Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

A two Ingredient recipe that will blow your mind & taste buds away!

Thats right, I said it- Two Ingredients is all you need to make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken. Simply combine chicken breasts and Frank’s hot sauce in the slow cooker and you are done! Okay, you need water too, but hopefully you have a running faucet and I don’t need to include that as an ingredient.

About slow cooker Buffalo Chicken.

When I first tested this recipe (many, many years ago), I thought there would be no way boneless, white meat chicken, cooked for hours, could be anything but dry and bland. Simply put, I was wrong! It came out juicy, satisfying, and without the toppings, completely guilt free. I don’t think it gets better than that. It’s low calorie, carb free (KETO) & gluten free, yet completely satisfying! It’s basically magic!

How to make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Are you ready for how easy this is? Simply add 3-4 boneless chicken breasts to a slow cooker, combine equal parts water and Frank’s hot sauce into a measuring cup. (About 1/2 cup of each but this amount can vary depending on how many or few chicken breasts you are making.) Pour the Hot Sauce and Water mixture over the Chicken Breasts 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!

A Winning Game Day Recipe

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken is guaranteed WIN for game day gatherings. It’s easy, tasty, make-ahead & serves a crowd. Simply prepare the chicken and serve alongside slider buns with a store-bought or and easy and delicious Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing.

Blue Cheese Dressing
This homemade creamy blue cheese dressing is perfect over a salad, heirloom tomatoes, or for dipping wings, shrimp or veggies. You will never buy store bought again!

Pro Tips:

  • This recipe calls for classic hot sauce, NOT Tabasco or Sriracha.
  • You can double this recipe – just make enough hot sauce & water mixture to just cover the chicken. Do not over cover, just coat and barely cover the top of the chicken.

Serving Suggestions

  • Buffalo Chicken Sliders: For a party, serve this with potato slider buns, lettuce and blue cheese dressing and let everyone make their own sliders.
  • Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas: This shredded buffalo chicken makes an awesome filling for a quesadilla
  • Buffalo Chicken Burritos or Wraps: Stuff a Burrito with Spicy, healthy Buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato and Blue Cheese or Cheddar Crumbles!
  • Lettuce Wraps & Salads: Keep it carb free and gluten free by serving the shredded buffalo chicken in a lettuce wrap or on a salad.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Appetizer, finger food, game day, Main Course, party food
Cuisine American


  • 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. 
Keyword buffalo, chicken, crock pot, easy appetizer, sliders

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