Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Recipe – Perfect for Sandwiches, Rice +

I just love when a friend says, “Can you really call this a recipe? It’s too easy.”

Now honestly, I don’t think it was meant to be a compliment, but I am going to turn that remark around because we all know that this is a place to celebrate quick, easy and delicious meals with 10 minutes of prep.

Better yet, this recipe only takes about five minutes, so even better.

As temperatures drop, my food seems to heat up,  in the spice department, that is. We are a family that loves Buffalo Wing Sauce. You’ll find my guys adding it to nearly anything from their eggs to sandwiches to rice. Yep, they love it.

So when I have been blessed to land the mother- load of all chicken deals with 30 pounds in one shot, you knew that my Crock pot Buffalo Chicken would make it on the repertoire more than once. Nearly identical in ease as my Crock Pot BBQ Chicken, we are swapping out the BBQ for some Buffalo Sauce and a dry ranch packet.

Yes, it’s that easy and precisely the reason my friend questioned if it could really be called a recipe.

Those are the best kind, aren’t they?

Every once in awhile, I will throw a few tablespoons of butter into the crockpot at the very end of the cooking time, but honestly, one of the things I love about this recipe is it’s very low in fat, and since I don’t need the extra calories, it’s totally optional whether you want it or not. Taste test it and you can decide.

Since I’m feeding a crew and this keeps in the fridge and/or freezes perfectly, I fill my crockpot to the brim. (Adjust recipe accordingly). After the first dinner, I portion the chicken into ziplock baggies and put a few in the fridge and freezer for latter, making sure I label them.

With my C.O.S.T. (Cook Once, Serve Twice or Three) times mentality, this Buffalo Chicken can be recreated into numerous, delicious recipes.

The first night, I typically serve it right over rice. I make sure and ladle some of the great juices on for extra flavor. Then we have sandwiches (drizzled with ranch dressing or bleu cheese, of course), Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Buffalo Chicken  Dip and some yummy Buffalo Chicken Pizza.

No one will turn their nose up at these “left overs.”

If you’re not in the mood for any crock pot chicken, just use rotisserie chicken and make up the most delicious Buffalo Chicken  Dip Recipe, perfect as a dip or gourmet sandwich filling, and yes, it mixes up in just 10 Minutes.

If you’ve been inspired by this 10 Minute Dinner simplicity, I’d love for you to share it.

One of my three Crockpots. 🙂

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  1. With comments like that, can you really call her a friend??? Sheesh!

    I love this idea. Nice change up from BBQ chicken- thanks! 🙂

  2. Oh, I would consider that a compliment! Nothing like being told that you make things look easy. This would make a nice change from the usual BBQ chicken!

  3. Ruth Chidley says:

    Hi Jen, have you considered signing up with ZipList for recipe saving etc.? Two other blogs I read have done this and it makes it so easy to keep track of my recipes that I like from their postings. Another reason I like it is because I do not have a printer right now so the only way I can keep a recipe is by hand-writing it on paper. : ( I really enjoy both of your blogs. You have helped me in many ways. Thanks!

  4. This was AMAZING!! I made it tonight. So easy and so yummy! We had sandwiches and plan to have it over rice tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. The Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken made a great meal that the entire family enjoyed! We can’t wait to try the Buffalo Chicken Dip next.

  6. Cathy Booth says:

    All of these will be added to my menu, they sound so good. The first one has to be the Buffalo Chicken, one of my favorites!

  7. Made the cheesy ranch chicken the other night & the family loved it! Even my son who’s a bit freaked out by chicken(unless it’s in nugget form).

  8. I am going to have to try your crockpot buffalo chicken!

  9. Terri Betz says:

    Awesome! Thanks for this recipe! My guy LOVES Buffalo Chicken! I pinned this one! Blue Strong on Pinterest on the Dinner board. I also pinned the Biscuit Meatloaf one! Easy recipes are a blessing! Especially when they taste soo good! Keep up the awesome posts!

  10. I’m hoping to win the Counter Top Oven! Your taco casserole and simple sesame chicken are on my menu planner!

  11. Thanks for the quick easy recipes. I am always looking for recipes and all of these sound so good, especially the Buffalo Chicken. Keep the coming!

  12. The Buffalo Chicken looks scrumptious!

  13. I think I will add the Buffalo Chicken recipe to my menu plan. It looks wonderful!

  14. Catherine R says:

    I am definitely making this one, my whole family loves chicken wings!

  15. I’m adding your Asian Pork Tenderloin to my regularly made recipes. Love the versatility and the C.O.S.T. aspect. We ate it over rice last night, tonight we’ll have wraps. Thanks!

  16. I’d love to win the sealing system. I plan to add the Simple Shepherd Pie to my menu.

  17. Linda Dietz says:

    The Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken is a winner on several counts! First, it is done in the crockpot. Next, it is poultry…which we love & thirdly, we also love the buffalo flavor of anything!

  18. Ginny Sargent says:

    This recipe is going on my recipes to keep file! I love easy chicken recipes, and this has so many potential situations to use!

    Thanks so much… can’t wait to start this and freeze for future use too.

  19. Linda Dietz says:

    I have “liked” your new 10 Minute Dinners site which is wonderful!

  20. all fo the recipes look very family friendly. I think the crockpot buffalo chicken will be a great plan for me to use. We love chicken dishes and this is so easy. thank you for sharing

  21. Christy says:

    We eat this as dip – using bottled ranch dressing and cream cheese – any way you eat/serve this it is a winner!

  22. This truly is a simple recipe! Only FOUR ingredients and takes FIVE minutes to prepare! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Try making the same chicken in the crock pot but adding mole sauce from La Victoria or other brand that’s instant. You’ll have the same result except with a wonderful flavor from Mexico!!

  24. Can you sub sour cream for all or some of the cream cheese?


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