Buffalo Chicken Drumstick with Blue Cheese


  • 16¬†chicken drumsticks (about 4 pounds), skinned, if desired
  • 116 ounce bottle buffalo wing hot sauce (2 cups)
  • 1/4cup tomato paste
  • 2tablespoons white or cider vinegar
  • 2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 18 ounce carton dairy sour cream
  • 1/2cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 – 1/2teaspoon cayenne pepper or bottled hot pepper sauce
  • Celery sticks


  1. Place drumsticks in a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine hot sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over chicken in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese, and cayenne pepper. Reserve half of the blue cheese dip (3/4 cup); store as directed below. Cover and chill the remaining dip until ready to serve.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove drumsticks from cooker. Skim fat from cooking juices. Reserve eight of the drumsticks and 1 cup of the cooking juices; store as directed below. Serve remaining drumsticks with some of the remaining cooking juices, the remaining blue cheese dip, and celery sticks. Makes 4 servings and reserves.

From the Test Kitchen


Place blue cheese dip in an airtight container. Remove skin and meat from drumsticks, discarding bones. Using two forks, shred chicken (2-1/2 to 3 cups). Place shredded chicken and the 1 cup cooking juices in a second airtight container. Seal and chill for up to 3 days.

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