Baked buffalo chicken thighs and a side of celery and blue cheese salad, gets a spicy upgrade in this easy and affordable weeknight dinner.


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Place chicken, skin side up, on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne. Cook until skin is golden and crisp and chicken is cooked through, 20 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and half the blue cheese. Add celery and romaine, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Sprinkle salad with remaining blue cheese.

  • In a small pot, melt butter with 3/4 teaspoon cayenne over medium-low. Whisk in 3 tablespoons vinegar and remove from heat; season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with butter mixture to coat. Divide chicken among 4 plates, drizzle with any extra butter mixture, and serve with salad.

Cook's Notes

This meal makes the most of supermarket ingredients. Even in small amounts, blue cheese and cayenne pack enough flavor to satisfy the whole family.

Reviews (4)

28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
Made this for hubby, a Father's Day treat. He loved it but now the oven needs to be cleaned. Only downside, lots of splattering. But he's worth it . . .
Rating: Unrated
This was exactly like hot spicy chicken wings, but easier to prepare. The salad was good but The amount of dressing was really too much for 1 head of romaine. Next time I will make a smaller amount of dressing. My chicken had to bake for 28-30 minutes until it was done. Over all I like this recipe.
Rating: Unrated
Love this recipe. It's so simple and tastes great. We usually grill the chicken just to avoid the mess of broiling, but otherwise it's a great and easy recipe!
Rating: Unrated
This is my new favorite go-to recipe. To feed my larger family, and have leftovers, I triple the chicken, double the sauce and fix the same amount of salad, using only 1/3 cup of blue cheese. Fast, easy-and makes my hot wing loving family happy!