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have THE BEST game day recipe you’ll ever need! It is actually unbelievable that this recipe only requires two ingredients. Thats right- I said TWO! Chicken breasts and hot sauce. (Okay, you need water too, but hopefully you have a running faucet and I don’t need to include that as an ingredient.)
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken is really simple to make. Literally, anyone can do it so you have no excuse not to serve up some home-cooking at your Super Bowl party this weekend. (I’m talking to all you lazy bones out there.)
All you need to do is add boneless chicken breasts to a slow cooker, combine equal parts water and hot sauce (NOT Tabasco or Sriracha) and pour over the chicken until just covered. Turn your crockpot on low for about 6 hours until chicken falls apart easily with a fork. Drain, shred, top with extra hot sauce if desired and serve!
When I first tested this recipe (many, many years ago), I thought there would be no way boneless, white meat chicken, cooked for hours, wouldn’t be dry and bland. I was wrong- plain and simple. It is juicy, satisfying and without the toppings, fat free. I don’t think it gets better than that.
For a party, serve this with potato slider buns, lettuce and blue cheese dressing and let everyone make their own sliders.
If you want a guaranteed WIN on game day, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken is it! It does not get any easier than this and you won’t believe the outcome.
- 4-6 boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- Your favorite fixings like rolls, blue cheese & lettuce
Place chicken in bowl of slow cooker.
Combine hot sauce and water in a measuring cup and mix to combine. Pour over and toss with the chicken.
The chicken should be submerged. If you need more continue to add equal parts hot sauce and water until chicken is just covered.
Cover and cook in slow cooker for 4-6 hours on low until the meat easily shreds with a fork.
Drain meat and shred chicken. (if you want it extra spicy, toss with more hot sauce or your favorite wings sauce at this stage. Be sure to add in small qualities and taste. Or serve on the side.)
Serve with slider buns, romaine lettuce (cut to size), blue cheese dressing, and whatever other toppings you like! (Cheese and chopped scallions are also great toppings!)
This recipe is scalable based on your crowd. 4 average sized boneless chicken breasts will make 10-12 sliders based on how much you fill them.