Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Crock Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken

Last week, I had chicken in the fridge that I almost forgot about.  Usually, I just put the pack of boneless chicken breast right into the freezer as soon as we get home from the store.  This time I didn't for some reason.  Probably because I couldn't fit another thing in the freezer at that moment.

When I finally remembered it was at the bottom of the fridge, I knew I had to cook it right away.  I also knew I wanted to cook it in the crock pot.  I just didn't know what I wanted to make with it.  I ruled out the to go-to chicken breast recipes I've made throughout the summer since I had just recent made Zesty Shredded BBQ Chicken (in fact, there are 2 containers of it in the freezer) and was out of the balsamic vinegar needed for Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken.

I remembered seeing a recipe for buffalo chicken over at Debbi Does Dinner Healthy and Low Calorie a while back.  After looking it up, I saw that I was missing an ingredient.  The packet of ranch dressing mix.  To be honest, that packet of ranch dressing mix is what has kept me from trying the recipe before now.  I just wasn't convinced I would like it.

Anyway, I decided to just see how it would turn out without the powdered dressing mix.  Making this a 2-ingredient, throw it in the crock pot recipe!


Crock Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken 

Ingredients: 
  • 3 - 3 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breast 
  • 1 cup Frank's Buffalo Chicken Sauce
Directions:  
  • Place chicken on bottom of crock pot. 
  • Pour sauce over top.  
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.  
  • Remove chicken and shred with 2 forks.  
  • Add back into the sauce and stir.  
  • Allow to cook for one hour, more.  
  • Serve.  
So easy, right?  And sooooo good!  All the deliciousness of Buffalo Wings without the hassle of picking the meat of the bones!  

I made this using the mild flavor Buffalo Sauce and brought a bottle of the hot Buffalo Sauce to the table, in case either of us wanted to add a little heat to our meal!  

We used this easy, shredded chicken as a filling for wraps.  Some lettuce, some chicken, a little hot sauce.  Mmm!  I also think this would be great topping a baked potato!  Mmm!  

This was so delicious and so easy!  I can't wait to make it again!  



1 comment:

upinthecosmos said...

Mmmm, I knew I saw the recipe somewhere before! I gotta try this for sure:-)

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