Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

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One of the boards that I have on Pinterest is called “Pinterest Recipes I’ve Made and Liked”. The inspiration for this recipe came from a pin that I found, tried, and then stuck there. I like mine a little better.

What you’ll need:

3 large or 4 medium chicken breast halves

12 ounce bottle cayenne pepper hot sauce (I use the kind from Aldi, but any buffalo wing-style sauce will work just fine)

1 Tablespoon Ranch dressing mix (powder)

1/2 cup water

1 cup sour cream

Place the chicken breast halves in the bottom of your crockpot. Sprinkle on the Ranch powder, then pour the bottle of hot sauce over the chicken. Pour in 1/2 cup of water. Set it on low and cook for 6-8 hours while you’re at work.

Shred the chicken with two forks, then stir in the sour cream. Cook another 15 minutes.

That’s it. So. Freaking. Easy.

If you’re eating keto, scoop this up with celery sticks, or just eat bowls full of it. If you’re eating low carb, make burritos with low carb tortillas…or just eat bowls full of it.

We like to fill tortillas and top the chicken with blue cheese crumbles… or just eat bowls full of it topped with blue cheese crumbles, or pepperjack cheese shreds. Or cheddar cheese shreds. Because cheese.

You can use your favorite flavor of hot sauce to shake things up, but I definitely recommend that you follow the recipe the first time, and tweak it the second time you make it. And yes–there will definitely be a second time. It’s that good.

It’s your food–make it the way you want it!

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crockpot full of buffalo chicken

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

  • Author: Retrogirl
  • Total Time: 6-8 hours
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


Super easy, super yummy, and super versatile! Use this in sandwiches or tacos, use it as a dip, top it with blue cheese, or enjoy it as it is!



4 medium chicken breasts

12 oz bottle of hot sauce (buffalo style)

1 Tablespoon Ranch Dressing Mix (powder)

1/2 cup water

1 cup sour cream


Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker, then sprinkle on the ranch powder.

Pour the hot sauce and water over the chicken.

Turn the slow cooker on to the low setting and cook 6-8 hours.

Shred the chicken using two forks, then stir in the sour cream. Cook another 15 minutes.




Serve on buns, in tortillas, or scoop up with celery sticks or tortilla chips.

Top with blue cheese, pepper jack cheese, or enjoy it as it is!

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 Hours
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooking

Keywords: slow cooker, crockpot cooking, low carb dinner, quick and easy chicken

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