Buffalo Chicken Soup

Buffalon Chicken Soup

This soup recipe marks the official end of pumpkin week. Although, if you check back in a few days (as long as everything goes as planned) you just might find one more pumpkin recipe waiting for you. No promises. :)

In the meantime, I need a break from all the desserts! (Just wait until you see what I’ve got coming up in December!) I made this soup for dinner last night because I was looking for something a little unique to try. It was quick and easy to put together, fairly healthy, and definitely full of flavor. Reminiscent of buffalo wings, the soup gets most of its flavor from Frank’s RedHot sauce. I never would have thought to put this sauce in a soup, but somehow it just works. The result is a warm, cheesy and spicy bowl of soup – perfect to warm you up on a cold evening.  Neither Mike or I are big fans of spicy food, so I only used 1/4 cup of the original flavor hot sauce.  It was still fairly spicy so I toned it down with extra chicken broth and milk. It wasn’t our favorite flavor combination, but it was still a good, comforting bowl of soup. If you’re a fan of buffalo wings, however, you’ll love this soup!

Buffalon Chicken Soup

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Buffalo Chicken Soup


1/2 yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth, plus extra if needed
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked and cubed chicken
1/8 cup Frank's RedHot sauce
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt


Saute onions and celery in butter until tender. Stir in flour until smooth. Slowly add milk and broth. Heat and stir on medium until soup starts to thicken. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cheese has melted.

adapted from All Recipes

*Disclosure: I was asked to make a recipe containing Frank’s RedHot sauce and was compensated for my ingredients and time. I chose the recipe myself and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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27 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Soup”

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    theblogisthenewblack — November 20, 2010 @ 3:21 am

    What a unique and amazing idea!!! I just read this out loud to my bf and he already wants me to make it!!!

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    Karly — November 20, 2010 @ 4:20 am

    Ooh, what a fun soup! That sounds yummy!

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    Carolyn Jung — November 20, 2010 @ 4:25 am

    On a drizzly night like tonight, a big bowl of this would be just the ticket.

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    Brenda — November 20, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    Megan, my husband and I are HUGE fans of buffalo wings and we love anything spicy so this soup would be perfect for us. It sounds wonderful – cheesy and spicy and delicious!

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    CaSaundraLeigh — November 20, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    As soon as I saw the word buffalo in your title, I knew this post would be a hit with me! The spicier the better, and I love the idea of buffalo chicken in a soup!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 20, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    This is brilliant. We love buffalo chicken!

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    Andrea the Kitchen Witch — November 20, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    What a fun idea for a soup! My wing lovin' hubby would adore this. Thanks for the great idea!

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    Rachel — November 20, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    What a neat idea! My husband loves buffalo wings so I've made a few buffalo chicken recipes already – will have to try this and see what he thinks.

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    StephenC — November 20, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    I love every new soup idea. Thanks.

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    happensafterfive — November 20, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious! Yum!!


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    Melanie @ SpareTimeBaker — November 20, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

    Oooh, Megan! Hubby and I love wings, and we're big fans of the Buffalo Wing dip, and I love a warm, creamy soup this time of year! This is a perfect recipe for us to try!

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    the blissful baker — November 21, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    what a cool idea for a soup! my roommate is crazy about buffalo chicken sandwiches, and so i know she would love this soup. thanks for sharing :)

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    Ingrid — November 21, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    Interesting soup. I think my wing eating family would enjoy this.

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    pajamachef — November 21, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

    this sounds good! my husband would enjoy this :)

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    Aimee — November 22, 2010 @ 12:34 am

    I don't really care for Buffalo chicken anything, but my husband LOVES it. I can't wait to try it for him, thanks!!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 23, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

    I love Buffalo chicken dip, so I'm sure I'd also be a fan of this soup. Looks great!

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    Alicia — November 23, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    Megan, I made this tonight, and we loved it. I added just under 1/4 cup hot sauce (but more than 1/8 cup). The brand I used was “Louisiana Hot Sauce”…although I think it probably doesn't matter!

    My hubby and I can take a good amount of heat, but I think 1/4 cup would be too much! My suggestion would be to just decrease the amount of hot sauce used, instead of adding more milk/broth, because the amount of liquid you specified in the recipe makes the soup sooooo creamy. It had a great texture!

    Anyway, all that to say, thanks for this great recipe! I think I'll be making this regularly during “soup season.” 😀

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    Lauren — November 24, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    My husband would looove this soup! As would I :).

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    Medifast Coupons — November 24, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

    Wonderful chicken soup change, would love to have chicken soup that tastes like my favorite chicken wings, can't wait to try, thanks so much.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 24, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    Alicia – I'm so glad you liked this soup! Your modifications sound perfect. I think I will do that next time I make this.

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    Maranda — December 3, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    Oh my gosh I love Frank's! I am definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. I put Frank's on everything. My favorite is a toasted bagel with melted butter and Frank's. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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    Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer — December 4, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    I have to make this! Sounds so good, original yet familiar :)

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    Anonymous — February 22, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    Made this tonight – it was delicious!!!

    Very impressed. Cut down on the hot sauce so it was more of a very tangy cheddar soup. So creamy and yummy :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 24, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    Anonymous – So glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know. Good idea to cut down the hot sauce, I might try that!

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    Kellie — January 24, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    I love Buffalo Chicken, but never thought to add a soup twist. We shall have to give this one a go!

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    xiabbs — January 5, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

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