Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Simple Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings


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.

Dinner's Ready!
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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.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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37 comments:

  1. These look delicious, going to make them for my girlfriend over the weekend.

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    1. Awesome! Let us know how it goes. Enjoy.

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  2. Excellent and easy recipe. I used Kroger Spicy Garlic wing sauce. Num-num-num. Gone in a flash.

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    1. Fabulous! So happy you liked them. :)

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    2. how long in the crock pot if the wings are thawed ?

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    3. I would check them at 3-4 hours. Enjoy!

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  3. Are your wings thawed or frozen when you put them in the crockpot?

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  4. Did you use Frank's Red Hot or the pre-made Frank's Buffalo sauce (Red Hot + margarine already added)? I'll have to try these.

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  5. Does it work without honey?

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    1. It would be less sweet but still fabulous! Enjoy!

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  6. Should wings be thawed first?

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  7. Maybe I missed it, are the wing thawed, or frozen when added to the crock pot?

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  8. I enjoy mild chicken wing . Could I get a recipe for them. I love using my slow cookers . I love casseroles ,soups & stews in them plus roasts .Could you send me recipes for these. Thank You for this sight.

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    1. You could easily swap out the milk sauce for the buffalo and it would be a perfect swap. Enjoy. If you would like our recipes in your inbox sign up for our email to receive new recipes daily. Enjoy!

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    2. MILD sauce, not Milk sauce. LOL

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  9. How long in the crock pot if the wings are thawed ?

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    1. I would check them after 3-4 hours and see how they are doing. Enjoy!

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  10. If they are thawed wings would you do them on high for 3-4 hours?

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    1. I would check them after 3-4 hours and see how they are doing. Enjoy!

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  11. Do you think these would be okay with bbq sauce?

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    1. BBQ Sauce would be amazing! Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  12. Thanks Donna!!! They came out so Yummy, but I seasoned the wings first with lots of garlic. I'm a garlic freak!!!! Musical Greetings from Miami!!!! :)

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  13. Thanks, sweet Donna!! They came out so Yummy...but I had to put lots of garlic!! I'm a Garlic freak!!! lol. Musical Greetings from Miami!!!! ;)

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  14. Do You Need To Use The Drummettes Only Or Is The Flat Side Ok To Use Too ??

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    1. Absolutely! Just watch your cook time.

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  15. I Want to make chicken legs in crock pot would this recipe work this work if I maybe tweaked amounts?

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    1. You absolutely could use chicken legs, just watch your time.

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  16. I made the Crock Pot Buffalo chicken wings and they were absolutely scrumptious. A real winner of a recipe and so easy.

    Thanks

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  17. Should I set my broiler to HI or LO?

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    1. I set mine to hi, but stood right next to the oven. It will go from caramelized to burnt in a blink so keep an eye on them,

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  18. How many pounds of chicken wings would I need for 9 people with other food, such as barbecue. Also I do want flats, so how much time should I allow?

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  19. I'm giving this a try tonight on high in the crockpot. Thanks for the recipe Donna, Take care, Joe

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  20. OOOHHHh giddyness. I absolutely Lurve wings... and this would be a great way to get them prepped while sat under the blanket. I'm in South Africa and we generally don't have bottled "Buffalo sauce", or Franks for that matter, can I make my own, and would you possibly have a recipe I could follow.

    Thanks Mills for the Idea.
    YUMMY ;-)

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