With just 4 simple ingredients this fantastic buffalo chicken recipe packs a ton of flavor and some spice. Serve the shredded chicken on rolls or buns drizzled with ranch or blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles or coleslaw if desired. PLUS this recipe can be made as a slow cooker freezer meal. Perfect for busy days!
Course: Entrée, Freezer Meals
Keyword: 10 Ingredients Or Less, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Buffalo Chicken, Chicken, Healthy
Place the chicken, buffalo sauce and ranch dressing mix in the bottom of a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 4 to 5 hours until the chicken if fully cooked.
Using two forks, shred the chicken meat in the slow cooker.
Add the butter to the shredded chicken and toss the chicken until the butter is melted.
Serve shredded chicken on rolls or buns (gluten free rolls if you are on a GF diet), topped with ranch or blue cheese salad dressing, blue cheese crumbles or coleslaw if desired.
To make clean up easier you may wish to either line your slow cooker with a slow cooker liner or spray with non-stick cooking spray.Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculated based on recipe as written and does not include any buns, rolls or additional toppings you may serve the chicken with.Freezer Meal Instructions:
Place all ingredients (except butter) into a 1 gallon size zippered freezer bag OR FoodSaver bag.
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.
Label bag with date prepared, name of recipe, ingredients and cooking instructions.
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 6 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH from the partially thawed state ).
Shred chicken and add butter just like original recipe before serving.