How to make slow cooker buffalo chicken sliders

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Buffalo chicken is so delicious, but people too often think there's only one way to eat it: in the form of wings. But that's just not true! As the recipe that follows proves, chicken can be made in the slow cooker then shredded and covered in buffalo sauce. A little bit of ranch dressing cools it down just enough for those who can't take the extreme heat. The chicken can then be eaten as is, but to make it even more exciting, try piling it onto slider buns.
The ranch dressing in these sliders will definitely help bring the heat level down a bit. However, there is one quintessential component of any buffalo chicken dish that can also help: celery and carrot sticks. By cutting these into small matchsticks, it not only helps with the heat, but it also provides a nice crunchy texture that plays nicely against the tender chicken pieces.
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How to Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders
12 sliders
10 minutes
6 hours, 30 minutes
6 hours, 40 minutes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
2 cups chicken stock
1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup buffalo sauce
1/4 cup ranch dressing
2 celery stalks, cut into matchstick pieces
2 carrots, cut into matchstick pieces
12 slider buns
Place chicken breasts into a 6-quart slow cooker. Add chicken broth, roughly chopped celery stalk, roughly chopped carrot, and onion.
Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and drain liquid. Use two forks to shred the chicken into pieces and return to slow cooker.
Add buffalo sauce and ranch dressing to the slow cooker and stir to combine with chicken.
Place lid back on slow cooker and cook on low for another 30 minutes until chicken and sauce are warmed through.
Divide chicken evenly among slider buns. Top with matchstick carrots and celery.
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