Crock Pot Buffalo BBQ Chicken Sliders with Ranch Slaw

There are many versions of Buffalo Chicken Sliders on the internet. My version is made in the crock pot using bone-in chicken breasts, Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce and Honey Barbecue Sauce. I add the barbecue sauce because when I make wings my kids like a mix of buffalo and barbecue, instead of the heat of straight buffalo.

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My recipe is a little sweet with just the right amount of heat. If you want to spice it up, just splash more hot sauce on your individual sliders. This recipe would be perfect for a cold Saturday watching March Madness basketball with friends. The ranch slaw adds a nice tang to the slider. Easy to make and kid friendly.

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Leftovers make great wraps the next day. Sprinkle flour tortillas with cheddar cheese . Top with chicken and slaw.

Enjoy:

INGREDIENTS:

4 skinless, bone-in chicken breast or skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 cup buffalo wing sauce, such as Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce. More if you like it spicy.

1/2 cup BBQ Sauce. I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce.

1/2 package dry ranch salad dressing mix

2 tablespoons butter

24 Slider buns or split dinner rolls
DIRECTIONS:
Lightly coat crock pot with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in crock pot, coat with ranch dressing. Cover with buffalo and bbq sauce.  Cover, and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

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As chicken cooks make the Ranch slaw.

Once the chicken has cooked, remove the breast to cutting board. Remove bones and roughly shred the meat with two forks.

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Return chicken to crock pot, add the butter and stir. Keep chicken warm.

Turn on broiler and place rack in upper third of oven. Place buns, split side up. Lightly toast buns for 2-4 minutes.

Top buns with 2 tablespoon chicken and 1 tablespoon of slaw.

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Ranch Slaw

1 head cabbage

3 stalks celery

1/2 cup carrots

2/3 cup low-fat ranch dressing

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp celery salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Directions:

Clean and shred cabbage, celery and carrots in food processor or cheese grater. To simplify the recipe you can use a pre-packaged slaw mix from the grocery. Add next four ingredients and stir to combine.

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Adjust dressing and seasoning to taste. Cover and chill for at least and hour. Serve on top of sliders.

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