Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches - Growing Up Gabel @thegabels
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I love buffalo chicken – anywhere and in any form! I also love slow cookers so put the two together and in my book, I have the perfect combination.  This is a super easy slow cooker meal that is also easy to freeze so you can make two dinners at once.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches - Growing Up Gabel @thegabels
Lately I've been all about using my slow cookers. Yes, plural – I have four and I use every single one. My favorite and most used slow cooker is a Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable slow cooker. I love how big it is and that I can program it. The trick to cooking in a slow cooker, however, is to fill the slow cooker 2/3 full. So sometimes I need smaller options so I also own a red 4 quart oval Crock-Pot and an even smaller, and much older, 2-1/2-quart Crock Pot. Just for fun, I also have a Little Dipper. For this recipe I used the 2 1/2 quart slow cooker because I knew it would be the perfect fit for just meat and sauce.

In addition to slow cookers, I also love buffalo sauce and putting the two together is just about the perfect combination for me. I saw this recipe and knew I wanted to make it, but I chose to make it entirely from scratch making my own buffalo sauce and using spices instead of a ranch dressing mix packet.  These sandwiches are not only delicious, but the recipe makes plenty of chicken so after eating buffalo chicken sandwiches for three days, I put half the recipe in the freezer for later.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches - Growing Up Gabel @thegabels

My husband didn't care for the bleu cheese cream cheese topping, but I loved it.  I also noticed that adding the butter after the chicken had finished with the first round of cooking really decreased the heat of the buffalo sauce. So if the buffalo chicken is tasting a bit spicy for your clan, add the butter, but if you like it a little hot, I'd skip it.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches


  • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 2 1/2 recipes of homemade buffalo sauce or 2 cups bottled buffalo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Bleu Cheese


  1. Place chicken in the crock of a slow cooker.
  2. Pour buffalo sauce over chicken.
  3. Mix together parsley, black pepper, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and thyme. Sprinkle over chicken.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. After 6 hours, shred chicken in crock.
  6. Add 2 Tablespoons butter to the chicken and stir. Cook for an additional hour on low.
  7. Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese and bleu cheese in desired amounts.
  8. Spread cream cheese mixture on bread or buns and add chicken. Top with another side of bread or bun to make a sandwich.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2411kcal Calories from fat 881
% Daily Value
Total Fat 98g 151%
Saturated Fat 35g 175%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 1767mg 589%
Sodium 4056mg 169%
Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 358g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches - Growing Up Gabel @thegabels
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21 comments on “Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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  4. Just realized I never left a comment on this….I love buffalo chicken wings, so this idea is just the kind of thing I would like. Love that it includes blue cheese too.

  5. This looks like something the hubs would devour! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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  11. Wow Camille! I’d eat that right now! Sure looks delicious!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  12. I want to try this. I love chicken sandwiches & this looks yummy! Thanks for linking up!

  13. this is one of my favorite things!!! so happy you shared it at the hop xo

  14. Oh gosh those look yummy! And kudos to you for getting a good picture of a Crockpot meal – those are tough to photograph! Ha! (gosh now I have a craving for blue cheese…lol)

  15. These look really good. I bet my husband would love it!

  16. These look awesome! I WILL be making these for my super bowl party! Thanks for linkin gup and have a great weekend!

  17. I love my crock pots too.. I only have 2 but would like to get a smaller one for my smaller meals. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  18. I agree with you…I love anything Buffalo Style! This recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  19. This looks incredibly delicious! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 I look forward to seeing what else you might share in the future, especially about crockpot cooking!