Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe– only 3 ingredients! Chicken, Spicy Buffalo sauce, and Ranch! Serve the chicken on toasted buns with melted cheese and creamy ranch dressing. These things are SO good! Makes a great game day snack or easy weeknight meal.

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Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Let me tell you about these yummy Buffalo Chicken Sliders! They are an absolute flavor explosion that’ll leave your taste buds dancing with delight. Tender, shredded chicken infused with spicy buffalo sauce, sandwiched between soft slider buns. Oh, and let’s not forget the creamy, cool ranch dressing drizzled on top, perfectly balancing out the heat. If you like buffalo chicken wings, you are going to LOVE these sliders. They are a great appetizer for game day. They are equally delicious Whether it’s game day or just a casual get-together, these sliders are the star of the show!

How to Make Buffalo Chicken & Cheese Sliders

This dish is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Place boneless skinless chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle ranch seasoning over the chicken. Pour buffalo sauce over the chicken. Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for an additional 30 minutes.

When ready to serve, slice the slider rolls in half. Place the top half of the rolls, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Top buns with shredded cheddar cheese. Place under oven broiler until cheese is melted. Top the bottom half of the rolls with the chicken mixture. Drizzle ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing over the chicken and add the top bun.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any boneless skinless chicken you enjoy.
    • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • Boneless skinless chicken thighs
    • Chicken tenderloins
  • I use Franks RedHot Buffalo Sauce. Can substitute your favorite hot sauce or buffalo wing sauce.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy on the sandwiches. Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, or provolone cheese are all delicious.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can use slider buns or Hawaiian rolls.
  • Can I freeze Buffalo Chicken? Yes! You can freeze the leftover chicken for a quick meal later.
    • Leftover chicken is great on nachos, tacos, or baked potatoes.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
  • All of the ingredients in the chicken mixture are low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free.
    • To keep this low-carb & keto-friendly, serve the chicken on a salad in a lettuce wrap with some cheese, tomatoes, and green onions.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

When it comes to serving up these delectable buffalo chicken sliders, I’ve got some mouthwatering suggestions to take your meal to the next level. First off, let’s talk about some classic sides that pair perfectly with the sliders. Crispy golden french fries are an absolute must-have, offering a delightful crunch that complements the tender sliders oh-so-well. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, whip up a batch of tangy coleslaw to add a refreshing contrast to the spicy goodness of the chicken. Another fantastic option is a plate of crunchy carrot and celery sticks, along with a generous bowl of creamy ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. And for those looking to take it up a notch, why not whip up a bowl of crack dip or cheesy jalapeño poppers for some extra indulgence? Add these to your game day menu. They are sure to score a touchdown!

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders – only 3 ingredients! Chicken, Buffalo hot sauce, and Ranch! These things are SO good! GREAT for tailgating. Can serve on buns, nachos, tacos, or on top of a salad. Can freeze leftovers!



  • Place chicken, wing sauce and Ranch dressing mix in slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred. Return to slow cooker and cook on LOW for an additional 30 minutes.
  • When ready to served. Top half of buns with cheddar cheese. Place under oven broiler until cheese is melted. Top buns with chicken and prepared Ranch dressing.


No not make the ranch dressing to put in the crock pot. Only use the dry mix in the crockpot.
Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/


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  1. Love love LOVE this recipe! It’s in my “go-to” folder 😊.
    Question though…. If I use frozen chicken breast’s, do I change the temp or time?

      1. Thank you 😊
        A little side note that I do….. I make it all exactly how the recipe says except the end. I use tortillas and make buffalo chicken wraps instead. It’s been a bigger hit than the sliders 😄🙌🏼

  2. We love this recipe and have made it so many times! Very easy to make and always delicious. We don’t have dried ranch packets in Canada, so I use regular bottled ranch dressing and it works just fine.

    1. I’ve purchased the dry Ranch dressing pkgs at Zehrs. You could also try Bulk Barn if your local Zehrs doesn’t carry them.

  3. These are amazing. Any men that come over for a bbq or football game that my husband hosts, dig into these. They’re easy and great for people to help themselves to and it really doesn’t use many dishes

  4. I bought a rotisserie chicken and shredded it so i didn't have to wait for the chicken to cook. I also used pepperjack cheese instead. Everyone said they were delicious!!

  5. Question: Your recipe says 'Serves 8', but then also says to use 12 slider buns. Is this enough for 8 or 12 sliders? Thanks in advance!

    1. I figured some people would eat more than one slider. There is definitely enough for at least 12 sliders – maybe more just depending on how much chicken you put on top of each bun.

  6. Any thoughts on what I could use to replace the ranch dressing mix? I'm not a real ranch dressing fan, but my daughter loves anything with the words "buffalo" or "hot sauce" in it, so this could be a huge hit around here. 🙂

    1. tigerlicious25 – I'm not sure how that would work. I used just the dry mix. If you use dressing you will be adding a lot more liquid to the chicken.

  7. Absolutely fantastic. It is impossible to stop eating these. I didn't change a thing, which is unusual for me. Great post! Thanks!

  8. We love this. We add 8 oz cream cheese after shredding and its creamy! We also use franks buffalo sauce instead of the original. You must try it!

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