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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 115.2
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.8 mg
  • Sodium: 590.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 16.1 g

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Submitted by: TISHARAY
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Introduction

Good in sandwiches, on pizza, and stuffed into a baked potato, this spicy chicken is far lighter than Buffalo wings.
Good in sandwiches, on pizza, and stuffed into a baked potato, this spicy chicken is far lighter than Buffalo wings.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    3 tablespoons Buffalo wing sauce
    1/2 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Tips

Add an sliced onion to the slow cooker before cooking, if desired.


Directions

Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in wing sauce, butter, and the ranch dressing mix. Cover, and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

Shred the chicken using two forks, and cook 10 to 20 more minutes.

Serves 4: 3 ounces cooked chicken per serving.






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  • Very Good
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    If you're worried about excess liquid or sodium in this recipe try this: 1) instead of cooking chicken in wing sauce, cover in water with a a few tsp of vinegar in crockpot, 2) dump water, shred chicken and add wing sauce or hotsauce+butter or oil to taste. I serve with romaine as a wrap. Delish. - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We love hot wings, but hate the calories. My husband and I loved this recipe. It was like eating hot wings, but not feeling guilty later. - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used Ashanti's wing sauce, which has a lot less calories and sodium than other brands. It was delish! We made wraps with La Tortilla Factory tortillas, 1 tbsp Marie's Light Blue Cheese dressing, and spinach. Yum! - 10/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is my boyfriends favorite recipe! I shred the chicken and eat it on flour tortillas with lettuce and fat free ranch. Easy to make and really tasty if you like spicy food. I use Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce. The sauce you use will make all the difference with this recipe. - 4/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delish!!! There were only 2 brands of buffalo wing sauce at the store; I bought the one with signifantly less sodium. It pays to read labels!!! - 1/28/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe. I'm trying right now. I put about 30 oz. of frozen ckn. in with 1 T ranch powder and 1 C hot sauce on top. I'll see how it turns out. I usually put some 1/3 less fat cream cheese in afterwards. Man, my mouth is watering as I type. I'll let you know! - 9/25/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i'm going to try this... i'd like to eat it "stuffed" into a baked potato and sprinkle a tablespoon on bleu cheese on top.
    and it does sound amazing, but i might cook the chicken and then add the seasonings to taste to save on sodium.. thanks for the great idea - 6/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!! First day we made spinach and herb wraps, we then used leftovers in quesadillas!!! - 6/17/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was good. I didn't shred it after it was done and put it back in the pot like it said. I instead took it out, shredded and then used the remaining liquid just as drizzle. I'll make it again and have leftovers for lunch! - 4/6/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm making it right now and it smells great! - 10/2/09

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  • Delicious! I made it for my boyfriend and he remarked that he "could eat this every day and still love it!" Definitely a keeper for my recipe collection. - 2/27/14

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  • This recipe is SO easy and SO delicious! I made it exactly as listed, using Frank's Buffalo Sauce, and I was worried that because there was so little liquid it would come out dry, but the meat was perfectly moist and infused with flavor. Next we're going to try it in homemade mac & cheese! - 2/15/14

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  • Can anyone give advice on this recipe? There are no liquids, and the little that came out of the chicken evaporated, so it all dried out and burned in less than six hours, even on the low setting. ?? What could I have done wrong? - 10/15/13

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  • I gave this rating instead of higher, only because it was too vinegary for me. That comes strictly from the sauce I used (Franks). Next time we will use a teriyaki sauce if we can find one that isn't too unhealthy. - 7/14/13

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  • First things first: Delish! Second: I used a local sauce called Syberg's. Lower in sodium than Frank's, et. al. I might look for something hotter next time though. I used 3 lbs of chicken, and had 60oz of cooked chicken. Enough for 15 4oz services at 150cal, and 621mg of sodium per serving. Not bad! - 6/23/12

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  • I have printed this recipe and I am going to make it for dinner tomorrow night. Sounds super yummy though! - 1/4/12

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  • I didn't care for this at all and threw out all the leftovers after a few days of no one eating off of them. It may have been the low sodium sauce I used so I will try it one more time using a regular sauce. - 12/5/11

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  • Delicious - 10/27/11

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  • I have this (without butter) in the crockpot today. For those worried about the sodium -- yes, it is high. BUT, you are not really eating ALL of the sauce (source of the sodium) -- most stays in crockpot. Search for a sauce with low sodium or do as others suggested and use less. - 9/14/11

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  • awesome... thats all I can say. I wish it was a little hotter but its pretty nice the way it is. - 5/23/11

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  • yummy - 2/6/11

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  • This was such a good recipe! My whole family loved it. I used a low carb whole wheat tortilla to put it in(45 c.) and my children ate it on little rolls. I added a little lite blue cheese dressing to crock pot as well. - 2/3/11

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  • Chicken was moist. I loved it, my husband thought it was "okay", so only rated this a 4 star. - 12/4/10

