Easy Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Recipe

If you are looking for a simple crock pot buffalo chicken recipe, then look no further. This recipe is delicious and can be made for a crowd with little to no prep.  This recipe will be one of the simplest crockpot chicken recipes in your repertoire.   

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Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Recipe

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I cannot tell you the number of times that I have needed a quick and easy dinner and all I had on hand was some chicken. I actually believe with some boneless skinless chicken breasts and a crock pot, you have endless options for an easy weeknight dinner. This recipe is one of the simplest and easiest next to this easy salsa chicken recipe.

How to make Buffalo Chicken in a Slow Cooker

As with most crockpot chicken recipes, you begin by cooking some chicken in your favorite slow cooker. You can read about how to cook chicken in a crock pot while keeping it from being dry here. The amount of chicken you cook for this recipe will depend on the size of your slow cooker and the size of your family. Though the recipe only requires three large chicken breasts, I typically cook five to six chicken breasts in my large seven quart crock pot. This would be enough to either double this recipe or to cook chicken for two recipes at once like this cheesy chicken and noodles recipe.


Not many recipes can boast three ingredients or less and completely easy prep and clean up. This one does! Here are the three ingredients needed to get this delicious buffalo chicken on your table tonight!

How do I serve Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken?

Buffalo chicken can be served any number of ways, including as a topping protein on a salad to make a meal. Our favorite way to enjoy this recipe is served on a bun as a buffalo chicken sandwiches or sliders with a slice of swiss cheese.

Can slow cooker buffalo chicken be served as leftovers?

When I make this crock pot chicken recipe, I often use my larger ten quart crockpot and double the recipe to make sure I end up with enough buffalo chicken for leftovers for my husband to take to work or for an easy lunch when my kids come home from morning karate training. The chicken tastes great the second day and some of my crew claim it is even more flavorful!

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Can crock pot buffalo chicken be served cold?

This delicious chicken recipe is just as good cold on a tortilla wrap or as a topper to add some protein to a salad. Just pull it from the refrigerator and enjoy however you like it, especially wrapped in a tortilla for an easy on the go protein meal.

Can this recipe be frozen?

When I double this recipe, if the leftovers are not eaten, I simply bag them in freezer bags and freeze for an easy meal on another day. The chicken freezes great and thaws ready to eat. For smaller portions to grab for a lunch at work, bag in smaller quart bags, or use the larger gallon bags to thaw out a meal for the entire family.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Easy Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Easy Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Easy and delicious Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe that is sure to please!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Hot Sauce


  1. Place chicken in crock pot and cover with water.
  2. Cook on low for six hours.
  3. Drain water.
  4. Shred Chicken with fork.
  5. Melt butter.
  6. Mix hot sauce with melted butter.
  7. Pour sauce mixture over chicken and stir until coated.
  8. Serve as you like!
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  1. This looks delicious! I LOVE using my crockpot in the summertime, so I’ve pinned this recipe for future reference.

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  2. I try to always have chicken in the freezer because you can make so many different meals with it. This is one that will definitely be on my list as a quick go-to recipe. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

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