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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Recipe

This is a simple set it and forget it crockpot Buffalo Chicken Recipe. If you have a slow cooker and love buffalo chicken, this recipe is for you.

We love pulled chicken! Putting it in the crockpot on a day you know you’ll have very little time to make dinner is something we do often; however you can only make pulled barbecue chicken so many times before it starts to get a little boring.   Adding a little spice can bring variety for the next meal but how about changing the sauce all together.   When my wife suggested going with buffalo sauce instead of barbecue I was definitely skeptical but said let’s give it a try, what do we have to lose!
This is a simple set it and forget it crockpot Buffalo Chicken Recipe. If you have a slow cooker and love buffalo chicken, this recipe is for you.


It was amazing!  Spicy,easy to make,and really satisfying.  It also made you’re bored taste buds scream.  It offered a good zing and topped with a little bit of ranch dressing will really be a huge hit.

This is a simple set it and forget it crockpot Buffalo Chicken Recipe. If you have a slow cooker and love buffalo chicken, this recipe is for you.

Trust me, when you don’t have time to cook dinner, but don’t want a boring meal, this will really make you happy.
This is a simple set it and forget it crockpot Buffalo Chicken Recipe. If you have a slow cooker and love buffalo chicken, this recipe is for you.

4.5 from 11 reviews

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Recipe
  • 2 lbs raw boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz bottle of Buffalo wing sauce (I used Frank’s Wing Sauce)
  • 1 oz packet of dry Ranch mix (I used Hidden Valley)
  • 2 tbsp light butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  1. Place the chicken breasts in your slow cooker.
  2. Pour the bottle of wing sauce over the top of the chicken.
  3. Sprinkle the packet of ranch mix over the top of the wing sauce.
  4. Add your minced garlic to the slow cooker, making sure to cover it with sauce.
  5. Place the lid on your slow cooker.
  6. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until meat shreds easily.
  7. Remove meat and shred it using two forks.
  8. Return shredded meat to the sauce and add the butter.
  9. Stir to combine.
  10. Continue to cook on low for another hour so the meat can soak up the sauce.


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  1. This looks really good! I’m going to have to try it. I love buffalo chicken.

  2. We hope you do! Let us know how it turns out!

  3. Is there a recipe for the accompanying corn? Looks delicious!

    • Anonymous says:

      For a great corn relish like the one in the picture look up Blue Ribbon Corn Relish on the Better Homes And Garden web site.

  4. We haven’t posted the recipe for the corn salsa yet but I can work on it. Thank you for your interest.

  5. This was amazing!!! I made this for a company food day recieved lots of compliments!! I made it as is with no changes to the recipe! I have been trying to eat healthier and cleaner, but was really craving some buffalo wings, this hit the spot perfectly.

  6. An excellent version of buffalo chcken – family pleaser!

  7. I made this last night, it was good but really salty, like kill your tastebuds salty. I made the recipe as is.

  8. This is seriously the most easiest 4-ingredient recipe ever! We enjoyed it so much, that hubby requested I make it twice in one week! I ate it on buns, he made it into lettuce wraps…delish either way. Thanks for a great idea :)

  9. Katherine says:

    What purpose does the butter serve? Could it be omitted? Thanks!

  10. For an amazing corn salsa try Trader Joes with this ….kinds looks like the picture too :) also making a slaw with blue cheese dressing is perfect! (Slaw cabage, green onion, blue cheese dressing).

  11. Thanks for sharing this recipe – I made it as directed, but we ate it as lettuce wraps with blue cheese crumbles and chopped tomato. My boyfriend raved about it – so easy, pretty healthy and delicious!

  12. Anonymous says:

    If it cooks for 10 hours is the chicken going to dry out?

  13. This was super easy and so delish! Paired with a salad, my family loved.

  14. Do not make, too salty. Everyone hated it lol

  15. I made this recipe last night, and it is incredible. I made my own ranch seasoning to help cut out some of the sodium in the prepackaged ranch. I had my buffalo chicken over a nice salad. This was a great low-cal and healthy way to fix my wing craving. Thanks for sharing :)

  16. What a DISAPOINTMENT! This is the first time I have ever posted a review for a recipe I have tried. Some are great and others ok, but this was AWFUL! We couldn’t even eat it. I read the reviews before I made it and saw that people said it was salty but I have read that before in other recipes and it wasn’t the case. And we like salt, but this really is WAY TO SALTY. Followed the recipe exactly–used Franks Wing Sauce and Hidden Valley. Super Bowl meal ruined! :(
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  17. Anonymous says:

    Made this tonight and it was excellent! Super easy to make

  18. I made this tonight and oh my heavens!!! I don’t know what ya’ll are talking about that it’s too salty. It’s perfect!!!! My fiancé asked me to make some next week for his oilfield work buddies. He’s still licking his fingers ;)

  19. Delicious my sister make and I eat o my lord is delicious

  20. Anonymous says:

    does your chicken have to be thawed or can it be frozen?

  21. This recipe is very salty. It’s due to Hidden Valley Ranch -Original “Dip” packet. I made this the second time and used Hidden Valley Ranch-Buttermilk Salad Dressing recipe. The Hidden Valley Dip packets have twice as much sodium as the Salad Dressing Pack.


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