How to Cook Chicken Wings in a Slow Cooker

Cooking chicken wings in a slow cooker is a simple and convenient way to achieve tender, flavorful wings. Follow this step-by-step guide to make delicious slow-cooked chicken wings with a crispy finish. Here’s everything you’ll need and how to do it.

Things You'll Need:

- Slow cooker

- 4 pounds chicken wings

- 3 cups buffalo sauce (Try this delicious homemade recipe)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Prepare the Chicken Wings

   Place the 4 pounds of chicken wings into the slow cooker. Ensure they are evenly distributed to allow for even cooking.

2. Add the Buffalo Sauce

   Pour 2 cups of buffalo sauce over the chicken wings. Toss the wings in the sauce to ensure they are well-coated. This will infuse the wings with the delicious spicy and tangy flavor of the sauce.

3. Cook in the Slow Cooker

   Set the slow cooker to high and let the chicken wings cook for one hour. This step will help the wings to become tender and fully absorb the flavors of the buffalo sauce.

4. Preheat the Oven

   After the wings have cooked for an hour in the slow cooker, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a large baking sheet with tin foil to make cleanup easier and prevent the wings from sticking.

5. Bake the Chicken Wings

   Using tongs, transfer the chicken wings from the slow cooker to the prepared baking sheet. Arrange them in a single layer, ensuring they have some space between them for even browning. Brush the wings with the remaining cup of buffalo sauce to add extra flavor and help them crisp up.

6. Finish in the Oven

   Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the wings for about 30 minutes, or until the skins are browned and crispy. This step is crucial for achieving that desired crispy texture that complements the tender meat.

7. Serve Immediately

   Once the wings are crispy and golden brown, remove them from the oven and serve at once. They are best enjoyed hot and fresh, with extra buffalo sauce on the side for dipping if desired.

By following these steps, you’ll get tender, flavorful chicken wings with a deliciously crispy skin. This method combines the convenience of a slow cooker with the finishing touch of the oven to create the perfect chicken wings for any occasion. Enjoy your homemade slow-cooked buffalo chicken wings!