Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Dip



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Yield: 4 servings plus reserves
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    16   
    chicken drumsticks (about 4 pounds), skinned, if desired
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    1  16  ounce bottle 
    buffalo wing hot sauce (2 cups)
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    1/4  cup 
    tomato paste
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    2   tablespoons 
    white or cider vinegar
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    2   tablespoons 
    Worcestershire sauce
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    1  8  ounce carton 
    dairy sour cream
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    1/2  cup 
    mayonnaise
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    1/2  cup 
    crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
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    1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper or bottled hot pepper sauce
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    Celery sticks

Directions
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.
Storage
  • To store reserves: 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.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 454, Fat, total (g) 33, chol. (mg) 141, sat. fat (g) 11, carb. (g) 6, Monosaturated fat (g) 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 10, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 2, pro. (g) 31, vit. A (IU) 972, vit. C (mg) 6, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 28, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1, sodium (mg) 2084, Potassium (mg) 517, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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