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


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


  • 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


  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.