Crock Pot Buffalo Wings are so tender they will melt in your mouth. The caramelized buffalo sauce is truly enough to make your taste buds sing! Made in the slow cooker you won't find an easier recipe! They just about cook themselves.
Chad loves wings. For years on our anniversary we would celebrate by enjoying dinner from our favorite pizza place. I always looked forward to the New York style pizza and the handmade cannoli. Mama Mia! Chad, on the other hand, ordered the hot wings to go with the pizza. All I know is even the smell of the sauce would make my eyes water. That my friends is a red flag for me! Too hot.
After a while I think we found a happy place in the middle. Interestingly wing sauce tastes phenomenal on boneless skinless chicken strips. Chad has been asking for wings lately so I decided to give them a go in the crock pot. Honestly I don't know if I am exhausted or lazy but lately, but tossing a few ingredients in the slow cooker and letting it do all the work sounded perfect.
Boy, I was right! Chad went nuts over these wings. They were so tender the meat fell right off the bone and just about melted in your mouth. The caramelized buffalo sauce with the sweetness of honey perfectly top off this recipe. You're going to love them.
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Simple Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings
4 pounds chicken wing drumettes, frozen
1 cup buffalo sauce (I used Frank’s)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons honey
In a 5 quart slow cooker on low add buffalo sauce, butter and honey. Stir to combine. Add chicken wings. Stir until wings are well coated. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Remove wings from slow cooker and place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle sauce from slow cooker over wings.
Set oven to broil. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 2-3 minutes until the sauce starts to caramelize. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy.
COOK’S NOTE: If you like a thick sauce coating, transfer the sauce to a saucepan and boil it until it cooks down, approximately 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then brush or drizzle the sauce over the wings.
You can also layer the sauce on the wings. Coat wings with sauce, broil for 1 minute, remove from oven. Coat with sauce, broil 1 minute. Add more sauce, broil until sauce is caramelized.
You can use fresh wings. Cook time would be 3-4 hours on low or 1 to 2 hours on high.
Instead of cooking the sauce down and broiling it you can mix up 2 tablespoons corn starch and 2 tablespoons water in a resealable container and shake it really well. Pour slurry into crockpot then cook an additional 30 minutes on high.
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Originally posted 2/18/14