Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Burritos


Happy Halloween! Want to hear a joke? K, awesome.

Why can’t boy ghosts get girl ghosts pregnant?

Because they have hallow-weenies! ;

Yes I’ve been telling that joke every single year since I was too young to even get it.

Alright then. Remember how I said I’d have lots of awesome crockpot recipes for you?? Yeah, well this is just one, but I’ve totally got big plans for more, my friends. Mark my words.

Actually maybe don’t… because I tend to exaggerate and I don’t want to lie to you guys. Like when I say I drank a bottle of wine?

Ok, that’s a bad example. (Is there such a thing as under-exaggerating?) Anyways, this saucy little number came about during the frenzy that was Hurricane Sandy, and knowing that any kind of natural disaster always justifies day drinking, I went ahead and threw it together knowing that little miss crockpot here would do all the heavy lifting while we battened down the hatches.

I was also operating under the assumption that our power was going to flicker off at any given moment, and since I’m never one to waste, I figured I’d use up some of that frozen chicken that’s been sitting around. I should also mention that in this house we eat something buffalo-sauce-smothered at least once a week so this recipe should come as no surprise.

Dear George Foreman Grill, thank you for providing 95% of my college meals.

I was also really excited when I remembered that we could crisp these little suckers up in the ol’ George Foreman Grill, making them perfectly toasty and melty. I thought this was a pretty genius plan in case the power did go out, but then I realized that you still have to plug it in. I go through this every. single. time. we have a storm. I think of 173 things to do and then am cruelly bitch-slapped by reality that all of the things I want to do involve power. “OH I’ll just go online with my iPad!” Nope. No internet. “I can just watch DVDs!” Yeah, not without a DVD player… It’s a sick cycle. PLEASE tell me I’m not the only person that does this?

Luckily for us, we didn’t lose power and were able to enjoy these wrapped up little delights in front of the warm glow of the television, holding our breath in between 50 mph gusts of wind.

Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Burritos
Serves 4-6
Time: about 4 hours
You’ll Need:
4-5 frozen boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts
1 cup frozen, chopped peppers and onions
A few splashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 T garlic powder
1/2 cup Franks Original RedHot Sauce (more if you like it saucier)
Pack of flour tortillas (I use Mission CarbSmart)
1/2 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

Directions: Add chicken, peppers & onions, Worcestershire, garlic powder and hot sauce into your crockpot on high for 4 hours. Once cooked, shred with two forks and stir to absorb the sauce. Spoon shredded chicken onto tortillas, sprinkle with cheese, and folding the long edges in first, roll into a nice little burrito. Spray grill with a shot of cooking spray. Heat your grill (or frying pan if you don’t have a GF grill) and cook for about 1-2 minutes until brown and crispy on both sides.

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Best enjoyed by a crackling fire.

Hopefully you all stayed nice and safe during the storm too. Unfortunately our vacation house/neighborhood at the Jersey Shore got hit pretty hard, as well as a lot of other places. Definitely makes you thankful to be safe and sound. Please keep those less fortunate in your thoughts and prayers.

And if your kids go trick or treating and receive too many Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, I know a girl who would be happy to take them off your hands.

xo J

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  1. The scenes from NYC and NJ are unbelievable.
    I think I need a crock pot!

  2. I think I need to pick up some tortillas again. I love having a week of “what can I make into a burrito today?”

    So glad you guys are safe… such a scary thing.

  3. I’m the biggest weather witch when we lose power, but I think wine and food would slightly ease the pain–I practice when we have power, just in case. But in all seriousness, my thoughts go out to everyone. It’s so horrible. Your joke? Also horrible, but it made me laugh 😉 Happy Halloween!

  4. Haha, okay true story, that joke definitely made me LOL. 🙂 And oh my goodness, this recipe! Buffalo chicken anything is just extraordinary!

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever used the george foreman grill to cook meat — it’s basically a jumbo sandwich/panini press. Maybe I should branch out one day…

  6. I still flip the light switch every time I walk into a new room. Every time.

  7. I love all things smothered in buffalo sauce. You could have my Reese’s if I was going trick or treating. I’m not a fan. But give me all the milk chocolate and Almond Joys please!
    Glad you guys stayed safe. 🙂

  8. I’m glad you’re safe! It’s amazing how much destruction that storm caused. These look delicious. You are a girl after my own heart with all that buffalo sauce. 🙂

  9. Where in NJ is your vacation home? I am just brokenhearted over what happened to the shore. 🙁 Sending good thoughts your way and to everyone else affected!

  10. I love anythingggggggggg “buffalo” and these look awesome! So glad you guys stayed safe up there but sorry to hear about your other home :(. Such a tragic storm, I still can hardly believe it’s real. I was boiling eggs and microwaving squash to get ready for losing our power as well, so random though now that I think about it lol?!? Wine me? 😉

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