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  • Made this for my husband and I and we loved it!! I did use the bottled dressing instead of the dry mix and it still turned out great. A little to spicy for the kids, but the adults loved it! Thanks for this recipe - 10/12/10

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  • I haven't tried it but I will tomorrow, so 5 stars for you! I am from Buffalo, and I am betting this will be so dam good! Going to use Franks Hot Sauce in it!! Thanks for posting! - 10/9/10

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  • I agree a bit liquidy, but it was YUMM!! - 10/7/10

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  • AWESOME! I LOVED this recipe. My husband loved it too, and I took leftovers to work and my co-workers loved it. We ate it as open face sandwiches with blue cheese on top, and had celery for a side. - 9/30/10

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  • I usually hate buffalo flavored stuff, but this came out great! Just the right amount of heat, low in carbs and super yum. All around great dish. - 9/18/10

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  • Excellent. I used half the sauce it called for and ranch dressing instead of the dry mix. - 6/2/10

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  • I love this recipe! It taste just as good (even not better) reheated! - 4/18/10

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  • I am excited about trying this but will try to adjust so the sodium comes down. Didn't realize how bad it was until I read the comments. My son and I love buffalo sauce so this should be a hit for us! - 3/26/10

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  • dinner tonite my family loves chicken - 3/2/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The taste did not make up for the sodium content unfortunetley. - 2/25/10

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  • Our family loves this. I use 1/2 a 12 oz. jar of Franks to reduce sodium. Still comes out great and not too spicy -- then if someone wants more spice - they can add more sauce themselves. I make it using crock-pot liners so clean up is a breeze as well! - 2/24/10

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  • This was really good! My husband loved it. - 1/28/10

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  • Recipe was great and kid approved. I used only 1/2 the sauce to reduce sodium. - 1/27/10

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  • Holy Jesus spicy!!! Great, but burned my mouth off. - 1/16/10

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  • trying this tonight. i tasted the sauce before pouring it in & i think the sauce might be a little much for my little girls but our guy friends will love it!

    *update* nobody liked it but since i couldn't stand wasting it, i froze it & later turned it into shredded BBQ sandwiches. - 1/4/10

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  • This was very good! I made a sandwich using Sandwich Thins and I will definitely make this over and over again! - 1/3/10

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  • this is the my crockpot right now I can't wait to get off work go home and enjoy this really simple dinner.... - 12/29/09

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  • This was really good! I used Frank's Buffalo Sauce, which wasn't terribly spicy (but I do like spicy things). I used thawed chicken, so it only took about 3.5 hours. I shredded it, let it cool slightly, and then used it on a salad with LF ranch dressing. It was great! Thank you for the recipe! - 12/10/09

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  • When you say a bottle of wing sauce divided, does this mean to only use half? Usually recipes that call for something divided ask you to use the other half in another way somewhere in the recipe, but I don't see that here? - 11/30/09

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  • Really good and I'll make again. My only problem was that it turned out really liquidy. I served it over rice, but there was no way to put it in a sandwich. Maybe it was me? - 11/22/09

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  • My husband and two teen-aged sons loved this! They usually don't comment on their food but they kept repeating, "This is so good!" It was too spicy for me but just right for them. I will make it over and over again! - 11/16/09

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  • My family and I thought it came out extremely salty. - 11/8/09

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  • This was soooo sooooo good! I used frank's red hot and added a little fat free sour cream on top, it was EXCELLENT!!! - 11/2/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Since we don't like chicken wings, I guess I shouldn't have expected this to be and different, even though it is healthier using the less fatty chicken parts. - 10/25/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Waaaaaayyyyyyyyy too spicy! - 10/13/09

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  • My husband and i really enjoyed this. I was hoping to find an alternative to the buffalo sandwich at Chillis and this was pretty close. The sauce I bought was a little too spicy for me but my hubby LOVED it. We will make again with a milder sauce for sure. - 10/5/09

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  • We loved it! Plan on having the leftovers tomorrow with Baked Tostidos. We used Franks Hot Sauce ....yummy! - 9/25/09

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  • This chicken is soooo good...I am a huge buffalo wing junkie and I am thrilled to have such a good substitution that's actually healthy!! I've used it for sandwiches and even breakfast wraps--with eggs, tomatoes, and fat free ranch on a whole wheat tortilla!! Delicious! - 9/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    one serving is it a cup an ounce or what - 8/29/09

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  • I cut this recipe in half and used ranch dip instead of the dressing mix, because I had it on hand. Also got a bottle of Franks redhot Wing Sauce in Sweet heat, but would throw in more regular for spice. (it was a good mild flavor and smelled wonderful cooking!) - 8/24/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am wondering whether anyone had an alternative to the buffalo sauce? It ends up giving you TWICE the daily recommended amount of sodium, in just one serving!! I'd love to know, since my hubby loves buffalo anything... - 8/22/09

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