FOFF Spicy Buffalo Shredded Game Day Chicken

by Joanne on January 3, 2013

It’s cold, cold, cold here in New York.  At –3 degrees F this morning and not conducive to good running, it’s TREADMILL TIME!  Can we get excited?!  Crying face  6 1/2 miles today with Zoey crying above my head.  When she came down into the gym, I put her on the treadmill and she eventually relaxed to enjoy a 4 minute walk.

Cold weather means hot crock pot meals

Carla Vavalo, author and chef of Fusion of Food and Friends offers this recipe, perfect for those game day gatherings or simply a real tasty casual meal.

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Really easy.  It’s all done in a crock pot.  Six tasty ingredients and, if you don’t eat meat, it’s even easier to use 2 large cans of water packed albacore tuna.

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Serves 6

  • 2 1/2 lbs. chicken breast (4 large breasts, skinless, boneless). *Use 2 large cans of tuna (12 oz. each) if you don’t eat chicken.
  • 1 (17 1/2 oz. bottle) bottle buffalo wing sauce divided
  • 1/2 package of dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 TBS butter (or olive oil if preferred)
  • 6 Kaiser or hoagie rolls, split and toasted. OR, use Rudi’s Gluten Free Multi grain bread, toasted
  • Pepper jack cheese or blue cheese to top.

*If you use the canned tuna, you do not need to slow cook. Simply add the tuna, 1/2 wing sauce, 1/2 ranch mix, and oil to a pan and heat. Serve over toasted rolls or bread.

For the slow cook chicken version:   Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker and pour a little more than half of the wing sauce over the chicken and the 1/2 packet of ranch dressing mix. 

Cook on low for 5 hours.

After 5 hours, shred chicken using 2 forks and place back into the slow cooker.

Pour the rest of the sauce, the butter over the shredded chicken and cook another 2 hours.

Serve on toasted rolls or bread and top with pepper jack. or blue cheese.

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Not too spicy.  I used medium wing sauce. The chicken was tender and juicy.  The tuna was a good substitute for non-chicken eaters. Tuna is mild and works well with the sauce. The cheese topping was a must have for us although we’ll try blue cheese next time.FOFF Buffalo Shredded Game Day Chicken Sammies2

This is a very good recipe which would be perfect for a Super Bowl party.

Have you ever made your own Buffalo Wing Sauce?

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  • At 2013.01.03 13:18, Heather said:

    We just started putting our pups on the treadmill, too! The chihuahua LOVES it, but the puggle hates it. I totally thought it would be the other way around!

    • At 2013.01.04 08:10, Bonnie said:

      Please post photo of Zoey on treadmill!!

      • At 2013.01.04 08:48, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

        Not only is it way too cold to walk outside here now, most of the roads are slick with ice patches. The side roads are never salted and they stay pretty crummy the entire winter. I’ve been itching to make buffalo chicken dip – so similar to your recipe except add cream cheese and scoop with chips. Was thinking of making that my Super Bowl recipe this year. Yum

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