Friday, January 27, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Goodness

Week two of my Pinterest journey brought a delicious new recipe I will be making often. Mostly because it's so easy. I like meals I don't have to cook when I get home.

I originally found this post on My Kitchen Apron. But I changed the recipe a little.

What you need:

1- 3 lb. of frozen chicken breasts
1- bottle of Franks Wings buffalo sauce
1- packet of ranch seasoning


Put the frozen chicken, wings sauce and ranch packet into the crock pot. The original recipe used the whole bottle but since I don’t have a whole family to feed I used a few pieces of the chicken and only half of the bottle of wings sauce.




Leave the Crockpot on low for at least 6 or 7 hours. Since I did this on a day I worked the chicken sat in the Crockpot for almost 9 hours and was fine.

Then take the chicken out and shred it on a plate. If you leave it in as long as I did you don’t even have to take it out of the pot, it will just fall apart.



Put the shredded chicken back in the Crockpot for another hour to soak up the rest of the wings sauce.

The original recipe said to put have the chicken as a sandwich with pepper-jack cheese but I thought a wrap with lettuce and sour cream, and tomatoes for those who like them, was better.


I am also going to try putting on nachos, on a salad, and as a sandwich.


Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

3 lb. bag of frozen chicken breasts
1 bottle Frank's Wings Buffalo Sauce
1 packet Ranch Dip Mix
• Put frozen chicken, wing sauce, and ranch dip mix into Crockpot.
• Cook on low at least 6 to 7 hours
• Shred chicken & return to Crockpot.
• Cook on low for an additional hour.

27 comments:

  1. This recipe sounds easy and delish, Allison!! I just found it on Pinterest ... and it looks like you have lots of other goodies here, too! I love the title of your site ... and I'll be following! I have a food/photo blog, too, but haven't been able to keep up with it lately. Hopefully, soon!! Also, I see you're from Colorado ... sure hope you're doing well and not affected by all those fires!! Have a great week! :)

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  2. Making this for dinner tonight. Petty excited!

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  3. Did you mix them together or just leave it like the second picture before you covered and left it?

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    1. No I didn't mix them, just cover and go.

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  4. do you have to shred the chicken or would it be ok to leave it whole.

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  5. I am trying this tonight with Franks Red Hot original..not the wing sauce. Hoping it turns out ok! Looks delish!

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  6. This recipe sounds very interesting, I will be adding it to my "recipes to try" list! I have soooo many of them pinned on Pinterest too...need to be trying some of them. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Hi, do you need to use frozen, or can you use thawed chicken?

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    1. I'm going to try it with thawed chicken and hope for the best. I'm going to add a little water to account for the fact that the chicken is thawed.

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  8. This looks fantastic! My boyfriend I believe without a doubt will adore this.Thanks for sharing! I am going to try it this week!

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  9. I have made this many times but never added the ranch packet to cook so I'm excited to try this way...our family loves hot wings

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  10. Do you think I can prepare as directed but after I shred add 8oz of cream cheese and cook for 1 hour to make this a dip? And should I also add shredded cheddar cheese?

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  11. can you use franks original or is the franks wing a must?

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    1. I have tried both and either one works.

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  12. If you don't use 3 pounds of chicken and only half a bottle of the sauce, do you still use a whole packet of the ranch dressing?

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    1. I halved the recipe but still used the whole packet of ranch and it was way too salty. I'd definitely use half a packet next time!

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  13. does anyone know if i can put it on high and if so, how long do i leave it in for?

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    1. You can put the chicken in the crock thawed and cook on high for about three hours.

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  14. This sounds really good and hubby can have a sandwich I can have a wrap or salad.This should be rather healthir than traditional hot wings since it isn't loaded with butter.

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  15. I just put this in the crockpot. Cant wait to try it!

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  16. Just put it in the crock pot for dinner :) pretty excited

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  17. Filling up the crock pot now...cant wait to come home tonight after being gone all day! Supper is gonna be waiting on us!!

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  18. This looks delish! I am smelling it cooking now. I can't wait to sink my teeth in at about 5:00pm!

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  19. Trying it tonight (fingers crossed).

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