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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

This spicy and delicious Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili is an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal whether you use a slow cooker or the Instant Pot!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups bone broth can sub with chicken broth or water
  • 1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce + more, to taste*
  • Optional garnishes: Jalapeño slices, drizzle of coconut milk, nutritional yeast, cilantro, avocado slices, tortilla chips, and/or lime wedges

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  • Add all ingredients, except garnishes, to the Instant Pot and stir.
  • Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is set to seal, then set it to manual for 15 minutes.
  • Once it beeps to finish, open the pressure valve to let steam escape.
  • Open the lid, remove the chicken and shred it with 2 forks.
  • Add back in the chicken and stir to combine.
  • Add more hot sauce, if desired.
  • Serve with optional garnishes.

Slow Cooker Method

  • Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours or LOW.
  • Once finished, remove the chicken and shred it with 2 forks.
  • Add back in the chicken and stir to combine.
  • Add more hot sauce, if desired.
  • Serve with optional garnishes.

Notes

*All hot sauce have different spice levels so start out with 1/4 cup and add more later, if needed!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 1303mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5510IU | Vitamin C: 57.2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.6mg