I haven’t done any groceries in about 2 weeks.
I’ve run to the store for milk like 3 times but I haven’t had enough motivation to do a full shop so my fridge and cupboards are pretty bare. I either had to go grocery shopping alone with my 16 month old today, or I had to find something to make out of the scarce amount of items I did have.
So I took to Pinterest and found a pin for this Crockpot Buffalo Chicken. It looked pretty good, but because I didn’t have a couple of the ingredients, I just used it as inspiration to create what I now call Crockpot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken & Rice.
That’s right. My own creation! Maybe I am turning into a domestic diva…
Chicken Breasts (Luckily I had two of these hanging out in the back of my freezer, I know they’re not that old because I feel like I just cleaned that thing out)
Hot Sauce (I used Franks Red Hot because, quite frankly, I do put that shit on everything and it’s always in my “sauce door”. I didn’t actually measure it, but if I had to eye it out I’d say it was probably 1/4 cup)
Ranch Dressing (I had about 1/3 of a bottle left so I just used the rest of it, again not sure of the measurement probably around 1/2 cup)
Rice (You could use 1 cup of any kind of cooked rice but I used a package of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in Creamy Cheddar Cheese)
Shredded Cheese (about 1/2 cup, but there’s really no limit to the amount of cheese a dish should have. Everything’s always better with cheese.)
1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot
2. Mix up ranch and hot sauce and pour over chicken
3. Cover and let the chicken cook on low for a few hours (I probably cooked it for about 6 but my chicken was frozen)
4. Shred the chicken once cooked
5. Add cooked rice (or the pre-packaged pre-cooked stuff like me) and shredded cheese and mix it up. Turn off the crockpot and let it sit for 2-3 mins.
5. Serve it up.
I didn’t take a picture of this one, wasn’t sure I was going to blog about it and by the time I had decided too, it had been devoured. This dish will definitely be made again and probably within a few weeks. I’ll update this post with a pic when I do.
If I can pull this one off without royally f’ing it up anyone can. Trust me.
Oh and it pairs well with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon 😉
(I don’t actually know this. It’s just pretty much all I ever have on hand)