Elena’s Saffron & Honey Buffalo Drumsticks

Elena’s Saffron & Honey Buffalo Drumsticks

One of my FAVORITE dishes is anything buffalo… :D I mean I go crazy for it! There is not one style I have not tried. Baked, Fried, Super Spicy or Mild and Sweet. Drenched in Whiskey or Wine. I have had them ALL! Lot’s of those recipes have come from my own experiments as some have also come from borrowed ideas.

SO… Going back to my 2nd Blog post… I LOVE ANYTHING SWEET AND SOUR! Add some kick and you have won my heart. <3 Literally!

I hope you enjoy this recipe. It’s one of my favorites that took about 2 months to get right. I prefer my buffalo style drumsticks baked instead of fried. A lot healthier.

Go get all your ingredients together…

Elena’s Saffron & Honey Buffalo DrumsticksServes 5 (or less or more)

  • 10 Chicken drumstick – clean and dried
  • Cooking Spray – for roaster grill pan
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ground Pepper

For the Sauce

  • 2 Sticks of Butter – Melted
  • 5oz Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp Saffron
  • 1/2 Tsp Vinegar

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 425 deg. Spray the roaster grill with cooking spray. Add salt and pepper to the drumsticks and align on roaster grill.



Step 2 – Cook one side 30 min, turn over and cook another 45 min.


Step 3 – Making the sauce… Melt the 2 sticks of butter. In a blender on low speed blend together… butter, hot sauce, honey, vinegar, garlic salt & saffron.

Step 4 – Put sauce and drumsticks in a large mixing bowl and toss and let stand for 2 min. Toss again and let stand for 5 minutes. Toss again and return to the roaster oven and let bake for another 10 min.

Step 5 – Re-dip drumsticks in the sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 6 – Put in a serving dish… drizzle some of the left over sauce on top.

Serve with your favorite side and enjoy!!

Feel fee to comment and rate! I love feedback! :D

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  1. These sound great for a super bowl recipe! Love your puertorican recipes on this blog Elena! Love to see that someone is posting real puertorican cuisine recipes! Keep them coming!

  2. Tried this on the weekend! Was successful and delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe, congrats on the well deserved recognition :)

  3. These look amazing. Good job perfecting them. The only thing I would do is make them even spicier, use a hotter sauce but that is just me. I know it wouldn't be authentic but Frank's is way too mild for my tongue!

    I also bake them when I make them and I use half butter half grapeseed oil to cut some of the cholesterol. I have also tried Barefoot Contessa's version where she broils them. I am going to try these soon. Thanks a lot for the inspiration.

  4. Yum! Can't wait to try this out :)

  5. This looks to be a wonderful recipe! One question I would have is the use of Frank's. Though i love salt and consider it a health food, Frank's is way too salty for my taste. What would be your second choice for a hot sauce?


  6. JOHN CARLO says:

    All I can say is that I'm married to a superstar…… And she can cook anything!

  7. Wow, these are making my mouth water! Thanks for sharing the recipe I'll have to give it a try very soon. Congrats on the Foodbuzz top 9!

  8. Congrats on top 9!Well deserved :)Love your step-by-step instructions and they look absolutely delicious!

  9. Mmm, sounds fantastic! I love saffron, this seems like a great uncommon use :)


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