I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. I know that mine was fun and relaxing. My kids came to see me and we shared dinner together, which is always a lot of fun! I love listening to the talk that goes on around the table with my kids as we eat our meal together. My kids are all grown now and it is always amazing how things change as your kids get older. We enjoyed are kids so much when they were little, but now that they are grown it is a different enjoyment. They are adults now and it is an adult conversation that goes on. It is a little hard to explain, but those of you that have adult children will know what I mean. There is always a lot of love and laughter around the table, which makes my heart full of joy.
I wanted to serve a meal that would not be time consuming and that would keep me in the kitchen for a long period of time. I wanted something simple that everyone would enjoy. Since everyone loves chicken I thought it would be great to make something in that line. I knew the crock pot had to be involved so that I wouldn't have to keep an eye on the main dish. It had to be something that I could throw in the crock pot and forget about it, well maybe check on it once in a while.
I found the perfect recipe at My Kitchen Apron. There were basically four ingredients that you threw into the crock pot. I turned on the crock pot and walked away. So if you like buffalo chicken with ranch dressing this one is for you, simple, spicy, easy, and a crowd pleaser. Read the recipe to find out how easy this recipe really is.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken (Adapted from My Kitchen Apron)
3 pound bag of skinless boneless chicken breast
23 fluid ounce bottle Frank's Wings Buffalo Sauce
1 packet of Ranch Dip Mix
2 tablespoon butter
Take thawed chicken and trim any fat. Place chicken, wing sauce, and ranch dip mix into crock pot. Cook on low about 6 to 7 hour. Using two forks, shred chicken and return to crock pot and add the butter. Cook on low for an addition hour. Serve on buns and enjoy. Also you can add your favorite cheese to this sandwich.
(Note: The original recipe did not have the size of bottle of Frank's Wings Buffalo Sauce listed. I used the 23 ounce bottle, which made a lot of sauce, if you prefer less sauce use a smaller bottle or just part of the larger bottle.)
I had Mike snap a picture of our kids Lisa, Jon, Krista, Adam, Jon's girl friend Brianna, and me (our son-in-law Doug had to leave before the picture was taken) since it was Mother's Day. I would like to share it with you.