Buffalo Chicken Chili


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 5 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup hot buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank's® REDHOT Buffalo Wing Sauce), or to taste

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can white kidney or cannellini beans, drained

  • 1 (19 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the pot. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in carrot, onion, celery, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until onion is translucent and carrots begin to soften, 3 to 4 more minutes.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1152mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 767mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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