Buffalo Chicken Recipe
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Buffalo Chicken Recipe

This Buffalo chicken recipe is quick and easy and huge on flavor with seasoned grilled or seared chicken smothered in zesty homemade Buffalo sauce. A spicy food lover's dream!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo sauce, chicken, chicken breast, grilled chicken, recipe, spicy
Servings: 4
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist

Ingredients

FOR THE BUFFALO SAUCE

  • 1 stick butter 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
  • ½ cup Louisiana style hot sauce Franks is very popular though I use Valentina HOT
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika I use Hungarian paprika – smoked is great too
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic or more to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL: Pinch of ghost pepper flakes for XTRA HOT! Or try Cayenne Flakes for nice hot.

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each, or use chicken thighs)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

FOR THE BUFFALO SAUCE

  • Melt the butter in a small pot over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk them together until nice and smooth.
  • Set aside until ready to use.

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • Season the chicken generously with your seasoning blend. I'm using paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

For the Grill.

  • Heat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates. Grill the chicken 5 minutes per side to get a nice sear.
  • Baste on a few spoonfuls of the Buffalo sauce and continue to grill until you reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer. I like to baste a few times while cooking.

For the Stove top.

  • Heat the oil in a large pan to medium heat. Sear the seasoned chicken 5 minutes per side, then reduce heat to low. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of Buffalo sauce.
  • Cover and cook another 5 minutes, or until you reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.

Final Steps.

  • Remove from heat and let rest a couple minutes.
  • Smother with the remaining Buffalo sauce and serve with blue cheese dip and blue cheese crumbles.

Notes

Heat Factor: Mild-Medium, but you'll get plenty of zing from the Buffalo sauce. For more pronounced heat, try adding spicier chili powder or flakes to the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1399IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg