Freezer to Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Chicken Recipes | Snacks & Starters

 

Our theory here at LWSL is that you can never have too many quick & easy freezer meals ready to go, especially ones that use budget-friendly chicken! Of course the same old chicken can get boring fast. These tender, juicy, flavor-packed Buffalo Chicken Wings were a huge hit in our house and I loved that it was another quick & easy freezer meal to add to my rotation! They are also perfect for game day!

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To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the sauce & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no pre-cooking required! Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

To make freezer to crock pot buffalo wings you need: chicken wings, celery, buffalo sauce, salt, pepper, butter and blue cheese dressing.

Here is what you need:

4 pounds chicken wings
2 cups wing sauce
2-4 tablespoons butter (cooking day only)
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions (optional, cooking day only)
1 stalk celery (optional, cooking day only)
1 container chunky blue cheese dressing (optional, cooking day only)
 

Prepare the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl.

Step 1: Season wings with salt and pepper.

Pour the buffalo sauce right over the chicken wings inside freezer bags.

Step 2: Then divide wings into freezer bags,(be sure to label bags first) Then pour one cup of wing sauce into each bag and make sure sauce covers all wings. Freeze until needed.

When you're ready to enjoy the wings, they cook up in the crock pot!

Step 3: Thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours; pour contents into slow cooker and add butter. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

Does it get any better than buffalo wings and celery with blue cheese dipping sauce? Grab your fork and don't forget a napkin!

Step 4:  Once wings are fully cooked, carefully take them out of slow cooker and place on pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and broil for 3-4 minutes. This really increases the flavor and makes for a crisper wing! Then place wings in a bowl and toss with more wing sauce and garnish with green onions (optional). Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing.

Instant Pot recipe update: Place frozen wings in Instant Pot with 1 cup of the above sauce. Then cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Then do a quick release and broil for a couple minutes to make them crispy.

FREEZER TO CROCKPOT BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS

This all time favorite can be made in the crock pot for easy clean up!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo Chicken Wings
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Broil 3 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 7 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 cups wing sauce
  • 2-4 tablespoons butter cooking day only
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions optional, cooking day only
  • 1 stalk celery optional, cooking day only
  • 1 container chunky blue cheese dressing optional, cooking day only

Instructions

  1. Season wings with salt and pepper. 

  2. Then divide wings into freezer bags,(be sure to label bags first) Then pour one cup of wing sauce into each bag and make sure sauce covers all wings. Freeze until needed. 

  3. Thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours; pour contents into slow cooker and add butter. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 

  4. Once wings are fully cooked, carefully take them out of slow cooker and place on pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and broil for 3-4 minutes. This really increases the flavor and makes for a crisper wing! Then place wings in a bowl and toss with more wing sauce and garnish with green onions (optional). Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing. 

Recipe Notes

Instant Pot recipe update: Place frozen wings in Instant Pot with 1 cup of the above sauce. Then cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Then do a quick release and broil for a couple minutes to make them crispy.

These ridiculously easy buffalo wings go straight from the freezer to crock pot for a simple meal or appetizer that is guaranteed to score points with your entire crew!

Ruth Soukup

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