Buffalo Chicken and Bean Chili

An easy chili recipe with a buffalo chicken twist! So easy to make and SOOOO good – perfect for game watching or any night of the week!

This is chili with a buffalo chicken twist! So easy to make and SOOOO good – perfect for game watching or any night of the week!
Buffalo Chicken & Bean Chili Recipe

More chili recipes you might enjoy are Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili, Turkey Chili Taco Soup, and No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili.

And the best part is it doesn’t need to simmer all day. This is ready in about 40-45 minutes, and most of that time is unattended. To thicken the chili and give you that texture like it’s been simmering for hours, I added refried pinto beans to the mix which always works like a charm!

I like to serve mine with a handful of chips like Beanitos which are made from white beans, but any baked chip is great and of course, some carrot sticks and celery on the side. Hope you enjoy!

This is chili with a buffalo chicken twist! So easy to make and SOOOO good – perfect for game watching or any night of the week!
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Buffalo Chicken and Bean Chili

3
Freestyle Points
307
Calories
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
This is chili with a buffalo chicken twist! So easy to make and SOOOO good – perfect for game watching or any night of the week!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground chicken, or turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground paprika
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 15 oz can small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 13.6 oz container fat free refried pinto beans
  • 3/4 cups Swanson's reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons Frank's hot sauce

Optional toppings:

  • reduced fat shredded cheddar
  • chopped scallions
  • reduced fat sour cream

Instructions

  • Heat a large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Brown the ground chicken in the skillet and cook, breaking up the meat into small pieces as it cooks, about 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through, set aside.
  • Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, a pinch of  salt and pepper, and cook stirring until the vegetables soften, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add white beans, refried beans, water  and chicken broth, bring to a boil and simmer covered on medium-low about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the hot sauce and add the chicken, cover and simmer until thickened, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the flavors blend.

Nutrition

Serving: 1generous cup, Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 1363mg, Fiber: 9.5g, Sugar: 1.5g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points: +8
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