I won a blind taste test chili cookoff with this chili against nine traditional beef chilis! Garnish with shredded Tex-Mex cheese, crushed corn chips, and sour cream.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the pot. Cook and stir 7 to 10 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and salt and pepper, and cook and stir until the onion is translucent and the vegetables are beginning to soften, 3 to 4 more minutes.

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  • Stir in the hot sauce, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and white and red kidney beans. Bring to a boil, and simmer over medium-low heat about 1 hour, until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have blended.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 1152 mg sodium. 30 g carbohydrates; 28.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
I made this in advance for super bowl but my husband and adult children wanted to have it for super that night because it smelt so good and the taste was even greater. I did not alter one thing I will warn you that it is hot but that was why I wanted to make it in the first place and it didn't let me down. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2009
This is a good alternative to beef chili but needs some work. I just won best overall at a chili cookoff at work which surprised me a little. Next time I will use shredded chicken as well for a different texture and thicken it a bit. This was a bit runny. Plus it is a little too tomatoey. I also added more heat by adding diced jalapenos. I will make it again but work with it to try to make it taste more like buffalo chicken. Read More
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199 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
I made this in advance for super bowl but my husband and adult children wanted to have it for super that night because it smelt so good and the taste was even greater. I did not alter one thing I will warn you that it is hot but that was why I wanted to make it in the first place and it didn't let me down. Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
I made this in advance for super bowl but my husband and adult children wanted to have it for super that night because it smelt so good and the taste was even greater. I did not alter one thing I will warn you that it is hot but that was why I wanted to make it in the first place and it didn't let me down. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
Living my whole life in Buffalo this was right up my alley! We loved it. I did make a few small changes used boneless chicken instead of ground used half of the chili powder no cumin and 2/3 cup buffalo sauce. And I did it in the crockpot. Great Recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2009
So I thought this chili recipe was great. Although I had hoped it would taste more like buffalo chicken. I made this a second time playing with the ingredients a little. I used regular chicken breasts and cut them into small pieces. Instead of using olive oil i used cooking spray and only 1 tbsp. butter. I then reduced the amount of cumin and chili powder so that it would not overpower the buffalo taste. Tasted more like what i was expecting from the title. If it is still a little too spicy add a little bit of ranch to cool it down. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2009
This is a good alternative to beef chili but needs some work. I just won best overall at a chili cookoff at work which surprised me a little. Next time I will use shredded chicken as well for a different texture and thicken it a bit. This was a bit runny. Plus it is a little too tomatoey. I also added more heat by adding diced jalapenos. I will make it again but work with it to try to make it taste more like buffalo chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
I made the Recipe: 2lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast cubed 1 med onion chopped 1 red bell pepper chopped 1 cup of frozen corn 2 15 oz cans of dark red kidney beans partially drained 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes w/juice 2 cans of tomato sauce I believe they are 15oz ea 1 sm. can of tomato paste 1 sm. can of chopped green chiles (w/juice) 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce 1 tbsp Cumin 3 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp of paprika 2 tbsp of minced fresh garlic 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp of butter Followed the same cooking instructions but this way its got kick but not too spicy. And I read one review where someone said it was too thin.. there fore I added the tomato paste. Its good and not too thin or thick.. I am so glad I read this recipe. I topped mine with shredded cheddar cheese. It was excellent. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2009
I did not put in the red kidney beans and added northern beans instead. It went so fast!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2009
Thank you Lisa for a great recipe. Living in the Buffalo NY area I've been adding Frank's Hot Sauce to my chili in restaurants for years. I never thought to actually add it to the recipe. Good call! I made this recipe as written and I'll make it again the same way. Be sure to use the Frank's if you can find it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
i fixed this chili because of the high rating. It was good not outstanding could have cut down on the hot sauce a bit. but it has to be relatively healthy. will make again less hot sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
I love this chili and have made it many times always with rave reviews. For the meat I have mixed it up a bit and have used turkey as well as beef. This would also work well with soy "meat." The only changes I have made are in terms of spiciness. I like my chili spicier than this recipe calls for so I add a bit more hot sauce and chili pepper and I also get the diced tomatoes that have jalapeno in them. When I eat the chili I also like to sprinkle cheese and cut onions on the top and top it all with a dollop of sour cream. I also love to put this chili on top of spaghetti. Very versatile! Read More
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