Buffalo Drumsticks

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Indulge in the ultimate game day treat that will delight mega fans and satisfy even the heartiest appetites: Buffalo Drumsticks! While wings are undeniably delicious, if you’re seeking a wing sauce experience with a little more meat on the bone, these drumsticks are the perfect choice. Brace yourself, because this recipe is not for the faint of heart—it packs a spicy, zesty punch that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure that requires just a handful of simple ingredients and minimal effort in the kitchen. Within no time at all, you’ll have a mouthwatering platter of Buffalo Drumsticks ready to impress your guests or simply treat yourself to an indulgent snack.

With each bite, you’ll experience an explosion of flavors that combine the tantalizing heat of the buffalo sauce with the succulent juiciness of the chicken drumsticks. The fiery kick of the sauce will awaken your senses, while the tender meat provides a satisfying and substantial eating experience.

Gather your friends, don your team colors, and get ready to enjoy a game day extravaganza like never before. These Buffalo Drumsticks will steal the show and become the MVP of your gathering. The recipe’s simplicity ensures that you can focus on the game and the company of your fellow fans, without spending excessive time in the kitchen.

So, roll up your sleeves, prepare for flavor fireworks, and dive into a culinary delight that will leave you craving more. These Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks are not just a snack; they’re an experience that combines spice, zest, and unadulterated goodness in every bite. Get ready to satisfy your cravings and elevate your game day celebration with this irresistible treat.

Serve these Buffalo Drumsticks with Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese or Spicy Macaroni and Cheese.


Buffalo Drumsticks

Buffalo Drumsticks

The perfect game day snack for mega fans. Buffalo Drumsticks!

  • Author: Melissa d’Arabian
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: 1:05
  • Total Time: 1:15
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven


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  • 8 drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spicy Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce


  1. For the chicken: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Rinse and pat dry the drumsticks.
  2. Mix the oil, chili powder, garlic powder, and some salt and pepper in a medium bowl or resealable plastic bag. Toss the drumsticks in the seasoned oil to coat well.
  3. Bake the drumsticks on a wire rack placed on a baking sheet (so air circulates around chicken) until very tender and the skin is crisp, 50 minutes.
  4. For the spicy sauce: Mix together the butter, hot sauce and BBQ sauce in a large bowl.
  5. Toss the drumsticks in the spicy sauce until well coated. Place the drumsticks back on the rack and continue baking an additional 10 to 15 minutes.


  • Cook’s Note: For an alternate milder sauce, whisk together 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, juice and zest of 1 lime, 1 clove of garlic, minced and some salt and pepper.
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