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It’s been a busy week with at my house with my sister Laurel, niece Amanda, and brother Rand all taking a turn as houseguests.  They came for the wedding of my niece Olivia and the arrival back in Utah of her sister Kate; if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen the photos of these gorgeous nieces of mine. Luckily I made this Low-Carb Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs with Melted Blue Cheese before all the family celebrating started.  I can’t say enough good about this recipe, and I’m excited to share it. And this is really a treat for low-carb or Keto eaters who like buffalo sauce!

Yes, I’m having a little fling with chicken thighs, and this recipe is a riff on the Sweet and Spicy Baked Sriracha Chicken Thighs that we absolutely devoured when we tested the recipe.   When I realized recently that Frank’s Red Hot Sauce had zero carbs, it inspired this recipe.  If you like Buffalo Wings, you’ll love this healthy chicken main dish with the same flavors.

Edit: Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese was featured in the Top Ten New Recipes of 2015 (plus Honorable Mentions).


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How to Make Low-Carb Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese:

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  1. If you use Kitchen Shears to remove the skin and trim away fat (including the pocket of fat on the underneath side) I think bone-in thighs are perfect for a dish like this. Or leave more fan on than I did, your choice.
  2. Sprinkle  thighs with salt, pepper, and a little Poultry Seasoning and bake skin-side up for 15 minutes at 400F/200C.
  3. While the thighs bake, whisk together Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire Sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, Green Tabasco Sauce, yellow mustard, and a tiny bit of sweetener to make the sauce. 
  4. Turn chicken over, brush with half the sauce, and bake 10 minutes more.
  5. Then turn the chicken skin-side-up again, brush with the remaining sauce and bake 10 minutes more. 
  6. Sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and bake 10 minutes one more time and you’re done!

Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese featured on KalynsKitchen.com

This was so amazingly good!

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Low-Carb Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese

Low-Carb Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Low-Carb Baked Buffalo Chicken with Melted Blue Cheese features well-trimmed chicken thighs baked in a spicy buffalo sauce and topped with melted blue cheese!

Ingredients

  • 10 skin-on-bone-in chicken thighs (or buy bone-in skinless thighs if you can find them)
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to season chicken
  • 1 tsp. dried Poultry Seasoning
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (or a little more)

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 1/2 T Worcestershire Sauce (Look for gluten-free Worcestershire if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp. Green Tabasco Sauce (probably optional, but this does add another dimension of flavor)
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 T Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (or sweetener of your choice)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.  Spray a glass or crockery baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray.  (I used a dish that was about 9″ x 13″ but any dish that will fit the chicken thighs in a single layer will work.)
  2. Use Kitchen Shears (affiliate link) or a sharp knife to remove the skin and trim away fat from the thighs, paying special attention to the pocket of fat on the underneath side.  (I save the skin and chicken scraps to make homemade chicken stock.)
  3. Put the chicken thighs skin-side up in the baking dish and season with salt, fresh-ground black pepper, and the dried poultry seasoning.
  4. Bake chicken 15 minutes while you whisk together the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (affiliate link), olive oil, Worcestershire Sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link), yellow mustard, and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or other sweetener to make the sauce.
  5. After initial 15 minutes, turn the chicken pieces over, and brush with half the sauce mixture, and bake chicken 10 minutes more.
  6. Then turn chicken again (so skin side is up again) and brush with the remaining sauce and bake another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove blue cheese from fridge and crumble apart.   When chicken has baked 10 minutes with the sauce on the top side, sprinkle blue cheese over the chicken and bake 10 minutes more. Serve hot.

Notes

I originally made this with a small amount of brown sugar, but now I'd use Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link). Recipe created by Kalyn and Jake with inspiration from Sweet and Spicy Baked Sriracha Chicken Thighs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 5g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 995mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 15g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe is perfect for low-carb or Keto eating plans if you use an approved sweetener, since Franks Red Hot Sauce has zero carbs. The South Beach Diet doesn’t recommend chicken thighs because of the fat content, but since I realized that you really can trim them well using kitchen shears I’ve been considering them an acceptable choice for South Beach, and they cook perfectly in a recipe like this where boneless skinless breast meat might get dried out.

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