This is another really easy crockpot recipe that probably takes 10-15 minutes to prep. I cut all of the fat off of the chicken breasts before I cook them. If you don't care about the fat, this prep will take you all of 5 minutes.
You can do so much with this recipe! It fed me for the entire week, and I still had some left!
Here is what you'll need:
3 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts
12 oz bottle of buffalo wing sauce (ie. Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce)
4 tbsp Dry Ranch Seasoning (better to make your own since the packets of Ranch seasoning have MSG)
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp dried dill
- 1 tea garlic powder
- 1 tea onion powder
- 1/2 tea dried basil
- 1/2 tea pepper
Cut the chicken breasts into 2 inch pieces, and add them to the crockpot. Pour the bottle of Buffalo sauce over the chicken, and sprinkle on ranch reasoning. Stir until chicken is evenly coated. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until chicken shreds easily. The easiest way to shred chicken is to put it in your standing mixer and use the paddle on low. It is like magic!
So remove the chicken, shred with mixer, and place chicken back into crockpot to absorb the sauce. You can cook it on low for another half hour if you would like. That's it!
This first meal I made was with mini portobello mushrooms. I cleaned and removed the stems, sprayed them with coconut oil spray, sprinkled on salt and pepper, and roasted them for 30-40 minutes at 350F. I topped them with chicken, a few blue cheese sprinkles, a little bit more buffalo sauce, and a thin slice of provolone cheese (not shown in picture.) You can garnish with sliced green onion if you'd like.
Later in the week, I made a Buffalo a Chicken salad:
I used spinach and arugula mix like I always do, and added red onion, blue cheese crumbles, dried corn, pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) and a big dollop of the chicken in the middle. The dressing I used was a light Caesar-style dressing that I forget the name of. I think the brand is Annie's or something like that.
Then, I got my box from Taste Guru of gluten free stuff, and it included gluten free wraps! So I made a buffalo Chicken wraps for the next three days.
I put the buffalo chicken, just a few blue cheese crumbles, Frank's Buffalo Sauce and reduced fat mozzarella cheese on it, warmed it up, and rolled it up. They were really good! Healthy, too!
I hope you guys like this recipe and are able to make it for your family. I'll be back soon with an injury update (finally!!)