Thursday, February 2, 2012

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Soup

I feel bad to even blog about this because I didn't make it, but obviously not bad enough to miss out on sharing this awesome recipe with y'all. 

I was supposed to be at yoga until 7:15 last night, and Ben had left work early (4pm - to give you an idea of the timeline we're working from) so I asked him to start on dinner. I sent a very detailed email that went something like, "Here are things we have that need to go in the crock pot ON HIGH immediately. Here are things you need to get at the store that need to go in the crock pot as soon as you get home. Here are things you need to get at the store and don't do anything with them." 

Pretty simple, right? 

What's that saying, the road to hell is paved with good intentions? 

I'm not saying my husband is going to hell - that's a terrible thing to say and 100% untrue - but I am saying that wherever he's going, he's going there very. very. slowly. God love him, he works off of what we now affectionately refer to as "Eckerson Time." Needless to say when I called him at 6:30 to say that I had been stuck in traffic for an hour and was not going to yoga, he was not yet even checking out from the store. I fell asleep on the couch, partially from exhaustion from the traffic and partially from frustration / hunger ... also, probably at least partially because I'm growing a human, let's be honest ... and when I woke up around 8, dinner was not even close to done. So I did what I normally do when Ben "makes dinner" and that is either instruct him step by step on what to do or just take over and do it myself. He transferred the ingredients to a pot on the stove and cut up the chicken, that was supposed to be shredded from cooking in the crock pot, into not-so-bite-sized pieces. 

Whatever, you know what? It turned out great. Ben's good friend James, who is a chef, came over and even HE liked it.

So here's the recipe, I imagine it'll be even better when the chicken is all deliciously shredded from the crock pot, but ours was great and I'm super proud of the hus.

Ingredients for the crock pot
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8-10 oz), thawed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 32 ounces low-sodium chicken stock or broth (I can never find chicken stock!)
  • 1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Ingredients for toppings
  • Sliced whole wheat baguettes
  • Sliced green onions
  • Crumbled gorgonzola cheese (this made a huge difference in the flavor, love it!)

  1. Put all the crock pot ingredients in the crock pot, on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 hours
  2. Chicken should be fully cooked and easily shred with a fork once it's done
  3. Serve in bowls, top with green onions & gorgonzola and serve with a side of baguette
I didn't take a picture, so here's this one from Pinterest.Ours were totally that pretty, don't worry.


  1. The fact that Ben even attempted to cook dinner is awesome. Uriah does not. He'll put a pre-made casserole in the oven or grill something but mixing ingredients? Heck no! Kudos to Ben! Also, this soup sounds amazing

  2. That looks fantastic. Adding it to my menu for the month. So glad that Ben cooks for you (even if it is on his timeline). Dan cooks for us a few times a week and it is such a blessing.