Buffalo Chicken Chili

4 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 35 minutes

Love the taste of buffalo chicken but want the convenience of chili? This is for you. By Rachel Ray

"I up the amount of chicken and veggies and add cumin and clove to make it thicker and taste more like our local wings place."


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons Butter
2 pounds chicken breast; diced small or ground
1 large carrot; peeled and finely chopped
1 large Onion; chopped
3 ribs celery; finely chopped
5 cloves Garlic; chopped
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 Bay leaf
1 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup hot sauce; (up to 1/2 cup depending on how hot you like it)
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 15-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 14-oz can corn chips; yellow; white, or blue (blue prefered)
3/4 pound blue cheese; crumbled
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves; chopped

Original recipe makes 4



Preheat oven to 375°F or broiler to medium.

Place a large pot over medium-high heat, add 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon, and the butter. Once the butter has melted and the pot is hot, add the chicken. Brown it, using the back of a wooden spoon to break it up in to small pieces, about 5-6 minutes. Add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, paprika, bay leaf and some salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 3-4 minutes.

Add the chicken stock and scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Add the hot sauce, tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, and bring up to a bubble. Simmer for 8-10 minutes to let the flavors come together.

While the chili is simmering, spread the yellow and blue corn chips out on a cookie sheet. Top with the crumbled blue cheese and transfer to the oven to melt the cheese, about 4-5 minutes. If using the broiler, 2-3 minutes should do the trick. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

Top each serving of buffalo chicken chili with a few blue cheese-topped corn chips.

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Pretty runny, so I added some cornstarch to thicken. Next time I'll use less broth, and add some beans, zucchini and corn.
maryloupalmer 11m ago

I up the amount of chicken and veggies and add cumin and clove to make it thicker and taste more like our local wings place.
AntarcticCat 5y ago

It was a bit thin for chili, but the flavor was great.
Pmrahill 5y ago

You can get the same flavor with less work by sprinkling the blue cheese over the chili and either dipping the chips or adding them as a thickener to your bowl. [I posted this recipe.]
AntarcticCat 6y ago

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