How To Come Up The Best Buffalo Chicken Jerky Recipe

Today we are going to hit the copycat Buffalo chicken jerky recipe. This jerky version of Buffalo Wild Wings offers an original-like taste and texture in its every bite. It offers amazingly delicious bites with not so mild and not so hot textures. But the most amazing part is, you can get creative with this recipe and prepare your version with proper instructions. For instance, you can dip the sticks into blue cheese to bring out an unforgettable taste within just 5 minutes. But today, we will jump into the original recipe only.

This is a totally Gluten Free dish, and there is no added MSG, sugar, or soy in it. So, if you are looking for something highly flavorful and tasty buttery buffalo sauce but you don’t want the mess it involves, then this recipe is certainly the one you are looking for. It also a healthier alternative to any other buffalo wings available out there. With almost no carbohydrate, it is a mouth-watering, flavorful, and handcrafted snacking pleasure.

As we are talking about this top-notch recipe of Buffalo Wild Wings, I recommend you to try another copycat recipe of the American casual dining restaurant, the Buffalo wild wings street tacos recipe. Instead of heading out to the restaurants and spending idles hours waiting on the delivery boy to arrive at your doorstep, you can try this American favorite street tacos at home right now.


Like the buffalo beef jerky, the chicken jerky recipe also takes a heck of many ingredients in the first place. If you are trying this for the first time, you may need to head to your local grocery store more than one or two times. Keep these ingredients ready at your hand:

  • Freshly ground chicken (1-pound)
  • Celery seed (½ teaspoon)
  • Sea salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (½ teaspoon)
  • Garlic powder (½ teaspoon)
  • Onion powder (½ teaspoon)
  • Fresh pink curing salt (¼teaspoon)
  • Cayenne pepper sauce (¼ cup)
  • Cayenne pepper sauce (2 tablespoons)


This recipe requires a 10-minutes preparation time along with 2 hours 30 minutes of cooking time. However, you will need an additional 8 hours during the cooking process. So, it about 10 hours and 40 minutes recipe in total. So, it’s not quite suitable for people on tight schedules, logically. Follow the guidelines with utmost care:

  • At first, take a large bowl. Put onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, sea salt, cayenne pepper sauce (1/4 cup), celery seed, and pink curing salt in that bowl. Then stir to mix them properly. Mix them well until they are evenly combined and there is a smooth texture.
  • Then cover the mixture with something (preferably plastic or a piece of cloth) and put the mixture in the refrigerate overnight or eight hours at least.
  • The next morning, put the mixture on your air fryer oven racks. Then take a jerky gun and use it to form sticks out of the mixture carefully.
  • Now, it’s time to Preheat the air fryer. Preheat it to 70 degrees Celsius or 160 degrees Fahrenheit as fast as possible.
  • Then put the air fryer oven racks back onto the air fryer. Carefully set the air fryer timer for 2 hours.
  • After an hour, flip over the sticks using a fork and keep frying until the finishing beep.
  • At last, use the remaining cayenne pepper sauce (2 tablespoons) to brush the sticks over the tops. Then air-fry the sticks for another 30 minutes. Then you are done cooking the Buffalo chicken jerky recipe.
  • Now, let the sticks cool down for 30 or more minutes. When they are fully cooked, you can store them in an airtight container where you will be able to keep them for 3-4 days. If you keep them in your refrigerator, they will be safe for 5-7 days.

So, you can serve this dish whenever you like during these days. You can take them on your camping trip around or hiking adventure. However, it is better to heat a bit on over when taken out of the storage.

Nutrition Information

This spicy chicken jerky recipe is a Sodium and Potassium rich recipe with a considerable number of calories and other significant nutrients for our body. 22.4 of the total 98.8 calories comes from fat only.

Nutrient Fact (6-servings)ValueDaily Value
Protein17.1g34 %
Dietary Fiber0.1g1 %
Fat2.5g4 %
Saturated Fat0.7g3 %
Cholesterol46.1mg15 %
Vitamin A IU34.9IU1 %
Niacin Equivalents10.9mg84 %
Vitamin B60.4mg22 %
Vitamin C10.6mg18 %
Folate3.2mcg1 %
Calcium14.1mg1 %
Iron2.5mg14 %
Magnesium20.2mg7 %
Potassium170.1mg5 %
Sodium653.7mg26 %
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

There were times when I used to go to my nearest Buffalo Wild Wings at least twice a week. But those days are over. Now I can prepare 5-6 Buffalo recipes myself at my home. And this is one of those special recipes from Buffalo wild Wings. You can store in airtight containers for three days and 5-7 days on a refrigerator! So if you are about to go for your next camping trip or hiking adventure, make Buffalo chicken jerky your partner on crime! Try the Buffalo chicken jerky recipe right now!

I will be back with a few more Buffalo Wild Wings recipe items. Stay tuned!

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