce, cayenne, and hot sauce.
  • Stir until well combined, and cook on medium-high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and heat for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Top with garnishes, and serve!

Storing Leftovers

  • Leftovers should be refrigerated and used within 3 days.
  • You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Ways To Use Leftovers

  • Leftover buffalo chicken chili is delicious loaded inside of a warm, soft tortilla!
  • It also makes a great topping on flatbread pizza!
  • Finally, you can combine this with some creamy mac and cheese for a delicious and comforting mashup. You won’t even know you’re eating leftovers!

 

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Grey bowl filled with buffalo chicken chili with crispy tortilla strips on top.

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

5 from 3 ratings
This buffalo chicken chili is loaded with juicy chicken is sprinkled with classic chili seasonings, buffalo sauce, corn, beans, and diced tomatoes. Then, it all simmers in the slow cooker before being topped with cilantro, blue cheese, and crunchy tortilla strips!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, (About 3 large chicken breasts.)
  • 1.25 oz. McCormick® Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce
  • 14.5 oz. sweet corn, drained
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • 16 oz. BUSH’S® Mild Pinto Chili Beans
  • 14.5 oz. Hunt's® tomatoes, drained

Garnishes:

  • Cilantro
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Fresh Blue Cheese

Instructions

  • Add the chicken, chili seasoning, cream cheese, chicken broth, buffalo sauce, cayenne, and hot sauce to the slow cooker.
  • Heat on low for 4 hours or on high for 2.
  • Use a fork to shred the chicken into thin strips.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, excluding garnishes, and heat for another 2 hours on low or 1 hour on high.
  • Top with garnishes and serve!

Notes

Up to 2 tablespoons tomato paste may also be incorporated for thicker consistency.

Stove Top Method:

  • Boil the chicken in water until completely cooked through.
  • Drain, and shred with two forks. -Add the softened cream cheese, chicken broth, buffalo sauce, cayenne, and hot sauce.
  • Stir until well combined, and cook on medium-high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Gently stir in remaining ingredients, and heat for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Top with garnishes, and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 709kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 63g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 207mg, Sodium: 3112mg, Potassium: 2126mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 5760IU, Vitamin C: 26.8mg, Calcium: 166mg, Iron: 6.6mg
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6 comments on “Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili”

  1. This recipe is beyond amazing! Everyone in my family loved it including the picky teens and my scared of spice husband. I couldn’t find a packet of buffalo seasoning, which was my main reason for making this and Stephanie immediately helped out by sending me a homemade version, absolutely perfect! So glad I had the ingredients at home, she saved dinner! This will be a must throughout winter, highly recommend this recipe. We loved the sauce and added some tortilla chips to scoop with and crush on top. 

    • Hey Amy! I am soooo happy that this worked out for you and that we were able to come up with a solution for the buffalo sauce, WOO!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, you’re the best! -Stephanie

  2. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! This awesome recipe couldn’t be any easier or anymore delicious! My family LOVED this meal. I needed to use up some chicken breasts before their use by date and this recipe was perfect. Typed in “chicken” on the Cozy Cook website. Had all other ingredients in my pantry and fridge. Thank you Stephanie for another delicious dinner!!!

    • Hey Stephanie! Awwww you seriously make my day every time! I haven’t made this recipe in a while and I have YOU to thank because I just might make some today! 🙂 Thank you soooo much for always taking the time to come and leave a review, you are the BEST. And I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  3. Can I make this in an instant pot?

    • Hey Kaitlyn! I know that you can make Chili in the Instant Pot, but I would need to test out how to make this specific recipe before giving instructions on how to do it. Maybe you could do a Google or Pinterest search for Instant Pot Chili and try to modify it for the buffalo chicken version! Good luck!

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