February 25, 2014

Buffalo Chicken

I love buffalo chicken.  It’s just so yummy!  I’ve made this recipe twice recently and people asking for more both times so I think people like it!  I made it up, using this recipe as a starting point.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there are similar recipes out there.

Many Waters Buffalo Chicken Dip

4-5 chicken breasts (I always use frozen and don’t defrost them.  What can I say, I’m lazy.)
1 packet ranch mix (I use the store bought one as I haven’t found a homemade one I like yet. If you have a good homemade one, please send it my way!)
1/4 cup Buffalo Chicken Sauce
3 celery stalks, chopped (I do 1/4 inch pieces)
1/4 yellow onion, diced
1 box Neufchatel (or cream cheese)
1.  In the Crockpot, place the chicken breasts, ranch mix, buffalo chicken sauce and the diced onions.  If you have all day, cook on low for 6-8 hours.  If you don’t have that much time, you can cook them on high for 3-4 hours.  At this time I take the cream cheese out of the fridge to soften.
Many Waters Buffalo Chicken in Crockpot
2.  After cooking for 4-5 hours (on low, 2-3 on high) shred the chicken.  You can also cut it into pieces.  I use my Pampered Chef Salad Chopper (I never use it for salad, only meat!) to cut up the chicken right in the Crockpot.  Stir it up to make sure all the chicken is coated with the sauce.  About this time I’ll add the cream cheese.  I use the whole block and place it in Crockpot in small chunks so it will melt easier/quicker.  You can add the celery at this point as well (sometimes I wait because I like the celery to crunchy.)  Let it cook for about another hour or until the cream cheese is melted.
Many Waters Cutting Up Buffalo Chicken in Crockpot
3.  Taste your buffalo chicken.  If it’s not spicy enough for you, add more.  If the celery isn’t soft enough, cook it longer. 
Once it’s too your liking, you have several options. 
1. You can can the buffalo chicken in rolls for sandwiches.  I like add some lettuce for a little extra crunch.
2. Unroll crescent rolls and lay them out. Press the seams together and cut the dough into squares.  Take the squares and press them into a mini muffin pan (you might want to great them…I didn’t and it was hard to get them out.)  Using a tablespoon scope, fill each dough square with the buffalo chicken.  Bake according the crescent roll instructions.  You might have to bake it a little longer so the bottom will be fully cooked, but keep your eye on them so they don’t burn.
3. Another idea using crescent rolls is to take them and in the middle of each one place 1-2 tablespoons of the buffalo chicken.  Roll the crescent roll around it and place on a baking sheet.  Bake according to the crescent roll instructions.
Many Waters Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups
4.  Make it a dip by filling a small casserole dish with the buffalo chicken.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until the cheddar cheese is melted and bubbly.   Serve with little toasted breads or tortilla chips.  I brought this to ladies night with some friends and we ate it all.  I had been looking forward to leftovers but there weren’t any!

I really could eat the filling all by itself, it’s that yummy! I think my favorite uses are sandwiches and as a dip. 


  1. uhm..that makes me feel hungry poekitten☺

    thanks for sharing it over at The DIY'ers!


  2. I've made a similar recipe, but I've never wrapped them up in a crescent roll. I'll have to give that a try. Would love for you to linkup this Thursday at 5PM EST for the Let's Get Real Blog Hop.

  3. Thanks for visiting and commenting:)

  4. I hope you try it...it's so good!

    I'll do my best to remember to join! Can you leave me a link to your blog?

  5. Looks awesome. I love anything buffalo chicken. Found you through the four seasons blog hop.
    Angela @ Time with A & N

  6. I HAVE to try this. I love buffalo chicken. And I mean LOVE. I eat it constantly haha. Thanks so much for linking up at the MaMade Blog Hop! I hope you're having a great weekend :)

  7. I just made this as a dip last week for the first time, but I used ranch dressing itself--there's a lot of ways to tweak this recipe, but it's a tasty one!

  8. This looks awesome! I am favouriting this post so that I can make this for the guy this next weekend :) Thank you for sharing! 'm glad I found your blog on the blog hop, am now tagging along, and can't wait to read more. Hoping you stop by to say hi sometime. http://wanderlust-wishlist.blogspot.com

  9. I like buffalo chicken but it seems that I have often gotten wings in the past that were supposed to be mild but they were too hot for me. I'm not really a spicy lover :) I've never tried to make my own buffalo chicken before though. This does look tasty :) Thanks for sharing with us at Countdown in Style. Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured. xo

  10. It is:) I made it again this past weekend for a baby shower!

  11. Thanks so much for coming by! This one is super yummy to eat as is:)

  12. It's SOOO GOOD! Thanks so much for coming by:)

  13. You should totally try it! It's so yummy. I've made in three times in the past month:)

  14. I never thought to use dressing but that's a great idea! I'll keep that in mind for when I run out of the powder mix:)

  15. Thanks so much for coming by! I'll try my best to be there:)

  16. I hope he likes it!

    Thanks so much for coming by:)

  17. The great thing about this is that you can totally adjust the heat by how much sauce you put in and the cream cheese helps cut the heat.

  18. My mouth was watering while reading these. I love making hot wings and I love the fact that you used the crock pot! Awesome. I will have to try this soon. Probably next week. I don't like defrosting, but my husband likes me to clean the chicken first. Thus, it happens. Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style.

  19. I hope you try and LOVE it! It's really so yummy (and I'm wanting it again!)

  20. Oh, it would be super yummy over nachos!

    Thanks so much for coming by!

  21. yummy, thanks for sharing!!!! stopping by from the mamade blog hop =)


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