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close up photo of two buffalo chicken meal prep bowls with chopped tomatoes and ranch

Buffalo Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Slow-cooked buffalo chicken served over rice (or cauliflower rice) with onions, tomatoes, and ranch dressing.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 541kcal
Author Amee


  • 4 Meal Prep Containers


  • 4 servings prepared shredded slow cooker buffalo chicken *see recipe (you can also use shredded rotisserie chicken tossed in wing sauce for a speedy option)
  • 1 cup jasmine rice uncooked
  • ¼ cup Vidalia onion finely chopped (you can also use red onion)
  • 2 small tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • 4 tablespoon prepared ranch dressing
  • fresh cilantro *optional for garnish


  • Prepare the slow cooker buffalo chicken. I like to do this the day before so it's ready to go for meal prep.
  • In a saucepan, bring 1 ½ cups of salted water to a boil, add rice, stir, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer the rice for 15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed.
  • Divide the cooked rice between 4 meal prep containers and top with the shredded buffalo chicken.
  • Add the onions on top and sprinkle with chopped cilantro, if using. I also like to drizzle with a little extra wing sauce leftover from preparing the chicken.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and a small container of ranch on the side. Drizzle the ranch on top right before serving.


  • Go mild or go hot - Choose a buffalo sauce based on your heat preference. I love the buttery, tangy, and subtly spicy flavor in a mild sauce. Feel free to make your buffalo chicken spicier with a hotter taste. You can also spice things up by adding regular hot sauce to the buffalo sauce.
  • Extra buffalo sauce - If you're making homemade buffalo sauce, make a little extra to drizzle over top of the chicken before serving.
  • Ranch vs. blue cheese - I'm a ranch fan, but if blue cheese dressing is more your taste, feel free to swap the ranch for blue cheese or use a little bit of both.
  • Don't forget the veggie sticks - For added veggies, nothing goes better with buffalo chicken than celery and carrot sticks.
  • Use a food scale for measuring- I like to use a food scale for weighing food when I'm tracking macros. If you don't already have one, you can grab my go-to food scale on Amazon.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1mg