Slow Cooker Buffalo Pulled Chicken

Friday, February 2, 2018
Slow Cooker Buffalo Pulled Chicken with hot sauce is a terrific tasting juicy shredded chicken full of that delicious wing sauce flavor all oozing deliciousness in a hard roll.

Forget standing over a hot stove frying hot wings and make this huge batch of shredded slow cooker buffalo-pulled chicken.

Piled high even on plain old hamburger buns this crowd pleaser is a hit every time plus we set up a topping bar at parties with an array of garnishes!

Using your favorite buffalo sauce, a little bourbon, or apple juice, we even use some flavored cola or rootbeer in our pot to kick up the flavors and of course for those folks who complain it isn't hot enough keep the cayenne pepper on the table.

It's perfect for a potluck, bringing to any social events, game day and wherever a large crowd needs to be fed inexpensively this will go a long way economically.

Besides being a super tender chicken in a tangy sauce, the next day is great for repurposing leftovers over rice, pasta, baked potatoes, and more with our suggestions below.

Scroll down to our easy printable recipe by letting the slow cooker do all the work, this is a great recipe everyone will love!



a sandwich loaded with buffalo pulled chicken







Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce



You can use any hot sauce you prefer but we prefer Frank's Wing Sauce, it's thicker and really has the perfect blend of flavors.


Some of our guests just love heat so we always have chopped or slices of hot pepper and jalapenos nearby to add to their sandwiches and of course, you can set a bottle of red pepper flakes for those hot hot hot folks that just can't get enough heat.


During any big game that's one, our family loves because the slow cooker kept on warm is perfect for ALL DAY GAME DAY eating frenzies!


Shredding the chicken makes it go further but for those who even want a bacon-stacked club sandwich, this chicken can be sliced instead of shredded then add all the condiments you like on panini bread.


hot sauce slow cooker buffalo chicken


Ingredients You Will Need(all directions and measurements in the printable recipe card)

  1. boneless chicken breasts
  2. Cola or Dr.Pepper
  3. Bourbon or apple juice
  4. Hot sauce
  5. Hard rolls
  6. Garnish: more hot sauce, blue cheese, or ranch dressing

this is a hard roll with pulled chicken cooked in hot sauce with blue cheese dressing on top


Serving Suggestions:

  1. flavored tortilla wraps
  2. on top of salads
  3. in ciabatta rolls
  4. use in a panini
  5. a filling for stuffed pizza
  6. topping for pizza
  7. Leftovers are great to toss in cooked pasta or topping rice
  8. hard taco shells
  9. over a baked potato or for a topping for making garbage fries


slow cooker pulled chicken sandwich with hot sauce on a bun with blue cheese dressing and sliced sharp cheddar cheese


Garnish Suggestions

  • blue cheese dressing
  • ranch dressing
  • lettuce
  • crumbled cooked crispy bacon
  • tomato slices
  • chopped onions
  • diced jalapeno peppers or other peppers
  • cayenne pepper for  extra heat
  • thickly sliced or shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • sliced oilves
  • pickle slices


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Slow Cooker Buffalo Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Buffalo Pulled Chicken

Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 6 HourTotal time: 6 H & 10 M
Forget standing over a hot stove frying hot wings and make a this huge batch of shredded slow cooker buffalo pulled chicken.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts or thighs
  • 1/4 cup of any kind of bourbon, or apple juice for non-alcohol
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 cup of soda root beer, cola, or Dr. pepper
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite hot sauce
  • Note: for smoked flavor add 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke
  • Garnish:
  • Hot Sauce for extra on their sandwich
  • 1 bottle of blue cheese dressing or ranch
  • sharp cheddar cheese slices
  • hamburger buns, hard rolls, french rolls
  • see notes for more suggestions and toppings

Instructions

  1. Oil spray or use a liner for a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker/crockpot.
  2. Place chicken breasts or thighs into the pot.
  3. Pour bourbon (if using) and soda hot sauce, spices over all the chicken, and place on low for 4- 8 hours or high for 4 to 6 hours.
  4. After the chicken is cooked and is fork-tender, (and shreds easily) drain off some of the juice and shred with two forks.
  5. You can add more hot sauce or wait to let your family and guests add it to their sandwich if they would like more sauce.
  6. Either set up a topping bar with our suggestions to let them build their own sandwich or set them up with whatever your family and friends prefer with our suggestions under notes.
  7. Assembly:
  8. Serve on buns with blue cheese dressing or ranch and sharp cheddar cheese.
  9. Garnish Suggestions: shredded cheddar, black sliced olives, chopped jalapeno peppers, roasted peppers, for those who like more heat add cayenne pepper

Notes

Garnish Suggestions

  • blue cheese dressing
  • ranch dressing
  • lettuce
  • crumbled cooked crispy bacon
  • tomato slices
  • chopped onions
  • diced jalapeno peppers or other peppers
  • cayenne pepper for extra heat
  • thickly sliced or shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • sliced olives
  • pickle slices


