Put this Crock Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken on the menu!
I had seen my friend Cheryl from TidyMom.net make buffalo wings, but since I’m not much of a wing girl, I didn’t really pay attention. Then I was going to make Shredded Chicken, so I thought I’d try this sauce I keep seeing. This Crock Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken made the BEST sandwiches! The BEST! You could use in a burrito instead or even a salad. Again, this shredded chicken recipe is so versatile like the Copy Cat Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken Recipe I make. Both make your life SO easy!
Crock Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
These sandwiches had just enough zing to give it a small kick, but not so much that you’re eyes were watering. My teen son ate 3 of them and he’s not much into “hot” food.
I also love how simple it was. You know I like simple!
I knew we were going to have a late night since we had soccer practice 45 minutes away from home and practice wasn’t going to be over until 8pm. (you may have caught my tirade on instagram while I sat in a creepy parking lot waiting for my perfect child) I was able to put 4 chicken breasts in the crockpot on low around 3:00pm and they were ready in just a few hours. These were thinly cut breasts and I used my large crockpot, which I think cooks faster when it’s not full.
They really hit the spot after a cold soccer night and I had enough left over for a sandwich the next day. We got about 6 sandwiches out of it.
This recipe is not for food purists. It’s like my Crock Pot Mississippi Roast and uses the packaged ranch dressing. But boy do they both make a delicious meal! The Mississippi Roast is also great for shredding and using for burritos. It’s my husbands favorite roast.
- 4 Chicken Breasts - Skinless, boneless
- 1 (12oz) bottle Franks Red Hot Wings Sauce
- 1 package of Ranch Dressing Mix
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Hamburger Buns
- Place the chicken, the sauce and the ranch dressing into your crockpot. Stir around a little to mix it up. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.
- Once the chicken is done, add your butter and then shred. I use two forks, pulling the meat apart. Stir into the juice to make sure the chicken is well coated with the sauce.
- Serve on hamburger buns.
- You can add lettuce if you'd like or just eat it plain.