Buffalo Chicken Chili

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Buffalo Chicken Chili


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (28-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup TABASCO® brand Buffalo Style Hot Sauce
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, green bell pepper and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Remove vegetables to bowl with slotted spoon.

Add remaining tablespoon of oil to same saucepan. Cook ground chicken over medium high heat until well browned on all sides, stirring constantly. Stir in chili powder, cumin and salt; cook 1 minute.

Add tomatoes with their liquid, water and TABASCO® Buffalo Style Sauce. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; stir in vegetables, cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans; cook 5 minutes longer.

To serve, top each serving with some crumbled blue cheese.

Makes 6 servings.

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  • Name: Selena Dutcher
    Date: September 8th, 2014
    This is definitely on the menu for our Sunday NFL Tailgate! Go Bills!!
  • Name: Angie
    Date: March 23rd, 2014
    Excellent chili and the blue cheese crumbles compliment it well with a nice tanginess. Mmmm!
  • Name: Christina
    Date: March 3rd, 2014
    Great to serve with a 3 foot hero at parties!