Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Here we go with another round of the Recipe Swap!  This swap's theme was One-Dish Meals. I knew my dishwasher Aaron was going to love this swap!!  When I was given this recipe from Maryanna at Taste & See, I was excited because I am a big fan of Buffalo Chicken...anything. I've made the famous dip several times for parties and we regularly eat buffalo chicken salads for easy weeknight dinners.  Chili was something new, though. And I love recipes where you just dump everything into the crockpot and forget it.  This was one of those recipes.

If you like a little heat, this recipe is easily adapted to fit your tastes. I added 1/2 chopped jalapeno, and didn't realize until the chili was done that my half bottle of Frank's Buffalo Sauce was not the same size as the original recipe intended. We always buy the BIG bottle. Don't use half of that!  Or, at least test as you go! Sooo....my chili ended up very buffalo-saucy-ish. I'll admit that the first day, there was no way I could eat a bowl of it straight - much too hot for my tastes. A few bites on a tortilla chip were all I could take.  I had the same results as Maryanna, though - the heat seemed to dissipate a bit overnight. The second day, it was perfect! Thanks Maryanna!

Source: Taste & See


  • 2 chicken breasts (cooked & shredded or raw & whole)
  • 1/2 bottle Frank's Buffalo Sauce (12 oz. bottle)
  • 1 (15.5-oz) can beans (garbanzo, black, pinto, whatever!)
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 (15-oz) can tomato sauce ( I used 1 can)
  • 1 can cream-style corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped

Dump everything into the crockpot, and stir well. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. If your chicken was raw when you put it in, take it out after about 8 hours, shred it, and then stir it back into the chili.


The Home Cook said...

I'm glad the heat dissipated overnight. And that you guys enjoyed this dish. :)

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

Nicole, RD said...

My husband would LOVE this! LOVE IT!

elliemonster2012 said...

Cannot wait to try this! I'm on call this weekend at the hospital and it seems perfect to have on hand. Not to mention that FI will love it since he recently requested I find "more buffalo sauce recipes"...perfect timing!

Maryanna said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. My grocery store only sells one size bottle, so I'm glad you clarified that. I'm glad the heat dwindled down the next day so you could enjoy. :)

Brady said...

I made this and my husband adored it. I added extra corn and beans to bulk it up a bit and used 1 can of diced tomatoes and 8oz of tomato sauce in place of the salsa and the amount of sauce listed. Very good!

Chris said...

I'm sorry, that's just funny. But only because I have run into those kind of snafus. Those "one box of.." and "half bottle of..." recipes can be tricky, especially if they are old recipes handed down while package sizes have changed.

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