Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken
I don't know how it is in other parts of the country/world. But in the midwest...when someone dies or is sick..people bring food (and toilet paper). When my mother in law died a few months ago, the Fargonians were put into action with keeping us well fed. We received delicious caramel rolls, and every type of hot dish (this is North Dakota, so it's not a casserole) imaginable, and soup and desserts. One of the things that was really memorable was this Buffalo chicken in a crockpot. My in law's neighbors provided dinner one night and came with boxes of food. What was so impressive about this meal is that they really thought of everyone. Although one crockpot had this spicy chicken...another just had plain. There was an egg free dessert for the allergic person along with another dessert for others. It really was considerate. Extra considerate.
This chicken was made by a former neighbor. If you're tracking this, it was made by my husband's sister's former neighbor who is now a current neighbor of our nephew and family. Just sayin'----that's how things work in North Dakota!
It seemed like it would be more complicated than this. But it's just...make shredded chicken and add wing sauce. I put a bit of water in the crockpot with the chicken breasts. Once cooked the meat was drained, shredded, mixed with some wing sauce and frozen celery I found in the bottom of the freezer and put back in the slowcooker. It was a 2 day event at this house. The original did not have the celery, but I'm trying to empty the freezer in anticipation of vegetable overload this summer.
Yum...a bit of bleu cheese and some shredded cabbage really took this to the next level!