Best Buffalo Chicken Chili

Best Buffalo Chicken Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.4
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.0 mg
  • Sodium: 937.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 29.0 g

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Hands-down the best buffalo chicken chili you will ever have. The secret? Grinding your own chicken! Don't be scared! Hands-down the best buffalo chicken chili you will ever have. The secret? Grinding your own chicken! Don't be scared!
Number of Servings: 10


    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    2 large carrots
    3 stalks celery
    1 large red pepper
    5 cloves garlic
    5 tablespoons chili powder
    2 tablespoons ground cumin
    1 tablespoon paprika
    1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Sauce
    2 (15 oz) cans no salt added tomato sauce
    1 (15 oz) can no salt added diced tomatoes
    1 (15 oz) can no salt added black beans, drained
    1 (15 oz) can chili beans in sauce (do not drain)
    salt and pepper to taste


If you don't have a food processor, simply chop up the chicken and veggies. I mention to salt at the end, because Frank's hot sauce has enough sodium for me.

Editor's note: To further reduce salt in this recipe, we recommend no salt added beans and tomatoes.


Heat your slow cooker on high. Add in olive oil. In a food processor, grind up your chicken until it is coarse like ground beef. Add chicken to slow cooker and cook for about 10 minutes. Rinse out the food processor, and add in the carrots, celery and red pepper and process until slightly chunky.

Add to ground chicken. Add remaining ingredients except salt and pepper and cook for 2 hours. Taste and see if it needs salt and pepper.

Serve with cilantro, sour cream, cheddar cheese or tortilla chips on the side.

Serving Size: 10 - 1 cup servings

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My new favorite chili recipe!!!! I cooked it on low for 8 hours today while at work and cut my chicken into small chunks instead of making it ground and it turned out perfect! I'm in love. Nice and spicy. Was great with saltines. Looking forward to making more. - 12/16/13

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have this recipe on my tracker for Saturday and it really looks delicious. However the salt content is far too high for me. Here is what I am changing out for Frank's Hot Sauce... (I have to say that one is my favorite too!) I am using Chipotle Powder. It is smoky and just spicy enough. - 12/5/13

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Dumb the chicken already cooked before grinding? - 12/17/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! - 12/5/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is wonderful, and pretty easy to make. My DH loved it and was surprised the flavor was so good with it only cooking for 2 hours. My mom, who does not like spicy food, was concerned it'd be too spicy for her, but she enjoyed it too. - 9/6/17

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