Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles

Spicy buffalo sauce coats chicken drumsticks that are grilled to perfection. Top these grilled buffalo chicken drumsticks with Litehouse Blue Cheese Crumbles and you have the perfect recipe for easy summer entertaining.

Summer to me is all about grilling and entertaining friends and family. I like to grill a wide variety of entrées, so that way no one is burnt out on hamburgers and hotdogs. I feel like Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles drumsticks are the perfect summer time grilled lunch or dinner. They are packed with protein, marinated in spicy buffalo sauce, and topped with Blue Cheese Crumbles.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles

How do you make Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles?

The day I made these grilled buffalo chicken drumsticks I had 14 friends over for an impromptu pool party/barbecue and lunch. The day before our pool party I threw the chicken drumsticks into a gallon size bag along with the buffalo sauce. I massaged the sauce on to all the drumsticks, sealed the bag, and placed them in the refrigerator until the next day when I was ready to grill them.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles

Once I was ready to grill the drumsticks all I had to do was spray a little nonstick cooking spray onto my grill grates and throw them on the grill. Do not skip this step–it’s key to the drumsticks not sticking to the grill grates! Once the internal temperature reaches at the very least 165°F I removed them off the grill and poured a little more buffalo sauce on top of the drumsticks. On the same platter I sprinkled about a half package of the Litehouse Simply Artisian Blue Cheese Crumbles. Talk about easy summertime entertaining! I made sure to have a jar of Litehouse Original Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip next to the drumsticks for anyone who wanted to submerge their drumsticks in the delicious creamy Litehouse Original Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles

Once I served the drumsticks to the table, and everyone grabbed a plate and started to dig in it became extremely quiet. I typically know that is a good sign! After a few bites I had friend after friend raving about how delicious these drumsticks were. Everyone wanted to know the recipe. Once I told them how easy these were to make they were all in shock! Even the most amateur cook can make these mouthwatering spicy buffalo chicken drumsticks.

Can you cook drumsticks in the oven?

I did have a few friends ask me if they could make these in the oven instead of the grill. The answer is yes! You would simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake them in the oven at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. I suppose you could also cook these in an air fryer or even deep fry them. But, I do not have any experience on either method so you would need to experiment on your own cooking temperatures and times.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles

What do you serve with grilled drumsticks?

You can serve these buffalo drumsticks with a wide variety of side dishes and accoutrements. Of course, you want to have Litehouse Original Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip on the side. Or if you are team Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing & Dip you can use that instead. If you have veggie lovers you could even cut up some celery sticks and carrot sticks.  Here are a few other side dishes that would go great with these drumsticks at your next barbecue:

The side dishes I mentioned above are perfect for a warm summer day barbecue. If you’re entertaining during football season you could serve potato skins, loaded french fries, or even loaded nachos. Think about the ultimate pub food. I love the large chicken drumsticks. Unlike wings where you have to eat 10+ wings to feel full you only need to eat 2 to 3 of these large drumsticks. Plus they aren’t as messy! If your looking for simplifying  entertaining this summer. I hope you’ll give this recipe for Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles a try!

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Crumbles

Yield: 14

Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients:

5.35 lbs (14) chicken drumsticks
1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce, divided
Non-stick Cooking spray
1/4 cup Litehouse Simply Artisian Blue Cheese Crumbles
Litehouse Original Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip, for serving
Celery & Carrot sticks, optional

Directions:

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