Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings are the perfect appetizer for game days, potlucks or the holidays, your guests will love how easy this recipe is with just 4 ingredients.

If you’re getting ready for the big game and need some tasty snacks to serve your guests, try making some delicious Queso Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bean Dip, and savory, delicious Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings. They’re so flavorful, moist, and fall off the bone tender that you may want to serve them every day.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS

If you’re a fan of Buffalo Chicken Wings and really want to serve up a big batch of them for your game day party but you’ve got a million and one things to get done before your guests arrive, don’t worry, this recipe is for you. This easy Crockpot Buffalo Wings recipe is great for busy days because you can set them up on low heat in the morning and by the time you’re ready to eat they’ll be the perfect blend of moist and crisp. They’ve got a long cooking time, which is great for setting up the slow cooker chicken wings, leaving them on low heat, and going about your day.

Also, if you love hot sauce and are using the Super Bowl as an excuse to break out the buffalo sauce, you’re in luck: since you’re making your own buffalo sauce from scratch, you can customize it to be as hot as you’d like, although if you make them super hot I’d recommend serving them with a side of ranch dressing to help deal with the pain. This buffalo wing sauce is yummy and flavorful, which makes it perfect not just on wings. You may want to break out a small bowl to dip your celery sticks, carrots, or even chips into. I have to admit, my personal favorite thing to serve Buffalo Sauce on are crispy, delicious hot wings.

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HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS

  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan and whisk it together until combined and bubbling.
  • Place chicken in the slow cooker and pour the buffalo sauce over the top.
  • Cook wings in slow cooker on low for 4-5 hours.
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VARIATIONS ON CROCKPOT BUFFALO WINGS

  • Spices: You can customize your sauce to match your cravings. Try adding garlic powder, brown sugar, onion powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, or any other spice blend you choose. Just remember to start with a small amount and add more to taste: it’s easier to add more and heartbreaking to have to throw away a ruined meal.
  • Sauces: You can use this same Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings recipe for other flavors, just switch out the sauce. Try cooking the wings and then adding Blue Cheese Dressing, or letting them marinate in BBQ sauce all day.

TIPS FOR MAKING SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS

  • Always leave the crockpot on low heat when leaving it for long periods of time, and set it on a heat resistant surface to avoid a fire hazard.
  • Don’t use frozen buffalo wings because it will introduce too much water into the recipe.
  • Don’t use whole chicken wings, they aren’t the same thing.
  • If you cut up your own chicken wings, discard the tips.

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HOW LONG ARE SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS GOOD?

  • Serve: Don’t leave out your Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.
  • Store: To store your Buffalo Wings, wrap them in plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container. They will last up to 3 days. 
  • Freeze: You can keep your Buffalo Wings in the freezer for up to 3 months before you should throw them out and make some more. Also, be sure to let your Buffalo Wings completely cool down to room temperature before you put them in the fridge or freezer.

WHEN ARE SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS SAFE TO EAT?

According to the USDA’s website, when the internal temperature of the chicken wings reaches 165 degrees F (73.8 degrees C,) they are safe to eat. Always check the chicken wings at the thickest part to make sure that you get an accurate temperature reading. These easy crockpot Chicken Wings are fairly low maintenance, but it’s always good to keep an eye on the temperature.

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings

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  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Course: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings are the perfect appetizer for game days, potlucks or the holidays, your guests will love how easy this recipe is with just 4 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Frank's Red Hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 pounds chicken wings

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan and whisk it together until combined and bubbling.
  2. Place chicken in the slow cooker and pour the buffalo sauce over the top.
  3. Cook wings in slow cooker on low for 4-5 hours.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 Servings, Amount per serving: 339 calories, Calories: 339g, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 608mg, Potassium: 235mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 539g, Vitamin C: 17g, Calcium: 17g, Iron: 1g

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  1. Mine came out super watery too.. After the 4 hours are done should I try taking the watery sauce out put itin a pot and thicken it with scorn starch??? Help Plz

    1. There’s really not much liquid added to these so I can’t understand why it would be watery. You can always place them under the broiler for a minute and a half to help.

    2. Well I have pregnant brain and used 1and 1/2 cup instead of tablespoon so if you did what I did could be why it’s watery ?????

  2. These wings smell amazing but I can tell they are extremely wet and my wings were not frozen. I suppose I will broil them after the crock pot but doing this defeats the purpose of the crock pot. Any insight you have at this point please let me know.

    1. I am racking my brain on trying to figure out why they would be so wet. Yes, broiling at the end would work but I get what you’re saying. Was there any excess moisture from the wings that could’ve caused this? Maybe pat them down next time with a paper towel to ensure no moisture is added. I’ve used this recipe so many times and can’t understand it.

    1. No, the flavoring is different. You’re better off using apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or lime juice. You need the acidity for the dish.

    2. Sauce just turn to water consistency. I had really high hopes for this but it didn’t turn out anything like the picture. ?

      1. Were your wings completely thawed before adding them to the slow cooker? It sounds like extra liquid was added (maybe from them thawing down while cooking)??

    1. The chicken wings may have had more saline in them and released into the sauce. If it happens next time, try broiling them when they are done for just a few minutes.

        1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the frozen wings on a foil lined baking sheet and bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes. HEAT fully cooked wings to an internal temperature of 140-145°F. Enjoy!

          1. I was very excited to make this recipe but unfortunately it came out very watery and not saucy at all. Very disappointing.