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Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders

Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders in basket with parchment paperAfter a marathon of cooking all last week and a half-marathon of eating leftovers all weekend I am finally ready to move on from mashed potatoes and Thanksgiving. It was so awesome having our family here at our home to celebrate (and eat!) with us and all the food was really amazing. The last bit of turkey is headed to the freezer so plan on some turkey dishes coming before Christmas! In the meantime I’m thinking about some lighter, healthier eating but it can’t compromise on flavor. These buffalo chicken tenders do the trick! Super simple to make and super versatile, this is just the kind of food I’m craving right now.

Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders in basket with parchment paperSometimes I like making a smaller batch of these just for me so that I can have them for lunch all week. They work really well with a side of cottage cheese or chopped up on top of a salad and drizzled with a little blue cheese dressing.

Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders in basket with parchment paperFor dinner these are great with a side of crispy sweet potato fries. You could even chop up the chicken and serve it with toothpicks and a side of dip as a great appetizer at a potluck or holiday gathering.

Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders in basket with parchment paperThe ingredients are simple and you can dress it up any way you like. I used my homemade ranch seasoning but in a pinch just sub it out for a package of dried Hidden Valley Ranch or something similar. Time to max out the flavor!!!

Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Jennifer Draper
Super simple to make and super versatile, these Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders do the trick for a lighter, healthier weeknight dinner!
4.58 from 33 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken in slow cooker
  • Whisk sauce, broth and seasonings and pour over chicken
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 or until chicken is fully cooked through
  • Serve garnished with additional buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese crumbles if desired

Notes

Tip: In a pinch you can sub a package of dried ranch dressing mix for homemade
Note: I cooked this on high in my 3.5 quart slow cooker for 3 hours

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 48gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1346mgPotassium: 907mgVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 25.2mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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Slow Cooker Ranch Buffalo Chicken Tenders in basket with parchment paper

28 Comments

  1. This was easy and great tasting. I have shared this recipe with my brother and sister to cook for their families. Thanks for this !!! 🥰

  2. 5 stars
    Just made these and they are awesome! I have a small business that I run out of my home, so I’m always working every day. Plus the usual daily duties of cooking meals, laundry and cleaning the house. I had chicken tenders that were near the expiration date and am so tired of the usual recipes. I found this and it looked so easy (and it is!) that I thought “why not?” I cooked on high 3 hours. Chicken is so tender it’s falling apart, but I like it that way. Sauce is excellent (I used 1 TBSP of the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning, didn’t have any homemade around). As I’m typing this my hubby is heating up mac n cheese to mix the chicken and sauce with. I do believe you have a recipe like that, gotta just find it now! I LOVE crockpot cooking and now am a big fan. Thank you so much for a great tasting easy recipe!

  3. Making this today with Mike’s buffalo sauce and the house smells awesome. I am thickening the sauce a both with flour and adding S&P. Going to serve with Hasselback potatoes brushed with butter and my remaining ranch seasoning. Thanks for the recipe!

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