This buffalo chicken drumsticks recipe is very versatile. But why did I pick drumsticks? It is for saving money.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 90 Minutes Serving: 4-6
You may have already tried my oven baked Buffalo wings. They are good. But it is expensive. It doesn’t fill you up. It is more like a side dish instead of dinner.
Think about the money you spend on the same quantity of wings versus any dark meat. Counting the celery ribs and blue cheese dressing, this cheap easy meal can easily feed a whole family for less than 2 breakfast served in a diner. Not bad, huh?
Still, why drumsticks?
If you are watching football game, you can hold a drumstick and enjoy both the food and the game at the same time. Drumsticks give you this convenience. They are easy to eat.
Having a big crowd in the house? Yes, you can definitely double this chicken dinner recipe. Be sure that you have 2 pans that allow you to single layer the chicken.
If you can fit 2 pans Buffalo chicken drumsticks on the same rack, that would be perfect. Otherwise, it may take you a little bit longer to cook. Or you may need to switch the pans from one rack to another for cooking the chicken evenly.
Feel free to switch to chicken thighs or chicken breasts. It will be the same cooking method and oven temperature. Just remember to have the bone-in and skin-on chicken no matter which section of chicken you are going to serve in this recipe. This will help to keep the meat moist and not burned in the oven.
If you have leftover, it will be great to use it in the Recovery Room Spicy Buffalo Alfredo. See, isn’t this recipe versatile?
4.5 - 5 pounds Bone-In; Skin-On Chicken Drumsticks
½ teaspoon Salt
Buffalo Wing Mix I used in this recipe
If you have a convection oven, a function called “Speed Bake” or a function similar to that, I will encourage you to use it and cut down the cooking time into half.
You can use the juice and grease leftover on the pan to cook your favorite vegetables. I usually cook frozen cut green beans or crinkle cut carrots. No need to thaw the vegetables. Stick to one vegetable only for the same cooking time.
This will save you from preheating the oven again. The vegetables could be your side dish if you likes. Or pack it away in a container and save for next meal.
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