Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

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Rated 4.5 based on 23 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili
Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili


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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: 497 calories; 12g fat; 42.9g carbohydrates; 55g protein; 120mg cholesterol; 962mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat3g 17%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.6g
Monounsaturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 962mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 42.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber5g 21%
Protein 55g
Vitamin A32% Vitamin C52%
Calcium14% Iron37%

* 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

(23 Reviews)

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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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Cak Newell says:

Love this so much!! Best chili recipe out there and super easy with the Mealthy pot! I have made this for family and friends and never has anyone said they didn’t like it! I also learned there’s a difference between “wing” sauce and “Buffalo wing” sauce so be sure to get the right stuff. My only issue is as you go up in serving amounts the recipe fails to say how much sweet onion to use. But for the most part Mealthy has done a great job by doing the math for as us the amounts we need to make change. Thanks Mealthy for a great product and great recipes!!

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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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Lisa Hughes says:

This was delicious, fresh, nutritious and fast! I loved the buffalo chicken spin in traditional chili. First time I made it exactly as written Second time I used fresh red bell peppers Just as good!

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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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Pamela Pope says:

Great flavor! Added 1 3/4 cup of chicken broth due to thickness. Beans not added to pressure cooking cycle. Did need to restart Mealthypot, started cooking time when it was not under pressure yet, stirred and restarted, was fine.Shredded the chicken and added the beans and heated on sauté. Perfect!

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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!

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Darrell Phillips says:

Love the flavor the Buffalo sauce adds. I did not find this to be Very Spicy, It was just about right. Great Quick Recipe. Have made it twice already.

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Sarah Shiflett says:

This chili actually tasted really good! But it had no buffalo taste to it whatsoever. I even added an extra 4th cup of wing sauce in addition to the recommended amount, and it did not help. Regardless, it tasted really good. I added shredded cheese to it every time I served it to my kids and they loved it. My husband and I also added (along with cheese) lime juice and cilantro. I would definitely make this meal again...but I would call it Chicken Chili, not Buffalo Chicken Chili.

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Alexandria Urgo says:

This recipe is amazing! I skipped the buffalo sauce all together since I’m not a fan of spicy. Instead of chicken I used ground bison. I cooked it in with the onions & garlic, skipped the celery since I didn’t have any. I added about 2 teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar & the same amount of liquid smoke. I really have never used any other button other than than the manual one because the instructions always say to use it. So I used the chili button for 30 minutes & it came out great. I let the pressure release naturally.

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Jason Clifford says:

INCREDIBLE. so far best meal we’ve made on our pressure cooker. 10/10

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Icis M-Y says:

I added an extra 1/4 cup of buffalo and 1/4 cup of sriracha sauce (because I love spice and read that it wasn’t spicy enough) and it was PERFECT

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Tracy Allen says:

One review stated they kept getting a burn error and the same thing happened to me a couple times. I stopped it and mixed it around before I turned it back on. I also used boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast because I figured the chicken breast would dry out. All and all the flavors are good...but I will top it with white cheddar cheese for more flavor.

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J Fritz says:

A little too sweet for my liking.

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Lindsey Lanay says:

This recipe doesn't fit into a mini! It should be told that it's for bigger instant pots before people buy everything and muck it up.