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Slow Cooker Crockpot Chicken Wings

This Slow Cooker Crockpot Chicken Wings recipe is ready in a couple of hours, simply dump the ingredients and go. Grab fresh or frozen wings and season them with a dry rub and a drizzle of buffalo or BBQ sauce. This method makes tender juicy, fall-off-the-bone wings every time!

cooked chicken wings in a slow cooker Crockpot
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Why You Will Love Them

These are a great option for parties or game day gatherings because they can be prepared ahead of time and kept warm in the slow cooker until you’re ready to serve them. They’re also a healthier alternative to fried chicken wings, as they’re cooked in their own juices and don’t require any additional oil.

What Type of Wings to Use

You can use whole or split wings Split wings are chicken wings that have been separated at the joint into two pieces: the drumette and the wingette. This cut of wings is also sometimes called “party wings” or “wingettes and drumettes.”

Split wings are popular for cooking and serving as appetizers because they are easy to eat and have a good balance of meat and skin.

Whole wings are not cut and consist of the entire wing including the drumette, wingette, and wingtip. Whole wings are great for slow-cooking methods and in the Crockpot. I often don’t recommend whole wings for certain recipes because it can be difficult to cook them at an even and consistent temperature.

Slow cooking eliminates that problem. Both whole wings and split wings work great. I always have split wings on hand so that’s what I chose to use.

raw chicken wings in a glass bowl

How to Season

I like to rub these down in a dry rub and then cook them in buffalo sauce for ultimate flavor. You can use any of your favorite sauces. The key ingredients for the rub are:

  • Chili Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
chicken dry rub spices in a white bowl
raw seasoned chicken wings in a glass bowl

How to Make Slow Cooker Crockpot Wings

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Pat the chicken dry and season the chicken with all of the spices.
  2. Place the wings in the slow cooker. Drizzle the buffalo sauce throughout.
  3. Slow cook.
raw seasoned chicken wings in a Crockpot slow cooker
raw seasoned chicken wings in a Crockpot slow cooker drizzled with buffalo sauce

Cook Time/How Long to Cook

Cook on High for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or on Low for 4-5 hours. Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees (use a meat thermometer) and until it’s tender.

Texture

Making these in the Crockpot results in tender juicy wings that will literally fall off the bone. If you aren’t looking for fall-off-the-bone wings, I don’t recommend this recipe. Use an air fryer and check out any of the wings recipes noted below.

cooked chicken wings in a slow cooker Crockpot

Crispy Wings

Once the wings have cooked, broil them in the oven for 3-4 minutes on each side or until crisp.

Frozen Wings

You can use this same recipe for frozen chicken. The spices won’t adhere to the chicken while frozen. You will have to add the spices to the sauce and allow the sauce to soak up the additional flavor. Frozen wings typically require an additional hour of cook time.

cooked chicken wings in a slow cooker Crockpot

Additional Spices and Ways to Season Them

How to Store

Leftovers can be stored tightly covered and sealed for 3-4 days.

Reheating

The best way to reheat is in the Crockpot on low or in the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees until warm.

cooked chicken wings in a slow cooker Crockpot

Pair With These Recipes

Air Fryer French Fries
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Southern Macaroni Salad
Smoked Baked Potatoes

More Dry Rub Wings Recipes

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Naked Chicken Wings

Crockpot chicken wings in a black bowl

More Flavored Wings Recipes

Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
Teriyaki Chicken Wings
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Honey Hot Wings
Honey Garlic Wings
Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
Garlic Parmesan Wings
Honey BBQ Wings
Keto Low Carb Chicken Wings (Maple BBQ)
Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings

cooked chicken wings in a slow cooker Crockpot
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Slow Cooker Crockpot Chicken Wings

This Slow Cooker Crockpot Chicken Wings recipe is ready in a couple of hours, simply dump the ingredients and go. Grab fresh or frozen wings and season them with a dry rub and a drizzle of buffalo or BBQ sauce. This method makes tender juicy, fall-off-the-bone wings every time!
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Crock pot chicken wings, Crockpot chicken wings, Crockpot wings, slow cooker chicken wings, slow cooker wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pat the chicken dry and season the chicken with all of the spices. Ensure the chicken is fully coated. Use additional spices if necessary to fully coat the chicken.
  • Place the wings in the slow cooker. I use a 7 quart. Drizzle the buffalo sauce throughout.
  • Cook on High for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or on Low for 4-5 hours. Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees (use a meat thermometer) and until it's tender. Every slow cooker cooks at varying speeds. Keep a watchful eye and make sure you don't overcook the wings. Overcooking will make them mushy.
  • Be careful removing the wings. They will be super tender.
  • If you prefer crispy wings, broil them for 3-4 minutes on each side or until crisp.

Notes

If you don’t plan to use any sauce for the recipe, cook the wings in 1 cup of broth.
You can use any of your favorite spice blends or rubs for the chicken.
Making these in the Crockpot results in tender juicy wings that will literally fall off the bone. If you aren’t looking for fall-off-the-bone wings, I don’t recommend this recipe. 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 28g
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Recipe Rating




Ashley

Monday 12th of February 2024

If it’s one thing Stay Snatched is going to have it’s a bomb wings recipe! Switched up from the air fryer and tried these slow cooker wings and they were amazing and right on point! Everyone loved them!

staysnatched

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

Yay! So glad everyone loved them!

Keishsam

Saturday 5th of August 2023

Soooo tender & delicious. Thank you!

staysnatched

Sunday 6th of August 2023

You're welcome!

Signe Johnson

Monday 22nd of May 2023

Super easy and delicious I used BBQ sauce! They were so juicy and tender ❤️

staysnatched

Monday 22nd of May 2023

BBQ sauce works so well for these!

Evvy

Wednesday 10th of May 2023

I like the potential of this recipe and wonder if full drumsticks can be used instead of wing parts? Wings, although delicious, are a lot of work for very little meat.

staysnatched

Wednesday 10th of May 2023

Sure, you can cook any chicken in the slow cooker. It’s done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Jamel

Monday 8th of May 2023

I often air fry wings using the Stay Snatched recipe but switched it up with the slow cooker method and we have another winner here. The ease of the recipe sold me. I was able to put everything together before doing some yard work. After about four hours of power washing and cutting the grass, I rewarded myself with savory, seasoned wings full of flavor.

staysnatched

Monday 8th of May 2023

Yay! So glad to hear it!