Crock-Pot Chicken Wings w/ Buffalo BBQ Sauce are Easy to Make & Delicious to Eat!
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Ever put chicken wings in a Crock-Pot? You have to try this version of Crock-Pot BBQ chicken wings!
Using your Crock-Pot for entertaining is an easy appetizer game-changer!
Making these easy, delicious Buffalo BBQ chicken wings for a crowd is a breeze using the slow cooker. You’ll be super prepared going into the final game of football season with this simple recipe!
The slow cooker wings method works great!
Do you know how to cook wings in the Crock-Pot for an easy appetizer? I didn’t UNTIL I tried out this method using a slow cooker several years ago! I was actually a tad skeptical of this idea thinking they would turn out rubbery, as I usually cook my chicken wings in the oven or by using my air fryer. Boy, was I wrong!
The chicken wings in a Crock-Pot turned out super tender and delicious! They were fall-off-the-bone tender, in fact! If you do crave a little crispness to your chicken wings, just broil them on a cookie sheet in the oven for a few minutes after slow cooking.
Tailgating Tip: Slow cook and transport chicken wings in the slow cooker to the game. Finish cooking on the grill to caramelize the sauce! YUM!
Buffalo BBQ Wings are winning!
Try combining BBQ sauce and Buffalo sauce for a flavor worthy of a touchdown celebration. It’s the best of both worlds and results in spicy yet smoky flavorful wings! All I did was season my raw chicken wings, pour in the sauce, and let the slow cooker do its thing! You won’t believe how easy this slow cooker chicken wings recipe is.
You can also sub in your favorite chicken wing sauce for the hot sauce, so the possibilities are endless. I decided to combine Frank’s Wing Sauce and sugar-free G Hughes Smokehouse BBQ sauve to keep it low-carb, but you can definitely use your favorite BBQ sauce instead.
Can you cook frozen wings?
Yes, of course! This will add another hour or so of cook time. And If you do cook wings in the Crock-Pot from frozen, I would season and cook some of the liquid off first. Drain the liquid from the frozen chicken after a couple of hours of cooking, and then pour the sauce over the wings and continue.
BBQ Crock-Pot Chicken Wings
yield: 7 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 3 HOURS
total time: 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES
Spicy and smoky BBQ wings made in the slow cooker!
- 2.5 pounds party chicken wings, raw & thawed out
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
- 3/4 cup Frank's buffalo wing sauce
The best part is that Crock-Pot BBQ chicken wings stay warm!
I would say this is the biggest advantage of using a slow cooker! After broiling the wings in my oven, I put them back into the slow cooker to stay warm. Then we ate them at game time! Such a winning idea.