Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Buffalo Chicken in the Slow Cooker
My husband said that it was the best Buffalo Chicken Pizza he has ever eaten. The boys scarfed them up, and there isn't anything left of them. I love when food that is prepared in our house is eaten by everyone, and everyone loves it. Below is the recipe. I didn't use the hoagie rolls today, nor did I use the extra sauce.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken - from the kitchen of one my cooking buddies.
4 frozen, skinless chicken breast halves
1 17.5 oz bottle buffalo wing sauce, divided
1/2 (1 oz) package dry ranch dressing mix
2 tbsp butter
6 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise
1. Place frozen chicken into slow cooker and pour 3/4 bottle of the wing sauce and the ranch dressing mix. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours.
2. Once the chicken has cooked, add the butter and shred the chicken finely with two forks. Pile the meat onto the hoagie rolls and splash with the remaining wing sauce to serve.
I made one change to the recipe. After I shredded the chicken, I put it back into the cooker with the sauce.
Either way, it is a great use of chicken. For me and the way I eat, it was a winner. The chicken and sauce is very low in carbs, and I can totally control how I serve it to make sure that I don't overdue the sugar. For those watching salt, the buffalo sauce is somewhat high in sodium.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Buffalo chicken - see recipe above
Boboli pizza crust or crust of your choice
Cheese - I used cheddar
Place cheese on pizza crust. On top of cheese, put some of the buffalo chicken. If there isn't much sauce on the chicken, drizzle a little extra sauce over the chicken and cheese. Top with cheese and chives. Place on grill. We had our grill low to medium for heat, about 400 or a little over. Cook pizza for 10-12 minutes. Remove from grill and enjoy!! Don't forge the napkins!!
For another idea, I thought that a buffalo chicken salad might be tasty too......might have to work on that.