Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Done 3 Ways
BY SCARLETT BENDIXEN
Spring time is Arizona means sport and dance season is in full swing. As a mom of 4 children ranging from ages 9-2 my day is full of carpools to school, dance, cub scouts, sports practices and games. I have come to realize that if I want to make meal time a priority for our family I need to start dinner right after I clean up breakfast.
The slow cooker has become my saving grace ever since I became a mother. Problem is finding a variety of recipes that don’t always taste the same and have the same ingredients. Our family loves buffalo sauce. I don’t if I ate too many chicken wings while I was pregnant or what but they all came out loving it as much as I do! But when it comes to the taste of buffalo sauce I am also pretty picky. I have tried quite the variety of different brands in this particular recipe and I would have to say that franks is my favorite brand for buffalo sauce….for now that is!
So don’t get me wrong cooking a meal for 6 people can sometimes be challenging. So now that I have the main dish covered and I know everyone will eat now it comes to how it is served. My little girl loves to just eat this chicken plain. I try not to make it too spicy so that the whole family can enjoy it! My oldest son loves tacos and so this meal is right up his alley! My other two kids like it in a roll. My husband had them also as tacos and when I am trying to be healthy I take mine as a chicken lettuce wrap!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken
4 large chicken breasts
1/2 of a 12 oz bottle of franks hot wing buffalo sauce
1 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 packet of dry ranch mix
Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours. After it is done cooking take out 2/3 cup of juice and set aside. Then shred chicken. Add some of the juice if you would like or you can dump it.
lettuce, finely chopped
Grab a tortilla and place a handful of lettuce down. Then scoop up some buffalo chicken and add it on top of the lettuce. Top with avocado and tomatoes. Drizzle with ranch dressing. If you like it extra spicy add some buffalo sauce drizzle.
2. Lettuce Wraps
Grab a large piece of lettuce, then scoop up some buffalo chicken and add it on top of the lettuce. Top with avocado and tomatoes. Drizzle with ranch dressing. If you like it extra spicy add some buffalo sauce drizzle.
12 pack of Kings Hawaiian Rolls
6 slices of provolone cheese (cut in fourths- 24 pieces total)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees broil. Slice rolls and butter each side. Place 2 pieces of cheese on 1 side of the roll on the other side take some chicken and place on other side of the roll. Place on a cookie sheet and put in the oven until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and place a teaspoon of ranch and a teaspoon of the sweet buffalo mix on the chicken. Close sandwich and enjoy!