Slow Cooker Two Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili

A recipe for loaded buffalo chicken chili with shredded chicken, vegetables and two varieties of beans. This chili is packed with flavor and made even easier in the slow cooker! A perfect meal for those cooler months.

Slow Cooker Two Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe from

You know what I love about Fall? Besides apples (duh), the changing leaves and cooler weather? I love that it’s officially slow cooker season…finally! Now don’t get me wrong, I use it year round BUT I know a lot of people reserve it for the cooler months… which just so happens to be now through like April for those of us in the northern states. Those of you in warmer states or countries, turn up your ac and pretend it’s cool, k?

Slow cooking should be a year round thing if you ask me, but it’s especially fun in the cooler months because it means you can throw all of your ingredients together and come back to it hours later just in time to enjoy a warm meal. A delicious meal with hardly any effort put into it, just let the slow cooker do all of the work. But if anyone says you must have slaved away, I definitely recommend playing along.

Slow Cooker Two Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe from

So what you see here… is a reinvented chili from long ago. I’m dubbing this throwback Thursday: food edition. Maybe I’ll even make a new tag for that. ;) I can’t promise I’ll always have an updated version of older recipes on Thursdays but that could be something fun to play around with.

In any case… you need this slow cooker buffalo chicken chili in your life. It’s the perfect chili for buffalo lovers. It is loaded with shredded chicken, veggies, beans and has just the right amount of kick, creating a truly outstanding chili that is perfect for any night of the week.

Slow Cooker Two Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe from

Slow Cooker Two Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili

A loaded buffalo chicken chili with shredded chicken, vegetables and two beans. This chili is made even easier in the slow cooker! Perfect for cooler months.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker
Servings: 6 plus


  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast must not be frozen
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 C yellow onion chopped
  • 3/4 celery chopped
  • 3/4 C carrots chopped
  • 3/4 C whole kernel corn
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 oz petite diced tomatoes drained
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 15 oz northern white beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 C buffalo wing sauce


  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Green onions
  • Celery sticks


  • Add whole chicken breasts to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings, followed by chopped vegetables, beans, tomatoes and chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove chicken breasts to shred. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker. Add buffalo wing sauce, stir to distribute. Serve warm with optional toppings.


Recipe serves roughly 6-10.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

More slow cooker recipes to try:
Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
Slow cooker sausage and poblano chili
Slow cooker New England clam chowder
Slow cooker loaded potato soup
Slow cooker Mexican chicken chili
Slow cooker Italian wedding soup
Slow cooker corn and bacon chowder with shrimp
and many more!!!

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35 Responses to “Slow Cooker Two Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili”

  1. #
    Michele @ Flavor Mosaic — October 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

    This chili sounds and looks amazing. I love the idea of updating classic recipes on Thursday. It fits right in with Throwback Thursday.

    Also, I live down South so I love using the slow cooker year round. It makes the house smell wonderful while it is cooking; and it is so nice to come home from work with dinner ready and waiting for you.

    Your photos are beautiful. I’m pinning this to my slow cooker board. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Rachel — October 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Love hearing that you use yours year round too! And thank you! :)

  2. #
    Aggie — October 17, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I’m obsessed with my slow cooker right now, totally in survival mode with getting dinner made and it is key! This sounds so amazing!!

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      Rachel — October 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Slow cooker is king when it comes to that ;)

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    Tieghan — October 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

    The crockpot is the best! i have it going right now! I LOVE this soup! Buffalo chicken is my family’s favorite! Pinned!

    • #
      Rachel — October 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Nice! And thank you :)

  4. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — October 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I LOVE using my slow cooker! These days, its got a permanent place on the counter! This chili sounds awesome! Buffalo chicken is one of my favs!

    • #
      Rachel — October 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      I hear that a lot come Fall/Winter! Everyone really does love them. :)

  5. #
    Carla @ Carla's Confections — October 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Um you are definitely speaking my language here! Time to whip out the slow cooker!

    • #
      Rachel — October 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Yes! Do it :)

  6. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — October 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    My husband loves anything buffalo chicken and I love using my slow cooker – this recipe was meant to be made in our house!!

    • #
      Rachel — October 17, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      He’ll definitely love it then! :)

  7. #
    Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living — October 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This is the kind of recipe that I could eat on for weeks. It looks delicious! But is there another way to cook besides using a slow-cooker? Leaving something on all day when I’m gone makes me nervous.

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      Rachel — October 17, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      You could certainly attempt a stovetop version but I do not have times for you for that method as I wrote this specifically for the slow cooker. You could certainly make it on a day that you’d be home instead, start it in the morning and choose the high setting, then it’d be done for lunch! :)

  8. #
    Gaby — October 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    This looks so hearty and just perfect that you made it in the slow cooker!!

    • #
      Rachel — October 18, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Thanks so much Gaby! :)

  9. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — October 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Mmmmm I’m totally in love with this Rachel! I love a chili loaded with goodies!

    • #
      Rachel — October 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks Laurie! :)

  10. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — October 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I don’t know why I resort to using my slow cooker on in the colder months…I gotta change that! And I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • #
      Rachel — October 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      It’s seriously the best year round but obviously more so in the cooler months :)

  11. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — October 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Love soup in the crockpot! This chili looks fabulous, Rachel! :)

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      Rachel — October 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks so much Sommer! :)

  12. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — October 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    This looks fantastic! I would devour it so quick ;)

  13. #
    Valerie — October 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    used 28oz crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes by accident and didn’t have carrots bummer! Hopefully will still be good. Chicken was half way still frozen too. Oops I’m a mess but want to try this soup so bad.

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      Rachel — October 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      I hope you enjoy it even with those accidental changes! :)

  14. #
    Hilary — October 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Did you use fresh or canned corn? I can still get good fresh corn on the cob and wanted to know which you recommend! Thanks

    • #
      Rachel — October 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      I used canned but you could certainly try using fresh if it’s available!

  15. #
    Beth — December 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I wanted to make this soup purely because the picture looked so amazingly delish! Can’t wait to try this and I”m sure I”ll be freezing some too! Can’t go wrong with a hearty crockpot soup + buffalo, right?!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Enjoy!! :)

  16. #
    Melissa — February 6, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Made this the other day and it was FANTASTIC. Definitely something I will make over and over again. Thank you :-)

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      Rachel — February 6, 2014 at 10:36 am

      So glad to hear it! Thanks for sharing :)

  17. #
    may — October 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    was the chicken cooked when you put in the crockpot?

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      Rachel — October 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      No, unless otherwise noted, the chicken is always put in raw/uncooked. Enjoy!

  18. #
    Diana — October 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Hi – Do you recommend chicken breasts with bone-in and skin on or would it be better with skinless/boneless breasts?

    • #
      Rachel — October 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Skinless boneless breasts would be best. Enjoy! :)

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