Sweet BBQ Buffalo Drumsticks Are Our Game Day Tradition #GameDayTraditions

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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When I was asked to share my Big Game Day Traditions; I knew I couldn’t do it without sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes!  I’m always at a loss when I write up one of my favorite go-to recipes because, often, I don’t have the recipe written down, so it takes making it and measuring to get everything prepared to share with all of you 🙂

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Anyone who has ever eaten finger foods, knows that you’re not going to do it without some great paper towels!  We used our Bounty paper towels that are always sure to stay together and clean like no other!  Although these drumsticks are super delicious, they are a bit sticky and can make a mess.  It is so important, to me, to have great, durable paper towels when I’m entertaining.  Nothing is worse than having sticky chicken grease and paper towel pieces stuck to your fingers.  Be sure to check out the recipe at the bottom of the post 😀

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Sweet BBQ Buffalo Drumsticks Are Our Game Day Tradition #GameDayTraditions

Now for our favorite game day tradition!  There are so many reasons why this became a game day tradition in our house.  One reason is because we love buffalo wings, but the kids didn’t like the heat that came with them.  I decided to combine a sweet bbq flavor with the buffalo flavor to kind of tame it a little bit.  Also, we went with drumsticks because they are easier for the little ones and so much cheaper to buy when you’re feeding a large crowd!  I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as we do 😀

Gather your ingredients:

  • 2 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Get to cooking:

  • Prepare a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and lay out the drumsticks, side-by-side on the pan.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with foil.  Bake drumsticks in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the pan from the oven, uncover and drain off excess liquid.  Flip the drumsticks and bake an additional 30 minutes uncovered.
  • While the drumsticks are in the oven the second time, melt the butter over medium to medium-low heat in a medium sauce pan. Once the butter is melted, add bbq sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, & brown sugar.  Simmer the mixture for 3-5 minutes, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Carefully remove the drumsticks from the oven and drain off any excess liquid.  Using tongs, carefully dip each drumstick in the hot sauce mixture (while the drumsticks are still hot) and place on a serving platter.
  • Serve while hot or cold with Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing or dip.  ENJOY!


26 Replies to “Sweet BBQ Buffalo Drumsticks Are Our Game Day Tradition #GameDayTraditions”

  1. These look tasty! I love snacking on the foods while watching the game. I think it’s going to be a good one this year too!

  2. I think any finger food definitely needs paper towels or napkins as we like to call them. But your recipe is off the hook…definitely not something to do regularly as it is packed full of calories lolol. That said I will do it all the same coz it reminds me of home yummm

  3. Buffalo drumsticks sound so yummy! And they look yummy too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sure is bigger and more satisfying than chicken wings.

  4. So bummed that my team didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. I can’t believe the Super Bowl is in two weeks.

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