Love using your slow cooker for entertaining?
I do, too! And making these easy, delicious Buffalo BBQ Chicken chicken wings for a crowd is a breeze using the slow cooker. You’ll be super prepared going into football season with this simple recipe!
Buffalo BBQ Wings are winning!
Try combining BBQ sauce and Buffalo sauce. It’s the best of both worlds and results in spicy yet smoky flavorful wings! All I did was season my raw chicken wings, pour in sauce, and let the slow cooker do its thing! I cannot believe how easy this is.
You can actually sub in your favorite chicken wing sauce, so the possibilities are endless. I decided to combine Frank’s Wing Sauce and a sugar free BBQ sauce called G Hughes Smokehouse to keep it low carb, but you can definitely use your favorite BBQ sauce instead.
Slow cooker method works great!
The chicken wings turned out super tender and delicious! They were fall-off-the-bone tender, in fact! If you do crave a little crispness to your chicken wings, just broil on a cookie sheet in the oven for a few minutes after slow cooking.
Tailgating Tip: Slow cook and transport chicken wings in the slow cooker to the game. Finish cooking on the grill to caramelize the sauce! YUM!
Slow Cooker Buffalo BBQ Chicken Wings
Spicy and smoky BBQ wings made in the slow cooker!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 2.5 pounds party chicken wings, raw & thawed out
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
- 3/4 cup Frank’s buffalo wing sauce
- Step 1:
Place thawed wings in slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
- Step 2:
Mix BBQ sauce and buffalo wing sauce together. Pour 1 cup of sauce over wings, and stir to coat.
- Step 3:
Set slow cooker to LOW and cook for 3 hours.
- Step 4:
Set oven to Broil. Place chicken on a baking sheet and broil chicken for 4-5 minutes or until browned to desired crispness.
- Step 5:
Place wings back in slow cooker. Brush or toss with 1/2 cup more of sauce. Keep warm in slow cooker until serving.
Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.com
The best part is your wings stay warm!
I would say this is the biggest advantage to using a slow cooker! After broiling the wings in my oven, I put them back into the slow cooker to stay warm. Then we ate them at game time! Such a winning idea.
Can you cook frozen wings?
Yes, of course! This will add another hour or so of cook time. And If you do cook from frozen, I would season and cook some of the liquid off first. Drain the liquid from the frozen chicken after a couple hours of cooking, and then pour sauce over wings and continue.
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