Moink in the Wild: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken (+2 Meals!)

We were happy to partner with Emily at My Everyday Table for this delicious and easy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken recipe!

Slow cooker buffalo chicken (or instant pot) recipe takes two minutes to prep – then we’re turning it into two different meals!

slow cooker buffalo chicken

slow cooker buffalo chicken

This slow cooker buffalo chicken is a meal I created for my meal plan! We make buffalo chicken in the slow cooker or instant pot and then it’s transformed into two easy meals. Ready? Let’s go.

slow cooker buffalo chicken

I have a major buffalo sauce obsession, and so I can’t even tell you which meal I like better, they are both SO good! Best of all though, the slow cooker buffalo chicken takes 2 minutes to prep, slow (or pressure!) cooks until it shreds and then it’s ready for sandwiches and sweet potatoes.

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 5 cups

DESCRIPTION

Slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe couldn’t be easier – then we’re turning it into two different meals! (I’ve also included instructions for instant pot buffalo chicken.)

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Pour over buffalo sauce and water and turn over chicken so that it’s covered with sauce.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  5. Shred chicken and stir into sauce.

NOTES

  • I kept the sauce on the light side so that the chicken isn’t too spicy. You can add more buffalo sauce as desired.
  • To make in the Instant Pot: add chicken to instant pot and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (omitting the water) and turn chicken over in sauce so it’s covered and lock on the lid. Cook on poultry mode or 10 minutes High Pressure. When the cooking time is done, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and then quick-release the remaining pressure. Shred chicken.

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICHES

The first meal is buffalo chicken sandwiches: easy, satisfying, crowd-pleasing. Good on its own but great topped with a celery and blue cheese slaw that’s tangy and crunchy. I think you’ll love it!

slow cooker buffalo chicken

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICHES WITH SLAW

DESCRIPTION

Buffalo chicken sandwiches with an easy celery and blue cheese slaw – it’s the perfect accompaniment.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups buffalo chicken meat (recipe above)
  • 1 celery heart or bunch
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles (about 4 oz.)
  • 4 kaiser rolls (or bun of choice!)
  • buffalo sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash and trim celery. Thinly slice, saving the leafy tops.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.
  3. Toss dressing with celery and blue cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  4. Layer meat onto buns and drizzle with extra buffalo sauce if desired.
  5. Serve slaw on the side or right on top!

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

Next up is something a little different: baked sweet potatoes are topped with buffalo chicken, a blue cheese sour cream, and chopped green onions. It’s sweet, spicy, and creamy. Let everyone in the family build their own. Again, you’re going to love it!

slow cooker buffalo chicken

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

DESCRIPTION

Spicy, sweet, creamy: the flavors are all here!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups buffalo chicken meat (recipe above)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 12 oz.)
  • 1 cup sour cream or full-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles (about 4 oz.)
  • 3 green onions
  • extra buffalo sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Scrub sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork.
  3. Microwave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove and rub with olive oil.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until soft.
  5. While sweet potatoes are baking, stir together sour cream and blue cheese. Season with pepper.
  6. Thinly slice green onions.
  7. Split potatoes in half, lightly smash and layer on chicken, extra buffalo sauce if desired, blue cheese dressing, and green onions.

slow cooker buffalo chicken

I took my most recent Moink Box, and turned it into 8 different easy, delicious family meals… like this one! Check out the other recipes now.

We can’t wait to see what sorts of recipes you make with your Moink Box! Be sure to tag us @moinkbox or #GetMoinked so we can see your yummy creations. Enjoy!

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