Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili Tips
How do you store Buffalo chicken chili?
To store Buffalo chicken chili, first let it cool to room temperature. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator—it’ll keep for 3-4 days. Note: Leftovers won’t freeze well due to the cream cheese, which can curdle when frozen.
Can you make Buffalo chicken chili ahead of time?
Leftovers likely won’t freeze well, but you can make this Buffalo chicken chili (and most other chili recipes
!) as a freezer meal with some forethought. Follow the directions through shredding the chicken, then cool the chili and freeze it in airtight containers (leave at least 1/4 inch of headspace to allow the liquid to expand). To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat in a slow cooker or on the stovetop. Add the cream cheese and let it melt in as directed.
Can you make your own Buffalo wing sauce for Buffalo chicken chili?
In the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, we love all types of hot sauce
. For this recipe, we used Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce—it’s a high-quality, tasty sauce that is widely available. But if you have a recipe for homemade Buffalo wing sauce that you love, you can absolutely use it to make Buffalo chicken chili. Big Buffalo fans, you’ll want to check out these 30+ saucy superstars
. —Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Book Editor
1-1/4 cups: 337 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1586mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein.