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Bloody Mary Buffalo Chicken using the Vortex

Bloody Mary Buffalo Chicken using the Vortex

The fried chicken mix recipe can be used for any chicken, it doesn’t have to be Bloody Mary flavored. The coating adheres perfectly and gives you that perfect crispy crust. For me, my go-to chicken on the Vortex is bone-in, skin-on thighs. They are the juiciest and have the most flavor.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword fried chicken, Vortex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 898kcal
Author Mike



  • 8 chicken pieces I prefer skin-on chicken thighs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Fried chicken mix below
  • Bloody Mary Seasoning below
  • Bloody Mary Buffalo sauce below

For the fried chicken mix

For the Bloody Mary seasoning (makes enough for the wings with some leftover for rimming Bloody Mary glasses!)

For the Bloody Mary Buffalo sauce


  • Fire up your Kettle grill with the Vortex loaded with charcoal. Don't start cooking until the coals are all lit and starting to ash over.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Place the fried chicken mix into a large baggie.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with vegetable oil.
  • Working in batches, place chicken pieces in the bag. Seal and shake. Shake off excess.
  • Transfer chicken to the grill along the edges, skin-side up.
  • Cover and cook for 45 minutes, turning the lid 90 degrees every 15 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes lightly brush the chicken with the Buffalo sauce. Don't be shy. Note: If you are using pieces other than split chicken breasts, you'll want to rotate the pieces at this time.
  • Cover and cook another 15 minutes or until the chicken hits 160 F. Fee free to brush with more Buffalo sauce, to taste.
  • Remove and let rest and come to 165 F before serving.


Calories: 898kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 12114mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2247IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 6mg