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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best slow cooker buffalo chicken wings recipe, easy slow cooker buffalo chicken wings recipe, slow cooker buffalo chicken wings
Servings: 8


  • Slow Cooker (4 qt or larger)


  • 4 lbs chicken wings (flats & drums) thawed
  • 2 cups buffalo sauce divided Frank's Red Hot brand
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


Slow Cook

  • Clean and pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.
  • Place chicken, 1 ½ cup buffalo sauce and brown sugar into the cooker. Turn and mix well.
  • Add butter to the cooker.
  • Place the lid on. Cook on high for 2.5 hours. Do not open the lid while cooking.
  • Remove the lid and mix.

Optional but highly recommended: Oven for Crispness

  • Transfer the chicken to a baking rack or sheet leaving space between each piece. If you sheet is too small for all the chicken, repeat steps until all are crisp.
  • Place the baking sheet in the middle of the oven.
  • Broil on high for 7-9 minutes per-side or until golden brown and crisp (keep an eye on them watch for the crisping of the skin).
  • Brush the rest of the buffalo sauce (½ cup) all over the chicken.

Serve with your favorite dip.