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Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl

Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl is perfect for an easy low-carb and gluten-free summer dinner and this tasty bowl meal is also South Beach Diet Phase One. And you can make this tasty bowl meal in the slow cooker or pressure cooker, take your pick!

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Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl found on KalynsKitchen.com

I’m back in the U.S. after a wonderful two weeks spent visiting Turkey and Kenya, and once I get over the jetlag from a 24-hour travel day I’ll post a few pictures from that trip. But this blog is primarily about delicious low-carb recipes, and it’s time to get back to sharing something good to eat!

While I was traveling I scheduled a post for the Ridiculously Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw that I was infatuated with the few weeks before my trip, and this recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl uses that easy coleslaw as the base for a cabbage bowl with buffalo chicken and blue cheese crumbles. The idea is similar to the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl I made earlier in May and if you’re not a cabbage fan you might like that one instead, but I loved the crisp coleslaw with the buffalo chicken in this dish.

Everything about this recipe is easy and the combination of hot buffalo chicken plus cooling coleslaw makes this a great after-work dinner during the summer, when using the slow cooker keeps your house cool. On my slow cooker blog I call recipes that combine warm and cool things like this Summer Dinners, and this recipe is perfect for that category!

And if you’d prefer to use an Instant Pot or pressure cooker to make the buffalo chicken, check out my recipe for Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese Coleslaw.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Trim chicken breasts and cut them in half lengthwise; place chicken in slow cooker. Add the stock/herb mixture and cook on high about 3 hours, or until the chicken shreds apart easily with a fork.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Drain the chicken in a colander, and discard the stock (or strain and freeze). Mix together hot sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, Green Tabasco sauce, and Agave (or other sweetener of your choice). Shred chicken apart with two forks and put back in slow cooker; then mix in the sauce. Cook about 30 minutes on high while you make the slaw.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I used a Mandoline Slicer to get thinly sliced cabbage for this dish, but you can also thinly slice the cabbage with a knife. Follow instructions for Ridiculously Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw for the slaw.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) found on KalynsKitchen.com

To serve, put a generous amount of blue cheese coleslaw into a bowl and top with some of the shredded chicken mixture. Sprinkle with some crumbled blue cheese and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I think the combination of spicy chicken and cooling coleslaw make this perfect for a Summer Dinner, and yum, blue cheese!

More Tasty Chicken Recipe Ideas:

Chicken Recipes Index Page ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip ~ Skinnytaste
Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Soup ~ I Breathe I’m Hungry

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl

Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl is perfect for a low-carb and gluten-free summer dinner.

Ingredients:

Buffalo Chicken Ingredients:

Other Ingredients:

  • 6 T thick blue cheese dressing (I like Lighthouse Original Blue Cheese for this.)
  • 2-3 T low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 large head green cabbage, thinly sliced and then chopped
  • 1/2 large head red cabbage, thinly sliced and then chopped
  • 1/2 cup thickly sliced green onion
  • 2 tsp. celery seed
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese for serving + more blue cheese to add to the slaw if desired

Directions:

  1. Trim chicken breasts and cut into half lengthwise.
  2. Spray the slow cooker insert with olive oil or non-stick spray and place chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Mix the chicken stock, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder and pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook on high for about 3 hours or until chicken shreds apart easily with a fork.
  5. When chicken is tender, drain in a colander placed in the sink, discarding the stock the chicken was cooked in, or strain the stock and freeze or use in another recipe.<
  6. Let chicken cool for a few minutes so it’s easier to handle, then shred chicken apart with two forks. (You can rinse the chicken before you shred it if you prefer, but I didn’t worry about it.)
  7. Mix Frank’s Hot Sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, Green Tabasco Sauce, and Agave Nectar or sweetener of your choice.
  8. Put the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and pour the sauce over, stirring gently to combine the chicken and sauce.
  9. Cook on high while you follow instructions to prepare Ridiculously Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw, adding some blue cheese crumbles to the coleslaw mixture if desired.
  10. To serve put a generous amount of slaw into a bowl and top with a scoop of the buffalo chicken mixture.
  11. Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese over the top and serve.
  12. If this recipe makes more than you’ll eat at one time, I recommend refrigerating the cabbage mixture, dressing, and buffalo chicken separately. Then when you want to make a Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl heat the chicken, mix some dressing into the slaw, and serve.

Notes:

Pressure Cooker:
If you prefer to use an Instant Pot or pressure cooker to make the buffalo chicken, use my recipe for Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese Coleslaw.

This recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This is a perfect recipe for most Low-Carb diets; replace the Agave Nectar with a lower-carb sweetener if you prefer. Blue cheese is relatively high in fat for the South Beach Diet, but if you use my suggested recipe to reduce the fat content in the Ridiculously Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw and use a moderate amount of blue cheese crumbles, I’d eat this for any phase of South Beach.

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9 comments on “Slow Cooker (or Pressure Cooker) Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cabbage Bowl”

  1. I love one-dish meals like this, especially with cole slaw as the crunchy base.

  2. It took me a very long time to find out what buffalo chicken was as I live in the UK but my-oh-my when I found out I was hooked!! Will give this recipe a go as the slow cookers not seen some action in a while 🙂

    • Marius, it's one of those American names that make no sense! I think it was named for Buffalo, New York, where the chicken wings first got popular, but I'm not completely sure. Hope you enjoy!

  3. This is the 3rd time I've made this recipe & I love it more each time!

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  5. I just made the chicken portion and this is a wonderful recipe! Can’t wait to make the slaw and enjoy. Thank you!

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