This slow cooker buffalo chicken could not get any easier. It’s a Paleo, Whole30 and Keto meal that you can just dump into the slow cooker and come back later to find dinner ready. It’s also a great meal prep recipe that can be used for buffalo chicken salads, wraps, tacos and much more.
Every week I like to have an easy protein ready to go in the fridge for quick lunches or to throw together for simple meals when I need them. This buffalo chicken in the slow cooker is one of them that’s heavily in rotation. Sometimes it’s a mayo chicken salad, tuna patties, taco meat or carnitas meat, but, lately usually it’s this Whole30, paleo and keto option!
To make the buffalo sauce, aside from the hot sauce itself, you’ll need ghee. My favorites are the Thrive Market brand and Organic Valley (both available on Thrive Market), for the quality for the price. You can also make your own ghee which is fairly simple for a patient, budget-minded person. I use the slow cooker to make my own ghee as well.
You can use any size slow cooker for this Whole30 buffalo chicken, but the one pictured here is my trusty 2.5 quart slow cooker. I most often go for my larger 7 quart for things like soups and big cuts of meat, but this little guy here is useful for not taking up a ton of space on my counter while I’m meal prepping, or if it’s a smaller quantity I’m cooking.
In the slow cooker I love to add 1/2 of a finely diced onion. It gives the buffalo chicken so much flavor, but you could omit and add a teaspoon or so of onion powder if you’d prefer. I like to use a white onion, but yellow or red would be a great alternative!
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- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
- 1/2 cup Frank’s Hot buffalo sauce
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker
- Cook on high for 3 hours or cook on low for 5-6 hours, or until chicken shreds easily with a fork
- Shred chicken, add salt and pepper to taste or additional hot sauce if desired
- Serve in buffalo chicken tacos, in a buffalo chicken salad, or even a buffalo chicken breakfast frittata!
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