By: Kelli Whitman (Townsquare Media Intern)

It’s crock-pot season everyone! For some reason, when I think about sports, football season, and fall, I think…buffalo chicken. With the weather becoming cooler, I find myself making this dinner multiple times a month because it’s so easy and just so tasty. It’s also great for families because everyone gets their own bowl, personalized to how they like it. I also found a really good use for leftovers…if you have any!

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You will need:

-        Crock-pot!
-        4 chicken breasts
-        ¾ cup of buffalo sauce
-        2 cloves of garlic, minced
-        1 can of black beans
-        1 ½ cups of frozen corn
-        3-4 tomatoes, diced
-        2 medium yellow onions, diced
-        ¼ cup of green onions (plus more for topping)
-        1-2 avocados (for topping)
-        Ranch dressing (for topping)
-        Shredded cheddar and/or mozzarella cheese (for topping)

Clean chicken breasts and place in crock-pot. Add buffalo sauce and garlic. Mix until chicken is evenly coated. Cook in crock-pot on low for 6 hours, or high for 3 hours. Shred chicken, using two forks to pull the chicken apart.


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Pre-heat oven to 350. In a large bowl add buffalo chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, yellow onions, and green onions. Mix together and add juices from the crockpot until it is at a consistency, and spiciness that you like. Now it’s time to assemble your bowl! Using oven safe bowls, spoon in your buffalo chicken mix. Top with lots of cheese! (Sometimes I add an extra layer of cheese in the middle of the bowl…shhh.)

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Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the center is hot. Top with plenty of avocado and green onions.

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Don’t forget the ranch dressing! (I totally added more ranch dressing after this picture.)

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If you by any chance have leftovers, try this. Spoon your mix on tortillas. Add plenty of cheese, avocado, whatever you want. Fold in half and cook in a pan on medium heat until hot. Top with ranch and you will have the most delicious quesadillas you’ve ever had!