Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks


I sliced the tip of my thumb off. Okay, not off but I probably should have went and got stitches but I didn’t. Who has time for that?! I was prepping a crockpot stew recipe and was going to town slicing the onion and completely sliced the tip of my thumb. I didn’t really feel it and thought I just cut my fingernail off but then came the blood and a lot of it! I won’t get into the gory details but I had to switch out my six band aids every five minutes or so. It was pretty gross. I’m realizing though that I use my thumbs for everything! You know hard texting is with just one thumb??

Let me ask you something. What is one thing you are proud of that you did either yesterday or today? It can’t be that hard to think of something you are proud of that you did, right? I was asked this recently and it was an eye opener when I had to sit there and actually think about it. In reality, we all do things (well I hope) everyday that we should be proud of. We just might not realize it or give ourselves enough credit. It could be small like picking up the house or putting a healthy meal on the table for your family. It could be making it to the gym, trying something new, smiling at a stranger. These efforts and accomplishments shouldn’t be tossed to the wayside just because they aren’t large elaborate feats. Be proud of the small efforts you make each day and you will be able to appreciate yourself a lot more. Tonight before you go to bed, ask yourself what you are proud of that you accomplished today. Be proud of yourself for those accomplishments and kick start tomorrow with those accomplishments in mind and how you can make it an even better day!

These buffalo chicken drumsticks are so insanely easy to make. I will be bringing these to a couple holiday parties this year for sure. People won’t even know they are healthy! I brought these to a football party over the weekend and served them with celery and carrot sticks. I also had my dill vegetable dip near by if people needed some dipping sauce. Not to toot my own horn, but let’s just say I ended up going home with only a few celery sticks.


Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks


  • 3-4 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tblsp unsalted organic butter
  • 1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with tinfoil. Place the drumsticks on the pan and sprinkle with seat salt. Cook drumsticks for 35-40 minutes or until the skin becomes crispy and golden brown.
  • While the drumsticks are cooking, melt the butter in a large bowl then add Franks Hot Sauce and cayenne pepper. Depending on how spicy you want them add less or more cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • When the drumsticks are done cooking immediately add them to the bowl with the buffalo sauce. Stir until all drumsticks are fully covered. Serve hot with a side of carrot sticks and celery.

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