Buffalo chicken with blue cheese coleslaw on a plate

Buffalo chicken & blue cheese slaw

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4

Enjoy these sticky buffalo wings New York-style for a sharing family supper. You can use chicken wings or legs, if you prefer. Serve with blue cheese slaw

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal769
  • fat64g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre4g
  • protein34g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 100ml hot sauce
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 30g butter, cubed



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

For the slaw

  • 120g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 150g soured cream
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 1 lemon, juiced



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 small granny smith apple, cored and cut into matchsticks



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 3 sticks celery, finely chopped



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • ¼ medium white cabbage, finely chopped



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • ¼ pointed spring cabbage, finely chopped



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Lay the chicken skin-side up in a roasting tin. Slash the skin of the chicken with a sharp knife, then season and roast for 35 mins. 

  2. Mix together the hot sauce, paprika, sugar, vinegar, garlic powder and butter in a pan. Stir over a low heat until the butter has melted, then simmer for 1 min. Season. Tip away any excess juices and fat from the roasting tin, then pour in half the sauce. Return to the oven for 20 mins until cooked through. Turn the oven to the highest temperature and add the remaining sauce. Cook for 5 mins. 

  3. Crumble the cheese into a bowl and mix through the soured cream, mayo, chives and lemon juice. Toss the apple with the celery, cabbage and the cheese sauce. Serve the chicken alongside the slaw.

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poppy_bakes's picture
30th May, 2020
Great chicken recipe, would recommend having it with corn on the cob!
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