I would say that you are going to love this buffalo chicken marinade recipe for sure. This an easy recipe with foolproof technique to make every time a delicious Buffalo chicken, right on your table.
Forget getting it from restaurants or stores. Start making it with the simple buffalo chicken marinade at home and enjoy it by customizing it to your preference.
Homemade recipes are always to be preferred for their controlled use of fat. This spicy sauce recipe always turns out well and ends up in finger-licking.
There are zillions of recipes available online for homemade buffalo chicken. Every one of the recipes has its own positive and negative values. Some are easy, and some are more complicated. But choosing a perfect recipe is very difficult.
Rather than the recipe the tips and secrets would always help to get the perfect dish whenever we make it.
About this buffalo chicken marinade
I wanted to make a fabulous dinner with minimal effort and minimal ingredients.
Do you think there is a recipe that meets these constraints?
I have a perfect answer this buffalo chicken marinade recipe would give you a great tasting food simply with very minimal effort from your side.
Furthermore, It's the enhanced variation of the store-bought ready-made hot wing sauce. Regular fried chicken wings dipped in fiery hot sauce.
Other sauces you may like,
How to make it?
Buffalo chicken marinade is extremely easy and you can make it within 5 minutes. Just mix all the ingredients. And that's it, this is so simple, right?
Frank's red hot sauce. The star of the recipe. Any hot pepper sauce would work like a charm in here.
Honey. It adds a glassy texture and a mild sweetness. Honey is the base for any marinades like this one. If you want to swap, use maple, corn, or other plant-based sugar instead.
Lime juice. I prefer staying with the fresh lime juice. But there is no harm in using the bottled, ready-made version; the dish tastes good.
Garlic powder. The flavoring agent creates a tempting aroma in the air, even when getting cooked.
Paprika. Gives a depth of flavor and subtle heat. Swap with cayenne pepper or chili powder for more warmth.
Unsalted butter. It brings all the ingredients together plus adds up a rich taste. Use olive oil or other cooking oil instead.
The recipe direction
Melt. Melt the butter.
Mix. Add hot sauce, honey, lime juice, garlic powder, paprika, and butter in a mixing bowl.
Reserve. Reserve ¼ portion for the glaze.
Marinate. And in the same bowl, add the chicken. Toss until coated well. Allow it to marinate for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
Bake. Bake at 375°F for about 20 minutes or until it is cooked in the center.
Glaze. Brush the reserved spicy marinade over the chicken while it's still hot.
Serve. Serve hot.
How to serve?
The meat made with buffalo chicken marinade can be served as a standalone appetizer or as the main course. Celery and juicy carrots are essential companions. Blue cheese, ranch, and mayo are the other best pairs. The ranch is my favorite site for buffalo chicken.
Always go for fresh meat to make homemade buffalo chicken. If you have frozen meat, then thaw them before the marination. Making fresh chicken always turns out so good that it is precisely similar to the restaurant’s quality.
For those wondering what buffalo chicken is, a crispy chicken coated with a spicy and tangy sauce. The word Buffalo comes from the place where the spices originated in.
Think beyond marination
This buffalo chicken marinade can go perfectly with any dish. It can go in a burger, can go into your sandwich, can be made into your wrap.
If you are planning to make a wrap, lightly toast store-bought tortillas on both sides. It the center keep a protein along with the lettuce, chopped onion, tomato, and corn kernels if you have. Drizzle this spicy chicken wing marinade and roll. This will definitely beat up the taste of any restaurant style wrap.
The above paragraph is just to give you an idea of how this mixed hot sauce can be converted into an special dish. Just run your imagination and try other dishes by having this chicken as the base ingredient.
Store. Always store buffalo chicken marinade in an airtight glass bottle or container.
Refrigerate. It stays good up to 3 days.
Freeze. Stays good for about a month.
To thaw. Place the frozen chicken in the refrigerate overnight for the best results. Or you may microwave it for a quick 30 seconds.
Looking for other chicken recipes?
Have you ever tried
- Juicy lemon grilled chicken
- Pan fried Garlic Chicken
- Coriander chicken curry
- Broccoli stuffed chicken breast
- Easy chicken recipes
Printable recipe card
Buffalo chicken marinade
- Melt the butter.
- In a mixing bowl, stir in the hot sauce, honey, lime juice, garlic powder, paprika, and butter.
- Stir well until combined.
- Reserve about 2-3 tablespoon of mariande for the glaze.
- Add in the chicken tenderlions to the remaing marinade.
- Allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375°F,
- Bake the marinated chicken for 20 minutes or until it is done in the center.
- Remove it from the oven, and brush it with the marinade reserved for glazing.
- And serve hot.