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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Come home to a warm and delicious dinner for family - these chicken sandwiches are made easily in a slow cooker.

Ingredients

1
package (3.35 lb) boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 14 thighs)
1 3/4
cups Buffalo wing sauce
1
English (seedless) cucumber
12
large sandwich buns, split
3/4
cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in cooker. Pour 1 cup of the Buffalo wing sauce over chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 2 Remove chicken from cooker; place in medium bowl. Place strainer over another medium bowl. Strain juices from cooker; skim fat from juices. Reserve 1 1/2 cups juices. Stir chicken to separate into pieces. Return chicken to cooker; stir in reserved juices. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cut cucumber in half crosswise. With vegetable peeler, cut 1 strip of peel lengthwise from 1 cucumber half; discard strip that is mostly peel. Continue cutting thin strips lengthwise from cucumber, making about 18 strips. Repeat with other half of cucumber. Set strips aside.
  • 4 Fill each bun with 1/2 cup chicken mixture, about 3 strips of cucumber, 1 tablespoon of the remaining wing sauce and 1 tablespoon blue cheese.

Expert Tips

For a quick appetizer, fill purchased mini fillo shells with the chicken mixture, and top with finely diced celery and a dollop of creamy dressing.

Are you blue at the thought of using blue cheese? Substitute another cheese if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1390mg
58%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
6g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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