This pulled buffalo chicken is incredibly delicious, easy to whip up. It makes the perfect meal to have on hand and a prime tailgate dish!
Buffalo chicken is quite simple to make and pretty nutritious when you don’t add all the cheese, mayo, and whole milk jazz to it (that’s what does the damage). This recipe scales it back a notch and uses real, healthy ingredients. You can still achieve that creamy texture that is oh so tasty too!
I made this chicken on a Sunday so that we’d have it for lunches and dinners for the week. Monday night rolls around and I pull out some turkey meatballs for Stephen to make him spaghetti. Then I start to heat up this buffalo chicken to throw on a salad for myself. Stephen stops in his tracks and demands to know why he doesn’t get buffalo chicken. I have to admit I didn’t think that one through. I wanted a salad and knew he’d want something more substantial so I went with chickpea pasta and turkey meatballs. It was as though I had killed his pet goldfish. He took it so personally. Happy to report that he eventually enjoyed a plate of buffalo chicken and the world in fact did not end.
Story over…now on to this master piece.
What makes a buffalo sauce so special? I think it’s the combination of creaminess and a little kick from hot sauce. That’s exactly what we have here folks! One of the key ingredients is coconut cream which adds that special creamy thick texture we all know and love.
I cooked my chicken breast in an instant pot (currently obsessed with it - you can cook chicken in 6 minutes!). However, for this recipe you can cook your chicken breast however you’d like, grilled, baked, sauteed, etc.
How to Serve
I’m a huge meal-prep fan girl ????????. I say meal-prep, but what I really mean is having prepared food that you can make into a scrumptious meal in 5 minutes. Like this salmon recipe.
With this buffalo chicken recipe, you can make the chicken ahead of time, and have it for multiple meals. Maybe on a sandwich for dinner, on a salad for lunch, in a sweet potato (like this), or just on a plate with some yummy sides!Print
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