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Friday, April 1, 2011

Grilled Buffalo Chicken

When I saw this recipe in the January edition of Cooking Light I knew we had to make it.  Since it is finally grilling weather, we gave it a try.  We LOVED it!

It wasn't as spicy as I thought it would be.  It was actually pretty mild for us.  Next time I will pour some of the reserved buffalo sauce over the chicken after we take it off the grill.  I also want to try this as a sandwich and top it with lettuce, tomato, bleu cheese or ranch dressing and pepper jack cheese.   That sounds like the perfect Sunday lunch.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken
Cooking Light
(Printable Recipe)

3/4 cup hot sauce (such as Crystal)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
Light ranch dressing (optional)

Combine hot sauce, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and onion powder in a bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup hot sauce mixture; pour remaining hot sauce mixture in a zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken breast halves to bag; seal. Marinate at room temperature 20 minutes (don't refrigerate it - the butter will harden). Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade in bag. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Grill chicken until done. Brush reserved marinade over chicken. Serve with light ranch dressing, if desired.

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  1. Chicken Leg's grilled chicken always looks grilled to perfection - something I have not gotten the hang of - I can do killer ribs, and hubby can smoke some awesome butts, but my chicken does not look like his - "not dry" - what is his secret? slow, low temp? high temp? I love all your recipes! Teri Dingler

  2. Just found your blog. Going to try the Buffalo Chicken this weekend. Look forward to trying more of your recipes!

    I'm a recipe blog-aholic.

  3. This looks so delicious! Would really have to try out that buffalo sauce. Makes me drool just looking at the photos!

  4. Teri - I guess it just takes practice. We use charcoal and it cooks in about 12-15 minutes - just depending on the size of the chicken. He takes it off the grill at about 10 minutes and we cut it to see how much longer it has. I think that is the key to not drying it out.

    Ribs and pork butt are on my list to grill this summer. I love good BBQ.

  5. That chicken looks so good. I finally got my barbecue out on Friday. I hope Mother Nature cooperates enough to let me keep it out. I would really like to try this dish!

  6. I've enjoyed grilled buffalo chicken several times this Spring but I have been cheating and using KC Masterpiece's new marinade.

  7. I added you to my reader about a month ago but I just read your profile (about me)section. I think I am going to be trying a lot of your recipes because everyone makes fun of me for always ordering chicken. I look forward to searching through your past posts and adding to my "To Make" list!

  8. Oh good! I tore this out of the magazine, too, but haven't gotten around to making it. Glad to know it'll be tasty!! Thanks :)

  9. HUGE HIT! Made it tonight for dinner. So easy, definitely a new staple at our house.

  10. I love buffalo chicken...your version looks great!

  11. I just came across this and went out to the grill and got started. Great recipe! This was exactly what I was looking for. VERY simple and really delicious. WIN!

  12. I made this today! This was my first attempt at cooking chicken breast on the grill and they were DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing will definitely make this again


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