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Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Buffalo chicken thighs are made with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, baked for crispy skin then covered in homemade wing sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4 chicken thighs
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Kelsey Smith


Chicken Thighs

  • 4 chicken thighs bone-in, skin-on
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

Buffalo Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • ranch dressing or blue cheese optional
  • fresh parsley roughly chopped, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Pat the chicken dry and place in a zipper plastic bag with the baking powder, salt, and black pepper. Close and shake the bag to evenly coat the chicken.
  • Place chicken on a parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 35–40 minutes or until chicken is cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter on medium-low heat. Once melted, whisk in the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder, until combined.
  • When chicken is done, pour or brush the buffalo sauce over the chicken thighs until evenly coated.
  • Serve immediately with ranch dressing, blue cheese crumbles, and/or parsley (optional).


Nutrition was estimated using MyFitnessPal. Fat 19g, carbohydrates 4g, protein 32 g.


Calories: 326kcal