Buffalo Style Chicken Soup Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Soup

I do love a steamy, spicy bowl of soup on a winter day. And I love the flavors of Buffalo Wings. A few years ago, I even made a pilgrimage to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, where Buffalo Wings were invented. So to me it seemed a natch to make a soup that has those flavors all in one bowl. Hence, Buffalo Chicken Soup.

The creaminess is achieved by stirring in a little Greek yogurt at the very end of cooking – adding a healthy kick.

So comforting and filling – but with a kick of heat.

Check out some of our yummy noshes for Game Days past.


3 tablespoons butter
3 cups diced celery
2 cups  diced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup all purpose flour
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup cayenne pepper sauce (I like Frank’s)
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup Greek yogurt

Garnishes: blue cheese crumbles, diced chicken, hot sauce, Greek yogurt

In a large stockpot, saute celery and onions over medium high heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until softened.

Add garlic and saute another minute. Stir in flour and cook another minute or two, until flour is absorbed.

Add chicken stock and hot sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in chicken and Greek yogurt.

Serve warm. Garnish as desired.


  1. says

    Oh yes, I agree that teachers should be paid as much as NFL players! That being said, I do enjoy watching to teams duking it out on Super Bowl Sunday. This soup looks like a great addition to the food rituals of the day.

    • says

      I’ll bet that would be fine – I like to use brown rice flour for roux these days, but I’m always experimenting with others too. Hope you and your mom both enjoy!

  2. Valerie says

    You mention that it’s healthier if you substitute yogurt for sour cream. Looks like you already did that in your recipe. So did the original version use 1/2 sour cream? sounds nummy!

    • says

      Yes, Valerie – I saw this in a magazine last January before super bowl, but don’t remember which one. This is my memory of it. I’m pretty sure they used sour cream, but I use Greek yogurt whenever possible.


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