As the workload gets harder, the house gets messier, and the days seem to get impossibly busier the last thing anyone wants to do is come home and slave over a hot stove (oh, and then proceed to spend another 20 minutes washing dishes -don’t even get me started).
My slow cooker has been my knight in shining armor on busy days like these for years… that is until I broke it while scrubbing it in the sink shortly after making this recipe.
As if I needed yet another reason to hate doing dishes.
Admittedly, I stared heartbroken at my shattered dinner hero for several minutes (all while wondering to myself why bad things happen to good people) before finally moving it to its final resting place -the trash. So… I’m just saying that if you’ve ever been even mildly curious about trying flavored gourmet sea salts first hand, now’s a good time. Momma needs a new slow cooker.
But I digress, let’s not drag on with the (albeit overdramatic) sad stuff. As one last tribute to my lost dinner helper, let’s turn up “Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 and just get right into it!
Serves: 6 Prep Time: 5 minutes or less Cook Time: 6-8 hours
- 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup of hot sauce
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of Sel Gris or Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
Want to turn up the heat?
Substitute the mineral sea salt with a sea salt that definitely packs a punch. Try Bold Jalapeno for a gentle heat, Prairie Fire for a dish that’s hot and smokey, Diablo’s Ghost if you don’t mind sweating while you eat, or go one step further and try our hottest salt to date: Hell Fire!
Combine all the ingredients together and place in the slow cooker. Set on low for 6-8 hours and then just walk away girl -just walk away.
Later, come home to the welcoming aroma of a delicious homecooked meal -that you didn’t have to slave over! Can it get any better?
If using chicken breasts -shred chicken and stir. If using chicken thighs, just go ahead and dish up, being sure to bring a helping of that delightfully spicy sauce with it. Lastly, don’t be afraid to add a sprinkle of cheese over top -if desired (but I mean… who doesn’t love cheese?)
Serve with a fresh salad or some Green Beans With Toasted Almonds (which takes less than five minutes to cook -man this night keeps on getting better and better!) and then dish up because you’re done!
P.S. This also makes for an incredibly easy freezer meal. Simply toss all the ingredients into a freezer bag and save for up to 3 months for a later use. To cook, thaw the freezer bag overnight in the fridge (or if you’re forgetful like me -in a sink full of cold water in the morning), toss that baby the slow cooker, and then come home to a piping hot dinner just waiting to be eaten.
That’s all there is to this incredibly simple, tantalizingly spicy slow cooker buffalo chicken. All that’s left to do now is to sit back, relax, binge some Netflix, and enjoy the rest of your evening.
Health & Happiness,