Buffalo Chicken Soup

All the flavors of your favorite appetizer in this delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup. It’s so hearty and tastes just like buffalo wings!

For all things buffalo flavored try Buffalo Chicken French BreadBuffalo Chicken Dip, and Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. If you love the flavors of buffalo wings, you’ll definitely love this Buffalo Chicken Soup!

Buffalo chicken soup in white bowl

WINGS + SOUP = WINNER

We love soups! Some of my favorites include this Cheesy Potato and this Chicken Tortilla Soup – so many great ones.

Well, I have a new soup to add to my go-to list, and if you’re a fan of buffalo sauce and chicken wings, then you’ll want to add this to your list too! Today’s Tried and True recipe, and my new personal favorite, is this Buffalo Chicken Soup!

This soup has simple ingredients, but a strong delicious flavor! You can increase the spice by adding more wing sauce, or decrease it by adding less. I personally love my food spicy and could have handled a little more, but even the ¼ cup is TASTY! It literally tastes like buffalo wings in soup form!

Like almost all the recipes here on Lil’ Luna, this chicken soup is simple and perfect to enjoy all year long. It’s delicious and can be even more flavorful based on the garnishes added. Drizzle on some Ranch dressing or Bleu cheese on top, and you’ll feel like you’re eating wings in soup form!

Cubed chicken and buffalo wing sauce

How to make Buffalo Chicken Soup

VEGGIES. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat, then cook the celery in the melted butter for about 5 minutes, until tender.

SAUCE. Add the flour and cook 2 minutes until absorbed. Slowly stir in the half-and-half and water. Dissolve your bouillon cube in the liquid.

CHICKEN. Stir in the cooked/cubed chicken, buffalo wing sauce, and Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce to medium-low heat. Allow the soup to simmer until the cheese has melted completely, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Topping Suggestions: 

  • Tortilla strips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Bleu cheese
  • Ranch
  • Green onions
  • Feta cheese
  • Croutons
  • Sour cream
  • Bacon
Instant pot image

Cooking variations

Soup will thicken up if you leave it uncovered at a simmer. You could also add more cheddar cheese.

If you want to thin it up I recommend adding more broth (aka that bouillon and water combo).

How to make in the instant pot/pressure cooker:

  • Turn the instant pot to sauté setting.
  • Add butter and celery, sauté celery for 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes until absorbed.
  • Pour in half and half and water. Dissolve bouillon cube in liquid.
  • Stir in chicken, buffalo wing sauce, and cheddar cheese. 
  • Seal lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is complete, do a quick release.
  • Carefully remove the lid once the pressure has released.
  • Stir the soup and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve with toppings of choice.

How to make in the slow cooker:

  • Follow recipe instructions #1-3 
  • Once the bouillon is dissolved, add it all to the crock pot.
  • Stir in chicken, buffalo wing sauce and cheddar cheese to the crock pot and cover. 
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours.
  • When done, stir and serve it with toppings of choice.
How to make Buffalo chicken soup process pic

Variations + Tips

Want to change it up? Here are a few ideas…

  • Serve it up with some French bread to dip in the soup and combat the heat a little bit.
  • Add in some roasted veggies like broccoli or brussel sprouts.
  • Use either chicken thighs or chicken breasts or a mixture of both. Thighs will provide more fat from the dark meat, but the breasts will be a leaner choice.
  • Mix it up a bit and use a different type of cheese like Colby Jack or a 3 blend Mexican cheese.
  • If you find that this soup is a little too spicy for you try adding in some half and half. It will cool down the heat and make it creamy. If you don’t have half and half try adding in some cream cheese or whole milk.

STORE any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Store toppings separately. Reheat in the microwave in 30 second increments until hot. Add any toppings once reheated. If you plan on storing it longer then I suggest freezing it. 

To FREEZE, pour it into a freezer safe, airtight container after it has cooled. Freeze for 4-5 months. Thaw in the fridge 24 hours before serving and reheat it in the microwave in 30 second increments until hot. You could also warm it up in a pot on the stove, stirring frequently. Add any toppings after it is reheated. 

Buffalo chicken soup recipe in white bowl

For More Delicious Soups, try:

Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe

5 from 1 vote
All the flavors of your favorite appetizer in this delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup. It's so hearty and tastes just like buffalo wings!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 252 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1-2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups chicken cooked and cubed
  • 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce or more to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • garlic salt to taste
  • pepper
  • bleu cheese for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook the celery in the melted butter for 5 minutes, until tender.
  • Add the flour and cook 2 minutes until absorbed.
  • Turn to medium heat. Slowly stir in the half-and-half and water. Dissolve your bouillon cube in the liquid.
  • Stir in the chicken, buffalo wing sauce, and Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce to medium-low heat.
  • Allow the soup to simmer until the cheese has melted completely, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Adapted from allrecipes.com

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  1. This buffalo chicken soup really looks simple to make. It looks very delicious too.

    Thanks for sharing Kristyn.

    1. Oops, I need to add that. You could add it really in any step, it replaces an onion, which I don’t like, but would be added in step one, so I add the powder. Hope that helps & hope you like it!