Buffalo Chicken Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 - celery stalk(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - cup(s) chicken broth
  • 2 - Tbsp red hot pepper sauce
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - blue cheese crumbles**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  2. Chop the celery.
  3. Open the cans of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Open, drain, and rinse the black beans.
  4. In a large saucepan, add the diced chicken, chopped celery, black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, hot sauce, and minced garlic.
  5. Bring to bubbling, then reduce heat and cover. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Warm the dinner rolls.
  8. Ladle into serving bowls and add pinch of crumbled blue cheese to each bowl. Add more hot sauce to taste.
  9. Serve Buffalo Chicken Chili with salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut the 4 chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  2. Chop 4 celery stalks.
  3. Open the 2 cans of diced tomatoes and 2 cans of tomato sauce. Open, drain, and rinse 2 cans of black beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the diced chicken
  • Half of the chopped celery
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp red hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the blue cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve with salad and dinner rolls.

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