Tuesday, February 07, 2012

what's cooking wednesday - shredded buffalo chicken

This is our new favourite recipe. It's great for Weight Watchers and it's pretty great on the ole pocketbook too. Oh and it's super easy to make. I call that win win win. I've made this twice now in the past two weeks or so.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken

No photo because I keep forgetting to take a picture. Boo me!

So here's what you do......

Put six (or more) boneless skinless chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Pour in a whole bottle of wing sauce and cook on low for 4 hours or so.

When the chicken is cooked through, remove the breasts from the slow cooker and shred the meat with two fork. When it's all shredded, dump it back in the slow cooker and mix with the sauce until it's good and mixed.

At this point you can use it all or pack some away in freezer bags. Shredding the chicken makes it seems like you have so much more then what you started with. So far this batch has gotten us through a couple of dinners and several lunches and there is still some leftover.

We've mostly been using this as a filling for wraps, but it would be good in chili instead of beef or on nachoes or on buns with coleslaw... you're really only limited by your imagination.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page.

*All front page links will be deleted!*
*Posts that aren't linked back will be deleted*
*Posts that don't include some sort of a recipe will be deleted*

Don't make me be a jerk. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday


Tara @ Crock-Pot Ladies said...

Thanks for the chance to link up! I love buffalo chicken so that is a great recipe idea. Please visit our blog linky party too! Whip It Up Wednesday

Bibliomama said...

That is SUCH A GOOD IDEA (I almost typed suck a good idea, which would have conveyed a very different sense). The first time I do it I will probably think I'm going to make a bunch of stuff with it and then I'll end up eating half of it straight from the crockpot.

I made brown sugar pork loin in the crockpot yesterday. We ate it tonight while the spicy wine pot roast is cooking in the crockpot for tomorrow night. I'm a little out of sync - I keep having to stay up too late to let the thing finish cooking.

Diane Balch said...

Nice collection of recipes. I'm glad I found your blog.