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Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Buffalo Chicken Thighs

By Traeger Kitchen

Bold buffalo kicks these chicken thighs up a notch for your next game day party.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
1 Cup Buffalo wing sauce
4 Tablespoon butter
blue cheese crumbles, for serving
ranch dressing, for serving


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    Generously season the chicken thighs with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub and place directly on the grill grate.

    • 6  bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

    • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 3

    Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping once.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 4

    In a small saucepan, combine the wing sauce and the butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

    • 1 Cup Buffalo wing sauce

    • 4 Tablespoon butter

  • 5

    Dip the cooked chicken thighs into the wing sauce and butter mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly.

  • 6

    Return the sauced chicken thighs to the grill and cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 175°F on an instant-read meat thermometer.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    175 ˚F / 79 ˚C

  • 7

    Sprinkle with the blue cheese and drizzle with ranch dressing, if desired. Enjoy!

    •  blue cheese crumbles, for serving

    •  ranch dressing, for serving

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