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Buffalo Chicken Soup + A Giveaway!

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - Last week I shared my tips for surviving a live-in kitchen renovation, and I pledged my love for our pressure cooker- which is helping us survive. I wish I would’ve thought to use it sooner, because we’re back to eating “regular” meals without having a cooktop, oven, or even a sink to wash dishes! I thought I’d share my latest recipe that was a hit for both Emmett and I… plus it would make a great addition to your Superbowl spread- I’m imagining mini soup shooters. Check out our favorite buffalo chicken soup we make on the reg- sans kitchen. Impressive, no? Click through for the recipe and enter to win a pressure cooker just like mine!

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - This time of year I crave soup ALL the time. When it’s cold and snowy outside, nothing sounds better. I thought we’d be neglected in the homemade soup department this winter since our kitchen is MIA, but I’m glad I was wrong. I’ve been following a low carb, ketogenic diet and our pressure cooker is coming in so handy. I’m finally eating healthy food again, despite our lack of oven / cooktop, and am feeling more like myself.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - Ingredients:

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, frozen
3 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup diced celery*
3/4 cup diced onion*
2 cloves minced garlic*
2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix
2 tablespoons butter- or ghee
1 cup buffalo sauce
1 cup heavy cream

*Since we have zero place for food prep right now, I buy pre-diced / minced celery, onion, and garlic at Trader Joes. Super convenient! 

I use this pressure cooker, and have the XL (8 quart) size- although this recipe would certainly fit in the smallest size. Things I like most about pressure cookers? They’re fast, easy to clean, promote healthy eating, and they’re easy to clean (even without a kitchen sink). Alright- onto the directions!

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - Combine all the ingredients EXCEPT the cream and shredded cheddar in your pressure cooker. Cook under pressure for 15 minutes (on the chicken / meat setting), then depressurize. Remove the chicken breasts, shred them, and set aside. Stir the cream and shredded cheddar into the hot soup mixture until smooth.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - Then add the chicken back into the soup until everything is well combined. Feel free to adjust the spice level at this point by adding more buffalo sauce or hot sauce of your choosing.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - Since I’m following a strict low carb diet, I like mine with a side of celery for dipping, while Emmett prefers a hearty pretzel loaf. You can find the pretzel bread at Trader Joes- they’re honestly really good (or maybe that’s just the deprived carb lover in me talking).

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - No matter your garnish or side (pretzel loaf, celery, ranch dressing to stir in, etc), this soup is always a hit. The spice level can be adjusted to fit your family’s tastebuds and it only takes 20 minutes max to prep and cook. This is on our dinner rotation a lot, and obviously we have no kitchen- so that’s saying something about the level of difficulty.

Back to the Super Bowl idea… instead of bowls, you could easily divide the soup into mini shooters and plop in a celery stick, or serve it alongside small pretzels or pita chips. It’s really tasty!

The Best Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe - Aside from this being an extremely easy recipe, the pressure cooker is singlehandedly saving us throughout our kitchen reno. There for awhile we were strictly eating only carryout- this has been a saving grace and I already feel so better now that I’m back on the healthy track. Enter to win your own below!

E N T E R    T H E    G I V E A W A Y
  1. Like Power Pressure Cooker on Facebook.
  2. Comment below and tell me what you’d make! I’m all about new ideas.

That’s it! I’ll announce the winner in one week… so you’ll have plenty of winter left to make delicious soups and hot recipes. Room for Tuesday readers can also take 10% off using code PPC10.

If you’re interested in another delicious and easy soup recipe, my friend Aniko just shared chicken tortilla soup in an electric pressure cooker that I’ll be trying next!

*This post and giveaway is sponsored by Power Pressure Cooker XL. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we actually use & enjoy! 

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    January 30, 2018 at 8:32 am

    I know nothing about pressure cookers, but I love that this soup took under 30 minutes!! I know it’s a carb, but I love the idea adding hominy to the soup and then topping with chopped avocado. :)

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      January 30, 2018 at 10:39 am

      That’s honestly my favorite part about pressure cookers- they’re SO fast. Dinner is always ready in under 30 minutes!

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    Danae | The Homebody House
    January 30, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I’d totally make this! I love buffalo chicken ANYTHING! But I’d also love to try a chili too :)

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      January 30, 2018 at 10:39 am

      I’m also all about buffalo chicken! It’s the perfect amount of spicy.

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    January 30, 2018 at 10:57 am

    We love soup, too, and are just starting into a kitchen reno so LOVE your tips for surviving it! We love Indian cooking so I’d like to try some Chicken Tikka Masala in it.

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      January 30, 2018 at 11:03 am

      Good luck with your reno!! You’ll definitely want to pull out a pressure cooker to avoid the fast food. Chicken Tikka Masala sounds ammmmmazing.

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    Laura Hanson
    January 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Oh my goodness, so many soups. So many chicken recipes. Quinoa in mere minutes! I would love this. We are saving for a huge (like tear off the whole second floor) renovation, and every penny is going to the down payment right now. I can’t spring for a pressure cooker right now but would love one!

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      January 30, 2018 at 11:14 am

      We’re in the same boat- pinching pennies and pouring all of the savings into the house. It’s worth it though! Crossing my fingers for you. xox

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    January 30, 2018 at 11:37 am

    My fiancé, the cook of the house, would love this! We’d make this delicious recipe and some chili. We have just a few hours each evening we get to spend together so it would be great to have something that can get meals done a little quicker and easier! We just purchased our first house back in August and we’re slowing picking up kitchen goodies here and there, we’d love to use this!

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    Leigh Mills
    January 30, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I would make Creme brûlée!

