Buffalo chicken legs kick up the heat in this fast recipe

07/02/2014 10:56 AM

07/02/2014 10:57 AM

Celebrate the Fourth with fiery Buffalo-style chicken legs. The heat level is up to you.

Add a tangy, cool salad topped with blue cheese dressing to balance the heat of the chicken. Strawberries and blueberries add red and blue to the white dressing for this Fourth of July dinner.

Helpful Hints

• The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Freeze extra for another recipe.

Countdown

• Prepare chicken ingredients.
• Make chicken.
• While chicken cooks, make salad.

Wine and Beer

Fred Tasker’s wine suggestion: Linda is getting so spicy here that I throw up my hands and suggest ice-cold beer.

Evan Benn’s beer suggestion: Good call, Fred. The heat of this dish calls for a thirst-quenching, well-chilled Yuengling Lager from Pennsylvania.

Shopping List

To buy: 8 skinless chicken drumsticks (with bone about 3 ounces each), 1 small can tomato paste, 1 container strawberries, 1 container blueberries, 1 package washed, ready-to-eat lettuce, 1 bottle cayenne pepper, 1 small bottle honey and 1 bottle reduced-fat blue cheese dressing.

Staples: Canola oil, garlic and distilled white vinegar.

Find more of Linda Gassenheimer’s recipes on her website, dinnerinminutes.com, and on Twitter, @lgassenheimer.

About Linda Gassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer

@lgassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer's twice-monthly Dinner in Minutes column gives Miami Herald readers ideas for quick and easy meals that won't break the calorie bank. She includes helpful hints, shopping lists and wine suggestions to make dinner a no-fuss event

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