Life can be exhausting sometimes. There are some days when four O’clock hits, the kids are acting crazy, and there is no sign of another adult returning home; all I’m thinking is please save me, the last thing I want to do is drive thru McAtDonalds. Sound familiar? Well, maybe you don’t call it ‘McAtDonald’s’ but that is why I love my crock pot. I can still get dinner on the table, even if I don’t have the time or energy to be in the kitchen. And if I can actually make dinner while a kid is taking a morning nap, I’m all about that!
I know this is on the spicy side, but if you like things buffaloed, you might really enjoy this recipe. The nice thing is it’s not fried chicken wings; you still get the flavors with less guilt.
This recipe is so stinking easy, it’s hard to even call it a recipe. Just dump a few things in the crock pot, slice a few toppings and walk away. I think we can all find time for that!
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
I first saw this here at: The Country Cook
1 1/2 – 2 lbs boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Jar Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
2 Stalks thinly sliced Celery
1/2 of a thinly Sliced Red Onion
Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing
1. Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder. Add wing sauce, just enough to come about halfway up the sides of the chicken breasts. (If I’m using my smaller 3-qt crock pot it takes about 1/2 the bottle.) Cook on low for about 4 hrs or until chicken is cooked through and easily shreddable. Remove chicken to a plate and shred with two forks. Place the chicken back in the slow cooker with enough of the juices to keep it moist. (I usually can keep all of the liquid.) Set slow cooker to warm.
2. Meanwhile, mix together 1/4 cup ranch or bleu cheese dressing, celery, and red onion to make a slaw. Refrigerate until serving.*
3. When ready to eat, serve shredded chicken on buns (toasted is always fun) topped with the slaw. Serve with some baked french fries or chips and dip.
*Sometimes, I don’t even hassle with the slaw and just top with the ranch, red onion and celery.