Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks



Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Baked Buffalo Drums - Eat Simple Food

Oh my.  Love them so.  Spicy and crispy baked buffalo chicken drumsticks.  Perfect little appetizer recipe or serve as a meal with salad.  Don’t like spicy sauce?  No problem – just eat them without it!  We eat some version of this once a week for dinner/snacks and then I make chicken bone broth with the bones.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 (3 each)
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Ingredient List Chicken:

  • 2lb (~20 pieces) chicken wings/drums
  • 2/3 cup flour (all purpose or gluten free)
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Ingredient List Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Optional Side Ingredients:

  • 1 head of celery, cut into chunks for dipping
  • blue cheese dressing for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • For Chicken: Toss chicken with remaining ingredients.  Shake off any excess flour from the chicken and roast (uncovered) on an aluminum lined & oiled baking sheet – 13 x 18 and two of them to boot.  Perfect for roasting any vegetable. ~40-45 minutes or until crispy and internal temperature reaches 165F and juices run clear.  Turn to broil in the last 3 minutes if you want them a little crispier.
  • For Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small pan, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered ~ 10 minutes or until ingredients are blended and thickened.
  • Transfer cooked drumsticks to a bowl and coat with hot sauce.  Serve with cut celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.  Happy finger lickin’ chicken eatin’!  Beckie


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Baking Sheets – 13 x 18 and two of them to boot.  Perfect for roasting drums or wings.  One sheet pan will hold ~3 pounds of drums.

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Keywords: Drumsticks, Chicken, Chicken Drums, Fast Dinners, Can Be Gluten Free, Holidays, Memorial Day, Labor Day, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, Snack, Dairy Free

Rating: 5

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