Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Background and History

Buffalo chicken sandwiches are a popular American dish inspired by Buffalo-style chicken wings, which originated in Buffalo, New York, in the 1960s. The sandwiches typically feature tender shredded chicken coated in spicy Buffalo sauce, served on a bun with creamy toppings like blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing. Slow cooker Buffalo chicken sandwiches offer a convenient twist on this classic, allowing the flavors to meld together while creating tender, juicy chicken perfect for sandwiches.

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup Buffalo wing sauce (store-bought or homemade)

1/4 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Sandwich buns

Optional toppings: blue cheese or ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion

Serves

4-6

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

4-6 hours on low heat

Instructions

Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.

In a mixing bowl, combine Buffalo wing sauce, chicken broth, butter, white vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

Pour the Buffalo sauce mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker, ensuring all pieces are coated evenly.

Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and easily shreds with a fork.

Once cooked, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.

Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and toss it in the Buffalo sauce.

Toast the sandwich buns if desired, then spoon the Buffalo chicken onto the buns.

Top the sandwiches with optional toppings such as blue cheese or ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato, and sliced red onion.

Serve the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 300 kcal

Total Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 1200mg

Total Carbohydrates: 20g

Protein: 35g

Notes

For a spicier kick, adjust the amount of Buffalo wing sauce according to your preference.

Serve the sandwiches with celery sticks and carrot sticks on the side for a classic Buffalo wing experience.

Leftover Buffalo chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days and reheated for additional meals.

Allergy Warning

Check the ingredients of the Buffalo wing sauce for allergens such as gluten or dairy, depending on your dietary restrictions.

Be mindful of any allergies to ingredients such as garlic or onion.