Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings

Everyone loves wings right?!?!

If I ask my daughter what she wants to eat, she will say either sushi or chicken wings- it never fails. I love making wings in the slow cooker because they get super tender and full of flavor, then I just quickly finish them under the broiler to get that crispy outside.


Ingredient list

  • 1 lb of chicken wings

  • 6 oz of wing sauce, divided (the one I use can be found HERE)

  • 2 tbsp of butter or ghee, divided (I use Vital Farms)

  • 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning

  • Salt and pepper



  1. With a crock insert in place, preheat the slow cooker on high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or silicone mat for later.

  2. Add 2 tbsp of the butter, 4 oz of the wing sauce, and the Italian seasoning into the slow cooker. Let butter melt and mix everything until fully combined.  

    1. Sometimes I melt the butter and buffalo sauce in a small saucepan and then pour it over the wings. Either way works. 

  3. Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel and season them with salt and pepper. Then place wings into the slow cooker with the melted butter mixture and combine until coated.

  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  5. Preheat the broiler. Place a rack on top of a lined baking sheet. Place wings on rack and then brush more buffalo sauce on the top side of the wings. 

  6. Cook one side under the broiler for 2-5 minutes or until they reach desired crispiness. Then remove baking sheet, turn wings over and brush the other side with buffalo sauce. Return to the broiler for 2-5 more minutes or until they reach desired crispiness.


Macronutrients: 47% Fat, 53% Protein, 0% Carbs

Per batch

Calories: 957; Total Fat: 39; Protein: 100; Total Carbs: 0; Fiber: 0; Net Carbs: 0


Per serving (1/2 lb of wings)

Calories: 478.5; Total Fat: 19.5; Protein: 50; Total Carbs:  0; Fiber: ; Net Carbs: 0


I also have a super easy recipe for Garlic Parmesan Wings in my cookbook, The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook!

Nice and crispy! 

Nice and crispy!