11 May, 2016
SC Buffalo Chicken Sliders w/ Celery Slaw
So, when we first started our kitchen remodel, I had lofty expectations of cooking while under construction. I had a long list of “easy” crockpot meals that I was going to prepare in my temporary kitchen in order not to have to eat take out every night. HAHAHAHA! The joke was on me. About 3 days into construction, everything was covered in dust (and I was without a sink) and I decided there was no way I was cooking anything until we were done. Almost 4 weeks later, we finally have a sink and a stove! We have a little bit of finish work left to do, but we are 95% complete and I am back to cooking and baking, YAY!
I thought I would cook one of the many crock pot meals that I had picked out weeks ago. I had seen the recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Celery Slaw (by Skinny Mom) all over Pinterest a couple weeks ago and knew I had to try it.
It seemed all too easy. Lay a couple of chicken breast at the bottom of your slow cooker and cover them with Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce, garlic and onion powder. The slaw is made with a classic coleslaw mix, celery and ranch yogurt dressing.
When the chicken is done cooking (4 hours high, 6 hours low), shred it and leave it in the sauce for another 15 minutes or so. Pile the chicken on a slider bun and top with some slaw and a bit of blue cheese crumbles. You can totally skip the crumbles if you do not like the pungent taste of blue cheese.
Now, I made this dish mainly for my hubby. He loves wings and I knew he would really like this chicken. I was surprised how much I liked this recipe!! I originally thought the sauce was going to be totally overpowering… I was wrong. It is just the right amount. I couldn’t get over how much this tasted just like buffalo wings! Because the chicken is a bit spicy, the coleslaw is heaven sent! The cool ranch dressing combined with the crunchy cabbage is so amazing. And the added celery…genius! I was surprised how much you could taste the celery and how much it brought to the dish.
This was a really cool dish that would make a great addition to any game day or tailgate party!
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