This buffalo chicken soup with tender chicken, veggies, buffalo wing sauce, and cheddar cheese is comfort food at its best.
Trust me, one bowl isn’t enough.
You’ll love the convenience of it being a one-pot meal.
Better yet, it’s one of those recipes that doesn’t take hours of grueling work in the kitchen.
Instead, most people can whip it up in 30 minutes or less.
So, if you’re as hungry as I am, let’s hit the kitchen and make a big batch of buffalo chicken soup.
Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe
There’s a lot to appreciate about this yummy buffalo chicken soup.
As I’ve already mentioned, it’s an easy-to-make, one-pot meal. So even the most novice chefs can make it.
It calls for just 10 main ingredients, and it’s thick, creamy, and delightfully cheesy.
If you’re already a fan of buffalo chicken wings, you’ll love it.
It features all the spice and flavor of traditional wings, but it’s far less messy. Yum!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this mouth-wateringly delectable soup:
- Butter. Cooking everything in butter gives it all a rich, buttery flavor. It’s also just practical, as it keeps everything from sticking and burning.
- Vegetables. The recipe calls for diced celery and onions. However, you can add extra veggies if you like. Carrots are popular, as are potatoes.
- Flour. All-purpose is the best bet for this recipe. It’s easy to work with and helps thicken the broth.
- Half-and-half and water. These ingredients act as the base for the broth. The water makes it soupy, and the half-and-half makes it thick and creamy. It adds a bit of rich flavor, too.
- Cubed chicken. Be sure to start with already-cooked chicken. That’s the only way to ensure this recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.
- Buffalo wing sauce. You can’t forget the wing sauce! That’s where all your spice and tanginess come from. Without it, the soup is just a thick chicken soup.
- Cheddar cheese. Use shredded cheddar, freshly shredded if possible. The shredded consistency makes it melt faster.
- Chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper. You use these ingredients to flavor and season the soup.
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Soup
Keep scrolling for the complete recipe at the bottom. Here’s a quick overview for now:
1. Prepare the ingredients. Start by dicing the veggies and chicken and shredding your cheese. If you want to measure all the ingredients out ahead of time, that’s okay, too!
2. Add the butter and saute the veggies. Melt the butter in your pot over medium-high heat. Then, cook the veggies in the butter for about 5 minutes.
3. Once the veggies are tender, start adding the other ingredients one by one. Start with the flour and cook it for 2 minutes or so. Then, add the half-and-half and water gently. Finally, add the bouillon cube, chicken, wing sauce, and cheese.
4. Simmer the soup. After seasoning, reduce the heat to medium-low. Allow the soup to simmer until the cheese is entirely melted. It typically takes about 10 minutes.
5. Serve and enjoy! Finally, remove the soup from the heat, and transfer it to serving bowls. Add any toppings you like, and eat up!
How to Store Chicken Soup
You have two options for storing this soup: fridge or freezer.
To Store: Transfer the cold soup to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.
Some people still eat it for up to 7 days. Unfortunately, it seems to lose some of its bold flavors after day 5.
To Freeze: Transfer the cold soup to a freezer-safe, airtight container or Ziploc bag. It should keep well for a couple of months.
Soupe cubes also work well for freezer storage.
To Reheat: Microwave refrigerated soup for 2-3 minutes until hot. Be sure to thaw frozen soup overnight, then microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Tips for the Best Soup
Here are a few final tips before we get to the recipe:
- Use a large soup pot or a tall, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Don’t try to make it in a skillet because it’s a big batch.
- Keep an eye on the chicken to know when the soup is ready. You’ll be working with cooked chicken, so it doesn’t have to cook. It just needs to be warm.
- Experiment with the veggies. Cauliflower, potatoes, and spinach are all extra veggie options.
- Make it dairy-free. Pick up dairy-free butter, and use almond or coconut milk instead of half-and-half. You also need vegan cheese.
The dairy-free version of this soup may be less creamy, but it’s still tasty.
More Soup Recipes You’ll Love
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?