Slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe uses 4 simple ingredients and is so easy to make. 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 never made it in the slow cooker. Usually ,I make make in a skillet (like in my Buffalo Chicken Wraps) or add hot sauce to some basic shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken (like in my Buffalo Chicken Subs). Both ways work fine but slow cooker buffalo chicken 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? Who ever 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 slow cooker buffalo chicken recipes using a ranch seasoning packet.
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 buffalo chicken 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. 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 slow cooker chicken breast recipes helps to keep the chicken nice and moist.
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 times to combine the seasoning and liquids.
As the slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe cooked it smelled AWESOME! My oldest, who you’d think grew up drinking hot sauce out of a bottle, was absolutely loving the smell of hot sauce floating through the air.
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.
I put 1/2 cup of the slow cooker buffalo chicken into a crunchy romaine lettuce leaf for a tasty low carb dinner. However, this chicken can be used in many ways. Make some buffalo chicken subs or wraps, Buffalo mason jar salads, stir 1 cup in my skinny macaroni and cheese recipe, or add to any recipe you want to give a Buffalo kick. I recently made a buffalo chicken dip that was out of this world!
- 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 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.
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