Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken | 7 Step Recipe

Most people know about buffalo chicken wings. But slow cooker buffalo chicken is another great recipe. The chicken is shredded and cooked in a slow cooker. You can serve it with rice, tacos, and even sandwiches.

I love this recipe as it’s easy to make and customizable. Chicken breasts with buffalo sauce are the best combination for proteins. This recipe is an absolute hit for whoever tries it. So, today I’m here to share this amazing recipe with you.

To make slow cooker buffalo chicken, add chicken breasts to slow cooker. Add red sauce, ranch dressing, and butter to the pot and cook for 6-8 hours on a low setting. After cooking is done, shred the chicken using two forks. Your slow cooker buffalo chicken is ready.

Below are step-by-step instructions to make slow cooker buffalo chicken. Aso, have a look at the video provided down the recipe card. So, try this recipe now, and don’t forget to rate this recipe. You can also save it for later. But before getting the instructions, check out our other main course recipes below.

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Buffalo chicken in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Slow cooker buffalo chicken is a versatile recipe. You can enjoy this recipe with rice, sandwiches, tacos, potatoes, and many other food items. The slow cooker adds tenderness to the chicken blending the flavors of red sauce in it.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 248 kcal


  • Slow cooker – 4 quart or larger
  • Spatula
  • Forks
  • Bowl


  • 2 pounds Chicken Breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 12 oz Frank's Red Hot Original Sauce (or any other spicy sauce)
  • 1 oz Ranch Dressing Packet (dip mix as well)
  • ½ cup Salted Butter

For Serving

  • Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing


  • Add chicken breasts to the slow cooker.
  • Add over some of the ranch dressing (or dip) mix.
  • Pour over Frank's red hot sauce or any sauce of your choice.
  • Add a cube of butter on top.
  • Place the lid of slow cooker cook on low setting for about 6-8 hours.
  • When cooking is done, take two forks and shred the chicken.
  • Your slow cooker buffalo chicken is ready.



  • You can different cuts of chicken like a boneless chicken thigh, or bone-in-thigh.
  • Adding butter cuts to spiciness and the vinegar flavor is recommended.
  • You can serve this recipe with pasta, rice, mashed or baked potatoes, with sandwiches and burgers.
  • You can use a different sauce of your choice.


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 24gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 1575mgPotassium: 425mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 390IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword American cuisine, Chicken, Slow cooker buffalo chicken
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