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    Dana Moss
    January 30, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I can’t wait to make this, Sarah! Looks so yummy! I’ve been really wanting to get an instant pot. I’ve heard you can make chicken from frozen in there. I’m always forgetting to take the chicken out of the freezer. SO that’s what I’d start with, ha!

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      January 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      I am seriously amazed. It cooks FROZEN chicken in 15 minutes!! I also always forget to thaw it out. Ha!

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    January 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Ooooooo, I’ve been wanting a pressure cooker for what seems like forever! After this amazing sounding soup, I’d make hard boiled eggs. We go through the bag of 6 from TJ’s waaaay too quick and we’d love to use larger eggs. We’ve missed the pretzel bread at TJ’s so that’s great to know, too. Thanks, Sarah!

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      January 30, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Eggs are SO much better than store bought in the pressure cooker. I was getting tired of the rubbery texture and buying them all the time during our kitchen reno. This thing is a life saver for hardboiled eggs!

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        January 30, 2018 at 3:11 pm

        SO glad to hear that, Sarah! Yes, the altitude here has been killing me and a fellow foodie recommended that she’s only had luck by using a pressure cooker.

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    Gwendolyn Jordan
    January 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I would make Cabbage Soup

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    Wenda Scott
    January 30, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I have used the old fashion pressure cooker for years (with the rocking top). Would love to use this one.
    Figures crossed. Best Regards, W. Scott

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      January 30, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      That’s what my mother-in-law uses! Thanks for entering!

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    January 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    A pressure would change my work from home/mama with babies at home life!! I would make every meal we eat out of that thing ;)

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      January 30, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      It’s seriously a game changer!

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    Liz Pawlik
    January 30, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Yuuuum any kind of curry!

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    Jessica Toloczko
    January 30, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I would make a Cajun Chicken and Rice dish I saw on Pinterest! Yum!

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    Allison H
    January 30, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Wow!! That looks so good! I have never had a pressure cooker but this looks amazing! Would love to try some recipes!!

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    January 30, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    I would make sweet potatoes & rice constantly! So quick and easy

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    January 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Oh my! I’ve been craving a good dark meat curry dish! Thinking about lamb in a spicy curry tomato sauce! There are so many delicious recipes! One thing in common all recipes have is how long it takes to cook the dish in order for the meat to get “melt in our mouth” tender. Yes, I’d like a pressure cooker!

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    Emily Ward
    January 30, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I don’t know much about using presser cookers but I’d love to experiment with different recipes! We eat a lot of soup this time of year. I may try making homemade chicken stock with the bones of a rotisserie chicken. Thanks Sarah!

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    January 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    I’d love to make stews and really looking forward to making steel cut oats in it ❤️

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    January 31, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Mini shooters! That is such a good idea (except I would have to double up)! Thank you for the chance and the code.

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    January 31, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I would make vegetable soup with chunks of beef. Will and Dan love meat!

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    Kelley Dobner
    January 31, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Our dogs get homemade dog food twice a day and oftentimes when we are due to cook more i forget to thaw out the frozen chicken which makes the whole process take SO MUCH LONGER. (Im easily distracted by all of the rennovations required in our tiny little 1920s bungalow that we purchased in april.) I think i could really benefit from a pressure cooker!

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      January 31, 2018 at 8:31 am

      Lucky dogs!!

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    January 31, 2018 at 6:37 am

    I’m a horrible cook so this would be a life saver, especially since I’m a working mama now! On the nights my hubby isn’t making blu apron, I’d make everything out of that thing!

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    January 31, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The soup sounds amazing!! I’d like to try chicken tortilla soup also, Mexican cheesy rice, and a garlic chicken recipe I have!


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    February 1, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Hard boiled eggs! Among other meals of course but I struggle with eggs so this would be fun to try! I saw a yummy looking stuffed walnut pork loin recipe on their FB page too. Thanks for the opportunity! 😊

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    Cindy A.
    February 1, 2018 at 6:57 am

    I would make everything from classic beef stew to canned tomatoes. Thank you so much for offering such a fantastic giveaway! *fingers crossed*

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    February 1, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I would like to make stock and an slow cooking meats.

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    February 1, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Liked the FB page under the name Nhu

    I would love to make Thai coconut curry soup!

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    Amanda Whitley
    February 1, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    i would make a corn chowder. this looks delicious, would also try this!

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    Brenda Haines
    February 2, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I would make a mac n cheese with bacon and sweet onions. Thanks for the chance!

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    Angela Hendricks
    February 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

    I want to try a pot roast with potatoes or carrots!

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    Austin H.
    February 2, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I would like to try making pepper steak with broccoli and rice. I have never used one of those, so it would be fun testing out all of the recipes for it.

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    February 2, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I would totally make some white chicken chili!

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    Kim Price
    February 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Yum! I never even heard of modern pressure cookers until last week at Book Club! Now I am starving just reading everyone’s replies. Haha! I would make some homemade chicken spaetzle soup with chopped onions, carrots, celery and a splash of chopped garlic. YUM!!!

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    Lynne Torgersen
    February 2, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I would love to make a pot roast with root vegetables.

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    melanie huttner
    February 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I’d make pot roast with veggies!

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    Carla C
    February 5, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I would make broccoli and cheddar soup or potato and leek soup first.

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    Gail Simmons
    February 5, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I would make Brunswick Stew.

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    Cindy Carver
    October 14, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Sweetie I am making this this week. Love buffalo chicken.

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      October 15, 2018 at 11:11 am

      It’s so good!! Let me know what you think. This one is also pretty healthy… low carb!

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