Here are healthy slow cooker buffalo chicken wings that are lactose-free, paleo, whole30, and use a homemade ranch mix! Serve these wings at your next game-day gathering, potluck or weekday snack.
This Sunday is Superbowl Sunday. I’m not having a party this year. Since the Steelers aren’t playing (I really thought this was their year), I’m looking forward to watching a stress-free game with my husband with no fanfare. Which also means we won’t be bingeing on tons of food. Just these wings and maybe an easy dip like my Slow Cooker Baba Ganoush.
No milk and no pre-packaged ranch mixes! This paleo & whole30 compliant chicken wings recipe uses Frank’s hot sauce, ghee and my homemade ranch mix that I created for my Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast recipe. Here’s the homemade ranch mix for you. While you’ll only need 2 tbsp of this, the recipe listed below is for more. I like to store a batch of it my pantry.
Homemade Dry Ranch Mix
2 tbsp dried, chopped onions
1 tbsp parsley
1 tbsp chives
1 tbsp dill weed
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
I usually don’t take the time to broil my chicken after it’s done slow cooking because I’m too lazy. This recipe however I do think it needs it. Buffalo wings are definitely better with crispy skin. Carefully remove the wings from the slow cooker and add them to a foil-lined baking sheet. Save the sauce!
Just a few minutes under the broiler will do the trick. The wings will look naked when they come out…
Pour the leftover sauce from the slow cooker onto the wings after they’re done broiling, before serving. I like to add an additional 2 tbsp of hot sauce at this time as well.
Rather than pour the leftover sauce on top, you can also add the broiled wings back into the slow cooker.Print
- 2 lbs wings
- 3/4 cup hot sauce
- 2 tbsp homemade ranch (see blog post)
- 2 tbsp ghee, melted
- Add wings to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients.
- Pour sauce into the slow cooker covering all the wings.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
Optional but recommended steps:
- Remove wings from slow cooker. Line a baking sheet with foil. Lay wings flat on the baking sheet and BROIL a few minutes each side or until crisp.
- Top with leftover sauce from slow cooker
Serve with celery and carrots!