Oven baked buffalo chicken thighs have quick and simple prep (just a few minutes!) and make a great weeknight dinner option. The skin is seasoned and crisps up wonderfully in the oven without breading or frying. They're so good drizzled with an easy, sweet heat buffalo sauce!
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Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Oven baked buffalo chicken thighs have quick and simple prep (just a few minutes!) and make a great weeknight dinner option. The skin is seasoned and crisps up wonderfully in the oven without breading or frying. They're so good drizzled with a sweet heat buffalo sauce!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 430kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 3 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 8)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

For the buffalo sauce:

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

For the chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken thighs equally spaced on the baking sheet, skin side up, ensuring that they're not touching. Brush top and bottom of each chicken thigh with olive oil. 
  • Stir together salt, garlic powder, parsley, pepper, and onion powder together in a small bowl. Sprinkle spices on tops and bottoms of chicken thighs, leaving them skin side up once seasoned.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. If desired to crisp the skin additionally, broil the thighs for a very quick time (less than a minute), keeping a close eye so that they don't burn. Remove baking sheet from the oven.

For the buffalo sauce:

  • Add buffalo sauce, honey, and unsalted butter to a small saucepan set over low-medium heat. Stir until the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined. Drizzle sauce over chicken thighs for serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 2thighs | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 10%