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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup: This soup is lighter than buffalo wings with all same the robust flavor (and it can also be made on the stovetop!) 

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Soup

Today’s Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup is the perfect example of enjoying flavor while watching your weight! This recipe is versatile, flavorful, and much lighter than traditional buffalo wings.

Soup Base

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup satisfies the craving for buffalo wings with spicy pepper sauce and a bit of blue cheese dressing blended into the soup base.

Here’s what you’ll need to make the soup:

  • Garlic – Garlic belongs in every savory soup base, in my opinion. Its humble, yet striking, flavor elevates every other flavor in the soup.
  • Onions – Another classic and simple must-have ingredient.
  • Carrots – Hello healthy, and hello beta carotene! This antioxidant is transformed in your body into Vitamin A.
  • Celery – Mostly made of water but full of fiber and a lot of different viamins. Celery rounds out the soup broth depth of flavor.
  • Chicken Breasts – The main protein for this soup.
  • Franks Hot Sauce – If you have a hot sauce that you like better, and is similar, feel free to use that.
  • Blue Cheese Dressing – You can use regular ranch dressing if you aren’t a fan of blue cheese!
  • Chicken Stock – This helps fill out the soup while maintaining flavor. Chicken stock or broth are both good options.

Soup Toppings

This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup also looks and tastes decadent with full-bodied toppings like crispy tortilla strips and blue cheese. And some green onions for garnish and taste.

However, this soup is low in fat and calories… Which can be reduced even more by substituting light blue cheese dressing and skipping the tortilla strips.

It’s your call.

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How To Make Buffalo Chicken Soup

Another bonus of this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup, is that it can be made in a slow cooker or quickly on the stovetop. Whether you are a person who likes to prepare ahead, or quickly throw dinner together, this recipe is for you.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Place the sautéed garlic and onions, carrots, celery, chicken breasts, Franks hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and chicken stock in a crockpot.
  3. Cover and turn on. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or low for 4-5 hours.
  4. Once the chicken has cooked through, take the chicken breasts out. Using two forks, shred the chicken and place back in the soup.
  5. Scoop the Buffalo Chicken Soup into bowls and sprinkle with crunchy tortilla strips, crumbled blue cheese, and green onions.

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Place the sautéed garlic and onions, carrots, celery, chicken breasts, Franks hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and chicken stock in a stockpot.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Once the soup has cooked, take the chicken breasts out. Using two forks, shred the chicken and place back in the soup.
  5. Scoop the Buffalo Chicken Soup into bowls and sprinkle with crunchy tortilla strips, crumbled blue cheese, and green onions.

We love Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup, possibly even more than buffalo wings, because as long as you don’t pile your bowl with additional tortilla strips and cheese, you can enjoy it guilt-free!

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup: This soup is lighter than buffalo wings with all the robust flavor and it can also be made on the stovetop! 
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 large carrots sliced
  • 3 celery stalks sliced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot cayenne sauce
  • 1/4 cup good blue cheese dressing could also use low-cal dressing
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup crispy tortilla chip strips
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Instructions

  • Place a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes to soften.

Slow Cooker Method:

  • Place the sautéed garlic and onions, carrots, celery, chicken breasts, Franks hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and chicken stock in a crockpot. Cover and turn on. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or low for 4-5 hours.
  • Once the chicken has cooked through, take the chicken breasts out. Using two forks, shred the chicken and place back in the soup.

Stovetop Method:

  • Place the sautéed garlic and onions, carrots, celery, chicken breasts, Franks hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and chicken stock in a stockpot. Cover and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Once the soup has cooked, take the chicken breasts out. Using two forks, shred the chicken and place back in the soup.

To serve:

  • Scoop the Buffalo Chicken Soup into bowls and sprinkle with crunchy tortilla strips, crumbled blue cheese, and green onions.

Notes

1) If you can't find crispy tortilla strips, you can use crumbled tortilla chips or make your own by cutting corn tortillas into strips and quickly frying them.
2) The nutritional information can vary greatly based on the toppings and dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 861mg, Potassium: 637mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 5350IU, Vitamin C: 5.4mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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39 comments on “Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup”

  1. I discovered your recepie this past winter and have made it several times for us and for friends. It was a huge hit with my husband. I would just like to say that it’s sunny and in the middle 80’s today and my husband texted me at work to see if I’d make this for dinner tonight! Lol! He really likes it!

  2. made this last night, stovetop. I used a fat free ranch dressing instead of blue cheese. I also added a little extra buffalo sauce and that was a bit of a mistake! MAN was it spicy haha but still so delicious. Once I had my bowl filled, I also added some brown rice, it was amazing. Can’t wait to make it again.

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  7. This was delicious! We made it tonight and will be making it again! We omitted the crumbled blue cheese and added avocado instead! Yum! 

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  10. What should I substitute if I hate blue cheese? The rest looks so good!

  11. Do you cook the chicken before you put it in the crock pot?

  12. I’m excited to make this for an annual soup contest next week…sounds delicious and I’m going to echo a few others above – love the story….”healthy?” Hilarious! 

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  14. This looks delicious!!! Has anyone tried it without the dressing? I want to make this for a work party, but there is someone with a dairy allergy. I thought I could keep it on the side and folks could add it to their own bowls. Thoughts? 

  15. If i don’t like blue cheese can i substitute the blue cheese dressing with ranch dressing and will it still taste the same and not effect the quality of the soup

  16. Made this last night (stovetop bc I started dinner late) and it was delicious. The hubby gobbled up a few bowls! Had it again for lunch today and it reheats very well, couldn’t tell it was a leftover! Can’t wait to try it in the slow cooker.

  17. As a note regarding buffalo sauce, part of the reason that buffalo wings are so heavy in fat and calories is that the traditional recipe for buffalo sauce is pretty much a 50/50 mix of something like Frank’s Red Hot and butter. If you want that flavor without so many calories you can subsitute white vinegar for half of the butter and make your own buffalo sauce at home. 2-3 table spoons of Frank’s Red Hot, 1 tablespoon of butter, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar makes enough sauce easily cook two 4-5 ounce chicken breast filets.

    • David the  original Franks has 0 calories. However the wing sauce is a mix. It would probably be god with the plain original Franks. 

  18. Sounds like a winner! One question though… Are we talking about a white onion?

  19. This looks so yummy especially on a rainy day like today. Can you substitute something in place of the blue cheese? Ranch? Do you really taste the blue cheese flavor? I love bleu cheese but not everyone in my family!! Love your site

    • Hi Suzanne, You could definitely use ranch in place of the blue cheese! The dressing makes the broth a little creamy and elevates the overall flavor of the soup.

  20. This soup looks amazing! I love using my slow cooker in the winter!

  21. Fabulous recipe + great eye-opening story!

  22. That story is hilarious! I love it.

  23. Oh, and of course the soup – awesome! (Sorry, hit sent to submit too fast).

  24. What a great idea! Looks delicious, especially love the tortilla strips for crunch. Pinned!

  25. Love the idea of getting that buffalo chicken flavor without all the calories!

  26. I love slow cooker recipes, so easy and delicious!

  27. Yum! This will be a hit at my house! Thanks for the recipe Sommer!

  28. I love that you took such a classic dish and morphed it into a soup! I love even more that it can be made in the slow cooker :)

  29. YUM! I bet my family would love this.

  30. and this is why we are friends <3 IT