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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, [4] 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, [5]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) [7] 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 [8]and some yummy Buffalo Chicken Pizza. [9]

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, [8] 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. 🙂