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Crock Pot Chicken Wings

buffalo chicken wings in white bowl.

These saucy wings are cooked until tender in the crockpot and then crisp up under the broiler. Our homemade buffalo sauce makes them so tasty and irresistible!

These saucy wings are cooked until tender in the crockpot and then crisp up under the broiler. Our homemade buffalo sauce makes them so tasty and irresistible!

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the wings:

  • 4 pounds chicken wing pieces, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

For the sauce:

  • 2/3 cup Frank‚Äôs Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne, optional

Instructions

To make the wings:

  1. Add the chicken wing pieces to a 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add the chicken broth and cover.
  3. Cook on high for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and place in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. 
  5. Place chicken under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to allow skin to crisp. Keep a close eye on the chicken as it can burn easily.

To make the sauce:

  1. When the wings are nearly done cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. The cayenne pepper will give the sauce a spicier flavor. Omit for mild wings.
  2. Remove from the heat once the edges of the sauce are bubbling and place sauce in a large bowl.

To serve:

  1. Add the broiled wings to the bowl with the sauce and toss to coat.
  2. Serve immediately with blue cheese or ranch, for dipping.

Notes

The wings will be very tender and the skin will be soft after slow cooking. Placing the wings under the broiler quickly crisps the skin up, but keep a close eye as they'll go from crisp to burnt quickly.

Swap in a store bought wing sauce to save time, if desired.

Frank's Red Hot has quite a bit of sodium, which is why it's so high. Try a lower sodium hot sauce if this is something you're concerned about or reduce the amount of sauce you use.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 1624mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 46g

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