Crockpot Buffalo Chicken is so simple, delicious, and versatile! Throw it on a bun for THE PERFECT TAILGATING SANDWICH!! If you love chicken and love spicy food, it doesn’t get better than Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken…making a great topping for sandwiches, tacos, nachos, and more! We went an extra step and made Ranch Fried Pickles for the ultimate buffalo chicken sandwich!
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken is one of my favorite EASY weeknight recipes. I’m a girl that LOVES Buffalo Chicken. I love Buffalo Chicken Dip, Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas, Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites, Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, and basically any with Buffalo Sauce (Like Buffalo Shrimp!). When I decided to make Buffalo Chicken in a Crockpot, I was really hooked! So easy and tasty!
Somehow Crockpot Buffalo Chicken always makes me think of tailgating. I’m a Missouri girl, raised in Kansas City and Kirksville, and currently living in St. Louis. I spent my youth going to Mizzou basketball and football games, and getting in free to Royals games after the 7th inning. I love my sports teams; the Royals, Chiefs, and MIZZOU; deeply and unconditionally. And that my friends, says A LOT. Most years are spent crying into my pillow as each team somehow disappoints.
The Royals went 29 years without making the playoffs. Mizzou breaks my heart one way or another every time they take the field. But that doesn’t stop the love of the game. And most importantly…the love of TAILGATING!!
Today we are going to talk about my favorite tailgating sandwich, SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN WITH RANCH FRIED PICKLES!! Buckle up you guys.
Buffalo Chicken just goes hand in hand with tailgating. Buffalo Chicken Dip was one of the first things I learned to cook (I guess that counts as cooking?) and since that glorious day I’ve made it hundreds of times. If there is a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich listed on a menu, you better believe I’m ordering it. But I don’t want to just enjoy it when we are out to eat, I want to enjoy it tailgating at home too!!
All you need is a slow cooker, some fried pickles, and good quality bread and you’ll feel like you’re in your favorite restaurant watching your favorite team win. Or in my case, most likely you’ll be watching them lose. But you get the idea.
Sure, a fried Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is good, but I’m willing to say a Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is that much better.
There’s just something amazing about Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken. I love that you can set it and forget it. I love that it results in LOTS of sauce coating every piece of chicken. I love that it’s like sloppy joe meets pulled chicken meets spicy game day. So much goodness to go around.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BUFFALO SAUCE
You better believe we’ve got you covered! You can always buy Buffalo Sauce at the store for this recipe, or you can make your own! Here is our favorite Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe.
This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken will have you set for the perfect tailgate. The only other thing you’ll need is a good attitude. Win or lose, they’re still your team. One of these days…it will all pay off. Royals…did you hear that??? (PLEASE WIN!!!)
(I’m currently updating this post in 2018 and this is so fun to read! Just after this post for Crockpot Buffalo Chicken went live THE ROYALS WON THE WORLD SERIES for the first time in 30 years. Coincidence? I think not!)
More Chicken Breast Recipes you might love:
- Chicken Tacos
- Chicken Nachos
- Caesar Chicken
- Chicken Parmesan Pasta
- Baked Chicken Wings
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken
You’ll be hooked, I promise. Be sure to also check out our Ranch Fried Pickles recipe! Happy Tailgating! :)
This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken is so simple, delicious, and versatile! Throw it on a bun for THE PERFECT TAILGATING SANDWICH!! If you love chicken and love spicy food, it doesn't get better than Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken...making a great topping for sandwiches, tacos, nachos, and more! We went an extra step and made Ranch Fried Pickles for the ultimate buffalo chicken sandwich!
10 minPrep Time
7 hrCook Time
7 hr, 10 Total Time
- 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts, frozen
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle of your favorite hot sauce (I love Franks), divided
- 1 (1 ounce) packet dry ranch seasoning
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 6 Toasted Onion Rolls/Hamburger Buns
- 4 slices cheese (I used Gouda and also love Cheddar on it!) optional
- Blue Cheese Dressing, optional for garnish
- Ranch Fried Pickles HERE ), optional for garnish
- Place chicken breasts along with 3/4 of the bottle hot sauce and ranch seasoning into a non-stick sprayed slow cooker.
- Allow to cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3 1/2-4 hours.
- Add the butter and the remaining hot sauce, and shred chicken with forks. Stir to combine.
- To assemble sandwiches, place cheese and chicken on toasted bun. top with blue cheese dressing and Ranch Fried Pickles (recipe HERE ) if desired.