buffalo deviled eggs with crispu chicken skin on a black plate

Buffalo Deviled Eggs with Crispy Chicken Skin

  • Author: Allie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: American


These buffalo deviled eggs prove it doesn’t matter if the chicken or the egg came first – you can have both!



  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (you can adjust and use more or less depending on your preferences)
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot)
  • Skin from 3 chicken thighs (save the thighs for another use)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)


To make the chicken skin:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, lay the pieces of chicken skin flat. Top with another piece of parchment paper and then press another baking sheet on top so that the skin remains flat while cooking
  2. Cook for 30-35 minutes until skin is golden brown and crispy
  3. Remove the top baking sheet and parchment paper and let the chicken skin cool. Break into 3/4 inch pieces and set aside

To make the eggs:

  1. Hard boil your eggs using whatever method you choose. When done cooking, cool in an ice bath and peel when cool enough to touch
  2. Cut the eggs in half and scoop the yolks into a bowl with the mayonnaise, buffalo sauce, and cayenne and salt if using. Set the whites aside on a plate
  3. Using a fork, mash and mix the ingredients together until nice and smooth. Scoop the egg mixture into a small plastic sandwich bag. Snip off one bottom corner of the bag so you can pipe the egg mixture onto the whites
  4. Pipe the deviled egg mixture into each egg white (you can totally just use a mini spatula if you aren’t worried about presentation)
  5. Top each egg with a piece of crispy chicken skin (but only if you are serving immediately. If waiting to serve, save the chicken skin in an airtight container and top the eggs when ready to serve)


  1. If you have a mini food processor, it works like a dream on the egg mixture, making it super smooth!

Keywords: deviled eggs, buffalo sauce, buffalo deviled eggs, crispy chicken skin