Crunchy Buffalo Baked Chicken Recipe | Buffalo Chicken Recipe
We all have a favorite comfort food – that one food that can instantly make your day seem a little better just by showing up on your plate. Maybe in your case it’s spaghetti and meatballs, or old fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes. For my husband John, it’s Buffalo wings. Since he’s from the Buffalo area, it makes sense. But now I’ve started to crave those spicy little wings too. They say that after you’ve been married a while you start to take on one another’s traits, so perhaps that explains it. What are some of your all time favorite comfort foods?
If you are a fan of Buffalo wings, or just hot sauce in general, you have to give this chicken a try. It couldn’t be easier, it’s low fat, and tremendously satisfying. This is one of those recipes that you can throw into the meal plan on short notice because the ingredients are easy to keep on hand. Just add some simple steamed veggies, maybe a salad, and dinner is ready in under 30 minutes. It’s a no-brainer recipe that you’ll love adding to your weeknight routine.
John and I are big fans of Frank’s hot sauce, but Sophie and Max are still a bit too young to have developed a taste for such sophisticated flavors. When I make this dish I just switch out the hot sauce for a beaten egg for their portion.
Crunchy Buffalo Baked Chicken Recipe
2-3 slices of bread, whole grain or gluten free
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup Buffalo style hot sauce (such as Frank’s)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easier clean up). Set aside.
Place bread slices into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times, until your left with medium-sized breadcrumbs. Place breadcrumbs on a plate.
Combine butter and hot sauce in a shallow bowl. Place bowl next to breadcrumbs.
Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towels. Place one chicken breast into the hot sauce and turn to coat. Place chicken breast on top of breadcrumbs and gently press down. Turn over and repeat. Place chicken breast onto baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
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