Serving Suggestions:

  1. flavored tortilla wraps
  2. on top of salads
  3. in ciabatta rolls
  4. use in a panini
  5. a filling for stuffed pizza
  6. topping for pizza
  7. Leftovers are great to toss in cooked pasta or topping rice
  8. hard taco shells
  9. use as a topping for a baked potato or for a topping for making garbage fries


Based on 3 chicken cubes per skewer or two small slices of chicken breast roasted

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38 comments

  1. I love buffalo chicken...this sounds so easy...I need to use my crockpot more often.

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  2. I also love meat falling apart.It can be so tender:) This is what I call a sandwich:))

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  3. The slow cooker was one of the appliances we left behind when moving from Denver to DC earlier this year. But, I don't miss it. I've got a couple of heavy pots that can simmer on the stove or in the oven forever. The look and sound of your pulled chicken has me wanting to go out to breadfast (it's 8 am here) even though I never eat breakfast.

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  4. Claudia, this is just the thing for football fever folks, be sure to add to the football group at CES, they will love it - it sounds like a feel good, slap-your-mama sammie that I know is going in my line-up this season, along with many of your tail-gating foods... have a happy Sunday...

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  5. You had me with comparing the flavor to wings. Perfect recipe to make for when I am rooting for my Steelers. Bookmarking this for game day.

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  6. I am sitting here looking at slow cooker recipes trying to come up with a good one and you hand me this. I see this recipe in my future.

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  7. I wish I could have this for my dinner! Looks absolutely mouthwatering!

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  8. This is a whole new way to cook the chicken for me. It looks very appetizing ^__^ Bye dear, have a great Sunday

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  9. You always make me hungry;)) This is one awesome lunch!!!

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  10. What a fabulous recipe for this, or any, time of year. Your sandwiches look and sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. This sounds amazing good! Hubby and I both love hot wings, and seeing your recipe with chicken breasts, is a must try!! =]

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  12. I haven't used my crock pot in a while. I need to get on it! This would be perfect for a crowd during the last days of summer.

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  13. I don't think to use my crockpot in the warm months, but this is a great recipe to enjoy now. I'm bookmarking this one for one DSO's daughter and fiance come over.

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  14. Looks delish....Who doesn't love buffalo chicken?

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  15. My boyfriend would love this.

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  16. Awesome sandwiches, love the spicy kick with the hot sauce and the creamy blue cheese dressing, yum!

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  17. This is brilliant! My husband, who LOVES buf wings will flip for this. Thanks for another great recipe, Claudia!

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  18. I wish I had this for lunch! It looks delicious!

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  19. Oh my. That looks delicious.

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  20. Sounds delicious. I love spicy and I love wings!! Blessings, Catherine xo

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  21. Chicken, Sandwiches, and hot sauce. This sandwich is right up my husband's alley! It looks really tasty! I love using the crockpot for cooking meat! So tender and yummy!

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  22. This looks so amazing. I am so impressed.

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  23. Holy yum! We are hot sauce lovers!! I make pulled chicken with BBQ sauce this way but never with hot sauce. My hubby will LOVE this. Must try soon!

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  24. This sounds amazing! Buffalo chicken on a bun. How cool!!! And definitely going on my go to list.

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  25. Wow this sounds simple, hot and delightful. I like that it doesn't have butter in it. I can't stomach hot wings because the combination of hot sauce and butter makes me feel sick to my stomach. This sounds great for a get together or super bowl party.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wow! This looks perfect for our upcomming back to school season...a simple crockpot dish that everyone will like!! Yum!

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  27. Slow cookers do a wonderful job on meat and poultry, love the shredded effect. This is great for pot luck or tailgating party. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Hmm, sounds like something my sons would really go for in a big way!

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  29. This reminds me of buffalo wings with the bleu cheese sauce, I love it. Not sure what the plastic liner is for, but those sandwiches look great. Is that Ciabatta bread rolls? oh boy.

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  30. The crockpot does work magic on meat! This is positively mouth-watering Claudia! xoxo

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  31. Thanks for the great recipe. I love the idea of the crock pot, but don't have many good recipes! This looks like a keeper!

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  32. This recipe comes just in time for football season. I know the guys in my house will be in heaven eating this during the game!

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  33. What a delicious SANDWICHES! I simply cannot wait to try it! Very interesting combination of ingredients. I am saving this recipe for later.

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  34. Claudia, there are a lot of chicken sandwich recipes out there but I like how different this one is, yet it's still super easy. The sauce is a great idea! Looking forward to making this at my family's next get-together.

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  35. Oh my goodness, how yummy! I love easy, slow cooker recipes like this one. My husband would love it too!

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  36. My husband loves pulled pork sandwiches! Now I don't have to hassle with the oven, thank you for much for this recipe.

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