Healthy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken (Low Carb & Freezer Friendly)

Crockpot buffalo chicken is one of those easy weeknight meals that you can toss together in less than 10 minutes and come home to a healthy and delicious meal. It’s made with just 5 simple ingredients that you may already have on hand in your kitchen. Make sure you check out our full list of amazing buffalo recipes, too!

Easy and healthy crockpot buffalo chicken with just 4 ingredients make this slow cooker chicken dinner the perfect weeknight meal. Recipe from aileencooks.com

I have been making this slow cooker buffalo chicken for many years. It is one of the first recipes (along with this recipe for crockpot turkey chili) I discovered after buying my first slow cooker many moons ago. I’ve tweaked the recipe many times and finally settled on this recipe after I discovered that more liquid in a slow cooker chicken recipe is best, making for moist and flavorful chicken.

Cover images for three of Aileen Clark's Cookbooks with the words "order my cookbooks today!".

We have shared other tasty crockpot recipes over the years, including Crockpot Pesto ChickenCrockpot Cajun Sausage and PotatoesCrockpot Italian Meatballs, Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup with BiscuitsCrockpot Hawaiian Chickenand Slow Cooker Beef Chili.

Easy and healthy crockpot buffalo chicken with just 4 ingredients make this slow cooker chicken dinner the perfect weeknight meal. Recipe from aileencooks.com

How to make crockpot buffalo chicken?

This recipe is reminiscent of chicken wings with way less work involved.

  1. Whisk together some hot sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar.
  2. Pour it in your slow cooker with a few chicken breasts (chicken thighs will also work).
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  4. Remove from the slow cooker and slice or shred.

Want to make this recipe in the instant pot? Check out our instant pot buffalo chicken recipe.

Make sure to check out our recipes for Buffalo Chicken SoupCrockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, buffalo chicken roll-ups and instant pot Hawaiian chicken.

Easy and healthy crockpot buffalo chicken with just 4 ingredients make this slow cooker chicken dinner the perfect weeknight meal. Recipe from aileencooks.com

What side goes with buffalo chicken?

We lover serving this slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe over brown rice or cauliflower rice. It also tastes great paired with mashed potatoes or a simple green salad with blue cheese dressing!

Easy and healthy crockpot buffalo chicken with just 4 ingredients make this slow cooker chicken dinner the perfect weeknight meal. Recipe from aileencooks.com

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Crockpot buffalo chicken is one of those easy weeknight meals that you can toss together in less than 10 minutes and come home to a healthy and delicious meal. It's made with just 5 simple ingredients that you may already have on hand in your kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups mild hot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot
  2. Whisk together the hot sauce, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and turn the chicken so they are evenly coated.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  5. Remove buffalo chicken from crockpot, slice and serve.

Notes

Boneless skinless chicken thighs may be substituted with the same cook time.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving Calories 317Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 133mgSodium 2524mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 2gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 38g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag us in your recipe creations using @aileencooks and #aileencooks.

PIN THIS
Easy and healthy crockpot buffalo chicken with just 4 ingredients make this slow cooker chicken dinner the perfect weeknight meal. Recipe from aileencooks.com

Did you try this recipe for crockpot buffalo chicken? Let us know what you thought with a rating and/or comment! You can also tag us on social media with your recipe creations using @aileencooks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.