Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks Is A Great Game Night Dinner.  Big Chunk of Delicious Meat in Every Bite.

This buffalo chicken recipe is a BIG money saver.  Big chunk of meat in every bite. It is perfect for a game night dinner.



This buffalo chicken recipe is a BIG money saver.  Big chunk of meat in every bite. It is perfect for a game night dinner.


Total Time:
1 Hour 40 Minutes
Prep Time
: 10 Minutes  

Active Cook Time: ZERO  
Inactive Cook Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes  
Serving: 4-6

You may have already tried my oven baked Buffalo wings.  They are soooooo good.  But it is comparatively more expensive.  It is more like a finger food.  But this recipe can certainly feed a big crowd with a much affordable price.

But why drumsticks instead of other chicken parts?

Well, 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.


CHEF NOTES

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.

Yes, you can definitely double this buffalo chicken 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 during half time so that the chicken is cooked evenly.

Feel free to switch to chicken thighs or chicken breasts.  It will be the same cooking method, time  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 buffalo chicken 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

Buffalo chicken recipe is baked chicken drumsticks.  This is a super affordable and easy one-pan chicken dinner with big flavor.

Make Good Use Of The
Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks Dripping

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.

  1. After taking the Buffalo chicken drumsticks off the roasting pan, immediately toss to combine 2 pounds of vegetables with the Buffalo chicken dripping. 
  2. Bake in the oven at the same temperature on the same rack.  About 10-20 minutes
  3. Serve with short pasta on the side.

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.


Buffalo Chicken Recipe and Instructions

Ingredients
4.5 - 5 pounds Bone-In; Skin-On Chicken Drumsticks
6 Stalks Celery Rib (cut into 4” length)
Blue Cheese Dressing

Seasonings
½ teaspoon Salt
2 Envelopes Buffalo Wings Mix (I personally prefer to combine 1 bag of original flavor and 1 bag of BBQ flavor)
¼ teaspoon Sugar
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cooking Spray

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Buffalo wings mix, sugar, salt and oil together.  The texture of the marinade is very similar to paste.
  2. Toss and coat the chicken drumsticks with the marinade.  Chill overnight.
  3. Preheat oven at 425F.
  4. Line roasting pan with foil for easy cleaning later.  Coat with cooking spray.
  5. Single layer the drumsticks skin side down (Unlike chicken breasts or chicken thighs, drumsticks have skin surrounding the whole section.  So, put the side with the most skin down on the pan first.)
  6. Bake in the oven in the middle rack for 50 minutes.
  7. Turnover and bake for another 40 minutes or until juice comes out clear when poked with a fork.
  8. Rest for 10 minutes and serve along with celery ribs and blue cheese dressing.


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