Rinse and sort beans, discarding any debris. We won't be using the ham flavor packet for this recipe, you can save it for another recipe if desired.
Add the rinsed and sorted beans to the slow cooker. Add the chicken, onion, celery, carrots, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, pepper, buffalo sauce, chicken broth to the slow cooker, stir. Add the bay leaf on top.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 7 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
When the cooking time is up, remove the bay leaf. Remove the chicken thighs onto a plate and shred them with two forks. Add the shredded chicken to the slow cooker. Add the minced cilantro and stir.
Serve with tortilla chips or homemade tortilla strips. Enjoy!