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Buffalo chicken thighs

Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Buffalo chicken thighs with super crispy skin and a little heat from buffalo sauce. These are great from the air fryer or oven baked. Healthy chicken recipes can be delicious and packed with flavor at the same time. If you're keto or low carb these chicken thighs are only 1g net carbs per serving.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
0 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Thighs
Calories 226 kcal


  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce

Spice Rub

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat air fryer or oven to 400°F
  • Mix spice rub together first
  • Dry chicken thighs with paper towel then coat chicken in spice rub
  • Place chicken thighs in preheated air fryer or oven then cook for 25 minutes flipping them halway through
  • After chicken is finished toss chicken in sauce or simply drizzle sauce as I did in video and photos


Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Dry off your chicken. In order for chicken to get extra crispy you have to have dry skin. Moisture is your enemy here.
  • Baking powder only! It draws out even more moisture to help make the skin crispy. Baking soda doesn't do the same thing. I have tested this a few times and it does make a difference. But, if you don't have any you can skip adding it. Just don't swap one for the other.
  • Buffalo sauce matters! The buffalo sauce you choose will determine how spicy this recipe is. I used Primal Kitchen and it's not very spicy at all. Others can be very spicy so choose a sauce you enjoy the flavor of.


Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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