Crock-Pot: Shredded Buffalo Chicken

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We’re 11 days into the new year and a few of you are already bored with your food. I’ll be the first to admit that plain chicken and veggies can get REAL old REAL quick. Luckily for you, there are ways to “spice up” your food without adding in a bunch of extra calories. Over the next few weeks, I’ll go over some of my favorite simple Crock-Pot meals! This week we’re starting with shredded buffalo chicken.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken


ingredientsThis super simple recipe only requires 3 ingredients. It’s affordable too. You’ll get about 6 servings out of it for approximately $15. That’s ONLY $2.50 per serving! You will need:

2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast (PROTEIN with some fat)

-1 16 oz. bottle of Franks Red Hot buffalo sauce (ZERO calories)

-1 Hidden Valley Ranch dry seasoning packet (15 calories per serving)

Throw everything in to the Crock-Pot and set it on High for 5 hours. Most slow cookers will automatically turn to the ‘keep warm’ setting once time is up, so you can set it up in the morning and come home to a delicious, hot meal! It should easily pull apart with a fork. You can drain some of the excess liquid.

Multiple Ways to Change it up!

Shredded Buffalo Chicken QuesadillaDepending on what macros you have left for the day you can eat your buffalo chicken several different ways.

  • A lower carb option would be to eat it on top of some lettuce.
  • You can also eat it in a sandwich, wrap or quesadilla. 
  • If you want a cheat meal, you can make a pizza! We’ve made the pizza before with a premade pizza crust and blue cheese crumbles. It was PHENOMENAL.

Try it out!

If you don’t have a crock-pot or slow cooker, this is the one that I use. It’s a super easy recipe but if you have any questions feel free to ask! I’m interested to hear what you think so if you try it out, let me know! I’ll be back soon with another Crock-Pot recipe!

Until next time…


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I'm an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. I worked in a gym setting back in Florida for over 2 years, training one-on-one clients and leading group fitness classes. I absolutely loved it, but once we moved across the country to Colorado, I decided to take the opportunity to pursue a slightly different career! My obsession with exercise and love for writing collided, which is how I became a fitness lifestyle writer.


  1. Mike

    January 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Frank’s Redhot? I put that sh*t on everything!

    • Chinups_and_Cupcakes

      January 11, 2018 at 11:08 am

      That’s what it’s made for!

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