Its obvious that I’m not the only one that is utterly obsessed with buffalo sauce these days. What started out as a chicken wing thing has quickly spread to cauliflower, burgers, salads, pizza and basically anything that will sit still long enough to get doused with this spicy red goodness. This buffalo chicken soup is a new, healthy twist that takes the hot sauce craze to the next level.
I have tried a few different brands but keep coming back to the good ol’ original Frank’s hot sauce. When you’re looking for that classic hot wing flavor, nothing beats Frank’s. I’ve made a few different styles of mock ‘buffalo wings’ at this point and can safely say that this buffalo chicken soup is a favorite. Using a cauliflower based soup gives you the spicy flavor you crave in a light creamy new way.
One item that isn’t pictured but is EXTREMELY important is crumbled tortilla chips. The soup was good on its own, but garnishing with a few corn chips gives the soup that crunch and texture that are an absolute must in capturing the whole buffalo experience. The soup needs these to be complete so don’t hold out!
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 small onion
- 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 small head cauliflower, broken in florets
- 1 cup reduced fat milk
- 2 chicken breasts
- ¼ - ½ cup Frank's hot sauce
- ¼ cup ranch dressing
- ½ cup cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
- salt and pepper
- 3 green onions
- 1 cup corn tortilla chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake chicken for 15-20 minutes until juices ran clear.
- While chicken is baking heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion for 2 minutes until starting to soften. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes longer. Add broth, carrot, and cauliflower. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until cauliflower and carrots are soft.
- Add milk, hot sauce, and ranch and bring back up to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes and then remove from heat. Add cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with blue cheese, green onion, and tortilla chips.