I would definitely say that you are going to love this buffalo chicken marinade recipe for sure. 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 by customizing it to your individual preference.
Homemade recipes are always to be preferred for its 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 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 little effort and with minimal ingredients.
Do you think is there a recipe met these constraints?
I have a perfect answer that 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 for 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 that you can make it within 5 minutes of time. Just mix all the ingredients together. And that's it, this is so simple, right?
Frank's red hot sauce. The star of the recipe. Any hot pepper sauce would works like a charm in here.
Honey. Adds glassy texture and a mild sweetness. Honey is the base for any marinades like this one. If you want to swap, use maple syrup, corn syrup, or other plant based sugar instead.
Lime juice. I prefer staying with the fresh lime juice. But no harm in using the bottled ready-made version as well, the dish tastes still 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 heat.
Unsalted butter. 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. In a mixing bowl, add hot sauce, honey, lime juice, garlic powder, paprika, the butter.
Reserve. Reserve ¼ portion for the glaze.
Marinate. And in the same bowl, add the chicken. And 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 important companions. Blue cheese, ranch, mayo are the other best pairs. The ranch is my most favorite side for buffalo chicken.
Always go for the fresh meat to make the homemade buffalo chicken. If you have frozen meat, then thaw them before the marination. Making with a fresh chicken is always turns out so good, that is exactly similar to the restaurant’s quality.
For those who are wondering what buffalo chicken is, a crispy chicken coated with a spicy and tangy sauce. The word Buffalo comes from the place where the sauces originated in.
Think beyond marination
This buffalo chicken marinade can go in with any dish perfectly. It can go in a burger, can go into your sandwich, can make 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 exotic 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
- ½ cup Frank’s RedHot Original /hotpepper sauce
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika /cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 8 chicken tenderloins /breast/thighs/drumsticks/wings
- 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.
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