These Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Ranch Celery Slaw are the best! So much flavor and easy to serve. The perfect game day recipe!
CROCK POT BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS WITH RANCH CELERY SLAW
TIPS FOR MAKING CHICKEN SLIDERS:
- I try to use frozen chicken breasts (when I can) for slow cooker recipes. They are usually cheaper than their raw counterpart and they cook up really nicely in most crock pot meals. Some do tend to be on the smaller side though. So if yours are small, you may want to add an extra one into the pot.
- You can always double this recipe if you have lots of folks coming over and they are a bit easier to make so you can spend more time hanging out with your friends during the big game!
- For those that may ask about the spiciness of this dish, it is not overly hot or spicy at all. It is no more spicy than the average mild Buffalo chicken wing. The chicken only cooks in all that sauce but it only imparts the flavor of the hot sauce - not the heat. You are only adding a little extra heat with what you add to the slaw dressing on top.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
Buffalo wing sauce (I like Frank's Red Hot)
sliced red onion
ranch or blue cheese dressing
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS:
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CROCK POT BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 12 oz bottle Buffalo wing sauce
- 2 celery ribs ends and tops cut off and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced red onion
- ⅓ cup ranch or blue cheese dressing
- 1 12 oz package dinner rolls
- Set aside two tablespoons of the Buffalo wing sauce. You are going to use this later for the dressing (celery slaw).
- Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray or add a slow cooker liner. Add in chicken breasts. Season breasts with a little salt and pepper.
- Then pour in the rest of the bottle of Buffalo Wing Sauce. (use the whole bottle of sauce except for the 2 tablespoon you set aside.)
- Cover and cook on low for about 3-4 hours.
- When ready, put the breasts onto a plate and shred using two forks.
- Set aside a generous ½ cup of the cooking liquid that is left in the slow cooker
- Transfer chicken to a medium bowl.
- Pour in ½ cup of the leftover cooking liquid over the shredded chicken and stir well.
- At this point you can put the shredded chicken back into your slow cooker (after you have disgarded leftover cooking juices), cover and keep it on the warm setting until ready to serve.
Or if it is easier, you can just combine this slaw with the shredded chicken just before serving and serve it up that way.