This delicious slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe uses 4 simple ingredients and is so easy to put together. Make it over the weekend and have buffalo chicken ready for salads, subs, and wraps all week!
As many times as I have made Buffalo-style chicken, I had never really made it in the slow cooker before I put this recipe together. Usually, I would make in a skillet (like in my Buffalo Chicken Wraps) or add hot sauce to some basic shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken to make my Chicken Subs.
Both ways work fine but making buffalo chicken in the slow cooker brings this recipe to a whole new level of simplicity! Not to mention, it’s delicious!
What intrigued me about this recipe was the ranch seasoning packet. Ranch in a buffalo chicken recipe? Whoever heard of such a thing. No one in Buffalo, NY that’s for sure. But, I’m not here to judge because apparently a lot of people make this kind of chicken recipe using a ranch seasoning packet.
Spoiler alert: it was delicious. And, since I discovered this slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe it’s been on regular rotation in my house!
Make This Buffalo Chicken Recipe Extra Tasty
Typically, I try to make my own seasoning mixes, instead of using packets. However, I wanted to keep this recipe easy so I turned to my favorite seasoning brand Simply Organic. They have a ranch dressing seasoning packet and it’s quite good.
Using a packet makes this slow cooker recipe a dump and go recipe. You’re welcome!
To keep the slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe on the clean eating side, I purchased organic chicken breast and chicken stock.
Cooking Tip: Now, most of the recipes on the internet do not call for chicken stock but I’ve learned that adding a 1/2 cup of chicken stock to when cooking chicken breast in the slow cooker really helps to keep the chicken nice and juicy.
I put the chicken in the slow cooker, sprinkled the packet of ranch seasoning on, and then poured the chicken stock and hot sauce over it. I turned the chicken a couple of times to combine the seasoning and liquids.
As the slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe cooks, it fills your kitchen with a delicious smell that leaves you STARVING! My oldest, who you’d think grew up drinking hot sauce out of a bottle, absolutely loves the smell of hot sauce floating through the air.
They know when I’m cooking this recipe!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken
To make this recipe, here are the ingredients you will need to make this zesty chicken!
- Boneless chicken breasts
- Simply Organic ranch seasoning/dressing mix
- Frank’s Hot Sauce
- Chicken stock
How To Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken
After you have cleaned the chicken properly (make sure to remove any extra fat), place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker.
Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the chicken and then pour in the hot sauce and chicken stock over the top. Turn the chicken breasts a few times until it is coated and liquids and seasoning are mixed together.
Place the lid on top and cook on LOW for 4 -5 hours.
Once the chicken is ready and cooked through, take the chicken out and shred it with two forks. While the chicken is out of the crockpot, add in the butter with the leftover buffalo sauce and let it melt.
Add the remaining buffalo sauce from the slow cooker to the chicken until you get the flavor you want. This also keeps the chicken tender and moist.
Video Tutorial On How To Make Chicken With Buffalo Sauce
Well, this recipe did not disappoint. I loved it! And so did my kids.
It was so easy to throw together and was absolutely addicting. Here’s a quick 1-minute video I put together to bring this recipe to life for ya.
What To Serve With Crockpot Buffalo Chicken
For a quick dinner, I like to add 1/2 cup of the slow cooker buffalo chicken into a crunchy romaine lettuce leaf for a tasty low carb wrap.
I will say the best part about this recipe is that this chicken can be used in many ways.
I recently made a buffalo chicken dip that was out of this world!
How To Make This Chicken Recipe Ahead Of Time
This recipe can be made completely ahead of time and frozen into portions to be used in later recipes. You can freeze in freezer bags or containers.
More Chicken Recipes
As much as I love this buffalo chicken, I have made some other pretty great chicken recipes. You HAVE to try them- they are so yummy!
- Baked Salsa Chicken
- Healthy Chicken Parmesan
- Meal Prep Chicken Quesadillas (3 Ways)
- Everything But The Bagel Stuffed Cream Cheese Chicken
- Low Carb Easy Detox Chicken Soup
- 1 - 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts
- 1 (1.5 ounce) packet of Simply Organic Ranch Seasoning/Dressing Mix
- 1 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker. Sprinkle ranch seasoning over chicken then pour in hot sauce and chicken stock. Turn chicken a few times until it is coated and liquids and seasoning are mixed together.
- Cook on low for 4 -5 hours. Take chicken out and shred. While chicken is out add in butter and let it melt. Add liquid from the slow cooker to the chicken until you get the flavor you want. This also keeps the chicken moist. Enjoy.
This recipe can be made completely ahead of time and frozen into portions to be used in later recipes.