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Crispy Buffalo Chicken 
Sep. 8, 2012 6:57 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2012 6:35 am

I was intrigued by this particular baked Buffalo Chicken Recipe for 3 reasons. First, the chicken didn't splatter all over my oven. Second, the recipe calls for partially frying in a small amount of oil. Then, finish baking the chicken in the oven.  Third, the name Crispy Buffalo Chicken caught my attention. I also promised Paula a recipe. Instead of just posting the recipe on the buzz, I thought I would take a few photos. 

The chicken came out crispy and tender. It also met my family's need for the taste of fried and my need to use less oil.  With Football season just around the corner, I thought this recipe using hot sauce would definitely be on my menu for Football Sundays.

Here you go, Paula! 

See the blog below for more detailed photos.   


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 egg beaten with 2 TBSP hot sauce ( I used 1/4 cup of egg beaters)

2/3 cup dried bread crumbs

2 TBSP steak seasoning (or any all-purpose blend of pepper and salt) (I used 1 tsp. Lawry's Seasoning Salt)

3-4 TBSP oil ( I used olive)

1/2-3/4 cup hot sauce (I used Frank‚Äôs Red Hot or Texas Pete)

My Suggestions:

Go light on the flour. Shake off the excess flour. My chicken tenderloins were thin. So, my chicken took less time than the recipe suggested. Make sure you add 1.5 Tbsp. of oil to start in the frying pan. Then, when you flip the chicken add the rest of the oil. So, I fried them just until browned. So, I suggest watch your frying time-it might be less than the recipe calls for. I also lined my pan and sprayed my rack for faster clean up. I  only used 1/2 cup of hot sauce. If you prefer more-go ahead and use more.

Crispy Buffalo Chicken
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Sep. 8, 2012 7:50 pm
Looks wonderful,thanks,even if you meant it for Paula,don't think she would mind sharing.
Sep. 8, 2012 7:59 pm
Manella-glad to see you here-everyone is welcome!
Sep. 9, 2012 5:45 am
That looks beautiful! I know my kids would really go for it. Thanks for sharing!
Sep. 9, 2012 6:36 am
I was wondering which way to go for lunch today. Our BFF is coming up and I always try and do a nice lunch for him. I'm ALSO trying to teach him how to eat less junk. This recipe would be great to serve today to the guys for football or Nascar :) Thanks for sharing!
Sep. 9, 2012 6:56 am
Hello, What's for Dinner Mom! My son loved it and made a sandwich the next day.
Sep. 9, 2012 6:57 am
Hi Cat Hill! This was an easy recipe. Thanks for dropping by.
Sep. 9, 2012 4:49 pm
I think Tyson sells buffalo fried chicken. I found that too hot, and too much breading. your version looks better. I think when I was a kid I would have put it between bread, but now days I like less breading on my fried foods. I did cheat for dinner (I bought Bojangles fried chicken) since I got home at 7pm from work.
Sep. 10, 2012 6:35 am
Hello King Sparta! I don't like a lot of breading on my buffalo chicken either. When you make it yourself, you can control the amount breading and also the amount of hot sauce, too. I don't think it hurts to cheat for dinner. Sometimes, the cook needs a day off.
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I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
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I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
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I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
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Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
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My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
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