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