Buffalo Chicken Soup

Creamy and full of flavor, this Buffalo Chicken Soup is exactly what you need when you’re craving something warm, hearty and comforting. Make it on the stove top or in your Instant Pot!

A cup of Buffalo Chicken Soup, garnished with croutons, blue cheese and green onions, sitting in front of an Instant Pot machine, surrounded by stalks of celery and carrots.

When it comes to comfort food, I’m all about a delicious soup. This soup boasts the tangy and spicy flavor we all love about buffalo chicken. It’s smooth and flavorful, especially since it’s topped with croutons, blue cheese and green onion. Safe to say that this Buffalo Chicken Soup has the most mouthwatering flavor profile!

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More Instant Pot Soup Recipes

As aforementioned, this soup can be made either on the stovetop or Instant Pot – I love the fact that I can give you your choice for preparation method!

If you can’t resist a delicious soup, then be sure to check out my other Instant Pot soup recipes:

Healthy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

How Long Does It Take to Cook This Soup?

On the stove top, this Buffalo Chicken Soup simmers for about 20 minutes after reaching its boiling point. In the Instant Pot, it pressure cooks for 15 minutes.

Be sure to head down to the recipe card for my full step-by-step instructions.

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What Can I Serve With This Soup?

This soup pairs amazingly well with other comfort food dishes. I particularly love serving mine with:

Butter biscuits

Grilled cheese

Fully loaded baked potatoes

Smashed red potatoes

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How to Freeze Buffalo Chicken Soup

When freezing leftover soup, it’s important that it reaches room temperature. Once cooled down, pour it into your desired freezer-safe container (like a freezer bag or a mason jar), seal shut and freeze for up to 3 months.

If you’d like more information on how to freeze your soups, be sure to read all the details in my How to Freeze Soup blog post.

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How to Reheat Frozen Leftover Soup

When reheating the soup from the freezer, allow it to thaw in its container. Then, pour it into a saucepan and let it reheat over medium heat.

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A glass cup of chicken soup, in front of a floral-wrapped Instant Pot, surrounded by a blue plaid tea towel, stalks of celery and baby carrots.

What Other Garnishes Can I Use to Top Off my Soup?

We absolutely adore the blue cheese and crouton topping for our Buffalo Chicken Soup. However, you can also use these delicious alternatives:

  • Pieces of fresh baguette
  • Chopped parsley
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Sour cream
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Buffalo Chicken Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

When it comes to comfort food, I’m all about a delicious soup. This Buffalo Chicken Soup boasts the tangy and spicy flavor we all love about buffalo chicken. It’s smooth and flavorful, especially since it’s topped with croutons, blue cheese and green onion.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • Croutons, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Green Onion for garnish

Instructions

Instant Pot directions:

  • Set the instant pot to sauté and add oil. Once oil is hot, add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook 1 more minute. Ingredients laid out on a marble counter top to make Buffalo Chicken Soup
  • Turn instant pot off. Mix in chicken broth, chicken, heavy cream, buffalo sauce, salt, and pepper. Pouring chicken broth into an Instant Pot Ariel shot of an Instant Pot filled with soup and surrounded by additional ingredients like salt, pepper, green onions and blue cheese
  • Close lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  • Press the manual or pressure cook button and set the cook time to 15 minutes.
  • Quick release. Serve topped with blue cheese, green onion, and croutons. A large black ladle scooping out a big serving of soup straight front the Instant Pot

Stove top directions:

  • Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Mix in garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • Mix in chicken broth, chicken, heavy cream, buffalo sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer 20 minutes.
  • Serve with crumbled blue cheese, croutons, and green onion.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 110mgSodium 1676mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 23g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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Creamy and full of flavor, this Buffalo Chicken Soup is exactly what you need when you’re craving something warm, hearty and comforting. Make it on the stove top or in your Instant Pot!

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