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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chowder

Only a handful of ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep time is all you need to make this delicious and simple Buffalo Chicken Chowder. Set it and forget it in the Slow Cooker!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 308 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice*
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce**
  • 1 cup half and half

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker. Add rice, vegetables, and top with broth and buffalo sauce.
  2. Set your slow cooker to low and cook for 4-6 hours, or until chicken can be easily shredded and rice is cooked through.
  3. Shred the chicken, add the half and half, and stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately. Optional (but tasty) to add some cilantro, shredded cheddar ,or blue cheese crumbles.

Recipe Notes

*I use the Trader Joe's California Wild Rice, but any wild rice, basmati, jasmine, or even brown rice will work. 

**I use Frank's Red Hot Original. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 1509mg66%
Potassium 887mg25%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 3826IU77%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.