This Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe is a perfect weeknight meal. It's quick and easy and comes together right in the crockpot – take a look!
Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe – Make This Delicious Dinner TONIGHT!
My hubby has a wee bit of an addiction to Buffalo Chicken Dip, so when I decided to try these Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders I knew he'd go nuts for them! I was right and now they are on a regular rotation at our house. 🙂
Here’s a quick warning though: This buffalo chicken sliders recipe is just a wee bit on the spicy side (obviously with the buffalo wing sauce!), so if you tend to shy away from spicy foods try out these yummy-slow-cooker-not-spicy-at-all barbecue sandwiches. You can also control the spicy buffalo flavor by reducing the amount of sauce a bit, or even trying another sauce that you enjoy.
How to make Buffalo Chicken Sliders:
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders are so incredibly easy to make. You basically throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and let your crockpot (AKA Mrs. Potts) do ALL the work. You'll simply add chicken breasts, Frank's hot sauce (because it's THE best) and a package of dry ranch dressing mix (you can mix the ranch and the buffalo sauce together).
To pinch those pennies and make it a wee bit healthier with the dry ranch packets, this homemade ranch seasoning is a great option. You could also add some garlic powder or other seasonings you enjoy.
When the chicken is done cooking (about 4 – 6 hours on low), you can just shred it right up in the slow cooker.
You'll then top the slider buns with the shredded buffalo chicken and give it a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese dressing to get that delicious chicken ranch flavor. You could even add a bit of melted butter over your chicken mixture. Yum!
If you would like to spice it up a little more, instead of dinner rolls, you could try using hawaiian rolls. Or maybe the top bun one and the bottom the other. Either way these would be the perfect treat for game day!
What can you serve with buffalo chicken sliders?
I'm so super boring with sides y'all! Of course I'm always going to choose a big green salad but here are some other options for you to try:
- Celery sticks
- Potato or sweet potato chips
- Macaroni and cheese
- Sweet potato or French fries
- Sweet & savory broccoli salad
- Fresh fruit salad
- Corn on the cob
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 10 oz Frank's red hot sauce
- 1 oz pkg dry ranch dressing mix
- 1 pkg dinner rolls
- ranch or blue cheese dressing, for topping
- Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, combine dry ranch seasoning and hot sauce and pour over chicken.
- Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours.
- When done, shred chicken in crock.
- Slice buns in half and top with chicken. Drizzle with ranch (or blue cheese) dressing to serve.
Can you put fresh chicken in the crock pot?
Of course! Either fresh OR frozen chicken works great for these crockpot buffalo chicken sliders. You could also use canned chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken in a pinch!
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Can the chicken breasts be frozen or do they need to be thawed before placing them in the crockpot?
Frozen is fine Brittany – I do that with most chicken recipes! Hope that helps 🙂
Yes, it does- thanks so much!!
You’re so welcome!
Kathy Fix says
Pinterest tip….shred chicken in your Kitchen Aid….haven't tried this yet but plan to soon 🙂
My kids love chicken wing dip and this sounds like it could turn our love of the dip into a sandwich. Love the idea and can’t wait to try it!
Carla Davidson Johnson says
Will be trying this tomorrow! Sounds really REALLY easy!
Yay ~ hope you enjoy them Carla! 🙂
Hey there! I’m trying to make these for a wedding shower for about 25 people. I’ve made it before for my husband and I but a much smaller amount for just the 2 of us. Do you have any idea of how many sliders this makes? I’m thinking 6 chicken breasts (doubling the recipe) may do it.
Hmmmm… I really don’t have any idea, but I’m afraid 6 chicken breasts won’t be enough? I think I’d go with 8 (of course, if you’re going to have appetizers and other dishes, 6 may be fine.) I wish I had an exact amount but would be afraid to tell you incorrectly!
On second thought…. you could always make extra and then just freeze whatever you have leftover? I’m always worried about not having enough… Hope that helps! 🙂
Yes that helps a ton! I was just thinking I could pick up the big frozen bag at Sam’s. I think it has about 8 breasts or more in it. Thank you!!
That’s a great idea ~ hope it turns out well Janese! 🙂
You can easily omit the ranch all together. I put boneless chicken and just the frank’s in my crockpot (trying to save calories!). It doesn’t look very saucy but it tastes very buffalo-y and is a lot less messy!
hey… i was wondering…. have you ever made your own ranch dressing or have a recipe to suggest?? we are trying to go all whole foods and no prepackaged things 🙂 TIA
Here’s the mix we use Lisa ~ hope that helps! http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/healthy-homemade-salad-dressing-ideas