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Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chill Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 45 mins
 

These buffalo wings are so crispy you won't believe they're not fried! Baked in the oven then coated in a lip-tingling spicy buffalo sauce. Great game-day grub!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken wings, buffalo wings, buffalo wings recipe, chicken wings, chicken wings recipe
Servings: 12 wings
Calories: 270 kcal
Ingredients
For the Chicken Wings:
For the Buffalo Sauce:
For the Blue Cheese Dip:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground), or to taste
Additionally:
  • celery sticks
Instructions
To Make the Baked Chicken Wings
  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels, then add the baking powder, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat.

  2. Place the chicken wings on a wire rack set over a baking sheet, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and bake the wings for 20 minutes, then flip them over and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through and very crispy.

  4. Brush the crispy chicken wings with the buffalo sauce and serve with blue cheese dip and celery sticks.

To Make the Buffalo Sauce:
  1. Whisk the hot sauce, melted butter, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and garlic powder together until smooth.

To Make the Blue Cheese Dip:
  1. Stir the mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese crumbles, scallions, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together until well-blended.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For a milder buffalo sauce, cut back on the hot sauce and substitute it with an equal amount of melted butter. 

For an even spicier buffalo sauce, add 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 1047mg46%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 523IU10%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.