Buffalo Chicken Chili

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If you follow my FB page, you might recall that I was trying out a new recipe for dinner.  Well, here is said recipe and wow, was it a winner-winner-chicken dinner!! Combining two American classics in one pot and you'll get a new contender for the next chili cook-off.  I mean, this was a "why didn't I think of that" recipe.

My only change to the original recipe was adding an onion because I like onions and I think they go hand in hand with any type of chili or stew.  And speaking of hand in hand, the accompaniments (sour cream and blue cheese) do just that; they complete the entire dish.  Cornbread crackers and tortilla chips are also welcome to the party😋.

Buffalo Chicken Chili
serves 4

4 Tablespoons (2-ounces) unsalted butter
2 medium celery ribs, diced (any leaves can be used as garnish)
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 Tablespoons chili powder
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes
2 cups chicken stock, homemade or store bought
1/3 cup Frank's RedHot Origianl Cayenne Pepper Sauce, plus extra for serving
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sour Cream
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Hot Sauce

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the celery and onion and sauté until beginning to soften, about 5-7 minutes.  Add the garlic and chili powder and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in the beans, tomatoes (with their juice), stock and hot sauce and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes; stirring occasionally.

Using the back of a wooden spoon (or a hand-held immersion blender),  mash the bean mixture until slightly thickened.  Stir in the chicken and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with sour cream, crumbled blue cheese and extra hot sauce.  Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from cookscountry.com


  1. I usually don't go for gimmicky recipes, however, Im doing this for Super Bowl!

    1. I do hope you try it. Even my skeptical husband LOVED it!

  2. I've been offline the past few weeks (other than necessary work-type things), and I came back to this recipe - it looks delicious! I read the recipe to my husband, and we're both excited to make it!

    (And the nutella brownies, even though my husband doesn't like chocolate. More for me and the kids. lol!)

    1. Laura-
      I do hope you make the chili and the brownies. It is a win-win all around!

  3. I'm making this receipe for the second time today. Oh my goodness, this recipe is amazing. I've been craving it all week after making it for the first time last weekend. Thank you for posting this, Nicole.


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