Thanks to Pinterest I have been eyeing a number of Buffalo Chicken recipes I wanted to try and when I found this Crockpot Buffalo Chicken recipe I had to give it a try! I followed the recipe and should have cut it in half. I have enough Buffalo Chicken to feed an army!
3 lb. of frozen chicken breasts
1 bottle of Franks Wings buffalo sauce
3 Tablespoons of homemade ranch seasoning (recipe is below)
I also decided to throw in 2 celery stalks after chopping them and a blue cheese wedge from Laughing Cow. I only added these things because I had them. I didn’t taste the celery and I only had 1 wedge of Laughing Cow so it also didn’t impact the taste much. If you were wondering if the Laughing Cow melted, it didn’t. 8 hours in the crockpot and it still didn’t melt…dang!
The Ranch Dressing Mix I got from Bake Your Day and it was super easy!
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
2 Tablespoons Dried Paisley
2 Teaspoons Dried Dill (I went with ground seed)
1 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Chives
Pinch of salt
I am not a fan of putting frozen chicken in the crockpot because I like to trim off the gross white stuff and you can’t do that very well when the chicken is frozen. But frozen chicken will cook in the crockpot.
Since I did the whole recipe I had to layer the chicken breasts. Because I layered them I put down the first layer then covered it in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (I couldn’t find the wing version but the regular kind worked just find), then I did a layer of the ranch dressing and one stalk of celery. I repeated the process, put the lid on and set the time for 8 hours on low.
This recipe makes so much chicken that I’d almost recommend cutting it in half. I used the buffalo chicken in several dishes to try out a few Pinterest recipes. The first meal I ate was just simple wraps. A little Greek yogurt, chicken and some mozzarella in a tortilla. Next I decide to branch out and try something new.
First I made this Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe although I used a pre-made crust from Boboli since they now have a thin crust option. This pizza was SO easy and delicious.
Next I made these Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls recipe. First go round I wasn’t all that impressed, but I think that had more to do with the egg roll paper I used and my oven. They were hot but the egg roll paper didn’t really taste cooked and had a serious flour taste to them. So I’m not really sure about that. Then I tried again, this time I put a little olive oil on the outside so it would get more crispy and I made sure I flipped them half way through. Another thing I tried was cooking them longer, the package suggests 20 minutes, I went with 30 and this time they turned out great.
I’ve still got a ton of chicken leftover and that I ended up freezing it to use in the future. Maybe this will help me get a head start on a Superbowl party dish; we’ll see.