Rating: 4 stars
128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 20

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip will be a hit at your next tailgate party. Since this slow cooker buffalo chicken recipe bakes in a slow cooker, you can whip up sides, salads, and desserts while it practically prepares itself.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

30 mins
6 hrs
6 hrs 30 mins
4 servings plus reserves


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

To 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

454 calories; fat 33g; cholesterol 141mg; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 6g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 10g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 2g; protein 31g; vitamin a 971.8IU; vitamin c 6.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 8.3mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 28.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.7mcg; sodium 2084mg; potassium 517mg; calcium 101mg; iron 2mg.