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Crock Pot Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup

This Crock Pot Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe has the perfect blend of spice and cream with hot sauce, bites of savory chicken, and sweet corn in a delicious soup. All the flavors of chicken wings without all the work!

crock pot creamy buffalo chicken soup in a bowl with crackers, a spoon, and napkin on the side

Soup with a kick

Buffalo chicken wings have some of the best flavors with the savory chicken coated in a spicy hot sauce. While I have discovered one of the easiest ways to make wings with my Air Fryer Buffalo BBQ Chicken Wings recipe, it still does take a little work and can be quite messy.

This buffalo chicken soup has all the delicious flavors of regular wings but without all the hassle. Just combine the ingredients and let the crock pot do all the work. In just a few hours, the house will be filled with the savory, spicy aroma of chicken wings. Shred the chicken, stir in the cream cheese, and enjoy a warm and delicious bowl of comfort.

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Ingredients

  • Chicken– the easiest way to make this recipe is with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Chicken thighs would work well too but will be a bit more savory.
  • Hot Sauce– I use Frank’s Hot Sauce in this recipe. While Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce could also be used, it is a bit milder, so more may be needed to taste the spice.
  • Diced Green Chiles– these add a little extra kick. Feel free to leave them out to keep it milder.
  • Fire Roasted Tomatoes– they add a nice smoky flavor to the soup. Regular or petite diced tomatoes are a good substitute.
  • White beans– Cannellini, Great Northern, or Navy beans would all work well in this soup.
  • Ranch seasoning– the mix of hot sauce and ranch gives it an incredible flavor.
  • Cream cheese– this is the key ingredient to make this dish creamy. It tones down the spice while making it rich and very creamy.
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, and celery salt– adjust these to your taste.
  • Chicken broth

How to make it

This soup is so simple to make. All you have to do is:

  1. Combine- chicken, hot sauce, chiles, tomatoes, beans, corn, chicken broth, ranch seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, celery salt, salt, and pepper in a large crock pot.
  2. Cook – for 3 hours on high and 4-5 hours on low or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and is easy to shred with a fork or mixer. Turn off and uncover. This is important to reduce the heat to help the cream cheese melt well.
  3. Shred– the chicken in a large bowl and then add it back to the crock pot.
  4. Stir– cream cheese into the crock pot until it is fully melted and well blended.
  5. Enjoy– with a garnish of green onions if you would like a little more flavor.

Variations

  • Reduce the heat by omitting the green chiles or cutting the hot sauce in half.
  • Add more heat by using hot green chiles or adding more hot sauce.
  • Make it extra cheesy by adding a cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Top it with a scoop of sour cream for even more creaminess.
  • Replace the celery salt with diced celery to make it even heartier.
  • Sprinkle a little Bleu cheese crumbles on top for a bold flavor.

What to serve with buffalo soup

This soup recipe is hearty enough to enjoy on its own as a meal and paired with crackers, biscuits, or cornbread. It also goes well with a sweet salad or sandwich for a lunchtime favorite combination.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does chicken soup last?

This soup will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 days when stored in an air-tight container.

Is hot sauce the same as buffalo sauce?

No, hot sauce and buffalo sauce are not the same due to the differences in ingredients. Hot sauce is primarily made up of chili peppers, vinegar, and salt. While buffalo sauce is milder and is often made up of hot sauce with butter and Worcestershire sauce.

Is Buffalo Chicken Soup Freezer Friendly?

This recipe is freezer-friendly! Cook as directed and allow to fully cool. Freeze in an air-tight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.

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crock pot creamy buffalo chicken soup in a bowl with crackers, a spoon, and napkin on the side

Crock Pot Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup

This Crock Pot Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe has the perfect blend of spice and cream with hot sauce, bites of savory chicken, and sweet corn in a delicious soup. All the flavors of chicken wings without all the work!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 424 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 14.5 ounces fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounces white beans (Great Northern, Cannellini, or Navy)
  • 14.5 ounces corn drained
  • 4 ounces green chiles
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • green onion slices optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients except the cream cheese and green onions in the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours or until the chicken is fully cooked and easy to shred. Turn off slow cooker and remove lid.
  • Remove chicken, shred with two forks or a hand mixer, then place back into the slow cooker. Stir in the cream cheese until fully blended. Garnish with green onions. Enjoy!

Notes

Helpful tips:
* Cream cheese that is softened and at room temperature will mix more evenly in the soup.
* Cut the hot sauce in half to make it less spicy.
* Refrigerate leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
~Nutritional values and cook times are approximate due to differences in appliance and product selections.

Nutrition

Serving: 6gCalories: 424kcalProtein: 27gFat: 17gSodium: 942mgSugar: 5g
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Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup
Serving Size
 
6 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
424
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Sodium
 
942
mg
41
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
27
g
54
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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