Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Buffalo Baked Chicken

Just about everyone likes buffalo wings.  Delicious flavor, crispy skin, tender meat, yum!  That was the inspiration for this simple supper.  And, SURPRISE, my pickiest eater ever son loved it!  Woohoo, mom win!  Here's how you make it:


Bone-in chicken thighs (you can use legs, too)
Louisiana hot sauce (I like Crystal brand)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Meanwhile, salt and pepper the chicken on both sides.  Rub a little (or a lot) hot sauce into the chicken.  Massage it a little so it gets all over the chicken (under the skin, too).  Let the chicken sit a while (your preheating the oven anyway).

Cut butter into thin pats.  Place one pat on top of each piece of chicken.  This will help with the flavor and help crisp the skin.

Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

The chicken is crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.  Plus it makes a delicious little "sauce" on the bottom of the pan.  Spoon this over the chicken to make it truly decadent.  If you like things really spicy, add a lot of hot sauce.  If not, just use a little.  It will give it a wonderful flavor without being too hot to handle.  This one is definitely a keeper.  Anytime my pickiest eater ever son comments not once, not twice, but three times that he likes a dish, it becomes part of the repertoire.  (And I smile the smile of a truly happy Mom)

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