From pickled jalapeños to chipotle chile chocolate bars, I love spicy food, but if I were forced to pick a favorite, I'd have to go with spicy buffalo chicken. Not only is it the ultimate comfort food, but the tender chicken is also crispy, zippy, and tangy all at once.
Whether you're looking for the perfect Super Bowl party platter or you simply want something to fulfill your quest for spice, look no further than these buffalo chicken recipes.
The first, made with breast tenders and breaded for crunchiness, is a simplified version of the classic buffalo wing. Alternately, pull out your frying pan and try your
wing hand at a traditional recipe for buffalo chicken. Both are definite crowd pleasers.
To see either recipe, read more.
Ingredients 2 1/2 cups breadcrumbs Directions Serves 6. From Gourmet
Ingredients Blue-cheese dressing: Directions Makes 6 hors d'oeuvre servings.
Beginner Buffalo Chicken
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 large eggs
4 chicken tenders
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
Expert Buffalo Chicken
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese (about 1/2 cup)
3 pounds chicken wings (12 to 14)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (if grilling) or 6 cups vegetable oil (if deep-frying)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 to 4 tablespoons hot sauce such as Frank's or Goya
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 celery ribs
2 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
Makes 6 hors d'oeuvre servings.