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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup

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This Buffalo Chicken Soup is such an easy Instant Pot soup recipe to make. Not only is it loaded down with tasty pieces of chicken breast, but it’s also hearty due to the added onion, carrot, and celery as well. In less than 30 minutes of time, you’ll have a large pot of tasty soup, ready to eat. One of the best easy soup recipes.

And if you love dips, your favorite dip just became a meal! You’re welcome. 😉 Find out how to make this soup recipe today and feel free to add on any fun toppings, too!

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There’s no denying the flavor of the buffalo wing sauce mixed with the powdered ranch dressing really does have these soup tasting like cooked hot wings or a buffalo dip. It’s addictive, so be ready! Such a hearty soup!

Buffalo Chicken Soup

One of the easiest ways to make soup is to add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot. Melt the butter then carefully chop up the onions and celery, add in the heavy cream, and follow the rest of the directions below and you’ll have no issues whatsoever with this simple soup recipe.

This soup has such an awesome flavor that my boys always get excited when I make this. I’m also a big believer that soup should be eaten any time of year so I don’t want just for colder weather to make this up. Luckily this makes a large batch because most people are going to want seconds!

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What are some fun topping ideas for this Instant Pot soup?

You can easily add on anything that you want. I love to add on blue cheese crumbles, chopped green onions, or even a little dab of blue cheese dressing as well. Because if you’re not eating hot wings, you might as well make this soup taste that way!

Sour cream can also be an easy way to take away a bit of the heat. Also, don’t figure to add in the salt and pepper once you taste test it as well.

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Once you make this Buffalo Chicken Recipe, you just might realize that it’s time for soup reason to start in your house. With how different soup recipes can taste, you’re going to love having options. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite soup recipes for you to enjoy!

This simple Easy Italian Hamburger Soup Recipe is loaded with flavor and taste.

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Can you use chicken broth instead of chicken stock?

You can. Chicken broth adds a lot of great flavor but you can use chicken stock too if you want. Use what you have in your house to save a trip of running to the store.

What is the best way to serve soup from the Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is an innovative kitchen device that has revolutionized the way people prepare meals. As such, it is an excellent tool for preparing soup.

If you’re making soups that need prep time, chopping vegetables and browning meat beforehand will help bring out their respective flavors in the finished dish – as well as cooking time.

Additionally, seasoning the soup after completion but before consumption can add greater depth and flavor.

Following these methods may well result in a delicious, convenient soup made in record time with minimal effort.

Is buffalo soup spicy?

Buffalo soup is a traditional soup whose spiciness can vary based on its preparation. Whether it is spicy or not depends largely on the additional ingredients that are added to it and ultimately up to the personal preference of the person preparing it.

For example, some cooks may opt to include chili peppers, red pepper flakes, or other spices while others might keep their recipe milder by using aromatic vegetables such as garlic, celery, and onion.

Regardless of how it is prepared, buffalo soup can be an enjoyable and delightful dish for those who enjoy a hearty meal with different levels of spice.

What are the most popular toppings to add to soup?

Soup is a popular comfort food, as it can be very hearty and filling while being simple to make. To further elevate your soup, many people choose to add a variety of toppings that complement the base recipe.

The most popular toppings for soup include diced onions or garlic, croutons, crispy bacon bits, and shredded cheese.

Creams and butter are also frequently found in soups, such as dairy sour cream or clarified butter drizzled on top.

For those wanting an extra flavor boost, garnishes such as chopped parsley or chives offer a lovely herby touch; they are also visually appealing due to their vibrant color. Fresh herbs like cilantro and basil are also flavorful options, especially when served alongside crusty bread.

These ingredients can help to bring out the flavors of the soup’s ingredients and will undoubtedly enrich the dining experience for all involved.

What is the best way to thin out soup?

The best way to thin out soup is to gradually add additional liquid, such as chicken or vegetable broth. This will ensure that the flavor of the soup is not diluted too much and still tastes good.

While it can be tempting to just throw all the extra liquid in at once, it could ruin the entire batch. If adding more broth does not thin out the soup enough, cream can also be added in small amounts until the desired consistency is reached.

Whisking everything together as you slowly add additional ingredients will guarantee a fully mixed and evenly balanced soup. Ultimately, patience and a keen eye are essential when thinning out soups!

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Buffalo Chicken Soup

30 minutes | Common ingredients | Kid Approved!

This Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe will satisfy the big game, chicken wing cravings of even the toughest critic!

Plus, game day dinner comes together quickly thanks to the pressure cooker!


  • • 8 tablespoons of Butter
  • • 1 Medium Onion cut up
  • • 3 Cups of Baby carrots, cut into discs
  • • 3 Cups of Celery Diced
  • • 1 teaspoon of Garlic powder
  • • 1 teaspoon of Thyme
  • • 1/2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • • 4 Cups of Chicken Diced
  • • 1 ½ Cup of Hot sauce
  • • 1 Cup of Half and half
  • • 64 ounces of Chicken stock
  • • 1/2 Cups of All-purpose flour
  • • 16 ounces Cream cheese
  • • 2 envelopes of ranch dressing mix (optional)


  1. Start by melting the stick of butter in your Instant Pot.       
  2. After melted, add in the onions, celery, carrots and saute until soft.         
  3. Add in garlic powder, thyme, and the red pepper flakes. Once added, cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Next, put in the diced chicken, half and half, chicken stock, and hot sauce.
  5. Allow to come to boil then whisk in your flour.
  6. Put on the lid and manually set to cook for 10 minutes. Once that time passes, let the Instant Pot release naturally for 10 minutes then release it manually.
  7. Remove the lid and add in the cream cheese.
  8. Also add in the ranch dressing now, if you're using it. Stir. Put lid on again and pressure cook for 1 minute.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 653Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 2429mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 30g

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