Sunday, December 30, 2012

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Slow cooked to perfection, this simple but tasty recipe only calls for 3 ingredients! For only $7, this batch of buffalo chicken lasted us two meals this weekend - buffalo chicken sandwiches and buffalo chicken enchiladas.
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Ingredients:
3-5 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts {can use frozen}
12 oz bottle Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix

*You can adjust the spiciness of your recipe by using mild to hot wing sauce.

Directions:
Place chicken breasts into lined crockpot. Sprinkle ranch mix over top. Pour buffalo sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours {or high for 2 hours}. Shred the chicken inside the crockpot with two forks. Stir to coat chicken. Continue cooking shredded chicken in crockpot on low for about another hour or until chicken absorbs most of the sauce. 
I’ve said this again and again, but you have to buy these liners for your crockpot! I can’t tell you how much cleaning time it will save you. 
{ranch packet}
{buffalo sauce}
{4 hours later}

Husband approved. 

The following day I used the leftover buffalo chicken to make enchiladas...

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients:
5 flour tortillas {I used soft taco size}
2 cups leftover buffalo chicken
1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
1 cup 2% Mexican blend cheese, shredded
3 oz goat cheese, crumbled
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
Avocado, if desired

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray. Fold a few heaping tablespoons of shredded chicken into each tortilla, roll and add to dish, seam side down. Pour enchilada  sauce on top of tortillas and add shredded cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Immediately after taking enchiladas out of the oven, add crumbled goat cheese on top. Garnish with the green onions, cilantro and avocado and serve.

One pot, two meals. Not bad!

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23 comments:

  1. YUM! I am always on the hunt for good crockpot recipes - especially ones that require only a few ingredients.

    I am confident this would be husband approved in my house too.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

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  2. I'm bout to pin this like a professional. My mouth is watering. Man, I love some buffalo chicken dip, so naturally, this will probably make my belly more than happy as well. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. yummm. I will definetly be trying this next week!

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  4. I make this, but serve it in lettuce leaves! I top each with blue cheese crumbles and a few of the Frenchs Fried Onions... Its such a good and easy recipe! Mmm! I love crockpot recipes :)

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  5. I'll be making this ASAP. Currently loving buffalo sauce even though it doesn't love me sometimes!

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  6. Yummy! This recipe looks so so good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Looks delish! I need to get on the ball after the holidays and get to cooking again!

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  8. Looks amazing!! Those slow cookers liners are SUCH a good idea!!

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  9. I will be making this! I showed the hubs and now he wants it!

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  10. We are making these tonight! I had a craving for buffalo wings all weekend. I have to go and get those crockpot bags though!

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  11. I'll have to try this version! I usually just use a bottle of honey bbq sauce over our chicken, but next time I make it I'm going to try your way- This is one of our favorite meals, and so stinking easy!

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  12. I love crockpot buffalo chicken! I use Red Hot's Sweet Heat sauce most of the time because I'm addicted. I can't wait to try your enchilada recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. - Crockpot liners are the shiz-nit. How did we live without these?

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  13. My buffalo-chicken-lovin' husband is going to thank you a million times over for this post. Nicely done!

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  14. Loving this recipe! I will definitely have to give it a try, thanks for sharing. xx

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  15. Oh man oh man. This looks incredible. Those enchiladas are calling my name

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  16. I love meals that have dual options! Will be trying out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Your food always looks so good!

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  18. Shut UP! Amazing, yes?! We are crockpot fools and I'll be copying this little beauty!

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  19. Ummmmm. Awesome. My hubby says to tell you he big puffy hearts you. [he actually doesn't even know I saw this, but he WILL love you once I make it].

    ps - love the 2012 recap post! Big year for you guys!!!!!!

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  20. I can't wait to try this! Looks amazing.

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  21. I loved the original recipe. Can't say I really enjoyed the enchiladas though. Buffalo sauce and enchilada sauce don't really go that well together, IMO. But I will definitely make this again and just have more buffalo chicken sliders the next day for lunch.

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