Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Buffalo Wings is a spicy flavor-packed chicken appetizer dish. It is made with the oven-baked chicken wing that is tossed in a finger-licking homemade buffalo sauce. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Buffalo Chicken Wings with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe below to make the cooking process visually clear. These crispy Buffalo Wings taste great with ranch dip, cheese dip, or similar dipping sauces. And it can be one of the best dishes to serve for parties, get-togethers, or game nights.

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What are Buffalo Wings?

Buffalo Wings are a hot, spicy, and super flavorful appetizer dish. It is usually made with baked or fried chicken wings and tossed with a lip-smacking buffalo sauce. And it is served as an appetizer for parties, game nights, get-togethers, or for lunch and dinner.

Even though basic seasoning like salt and pepper is widely used to bake chicken wings, here I have added some extra spices to flavor them up. However, you can also customize your seasoning as per your preferences too.

These Buffalo Wings deliver an irresistible flavor and taste, especially after tossed with homemade sauce, and I hope they will turn into a perfect appetizer for you as well. And the best part is you can bake, air fry or oil fry the wings as per your convenience.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make Buffalo Wings are basic and you could easily find them in food supermarkets around. So let’s see what they are below.

For Sauce

Following are the ingredients required to make the sauce.

Buffalo Wings ingredients placed on a table
  • Hot Sauce – Here I have used Franks hot sauce but feel free to could use any hot sauce that’s handy to you
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted butter that evens out the spiciness from the hot sauce
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar

For Buffalo Wings

Following are the ingredients required to make Buffalo Wings.

Buffalo Wings ingredients placed on a table
  • Chicken Wings – Fresh or frozen chicken wings work well for this recipe. But if you are using frozen wings then make sure to bring them to room temperature
  • Baking Powder – Delivers the crispiness to the wings
  • Seasoning Powder – Ginger, garlic and pepper powder, paprika, and chili flakes for a nice flavor and taste
  • Olive Oil – For coating the wings

For a detailed ingredients list, Please check out the recipe card below.

How to make Buffalo Chicken Wings?

The recipe I have shared here is a classic crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings. Even though it is a baked version, you can always feel free to oil fry or air fry the wings.

Buffalo Chicken Wings in a bowl with celery stick and sauce nearby

Following are the high-level instructions to make this recipe but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photos and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Prep Sauce – In a pan with medium heat, add butter and let it melt. Simmer the heat and add hot sauce, garlic powder, vinegar, and soy sauce or Worcestershire Sauce. You can use soy sauce if Worcestershire sauce is not handy
  • Reserve it – Mix well until everything combines and remove from heat. Now the hot and spicy buffalo wing sauce is ready to toss in baked or air fried chicken wings
  • Season Chicken – In a bowl, add the chicken wings, olive oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, paprika, chili flakes, black pepper powder, salt, and baking powder. Mix well until all the seasoning coats the wings
  • Resting Time – Here I have baked the chicken wings directly without resting them but you can feel free to rest them for about 15 to 20 minutes
  • Bake Arrange the Chicken Wings on a baking tray with a wire rack in single layers (make sure to spray oil the wire racks to avoid sticking the chicken). Place the baking tray with Chicken Wings in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake them for about 40 to 50 minutes. You can also switch the baking mode to broil for the last 5 to 7 minutes for an extra Crispy Chicken Wings
  • Remove – Remove the Baked Wings from the oven and it is now ready to toss in the sauce
  • Toss with Sauce – Transfer the chicken wings to a bowl and pour 2 tbsp of buffalo sauce. Toss well until the sauce coats wells on wings. Note: For example, you could use 2 tbsp of buffalo sauce for 2 lb / 900 gm of chicken wings

Tips

  • Sauce – Even though I have made the sauce on the stovetop, you can also quickly mix the melted butter into hot sauce and other ingredients mentioned under the sauce section mentioned in the ingredients list
  • Pat dry the wings – Always make sure to pat dry the wings with a kitchen paper towel to remove all the moisture that results in a crispy chicken wings
  • Baked Version – The recipe I have shared here is Oven Baked Buffalo Wings, but you can also toss the sauce in the air-fried chicken wings or fried wings to achieve similar results
  • Baking Powder – Baking Powder is one of the main ingredients that helps to crisp up the skin of the chicken wings, so I would recommend not skipping it
  • Crispiness – The crispiness of chicken wings stays for up to 15 to 20 minutes once they are out of the oven. After tossing it with the sauce, I recommend serving it immediately to enjoy its crispness
  • Serving – These Spicy Buffalo Wings taste great with celery sticks, ranch dip, or blue cheese dip

Serving Suggestions

These Spicy Buffalo Wings taste great with ranch dip, ketchup, or blue cheese dip alongside celery sticks. And it is a perfect appetizer for parties, game nights, or get-togethers.

