These Buffalo Sliders are Super Delicious and SO SO Simple to make. Everyone absolutely loves these tasty little treats. They are perfect for game day, quick lunches, and even a light easy dinner. They have all the deliciousness of buffalo hot wings without all the mess. I serve them topped with a simple blue cheese slaw (but not too blue cheesy LOL) celery sticks and good old ranch dressing. Really – what’s not to love about that!
I usually make these in my crock pot but you can make them in your Instant Pot as well if you would like. Wanna make life even easier? When you come home from the grocery store combine the chicken, dry ranch dressing and hot sauce in a gallon Ziplock bag. Mush it all around to coat and let sit in fridge until the day you are ready to cook – just make sure to note your “use by” date of your chicken. I typically shop on Saturday morning and will combine everything and let it hang out in the fridge, then throw it in the crock for dinner on Monday or Tuesday. Nice… no stress and nothing to think about. Just dump, plug and go! Woo Hoo! PS – Do the same with your cole slaw. It will marinate and be just right by the time you are ready to eat. Drain off the juices and serve.
- 4-6 good size chicken breasts
- 1 Cup Frank’s Hot Sauce (that’s our favorite!)
- 2 Tablespoons of Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1 pkg. slider buns (or traditional size if your family prefers)
Combine in a Gallon Ziplock bag and let marinate until you are ready to cook. Day of cooking – Dump it all into your crock pot and cook on low 4-6 hours or on high 3-4. Remove meat from sauce and shred with 2 forks. If you are keeping warm and serving from crock pot then dump it back in with the juices and use a slotted spoon so it is not too juicy on your buns (NO ONE likes soggy buns!!). If I am serving right away I strain the juice but keep it in a mason jar and add as I reheat. I don’t know why … It’s just how I roll. Top with Cole Slaw and ENJOY! (Note – Instant Pot users… 3o minutes on Chicken Setting)
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
- 1 bag cole slaw mix (the one that contains cabbage and carrots in it or even broccoli slaw is good) – 12 – 16 oz. Whatever size your store sells
- 1 cup of light mayo (not salad dressing for this – it clashes with the blue cheese)
- 1/3 cup of blue cheese crumbles (more if your family loves blue cheese – mine… not so much)
Mix it all together in a gallon Ziplock bag. This is best if it sits 3-4 hours or even a few days. It does get a little watery after sitting but that’s ok! Just use a slotted spoon when you scoop it out.
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