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This recipe can be used to serve several meals throughout the week including quesadillas and salads. Check out my favorite recipe for easy crock pot shredded buffalo chicken!

Updated 10/19/15: My husband bought me this amazing Ninja (affiliate link) for all our fall/winter crock pot cooking and it’s amazing! Especially for those of us that work outside the home, it has timing options to make cooking easy while you are not at home.

Lately I have been making shredded buffalo chicken in the crock pot and my husband has nicknamed it “crack chicken” he can’t believe how good it tastes. Even better, it is a low-calorie option and tastes good hot or cold. This means we can refrigerate it and make several meals out of one batch. We’ve done wraps for lunches, quesadillas and sandwiches. Four chicken breasts can make my husband and I lunch and dinner for several days making it not only low-calorie but also very affordable!

Crock Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Recipe


  • 4 frozen or fresh chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle of Frank’s hot sauce
  • Ranch seasoning


Place the 4 chicken breasts at the bottom of the crock pot and cover completely with hot sauce. Add ranch seasoning on top. I eyeball both the hot sauce and seasoning. I always make sure the chicken is completely smothered in hot sauce. Here is what mine looks like.

Buffalo Chicken Stage 1

Set the crock pot on high. If you are using fresh chicken you will check back in 2 hours if frozen give it about four. At this point you will see this…

Buffalo Chicken Stage 2

Pull the chicken apart and add more hot sauce and a little bit more seasoning. Continue to heat for another hour. This is the end result…

Buffalo Chicken Stage 3

Tonight I made myself a quesadilla for dinner. I used a wheat tortilla, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and the equivalent to half a chicken breast for a total of 390 calories and it is SO delicious! I cut this in half when I want a lower calorie meal for lunch.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

As a working mom, easy is exactly what I need and my crock pot and I are practically best friends. This recipe has been a lifesaver for us because of how many meals it makes!

For more easy crock pot meals check out a post I wrote on Working Moms Against Guilt for crock pot lasagna and beef stew.


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  1. That looks great, and what an excellent idea to make it into a quesadilla!

    1. Definitely! The Quesdadillas idea is awesome.

  2. That looks absolutely delicious! I must try and make me some of this crack chicken…although I hope its not as addictive as crack lol

  3. I have been making this every other week for past six months and it IS crack! And when the rest of the family has had enough I finish the rest all by myself! We also add some brown sugar BBQ sauce to tame the hotness a bit. 🙂

  4. I am OBSESSED with buffalo chicken! I have an entire board devoted to it on Pinterest and am always excited to find new recipes to try like this one. I love how easy it is to make it in the crockpot. I can’t wait to give it a try. Happy SITS Day!

  5. Hi Monica – Happy SITS Day! This is one of my favorite recipes. It is so easy to make and I like anything with Frank’s Red Hot on it!

  6. Hi! I am visiting from SITS. I love crock pot meals because I love having dinner ready at night without fuss, but I struggle to find things that come out good. This looks really delicious and I love the idea of doing wraps or maybe salads for leftovers. I would probably do it with a bit more mild sauce because I am not sure the rest of the family can handle as spicy as I like. Pinning this!

  7. You making me hungry. I will make some tonight for dinner. Hope it comes out delicious.