Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken

Close readers of the food posts on this blog may remember the bottle of Gator Ron’s Original Angel Wing Sauce I got as part of the Relay Foods tasting box I ordered in February. I finally got around to putting my plan for that into action a couple of weekends ago.

I like a good buffalo chicken wrap or salad, and that seemed like the best application of this sauce as wings are something I order at a bar, not something I make at home. I threw three boneless, skinless chicken thighs into my small crock pot and poured in enough wing sauce to cover. I smooshed them around a bit to make sure they were coated and submerged, and let it bubble away on high for about three hours. At that point I pulled out the meat, shredded it (very easily), let everything cool, and put it all into a tupperware and into the fridge.

I like my wings with ranch dressing, so while that was cooking I made a half batch of this Creamy, Herby Ranch Dressing in my little food processor. Unfortunately, my grocery store did not have scallions so I had to leave those out. Chives (dried or fresh) would have also worked had I had any of those.

The next day, I reheated a serving of the chicken and dropped it over a simple salad of romaine, celery and carrots, with the dressing on the side. This was a very delicious dinner. Crunchy and fresh, with the heat from the sauce and the creamy tanginess of the dressing. I just wanted to keep eating.

The sauce itself is a good balance of spice and vinegar. It is not particularly hot, at least in this application, but I’m in it for the flavor anyway. I recommend this and would definitely purchase it again.