Monday, March 19, 2012

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Nachos or Tacos

I've had this recipe blog for about 2 1/2 years.  I don't particularly have exotic tastes and for the most part, I don't strive to find recipes with unusual ingredients.  I think the brussels sprouts were about the most daring food I've made! 

I saw this recipe and knew it would be awesome.  I love buffalo sauce and I love ranch.  Plus the fact that it is made in the slow cooker was an obvious winner!  I thought the flavors sounded familiar and knew I had made something similar before.  I made buffalo chicken wraps about a year and half ago.  They were very similar to this recipe but maybe with the idea to use it on nachos and other things made me forget and think this was something new.  

I loved my Buffalo Chicken nachos!  I kept it simple with just a bit of cheese and scallions with a drizzle of ranch dressing.  Hubs ate his on a bun like a sandwich. My brother ate his on a tortilla as a wrap.  I ate leftovers over a baked potato.  One crockpot full of food; many different delicious ways to eat it.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Nachos

3 lbs. boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cups of Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce (to taste)
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dry packet seasoning

Pour the chicken in the slow cooker. Mine was still frozen. Pour about 1 1/2 cups of buffalo sauce and the packet of ranch dressing. Let cook on low for about 6 hours until chicken is able to shred. Shred chicken and add back to slow cooker and stir. Add more buffalo sauce if it's too dry. Cook for another hour or so. Serve with nachos, on tacos, burritos or buns.

Makes 6 cups of shredded chicken.  125 calories per 1/2 cup.


  1. So simple!! I am pinning this and will definitely make it soon.

  2. Mmmmm, on a baked potato sounds fabulous!

  3. Oh man these nachos look so good! I could go for a big plate right now - piled high! This is an amazing simple dish, especially for the buffalo wing lovers. Yum!!

  4. Looks very yummy!!! Thanks for the idea..

  5. Your images and your description make me look hungry..Thank for your idea.

  6. You've convinced me that I DESPERATELY need some buffalo flavor in my life!

  7. I love trying exotic foods, but also enjoy simple everyday yummy foods like this...I can't resist!

  8. These nachos look delicious and low calorie you can not go wrong. I love my slow cooker it makes making low calorie meals easy and simple. Here are some tasty diet meals to try. Eating low calorie healthy meals can be just as tasty as high calorie meals.