This is a spicy, hearty sandwich that will please those who love buffalo chicken wings. This recipe is perfect for those days spent watching football. I like to top these with blue cheese or ranch dressing.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in 3/4 of the wing sauce and the ranch dressing mix. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours.

  • Once the chicken has cooked, add the butter, and shred the meat finely with two forks. Pile the meat onto the hoagie rolls, and splash with the remaining buffalo wing sauce to serve.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

578 calories; 14 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 2902 mg sodium. 80.6 g carbohydrates; 31.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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  • 1 star values: 76
Rating: 5 stars
Okay let me say that I don't think just giving this 5 stars will express how much my fiance loved these sandwiches. Direct quotes from him: "This is the best thing to ever come out of a crockpot in the history of cooking" "I would eat my way out of a bathtub of this". LOL! Seriously if we weren't already engaged this stuff would have made him propose on the spot.:) The only change I made was to shred the chicken after 5 hours and then put it back into the crockpot to let it soak up all the sauce for another 2 hours. I served the meat on toasted Kaiser rolls with melted pepperjack cheese. Thank you very much needless to say this will be a VERY regularly made recipe in our house!:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I would give this more stars if I could! This was sooooo good!! I "kind of" doubled the recipe. I used a 2.5# bag of frozen boneless chicken tenders and tossed in two 12 oz. bottles of Frank's Wing Sauce a whole package of ranch dressing mix & 1/4 cup butter. I let it all cook together instead of adding sauce and butter at the end. This was plenty saucy and I think I will go with 3# of chicken next time (the leftovers are great)! Also great to use on the buffalo chicken pizza recipe on this site. I served this on crusty french bread with cheese and pepper rings. I am making this for the next party that comes around and I know it will be a hit. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This went over amazingly well with hubby and his buddies. I had a problem with my hot sauce evaporating about half way through the process so I ended up adding the rest of the 23 oz bottle which made it a bit too spicy. I enjoyed the little zip the ranch powder added to the chicken. Next time I make this I'll probably use some chicken broth for the first half of the cooking time and then add the hot sauce. I served the sandwiches with colby-jack cheese shredded lettuce and ranch dressing. I'm planning to use the leftovers for Buffalo Chicken pizza. Thanks for another great variation on buffalo chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is awesome! The first time i made it I followed the recipe exactly and it was too spicey for my family. The second time I made it I used a 2 1/2lb bag frozed chicken tenderloins 1 bottle of Franks Wing Sauce a whole packet of ranch 1/4c butter and 2 8oz whipped cream cheese (to tone down the spice). I put the cream cheese and butter at the bottom of the crock pot then put the chicken on top and poured the bottle of wing sauce over it along with the packet of ranch. My family LOVED it!! The cream cheese really toned down the spiceyness! We had this o n samdwichs and I bought Boboli pizza crust brushed it with olive oil and fresh minced garlic baked it for 10 minutes then spread ranch dressing on crust spead buffalo chicken on next and topped with mozz. cheese. That was fabulous!!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This was ok. I love hot wings so I have to say I missed the skin. I think this dish could use a bit of thigh meat perhaps to give a bit more chicken flavor & fat to it. (As my husband would say 'fat is where the flavor is'.) I also think it could do with a little less cook time because it does (especially with all white meat) dry out the meat and the end result for me was sauced dry bland breast meat. I think I'll try it again with the modifications I mentioned. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was good it had a nice kick my husband really liked it. Next time I will add some blue cheese dressing on top when I serve it or buy some prepackaged coleslaw mix and mix it with blue cheese dressing to serve on the sandwiches.... it just needs a little something added to it. Good for game nights and very very easy. This will be a keeper. I used franks red hot buffalo wing sauce and hidden valley ranch dressing pack. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Love LOVE this recipe. I've been making the same thing ever since I found Frank's Hot sauce in the store! I always eat mine with lettuce and provolone cheese! These blow the restaurant version of the buffalo chicken sandwich out of the water. Another fun version I've come to love as well is using the chicken to make buffalor chicken pizzas that are amazing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were really good DH loved them. Substituted regular ranch for dry mix and it was still really good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Update (5/5/12): I have made this quite a few times and have finally perfected taste and spice. I place 2 lbs of thawed boneless chicken breasts in the crock pot with 1/4 bottle of Frank's Redhot Wings Sauce and drizzle with ranch dressing (instead of dry packet). Cook on low for 3 hours and shred. Add remainder of hot sauce and cook for 1 more hour. Add more ranch (to desired taste) and butter and serve. I like them with cheddar cheese on onion rolls or toasted hoagie rolls. Cooking with the entire bottle of hot sauce makes them very spicy. Read More