I’ve seen a lot of recipes out there for crock-pot buffalo chicken and I wanted to make one of my own. The ones I’ve seen call for an ENTIRE bottle of buffalo sauce and a bottle of ranch dressing. As easy as that sounds, the sodium content sky rockets (there is 460 mg in ONE tablespoon of buffalo sauce!). I couldn’t imagine making those recipes and tasting a salt lick, so I created one that still has that strong buffalo flavor with less sodium.
1 lb. chicken breasts
¼ c buffalo sauce
1 c white vinegar
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 large carrot, diced
¼ cup Blue cheese crumbles
¼ low-fat ranch dressing
12 Romaine lettuce leaves
Place chicken, buffalo sauce, vinegar, chili powder and garlic powder in crockpot on low for 8 hours.
Stir and shred chicken when done. Spoon chicken into lettuce leaves and top with remaining ingredients.
Buffalo chicken can be a great protein on salads, with whole wheat crackers and on sandwiches.
NOURISHING NUTRITION (per serving with toppings)
Calorie: 246 Fat (g): 6 g Sodium (mg): 819 mg Protein (g): 34 g Carbs (g): 9 g Fiber (g): 2 g