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Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken

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Looking for a new way to cook chicken, then try my Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken. This is a favorite quick and easy chicken recipe, as the chicken breasts are coated in a spicy panko bread crumb, and baked in the oven until crisp and golden. Serve with my spicy blue cheese dipping sauce.

Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken

Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken

Are you the type who only goes to sporting events for Buffalo wings? We’re with you, and so we’ve taken the beloved dish from messy to epic weeknight dinner.

Instead of deep frying the chicken, I coat it in spicy seasoned breadcrumbs and roast it in the oven. Oven baked buffalo chicken is a lot less fuss, so perfect for those busy weeknight dinners, when we want something tasty on the table in minutes.

For this easy chicken recipe, I start by brushing the chicken breasts with sour cream. I then coat the chicken in a Buffalo-spiced panko mixture, before roasting to juicy, crunchy perfection in the oven.

While the chicken is roasting, I get on with making a spicy, creamy blue cheese sauce which is just perfect for dipping, or drizzling over the chicken. It would also be delicious with this Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe for those of us who can’t get enough of Buffalo Chicken!

For dessert, I suggest this delicious Crustless Rhubarb Pie. It is super easy to make this creamy and tangy pie.

How to make Crispy Buffalo Spice Chicken

Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Melt the butter and mix it with panko bread crumbs, Franks Red Hot Seasoning, and a pinch of salt & pepper.
Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken
  • Place 1/4 cup sour cream in a small bowl (you can add more, if needed in next step).
  • Brush a thin layer of sour cream on top of each chicken breast.
Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken
  • Apply the panko bread crumb mixture to brushed side of each chicken breast to adhere.
  • Place coated chicken breasts on a baking sheet that has been covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken
  • Bake the chicken in the hot oven for 15-18 minutes until cooked through (to 165 degrees F or higher in the thickest part of the breast).
Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken
  • While the chicken is baking, prepare the blue cheese sauce in a small bowl by combining the blue cheese dressing, scallions, and remaining sour cream.
  • Serve the crispy chicken with blue cheese sauce, scallions, and additional hot sauce, if desired.

Cripsy Buffalo Spiced Chicken recipe ingredients

  • CHICKEN: this recipe serves 6 so allow for 1 chicken breast per person.
  • BUTTER: you can use salted or unsalted butter in the spice blend coating. If using salted butter just cut back a little on the salt when seasoning the chicken.
  • BREADCRUMBS: I’ve used panko bread crumbs as they have a great crunch when cooked.
  • SEASONING: I season the chicken with salt and black pepper, and I also add Franks Red Hot Seasoning Blend.
  • CREAM: I use sour cream to coat the chicken.

Blue Cheese Sauce

  • ONIONS: I use the green part of a bunch of scallions to add flavor to the blue cheese sauce.
  • DRESSING: use your favorite brand of blue cheese dressing as the base for the sauce.
  • SEASONING: I use Franks Red Hot Seasoning Blend to flavor the sauce.
  • HOT SAUCE: I also add 2 teaspoons of Franks Red Hot Sauce to an extra kick of heat.

Flavor variations

  • I used chicken breasts, but you could also use boneless and skinless chicken thighs, or chicken tenders, just ensure you adjust the cooking times accordingly.
  • For an extra kick of chili heat, add some ground chili or red pepper flakes to the seasoning blend.
  • Freshly chopped herbs, like parsley or cilantro, can be added to the seasoning blend.
  • I’ve used Franks Red Hot Seasoning Blend along with Franks Red Hot Sauce in this recipe, however feel free to substitute with your favorite brand of spicy seasoning and hot sauce.
Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken

Serving suggestions

Along with the spicy Blue Cheese Sauce, I like to serve these crispy coated chicken breasts with potatoes and a couple of veggie sides. Roasted carrots and sour cream and scallion mashed potatoes on the side make this dish a slam dunk.

Other great side options include my Loaded Smashed Potatoes, Loaded Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes, Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Carrots or my Loaded Cream Cheese Corn.

Recipe hints & tips

  • Line the baking sheet with kitchen foil and spray with some oil, this will stop the chicken from sticking.
  • Get ahead by preparing the blue cheese sauce earlier in the day. Then cover and place in the refrigerator, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • The easiest way to check that chicken is cooked through, is to use a meat probe thermometer. If you don’t have one, then insert a sharp knife into the thickest part of the chicken breast and the juices should run clear. If they are still pink, return to the oven for a few minutes more.
Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken

FAQs

What does buffalo seasoning taste like?

Buffalo seasoning combines garlic with a variety of spices, for a savory seasoning with a spicy and slightly smoky kick.

Is buffalo chicken spicy?

Yes, there is a spicy kick to buffalo chicken, but this is easily adapted to suit your own tastes. If you like your food on the mild side, but back on the seasoning and hot sauce in both the chicken and the blue cheese sauce. If you like it spicy then add a little more.

How to store leftover buffalo chicken?

Once cooked and cooked, any leftover chicken, and also the blue cheese sauce, can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Both the chicken and sauce are great leftovers for an easy lunch the next day, perfect in a salad or sandwich.

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Yield: 6

Crispy Buffalo Fried Chicken

Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken

Crispy Buffalo Spiced Chicken, a quick and easy chicken recipe, where the chicken breasts are coated and baked in the oven until crisp and golden, and served with a spicy blue cheese dipping sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp Franks Red Hot Seasoning Blend
  • dash salt & pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream, divided

Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped, green section only
  • 4 ounces blue cheese dressing
  • 2 tsp Franks Red Hot Seasoning Blend
  • 2 teaspoons Franks Red Hot Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt the butter and mix with the panko breadcrumbs, Franks Red Hot Seasoning, and a pinch of salt & pepper.
  4. Place 1/4 cup of sour cream in a small bowl (you can add more, if needed in next step).
  5. Brush a thin layer of sour cream on top of each chicken breast.
  6. Apply the panko bread crumb mixture to brushed side of each chicken breast to adhere.
  7. Place the coated chicken breasts on a baking sheet that has been covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Bake the chicken for 15-18 minutes until cooked through (to 165 degrees F or higher in the thickest part of the breast).
  9. While the chicken is baking, prepare blue cheese sauce in a small bowl, combine blue cheese dressing, scallions, and remaining sour cream.
  10. Serve the crispy chicken with blue cheese sauce, scallions, and additional hot sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 459Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 41g

Nutritional information is approximate and provided for guidance only.

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