Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup

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Whether you’ve got a house full of football crazies or just a few casual watchers, everyone is sure to be a fan of this easy buffalo chicken soup.

Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup | #tailgating

As it turns out, I’m not the only one who loves an excuse to eat grilled meats, fire up the crockpot, and make ultra cheesy dips! This week, the whole Sunday Supper game is sharing recipes perfect for tailgating.

I think the person who invented the tailgate must have been a husband who was trying to convince his wife to become a football fan. Maybe she found the game boring. Maybe she didn’t get the rules. Maybe she had better things to do with her Saturday.

But then her husband started bringing food to the football watching parties and told his friends to do the same. Dishes came pouring in. There were hot wings and wonton mozzarella sticks. Stovetop brownies and Oreo cheesecake bars. Giant meatballs and subs and steak chili and dips as far as the eye could see.

And suddenly, sticking around the house to watch football all afternoon didn’t seem like such a bad thing. In fact, it sounded pretty darn delicious.

Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup | #tailgating

I know food was one of the gateways to my football fandom, and now it’s difficult to separate my love of football from my love of food. To me, they go hand in hand. After all, what’s a football game without a giant plate of nachos for stress munching during close games?

When I saw this Buffalo Chicken Soup over at How Sweet It Is, I knew it was going to be a winner. I mean, all that spicy buffalo flavor in a warm, comforty soup that can easily feed a crowd? Yeah, I’ll have that.

I converted this to a slow cooker soup to make it crazy easy to throw together. All you do is toss your favorite buffalo hot sauce in the crock pot along with some chicken, onion, celery, and chicken broth. Let it cook away for a couple hours, and then suddenly realize your house smells amazing. After about 4 hours, the chicken will be so tender it’ll fall apart with a glance. Add a little cream and you’re on the train to Buffalo! (Soup, that is).

Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup | #tailgating

This soup really does taste like buffalo chicken wings. I put a full cup of buffalo sauce in mine, and you can definitely feel the heat! It’s spicy, creamy and satisfying. I also think this may be my new go to when I’ve got a cold. This soup does wonders for your sinuses!

Then of course, there’s the add ons. The add ons make the soup. If you’re serving this at a party, I suggest setting out a “bar” of toppings and letting everyone add as they go. My suggestions? Blue cheese and shredded cheddar, celery sticks, sliced avocado, and green onions.

The avocado is an especially nice touch. It cooled the buffalo sauce down nicely and added a lovely velvety texture. Of course, I don’t suggest using the term “lovely velvety texture” when trying to sell it to a room full of testosterone. Best just to set the slices out and let them discover for themselves.

Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup | #tailgating

Whether you’ve got a house full of football crazies or just a few casual watchers, everyone is sure to be a fan of this easy buffalo chicken soup. And if you’ve got a crew who loves the heat, be sure to check out my Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese and Spicy Chicken Marinade.

Buffalo Chicken Soup in a white bowl, garnished with shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup

Chicken is cooked in a savory, spicy buffalo broth with veggies and cheese for a creamy soup that's reminiscent of everyone's favorite appetizer!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 313kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 sweet onion (diced)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 48 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 - 1 cup buffalo wing sauce (depending on how spicy your wing sauce is and how spicy you like it)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • Green Onions
  • 1 avocado (sliced)


  • Place chicken, celery, onion, garlic, broth, and wing sauce in the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove chicken from crockpot and use two forks to shred it.
  • Create a slurry by whisking the cornstarch into the heavy cream. Add the mixture to the slow cooker, turn it up to high, and cook for 20-30 minutes or until soup is thickened slightly.
  • Dish soup into bowls, top with slices of avocado, green onions, and cheddar cheese. Serve hot.


  • Complete the theme and serve up with carrots, celery, and blue cheese crumbles.
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken soup, spicy chicken soup


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1058mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg
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 Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is


  1. Since I don’t get the hot sauce used in buffalo recipes, I don’t know how this tastes like, but I can guess quite accurately… It does look amazing! Next time I’m in the US I’m bringing Franks hot sauce in my bag!

  2. My boyfriend LOVES anything buffalo chicken..this sounds like a definite winter for football season! I especially love that you made it in the crockpot!

  3. Saturday football is such a weird concept to me. College football isn’t that big around here at all! (My college didn’t even have a team!) I actually had to do a double take when I read that.

    I want to eat this soup though. Soup is one of my favorite foods, so I don’t know how I haven’t made this yet!

    1. It’s so funny because it’s the complete opposite for us! I grew up in Columbus, and we don’t have a pro team so it’s all college around here! Technically, I’m a Browns fan I guess, but let’s face it, we don’t have too much to be excited about on that front. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. OMG…my wing-loving husband will go nuts for this! It’s not quite soup weather here in Texas, but this one’s going to be made as the season progresses and we’re out of the 90s!!

  5. Omg this soup looks delicious! Occasionally we will have one or two games where it is actually cold enough to eat soup and this looks like the perfect recipe to warm us up ๐Ÿ™‚

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