These Buffalo Chicken Wings need to be on your table during Game Day. They are a staple to any major sporting event, and you should make them for your Big Game!
Chicken Wings are a classic snack or meal that a ton of people love! One thing about wings in restaurants, is they are fried!
These homemade Buffalo Chicken Wings are baked to crispy perfection and covered in a Homemade Buffalo Sauce as well!
We eat these wings every year for New Year's Eve and the Super Bowl! I truly feel I have perfected the oven baked chicken wing! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
How to make Buffalo Chicken Wings!
Leave the fried wings to the restaurants. It's messy and complicated to do at home.
These baked wings are cooked to perfection in the oven, and while they may take some more time than traditional fryer, it will not be as messy, and they will be a tad healthier than frying.
Start by preparing your pan with aluminum foil and then placing a baking rack on the pan. Dredge your chicken wings in the flour mixture and then place on the baking rack.
Bake in the oven, and if needed broil for the final 2 or 3 minutes to really get that crispy skin!
While the wings are baking follow the directions for the Buffalo Sauce. Once done baking, covered the wings in the sauce. Serve with Ranch or Blue Cheese and some celery and carrot sticks!
- Chicken Wings
- Buffalo Sauce (see directions below)
Step one: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees then prepare a baking sheet with alumni foil and a baking rack.
- Cooking tip: The baking rack allows the wings to get heat in the oven evenly as there is not a side of the wing sitting directly on the baking pan.
Step two: Pat chicken wings dry and set aside. Whisk together flour with salt and pepper then place in a shallow bowl and roll each chicken wing in the flour.
- Cooking Tip: One "secret" ingredients that does help in the crispiness of your wings is to add 1 tsp of baking powder to the flower mixture.
Step three: Place prepared chicken onto your baking rack. Once all chicken is coated with flour spray them all with your cooking spray.
Step four: Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until fully cooked.
Step five: Brush on or toss in buffalo sauce on your fully cooked wings and allow to sit for 5-8 minutes before serving.
How to make Home-made Buffalo Sauce:
I love making homemade Buffalo Sauce.
Yes, there is a big difference between Buffalo Sauce and Hot Sauce. Here is the direct link to this full recipe for Homemade Buffalo Sauce!
- Favorite Hot Sauce
- Seasoning Salt
- Garlic Powder
Step One - Melt butter in a saucepan.
Step Two - Add in Frank's Red Hot sauce and whisk together until smooth and combined.
Step Three - Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Serve and enjoy.
Tips and FAQ:
Is there a difference between a chicken wing and a buffalo wing?
Typically, a chicken wing consists of the entire wing area from the joint to the tip. Buffalo wings are the smaller portions of the whole wing, so the drum and the flat.
Why are they called Buffalo wings?
One theory is they were created back in the 1960s at a bar in Buffalo, New York.
Is there a difference between Hot Sauce and Buffalo Sauce?
Yes, there is a difference. Hot Sauce is basically hot peppers, salt, and vinegar. Mix hot sauce up with melted butter and that is Buffalo Sauce.
What dipping sauce should I use for my wings?
Most people prefer Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing. Along with some carrot or celery sticks.
For you buffalo chicken fans out there, here are a few more recipes you have to try:
Buffalo Chicken Dip: This dip has been a favorite of mine for years! I started making it back in high school for any and every gathering or sleepover I had and still love it to this day.
Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches: This recipe is so simple! It's all made in the slow cooker and then shredded and topped on some buns! You can also use it for salads or wraps, anyway, you like it!
Buffalo Chicken Soup: I love soup so it only made sense to make a buffalo chicken soup. My two favorite things in one and this soup will not depend
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Buffalo Chicken Wings
- 4 pounds chicken wings
- ½ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- 1 cup buffalo sauce
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees then prepare a baking sheet with alumni foil and a baking rack.
- Pat chicken wings dry and set aside. Whisk together flour with salt and pepper then place in a shallow bowl and roll each chicken wing in the flour.
- Place prepared chicken onto your baking rack. Once all chicken is coated with flour spray them all with your cooking spray.
- Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until fully cooked.
- Brush on or toss in buffalo sauce on your fully cooked wings and allow to sit for 5-8 minutes before serving.
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