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Crock-Pot Cayenne Chicken Recipe
Sweet and heat meets tender shredded chicken in this super easy fuss free recipe for cayenne chicken. Serve the shredded chicken on buns or rolls with a little ranch dressing to cut the heat. Super tasty!
Servings Prep Time
8Servings 10Minutes
Cook Time
4 – 6Hours
Servings Prep Time
8Servings 10Minutes
Cook Time
4 – 6Hours
  1. Place chicken in the bottom of a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over chicken in slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. With tongs, remove cooked chicken from the slow cooker and place on a plate. Shred the chicken meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker stirring the meat into the liquid.
  5. Serve shredded chicken on buns or rolls with ranch dressing and dill pickle slices (if desired).
Recipe Notes

*Spicy Note: Feel free to adjust the spiciness level of the chicken by adding more or less cayenne pepper to your preferences.

**Nutritional Note: The nutritional information and Weight Watchers SmartPoints are calculated based on the chicken recipe as written and does not include any buns or rolls, ranch dressing or pickles that you may serve with the shredded chicken with.

Freezer Meal Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a 1 gallon size zippered freezer bag OR FoodSaver bag.
  2. Place bag on flat surface and seal bag closed while pressing out as much excess air as possible OR use your FoodSaver sealing system to vacuum seal the bag closed.
  3. Label bag with date prepared, name of recipe, ingredients and cooking instructions.
  4. Lay bag flat in freezer and allow to freeze for several hours. At that point you can stand the bags upright in your freezer if desired.

To Cook Freezer Meal:

  • Remove freezer meal bag from freezer and place either in refrigerator overnight OR in a clean kitchen sink filled with cool water for several hours just until the freezer meal is partially thawed enough to dump the contents of the bag into the slow cooker.
  • Cook according to the recipe directions adding 1 additional hour cooking time (in this case 5 to 7 hours on LOW from the partially thawed state ).
Nutrition Information
Nutrition Facts
Crock-Pot Cayenne Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Potassium 145mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 45%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.