Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina Updated

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings are all the delicious, with none of the work. Perfect for game day.

My husband loves wings. Nothing makes his foodie heart pitter-patter then a big plate of chicken wings.

Every year I try to come up with 1-2 new recipes to fulfill his food dreams (and stomach).

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In an effort to simplify my life a little, I decided to try and cook wings in the slow cooker, and I kept it super simple.

When I say I kept it simple, it's just good old chicken wings and a bottle of Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce.

Nothing too fancy here!

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I kept it simple, and let me tell you that they tasted fine and with very little fuss!

I did use a little dried parsley as a garnish to brighten them up a little, but most people couldn’t care less about it.

I garnish everything so my husband doesn't expect anything less from me.

To give the wings the crispy fried and baked feel, after the wings were done cooking in the slow cooker, I turned on the broiler to my oven.

I carefully removed the wings from the slow cooker using tongs (one by one) and then I placed them on to a baking sheet with a rim.

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I broiled them for 5 minutes. The first 3 minutes I had them on my middle rack and then the last 2 minutes I moved them to the top rack.

They gave the wings just the amount of crispiness without being burnt.

You don't have to do this step; however, if you want your wings to have that crispy taste to it then I highly suggest you don't skimp on the broiling step!

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So the verdict... My husband loved these wings!

The meat fell right off the bone and because of that he probably ate more than he normally would.

We wrapped up any leftovers and then just reheated them in the oven the next day.

But if you’re entertaining or going to a potluck and want to bring wings, I highly suggest you try my recipe for slow cooker buffalo chicken wings.

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

    36 Servings

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray
  • 5 pounds Fresh Chicken Wings
  • 1 12 ounce bottle Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • Fresh Parsley, for garnish
  • ranch Ranch, Bleu Cheese, and Celery, to serve

Directions

  1. Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray. Place wings inside the slow cooker and pour 11 of the 12-ounce bottle over the chicken wings. Toss until all the wings are coated.
  2. Cook on high for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the broiler on high. Remove the wings from the slow cooker and place on a baking sheet with a lip (reserve excess sauce in the slow cooker).
  4. Broil on high for 5 minutes (3 minutes on middle rack and 2 minutes on top rack) or until wings are crispy and golden (but not burnt).
  5. Drizzle the remaining 1-ounce of buffalo sauce on to the broiled wings.
  6. Garnish wings with a little parsley and serve with ranch dressing, bleu cheese dressing, and celery.

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Author: Katie Jasiewicz
Recipe Yields: 36 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 155 minutes
Total Time: 160 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 36

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
Calories 96

% Daily Value*
7%
Total Fat 4g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
6%
Sodium 136mg
13%
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.