Storage Suggestions

You can store the baked wings in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. But before serving I would suggest reheating the wings in the oven until the skin crisps and then toss-up with the sauce. After tossing it with the sauce, I recommend serving it immediately to enjoy its crispness. But if it is kept for long then the buffalo wings may turn soft

You could also find similar recipes below and more at chicken recipes and baked & roasted recipes.

Buffalo Wings Recipe Video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Buffalo Wings below that I hope will help you to make a spicy appetizer at home.

📖 Recipe

Yield: 4 Serving

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings in a bowl with celery stick and sauce nearby

Buffalo Wings is a spicy flavor-packed chicken appetizer dish. It is made with oven-baked chicken that is tossed in a finger-licking homemade Buffalo Sauce. These crispy Buffalo Wings taste great with ranch dip, cheese dip, or similar dipping sauces. And it can be one of the best dishes to serve for parties, get-togethers, or game nights.

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
45 minutes

Total Time
55 minutes

Ingredients

For Sauce

  • 8 tbsp Butter, Salted

  • 1½ cup Hot Sauce

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 tsp Vinegar

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce or Soy Sauce

Baking Chicken Wings

  • 2 lbs / 900 gm Chicken Wings

  • 1 tbsp Paprika

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder

  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder

  • ½ tsp Chili Flakes

  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder

  • 1 tsp, Salt or as needed

Instructions

To make Sauce

  1. In a pan with medium heat, add butter and let it melt Butter is melting in a pan
  2. Simmer the heat and add hot sauce, garlic powder, vinegar, and soy sauce or Worcestershire Sauce. You can use soy sauce if Worcestershire sauce is not handy Butter with hot sauce in a pan
  3. Mix well until everything combines and remove from heat. Now the hot and spicy buffalo wing sauce is ready to toss in baked or air fried chicken wings Buffalo Sauce is simmering in a pan

To make Buffalo Wings

  1. In a bowl, add the chicken wings, olive oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, paprika, chili flakes, black pepper powder, salt, and baking powder Chicken wings with seasoning powders
  2. Mix well until all the seasoning coats the wings. Here I have baked the chicken wings directly without resting them but you can feel free to rest them for about 15 to 20 minutes Seasoned chicken wings in a bowl
  3. Arrange the Chicken Wings on a baking tray with a wire rack in single layers (make sure to oil spray the wire racks to avoid sticking the chicken) Chicken wings placed on wire rack
  4. Place the baking tray with Chicken Wings in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake them for about 40 to 50 minutes. You can also switch the baking mode to broil for the last 5 to 7 minutes for an extra Crispy Chicken Wings Chicken wings placed in an oven
  5. Remove the Baked Wings from the oven and it is now ready to toss in the sauce Crispy baked wings on a wire rack
  6. Transfer the chicken wings to a bowl and pour 2 tbsp of buffalo sauce. Toss well until the sauce coats wells on wings. Note: For example, you could use 2 tbsp of buffalo sauce for 2 lb / 900 gm of chicken wings Chicken wings tossed in buffalo sauce

To serve

  1. Serve this Cripsy Buffalo Chicken Wings with celery, ranch dip, or cheese dip for lunch and dinner or as an appetizer for party or game night Serving Buffalo Wings with celery sticks

Notes

  1. Sauce – Even though I have made the sauce on the stovetop, you can also quickly mix the melted butter into hot sauce and other ingredients mentioned under the sauce section in the ingredients list
  2. Baked Version – The recipe shared here is Oven Baked Buffalo Wings, but you can also toss the sauce in the air-fried chicken wings or fried wings to achieve similar results
  3. Baking Powder – Baking Powder is one of the main ingredients that helps to crisp up the skin of the chicken wings, so I recommend not skipping it
  4. Serving – These Spicy Buffalo Wings taste great with celery sticks, ranch dip, or blue cheese dip

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 wings

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 278Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 592mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 20g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What are Buffalo Wings?

Buffalo Wings are a hot, spicy, and super flavorful appetizer dish. It is usually made with baked or fried chicken wings and tossed with a lip-smacking buffalo sauce. And it is served as an appetizer for parties, game nights, or get-togethers.

Can fry chicken wings for this recipe?

Yes, you can oil fry the wings just like I have done for my Garlic Parmesan Wings.

What is the best cooking method for wings?

Chicken Wings are usually baked, air fried, or oil-fried. While all the methods deliver the best results you could always feel free to choose the method that works best for you.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you about how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Cooking!

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