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Old 07-28-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Crispy Buffalo Thighs

I tried these for the first time tonight, adapted from a high carb recipe .

Crispy Buffalo Thighs

2lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/3 cup Franks buffalo wing sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Guys or other LC BBQ sauce *

Dip (optional)
1/4 cup fresh buttermilk ranch or bleu cheese
1/4 cup restaurant style sour cream
Minced garlic

1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Arrange thighs on foil spread open. Top with sea salt.
Cook about 30 minutes until they start looking done.

Meanwhile, stir together Franks, melted butter, and guys. The guys is optional to cut some of the heat from the Franks.
Pull the chicken out and baste generously with sauce.
Throw back into oven another 10 minutes or so until the sauce is hot and permeated into the thighs.

Serve with celery sticks and the buttermilk dip , if desired.

This recipe knocked my socks off. You know sometimes on a good pie e of chicken you get a nice crispy saucy bit? The whole thigh was perfect.
Will def make again.

We are mild spice eaters, if you like heat, I would eliminate the BBQ sauce and add more hot sauce in.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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So what makes them "crispy"? All the ingredients are liquids.
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Hi buttoni!
There is no breading on them. Cooking them spread thin at a high heat and then with the sauce creates a crispy outside, kind of the texture of fried chicken skin (cracklins'?) without any flour or starch.
Kind of like the edge pieces on a turkey that everyone wants but the whole thigh, bottom and top, had the cracklin' taste and mouth feel while the inside stayed moist.
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Sounds yummy! When the family gets pizza delivery, I eat Pizza Hut's naked wings-- wings with no sauce or breading, then mix up a dip of ranch and buffalo wing sauce. This would be so much tastier!
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Hmmm. Very curious. I'll have to try this recipe out.
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I made these last night....

And we LOVED them!!

I went to my Market of Choice which is like whole foods here in Portland, OR where I have a REAL butcher. I bought 6 thighs and had my butcher de-bone them as I bought them with skin on as that's my favorite part.

Put them in a large baking dish, seasoned them and put in at 400 degrees. When they were cooked, I drained the grease and covered them in the hot sauce/butter mixture and kept baking/basting. They shrunk down and were quite crispy.

My son (16) went bananas telling me that he could eat them every single night. I made Hidden Valley Ranch dressing from the package with cream which is our "go to" dressing and they really were fantastic!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RECIPE EVEN THOUGH I TWEAKED IT A BIT!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:01 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by marieze View Post
And we LOVED them!!

I went to my Market of Choice which is like whole foods here in Portland, OR where I have a REAL butcher. I bought 6 thighs and had my butcher de-bone them as I bought them with skin on as that's my favorite part.

Put them in a large baking dish, seasoned them and put in at 400 degrees. When they were cooked, I drained the grease and covered them in the hot sauce/butter mixture and kept baking/basting. They shrunk down and were quite crispy.

My son (16) went bananas telling me that he could eat them every single night. I made Hidden Valley Ranch dressing from the package with cream which is our "go to" dressing and they really were fantastic!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RECIPE EVEN THOUGH I TWEAKED IT A BIT!!!
@Marieze

I am so glad you enjoyed these!!
It was my first recipe contribution on the forum.
I was surprised how crispy and delicious they got.
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Natalia....

These were a REAL winner! And so crispy!!! My son and I loved the crispiness....thank you SO much for this recipe to add to my arsenal!! Great job!!
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Aw, thank you!

Just to clarify for anyone else contemplating the recipe, you know how thighs typically come kind of rolled up and wedged into a pack?

To get them super crispy, you unroll them and lie them flat to cook so they really don't end up looking like thighs. And don't trim the fat. It crisps up beautifully .
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I am going to try this tomorrow for sure
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