Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken is a four ingredient easy crockpot recipe that cooks itself in the slow cooker. Turn shredded buffalo chicken into sliders, tacos or serve as a bowl over rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Recipe
Sometimes it’s just time for the slow cooker to do the work in your kitchen!
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken will cook in just 3-4 hours on high or set on low before going to work in the morning for 7-8 hours.
A versatile recipe, our slow cooker shredded buffalo chicken can be transformed into several types of dinners.
You can make buffalo chicken sliders and serve this crockpot chicken on slider rolls with cole slaw and crumbled blue cheese.
Serve the shredded buffalo chicken in taco shells with lettuce, chopped celery, crumbled blue cheese and sour cream and call it a buffalo chicken taco.
Prefer a bowl? Then let’s make it a trendy "bowl" dinner and serve over hot cooked rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice topped with chopped celery, crumbled blue cheese and chopped cilantro, for dinner, at your next party or for game day eating.
This recipe makes 5 cups of shredded chicken.
- If you’re serving on slider rolls, place 1/4 cup shredded chicken on each roll and make 20 sliders.
- If you’re serving on full size hamburger rolls, place 1/2 cup shredded chicken on each roll and make 10 sandwiches.
Any way you serve it and anytime you serve it, our buffalo chicken recipe guaranteed to be a hit!
Be sure to try our Buffalo Chicken Dip too!
How to make buffalo chicken in the crockpot
- Place chicken breasts on the bottom of your slow cooker
- In a bowl, combine hot sauce, Ranch mix and butter until blended and pour over the chicken.
- Cook until chicken is cooked through, on high 3-4 hours or on low 7-8 hours.
- Remove chicken from the slow cooker and, using two forks, shred the chicken.
- Return the chicken back to the crock pot and stir until evenly coated with the sauce.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Make recipe with boneless skinless chicken thighs
- Stir in chopped green chilies for added heat
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley or chopped cilantro
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- boneless skinless chicken breasts
- hot sauce
- Ranch Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken
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- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (12 ounces) bottle hot sauce , such as Frank's Red Hot
- 1 (1.0 ounce) envelope Ranch Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix
- 3 Tbs. butter , at room temperature
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- Arrange chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker.
- Combine hot sauce, Ranch mix and butter until blended. Pour over chicken.
- Cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 7-8 hours, until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to crock pot and stir into sauce.
Swirls if flavor Recipe Tips:
- If serving on slider rolls, place 1/4 cup shredded chicken on each roll. Makes 20 sliders.
- If serving on full size hamburger rolls, place 1/2 cup shredded chicken on each roll. Makes 10 sandwiches.
- Make it a bowl and top hot cooked rice or quinoa with shredded chicken, chopped celery, crumbled blue cheese and sprinkle with chopped cilantro!
First Published: August 2, 2015... Last Updated: January 24, 2021
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