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Boneless Buffalo Chicken Thighs in Oven

Baked boneless buffalo chicken thighs in oven with Franks Red Hot Sauce are delicious and a cheap dinner to make. High protein packed meal like our Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs, but with a spicy sauce your family will love. Served with blue cheese and ranch dressing it is a fun meal.

Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Baked spicy chicken thighs are the bomb. If heat is where it is at in your household get ready and hold on to your drawers. You can tone it down to be mild or challenge your husband to see how brave he is. 😉 Either way the boneless skinless thighs are delish. (affiliate links present)

Spicy Chicken Thighs

This time we are baking on a sheet pan. You could make Crockpot Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs with this sauce instead but you won’t get the crisp on the outside like you will here. Another difference is that cooked with the sauce will give you a lot of heat. This time we baked, then tossed in it so it could be easily adjusted.

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If you have tried my Super Bowl Crescent Roll Taco Ring, yes many times I will make that if I have leftovers from this the night before. If you are feeding a crowd I would make both!! Those cutting down on carbs can have this while those of us that like YOLO, will just go for it. 😉

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs
crispy baked chicken thighs

Chicken Thighs Buffalo

Ingredients for buffalo chicken thighs are quite simple. You can tweak the sauce like I said. There are several brands out there but Frank’s is typically the most popular. Even they have expanded from mild to get out of here your mouth is going to literally be on fire style. Ummmmm no thank you….. You’ll need;

  • 8 chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1 tsp regular or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or you could use our jalapeno powder for extra wow
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper

Buffalo Chicken Sauce

  • 1/2 c butter melted
  • 1/2 c Franks RedHot Sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp worchestershire sauce

When serving you will want something to cut the heat. Just like with our Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders I will add some Ranch dressing and something else with a tang. In that case I will add coleslaw, in this one blue cheese dressing or crumbles on top are by far the best.

Chicken Thighs Buffalo

Franks Hot Sauce Chicken Thighs

Do chicken thighs get more tender the longer they are cooked?

Chicken thighs can become more tender the longer they are cooked, but there is a point at which they can become overcooked and dry if cooked for too long. The key to achieving tender and flavorful poultry is finding the right balance between cooking time and temperature. Oven roasting typically takes 30-40 minutes, depending on the size and thickness.

You will want to start by preheating your oven to 400° F. This is How Long to Bake Bone-in Chicken Thighs at 350 if that is all you have. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.

  • Dredge each piece in the flour mixture, coating it thoroughly on both sides.
  • Shake off any excess flour.
  • Place the coated chicken thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crispy chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • While the chicken is baking, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the melted butter, hot sauce, honey, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. Remove the saucepan from heat.

Once cooked, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour the prepared buffalo sauce over the chicken and toss to coat outsides evenly with the sauce. If you are making our Buffalo Chicken Rolls with it, shred meat and make that. If served as is, garnish with ranch dressing (if desired,) blue cheese crumbles, and sliced green onions.

Franks Hot Sauce Chicken Thighs

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

For buffalo chicken thighs here we used fresh meat. You could use thawed this way too or if you only have Frozen Chicken Thighs we have instructions on how to bake in the oven this way too. Then toss with sauce at the end. Here are some tips to baking tender chicken breasts or thighs below;

How do you keep chicken thighs moist and juicy?

  1. Preheat the Oven always to the appropriate temperature first. Typically around 375 – 400°F is best. A hot oven ensures even cooking and helps to seal in juices.
  2. Use a Baking Dish or Cast Iron Skillet which can help create a flavorful pan sauce as the chicken cooks.
  3. Cover with Foil if you prefer very tender and moist chicken thighs. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil during the first part of cooking, then remove to crisp. This helps trap steam and moisture.
  4. Check Internal Temperature using a meat thermometer. They are safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees °F or 74° C. This usually takes about 30 minutes, but cooking times can vary based on the size of the thighs and the oven temperature.
  5. Broil for Crispy Skin if you desire crispy Fried Chicken Thighs texture on the outside (ours in this case are skinless). You can remove the foil during the last few minutes of cooking and broil for a couple of minutes. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  6. Rest Before Serving for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures a juicier and more tender result.
  7. Sauce with pan juices or a sauce of your choice for added flavor and moisture.

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Thighs in Oven

If you want to know How Long to Cook Chicken Thighs on Stove I have information on that too. Follow the same steps here but brown over medium high heat, then reduce until cooked thru. Toss with sauce and voila! Printable recipe card is below for you to make quick weeknight dinners like this.

Spicy Chicken Thighs

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Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Boneless buffalo chicken thighs in oven with Franks Red Hot Sauce are delicious and a cheap dinner to make. High protein packed spicy chicken thighs.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, buffalo, chicken thighs, franks red hot sauce, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 556kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400° F. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Dredge each chicken thigh in the flour mixture, coating it thoroughly on both sides. Shake off any excess flour.
  • Place the coated chicken thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the top with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for a total of about 30 minutes, removing the foil halfway thru the timing. Remove once the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • While the chicken is baking, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the melted butter, hot sauce, honey, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. Remove the saucepan from heat.
  • Once the chicken thighs are cooked, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour the prepared buffalo sauce over the chicken and toss to coat outsides evenly with the sauce.
  • Garnish with ranch dressing (if desired,) blue cheese crumbles, and sliced green onions

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Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 188mg63%
Sodium 859mg37%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 824IU16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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