Monday, October 12, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

As the cold days venture near, I am quick to crave the warmth from some of my favorite comfort foods.

Sadly, the nights of the grill and cool refreshing dinners are dwindling away, and I'm finding myself turning to the fall classics. Casseroles, soups, and of course chili to name a few.

I recently spotted a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Chili that caught my eye. After studying the recipe a few times (which is what I normally do with any new recipe I intend on recreating), I took the inspiration into my own kitchen and came up with my version of....
Buffalo Chicken Chili


  • 1/2 pound of all white meat ground chicken breast (all natural, organic)
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • garlic, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, parsley
  • 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 15 oz can white beans
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes

First, I browned the meat in a large skillet.

Then, I added the chopped veggies,

And the garlic, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and parsley

Let this saute for about 5 min, until veggies are slightly tender and then add the chicken broth to scrape up all of the brown bits on the bottom on the pan.
Next, I converted the mixture into a slow cooker and added the remaining ingredients.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours

As it cooks, the aromas fill your entire house. One of my favorite aspects of crock pot cooking for sure!
I decided to serve our chili over potatoes.
Toly had a regular, topped with Cheddar and sour cream

Mine was a sweet potato (I swear there is a sweet potato under there) and steamed spinach, topped with avocado, feta and "sour cream" aka Greek Yogurt

This was incredible!
You could also make this all veggie by eliminating the meat and adding more beans, which I would have preferred; however, I have a hubby that I love and who enjoys some meat in his life. So, I graciously included it and picked around so that mine was more veggie and his was more meat.
I am certain that this will make spectacular leftovers. Perfect for a quick lunch on a cool rainy day (which is fitting because I hear a similar forecast is in our future.)

Enjoy! :)


  1. Ow! I'm def going to make this in two pots- a meaty version for Josh and a beany version for me :) What a fabulous dinner idea. I think you could use the leftovers of this in some awesome quesadillas too! Or on top of a salad.

    Thanks for your sweet words on my post tonight!

  2. buffalo chicken is one of my favorite meals my mom makes :)
    looks delicious!!

  3. WOWZA - what a wonderful recipe! This is starred in my reader and eagerly awaiting a free weekend to be cooked!!

  4. that sounds amazing!!! I love chili and buffalo chicken.... but I've never had the combination!

    thanks for the yummy recipe Lauren!!


  5. i starred this one as well! YUM! thanks lauren. what a great way to celebrate national chili month!

  6. Oh it looks like it turned out deelish! Love the layering on top of the sweet potato... yum :)

  7. ohhhhh girl this looks SO GOOD! i never was a buffalo fan when i was younger, but now i am in love with it. and i love it over the sweet potato too!

  8. This looks awesome! What a creative dish! And topped with avocados, yum!

  9. This looks awesome! What a creative dish! And topped with avocados, yum!

  10. I like the veggiefied option!! Sounds fantastic - especially with the potato :)

  11. your crock pot is so fancy! with that pretty pattern and stuff!

  12. OMG! Brilliant idea to turn anything buffalo into CHILI. 2 of my favorite flavors/foods!

    I love cooking stuff like this, this time of year.