Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

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Rated 4.5 based on 12 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili
Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 (14 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • ¾ cup prepared Buffalo-style wing sauce
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed


For best results, we recommend using:


  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker set to Sauté on Normal.
  2. Sauté onion, celery, roasted red peppers, and garlic in hot oil until the onion and celery softens, about 4 minutes; season with paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Press Cancel on pressure cooker.
  4. Stir crushed tomatoes, chicken, diced tomatoes with green chilies, wing sauce, pinto beans, and cannellini beans with the onion mixture.
  5. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  6. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 30 minutes on High pressure.
  7. Once the cooking cycle has completed allow pressure to release naturally for X minutes, then set steam vent to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.
  8. Remove chicken to a large bowl; shred into strands with two forks.
  9. Stir shredded chicken with the beans mixture in the pressure cooker.
  10. Ladle chili into bowls and garnish with desired toppings to serve.
Mealthy Tip

Cayenne pepper, hot sauce and melted butter are the base of the traditional Buffalo wing sauce. This can be prepared either mild, medium, or hot. This recipe uses a commercial prepared Buffalo-style sauce that can then be used an a wide variety of recipes. Pick a brand with a level of spiciness to suit your palate!

For more pressure cooker chicken recipes, you might enjoy:

Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings

Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 342 calories; 10g fat; 31.8g carbohydrates; 33g protein; 72mg cholesterol; 752mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.3g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 752mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 31.8g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
Sugars 7.3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 181%
Calcium 10% Iron 29%

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

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

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George Delamea says:

This was so good that it's going in the "make and take camping" file. It's not an actual file, but still going in there. We do a lot of chili for camping because it's always a little cool by dinner time on this side of the mountains, even in the hottest of summer days. It's also the only time my boys will eat chili. May have to make a separate less-Buffalo batch for the younger palates, but the adults are going to CRUSH this with plenty of beer and cornbread. Good times ahead!

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Judy Mosesman says:

I made this recipe for my parents and they loved it. It was loaded with flavor. I reduced the buffalo sauce by 1/4 cup since my parents don't like overly spicy foods, and it was perfect.

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Katie Hason says:

I made this pressure cooker buffalo chicken chili and it was fantastic. I enjoyed more bowls than I could count. If you like buffalo sauce, then this is a must try. It's great for game day, weeknights, or just those cooler days where you want some delicious, hearty chili. It's the best of both worlds, what's not to love?!

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Sam Dalton says:

Addicting! Perfect for game day in front of the TV. It was a little spicy, but I added sour cream. I bet it also tastes great with ranch dressing. I am definitely making this again.

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Laura Griffin says:

Obsessed with this recipe! It was a little spicy, but had great flavor! I will definitely make this again.

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Juan Garza says:

Love this chili! I altered it with a couple of habaneros and some frozen corn. Came out super delicious. Sprinkled some queso fresco on top. My new favorite chili.

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Alma Mazziotti says:

Chicken came out tough. The flavor was good though.

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John Meynardie says:

This is a keeper. Spicy kick but not too spicy.

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Bethany Tracy says:

This is my fiancé’s favorite. I loved the spice - it definitely warms you up on a cold day, and it’s the slow sneaky kind of heat. At first I thought I should have added more buffalo sauce but just wait for it. I think next time I make it I’ll try adding a little cream cheese to make it richer. I loved cooking the chicken breast whole and then shredding. It really kept it tender.

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Erica Sepulveda says:

My family loved this recipe. Thanks

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William Campos says:

I am new to IP and this was the first recipe I decided to make on my 6 quart Nova Plus. I am having the most difficult time trying to cook this recipe because I continue to get a “burn” error and the IP isn’t sealing. With a little research, it is very common for chili recipes and those with tomato based ingredients to burn easily at the bottom of the inner pot, therefore causing the burner to turn off. The solution is to NOT mix the ingredients together and rather layer them, so the starchier foods stay on top. I feel like this would have been a great tip to have in the instructions. I’m sure the dish is delicious but the directions could use a disclaimer or revision.

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Amy Saavedra says:

5 stars based on flavor! This recipe needs editing though. Adding the copious amount of spices directly on top of the sautéed veggies, and then smothering them with the chicken and canned goods caused a heavy layer of charred spices on the bottom of my pot. This caused a sensor error. Mealthy thought it had come to pressure when it had not. Adjust the recipe to add liquids at the bottom, and spices at the top! Despite the mishap, it was delish!