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Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip

Yield: 4 servings plus reserves
Prep 30 mins Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs  (low) or 3 to 4 hours (high)
Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip
Ingredients
  • 16  chicken drumsticks (about 4 pounds), skinned, if desired
  • 1 16  ounce bottle  buffalo wing hot sauce (2 cups)
  • 1/4  cup  tomato paste
  • 2  tablespoons  white or cider vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 8  ounce carton  dairy sour cream
  • 1/2  cup  mayonnaise
  • 1/2  cup  crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon  cayenne pepper or bottled hot pepper sauce
  •  Celery sticks
Directions

1. Place drumsticks in a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine hot sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over chicken in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese, and cayenne pepper. Reserve half of the blue cheese dip (3/4 cup); store as directed below. Cover and chill the remaining dip until ready to serve.

4. Using a slotted spoon, remove drumsticks from cooker. Skim fat from cooking juices. Reserve eight of the drumsticks and 1 cup of the cooking juices; store as directed below. Serve remaining drumsticks with some of the remaining cooking juices, the remaining blue cheese dip, and celery sticks. Makes 4 servings and reserves.

From the Test KitchenTo store reserves:
  • Place blue cheese dip in an airtight container. Remove skin and meat from drumsticks, discarding bones. Using two forks, shred chicken (2-1/2 to 3 cups). Place shredded chicken and the 1 cup cooking juices in a second airtight container. Seal and chill for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts (Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip)
  • cal. (kcal) 454,
  • Fat, total (g) 33,
  • chol. (mg) 141,
  • sat. fat (g) 11,
  • carb. (g) 6,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 10,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 31,
  • vit. A (IU) 972,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 2084,
  • Potassium (mg) 517,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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