slow cooker wings that are easy

We’re all a big fan of chicken wings over here at The Chic. We’re not, however, fans of deep frying them and then worrying about whether they’re cooked all the way through or not. Slow-Cooker Hot Wings takes all the work out of this classic game day appetizer and makes them not only healthier, but super easy to make. With just a handful of simple ingredients and a few hours, you’ll have a tasty snack that you can be proud of serving!

how to make chicken wings

We begin by cutting our wings. They usually come in a package as a whole wing, so you need to cut them into those two pieces. Then season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

seasoned chicken wings

Then you’ll add the butter and hot sauce, and stir to evenly combine. Depending on how hot or mild you like your wings, you can add as much or as little of the buffalo sauce.

wings with buffalo sauce

Throw the wings into a slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours. You’ll want to stir them every hour until they’re done.

hot wings for the game

Once the wings are tender, transfer them to a baking sheet (lined with foil for easy clean-up) and pop them under the broiler for a few minutes, on both sides, until charred and crispy. I like to brush the wings with more buffalo sauce on both sides before going under the broiler. 

baked chicken wings

Serve the wings with a bowl of ranch or blue cheese dressing to cool them off a bit, and don’t forget about the celery sticks because that’s just classic. 

hot wings with ranch

Next time you’re throwing a party or having friends over to watch a game on TV, make sure you make these. Everyone will go nuts for them. They’re fall off the bone tender and take no hard work from you to put together. Slow-Cooker Hot Wings are the way to go. Enjoy!

chicken wings and celery

Slow-Cooker Hot Wings
Serves 6
Slow-Cooker Hot Wings are super easy to make and healthier than traditional chicken wings. Just drop them into a slow cooker and sit back and relax!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr 10 min
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr 10 min
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
  1. 2 pounds chicken wings, cut into pieces
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  4. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/4 cup melted butter
  6. 1/2 to 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
  7. celery for serving
  8. ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving
  1. In the bowl of a slow cooker, mix together the chicken wings, salt, pepper, garlic powder, melted butter, and as much of the hot sauce as you'd like. Toss to fully combine. Cover and set on high for about 4 hours or on low for about 6. Make sure to stir them every hour.
  2. Once the wings are done, transfer them to a baking sheet, lined with foil. Brush them with more hot sauce on both sides and place under the broiler. Broil for a few minutes on each side, to crispy them up and char them. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. Enjoy!
Rachel Hollis