So this recipe is actually a little TOO easy. I almost didn’t post it for the lack of effort I put into it!
The slow cooker is my bestie. I dump stuff into it and when I get home at night, my house smells amazing and it’s almost as if I have a personal chef who has conveniently made my favorite dinner when I get home.
With that said. This recipe literally takes less than 2 minutes to throw together because there are only 2 ingredients. Yup. 2 ingredients. Thus, 2 Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken.
To make this buffalo chicken, just pop 2-4 raw chicken breasts in your slow cooker (no bones = easier shredding) then cover with your favorite buffalo sauce.
I used Tessamae’s because it is Whole30 compliant and I like it because it tastes less salty than other brands.
Cover and let your slow cooker do what it does best. Slowly cooks the chicken in a bubbling buffalo sauce. After 6-8 hours, shred the chicken with two forks and use however you like!
This chicken makes great pizza toppers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more! I prefer the lower carb option of taking a huge butter lettuce leaf or collard leaf and wrapping it up with some fresh green onion slices!
Now, I did make this batch a bit fancier than I usually do. I chopped up some carrots, celery, and red onion to mix with the chicken! Result? AMAZING. Making it this way from now on!
This 2-ingredient slow cooker buffalo chicken is such a great way to meal prep some protein for the week ahead! I sometimes store my meal prep containers in the fridge “buffet style” where I can just grab what I want and mix and match. Like shredded lettuce + buffalo chicken+ chopped veggies and a dollop of home made spicy mayo or greek yogurt + avocado slices= delicious salad times!
Eating Mindfully tip: always think of your plate in 3s. Reserve half of your plate for veggies or healthy grains (carbs) then a palm-sized amount of lean protein (protein), and a small amount of healthy fat (such as avocado or dressing). If you keep this in mind, your plate is balanced. When your plate is balanced so are you. If you only have 2 of the 3 (carbs, protein, fat) then you will be hungry later and might even turn to your favorite temptation (i see you mr.cupcake). Eat every meal mindfully!
Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook time: 6-8 hours
Serves:5-7 Nutrition for 2 wraps: Calories: 160 Fat: 4g Carbs:5g Protein: 20g
2-4 boneless chicken breasts
½ cup of buffalo sauce (I used Tessemae’s)
¼ cup chopped red onion (optional)
2 celery stalks, diced (optional)
3 baby carrots, diced (optional)
Butter lettuce leaves - for your wraps
Green onion- garnish
Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker
Top and coat chicken breasts with buffalo sauce
Cook on low for 6-8 hours
Shred chicken with 2 forks
Optional: mix chicken with carrots, onion, and celery
Load up your wrap with chicken and some green onion and avocado
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- 2-4 boneless chicken breasts
- ½ cup of buffalo sauce (I used Tessemae’s)
- ¼ cup chopped red onion (optional)
- 2 celery stalks, diced (optional)
- 3 baby carrots, diced (optional)
- Butter lettuce leaves - for your wraps
- Green onion- garnish
- Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker
- Top and coat chicken breasts with buffalo sauce
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours
- Shred chicken with 2 forks
- Optional: mix chicken with carrots, onion, and celery
- Load up your wrap with chicken and some green onion and avocado
- Let’s Eat!