Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Baked Buffalo Drums - Eat Simple Food Print

Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

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.

For more kitchen items I love/use: please visit my shop page.

This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting my blog & love of cooking.

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

Print This Recipe

No ingredients required for this recipe.
No directions required for this recipe.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *