Buffalo chicken wings are a popular dish in the United States, especially during sports events and gatherings. The dish originated in Buffalo, New York in the 1960s and has since become a classic American dish. Buffalo chicken wings are typically deep-fried chicken wings coated in a spicy sauce made with hot sauce, butter, and other ingredients. In this recipe, we will provide a detailed guide on how to make delicious buffalo chicken wings at home. Ingredients:
2 lbs chicken wings
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional for more spiciness)
1/2 cup hot sauce (we recommend Frank's RedHot Original Hot Sauce)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp honey (optional for sweetness)
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Blue cheese dressing (optional for serving)
Carrot and celery sticks (optional for serving)
Large mixing bowl
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Prepare the chicken wings by cutting off the wing tips and separating the wings into drumettes and flats.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).
Add the chicken wings to the bowl and toss to coat them evenly with the flour mixture.
Line a baking sheet with a wire rack and place the coated chicken wings on the rack.
Bake the chicken wings for 45-50 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time, until they are golden brown and crispy.
While the chicken wings are baking, make the buffalo sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the hot sauce, melted butter, honey (if using), white vinegar, and garlic powder. Whisk until the ingredients are well combined and the butter is melted.
Remove the chicken wings from the oven and transfer them to a large mixing bowl.
Pour the buffalo sauce over the chicken wings and toss to coat them evenly.
Serve the buffalo chicken wings hot with blue cheese dressing and carrot and celery sticks on the side.
Calories and Nutritional Information:
The calorie count for this recipe is approximately 384 calories per serving (2 wings), assuming a yield of 8 servings.
Please note that the calorie count may vary depending on the specific ingredients and brands used.
For those with allergies, please note that this recipe contains gluten from the all-purpose flour and dairy from the butter. You can use gluten-free flour and dairy-free butter substitutes if needed.
If you prefer less spiciness, you can reduce the amount of cayenne pepper or omit it entirely.
For a healthier alternative, you can bake the chicken wings without the flour coating and use a low-fat buffalo sauce.
For purchasing the ingredients and kitchen equipment on Amazon, here are the links:
Frank's RedHot Original Hot Sauce: https://www.amazon.com/Franks-RedHot-Original-Hot-Sauce/dp/B00OIQO6KS
Baking sheet: https://www.amazon.com/Baking-Sheet-Set-Stainless-Steel/dp/B07TDHDV13
Wire rack: https://www.amazon.com/KITCHENATICS-Commercial-Grade-Stainless-Cooling-Baking/dp/B07WNG6Z86
Enjoy your delicious homemade buffalo chicken wings!