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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili from One Lovely Life

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili (+Slow Cooker Directions)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: About 35 minutes
  • Yield: About 9 Cups 1x


This easy Instant Pot buffalo chicken chili recipe comes together in a snap thanks to the pressure cooker! Don’t have one? I’ve got slow cooker instructions, too! (Gluten free, dairy free, paleo-friendly)

FYI – This recipe takes about 35 minutes once you start cooking. 5 minutes to saute + 15-18 minutes to come to pressure + 10 minutes cook time + 2 minutes to quick-release steam. Total cook time = about 35 minutes



  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (or thighs)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 carrots, diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 (15oz) diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15oz) can white beans, drained & rinsed (or 2 cups cauliflower rice)
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s red hot sauce
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill (or 1/2 Tbsp. fresh)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Press SAUTE button and add olive oil to your Instant Pot.
  2. Add onion, carrots, and celery and stir on SAUTE setting 4-5 minutes, or until mostly tender.
  3. Press CANCEL to turn off saute setting.
  4. Add chicken, tomatoes, beans, hot sauce, broth, dill, and cumin.
  5. Stir to combine, then cover with the lid.
  6. Seal the lid closed and double-check that your pressure valve is set to SEALING (not venting).
  7. Press PRESSURE COOK (manual) and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. (It took my Instant Pot 15-18 minutes to come to pressure in my tests).
  8. After the 10 minutes of cook time, quick-release the steam (about 2 minutes), then carefully open the lid.
  9. Shred the chicken with two forks directly in the Instant Pot (or remove chicken to a cutting board or plate and shred there) and stir shredded chicken back into the soup.
  10. Garnish with sliced green onions and cilantro or more fresh dill.



  • Add all ingredients except green onions & cilantro to the crock of your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover with the lid and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken and garnish with green onions & cilantro.
  • Category: Main Dish, Soup, Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Buffalo Chicken Chili, Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili