Buffalo Wings

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The ultimate game day party food… Buffalo Wings! Learn tips for making buffalo wings at home. This baked wing recipe results in fork-tender chicken wings with a melt-in-your-mouth, from-scratch buffalo sauce.

A close up of buffalo chicken wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Game Day. Holiday. Summer Day. Chicken wings are always a hit at our house. My husband has been loving me even more lately since I’ve taken on the task of figuring out the best chicken wings. It’s a tough job, but he’s willing to take one for the team and be #1 taste tester.

I’m sharing my hints for what my husband thinks are the best buffalo baked wings!

brushing wing sauce on chicken

Buffalo Wings Ingredients

  • 5 pounds of chicken wings. We can buy a 5 pound bag of frozen jumbo wings at our local GFS store. This may sound like a lot, but if you’re serving them at a party, they will go quickly! I like that the frozen wings are individually frozen. If you need to only pull out a few for one or two servings, you can do that easily.
  • Buffalo Sauce.

Buffalo Wing Sauce

The right start to buffalo wings makes all the difference and that starts needs to be buffalo sauce. You can find our best, from-scratch buffalo sauce here. This homemade sauce only takes 15 minutes to make so is really easy. If you’re looking for a short cut, you can always use our baked chicken wing method and buy store-bought sauce. Everyone needs a shortcut every now and then!

How to Make Baked Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings are obviously healthier than breaded, fried chicken wings. We prefer to bake our wings, but bake them slowly on low temperature so that they end up fork tender and fall off the bone. This means that they may not be as crispy as fried versions, but when wings are messy to eat in the first place, we prefer the extra tender meat to make them just a little easier to eat.

Here’s how we do it:

  • Allow the wings to defrost completely in advance.
  • Place the defrosted wings in a single layer in a large baking pan. About 11×15 would be a good size for 5 pounds of jumbo wings. You can use 2 9×13 pans if you’d like.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour 3/4-1 cup buffalo sauce over the wings.
  • Bake the wings for 30 minutes.
  • Turn the wings over and brush them with an additional ½ cup buffalo sauce.
  • Bake them for another 30 minutes.
  • Pour off any extra chicken juices if desired (this will allow the skin to get a little crispier than if it would continue to cook in the juices. This step is optional!)
  • Turn the chicken wings over again, brush them with sauce and bake them for 25 minutes.
  • Broil the chicken wings on low for 5 minutes so that the tops get a little browned.
  • Toss the wings with additional buffalo sauce once they are done.

chicken wing dipping in sauce

What to Serve with Buffalo Wings?

Traditionally buffalo wings are served with blue cheese dressing. We prefer them with ranch dressing. They go great with a side salad and oven roasted potatoes or baked potatoes. A classic, comforting dinner!

Serve the wings with this nice bowl, tongs and sauce bottle set!

buffalo baked chicken wings
buffalo baked chicken wings

Buffalo Wings

5 from 1 vote
The ultimate game day party food... Buffalo Wings! Learn tips for making buffalo wings at home. This baked wing recipe results in fork-tender chicken wings with a melt-in-your-mouth, from-scratch buffalo sauce.
Servings 10
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 5 pounds jumbo chicken wings
  • 2 1/2 cups buffalo sauce (plus additional for dipping)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the wings in a single layer in an 11x15 baking pan. You can use 2 9x13 pans if you'd like.
  • Pour 3/4-1 cup buffalo sauce over the wings.
  • Bake the wings for 30 minutes.
  • Turn the wings over and brush them with an additional ½ cup buffalo sauce.
  • Bake them for another 30 minutes.
  • Pour off any extra chicken juices if desired (this will allow the skin to get a little crispier than if it would continue to cook in the juices. This step is optional!).
  • Turn the chicken wings over again, brush them with sauce and bake them for 25 minutes.
  • Broil the chicken wings on low for 5 minutes so that the tops get a little browned.
  • Toss the wings with additional buffalo sauce once they are done.
  • Serve immediately or place the wings in a slow cooker on warm until you are ready to serve them. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.

Video

Notes

The calories shown are based on the 5 pounds of chicken wings, with 1 serving being 1/10th of the recipe including sauce. Since different brands of ingredients and chicken wing sizes have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1929mg | Potassium: 191mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 271

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Danielle
4 years ago

5 stars
My boyfriend would love it if I spent time testing batches of chicken wings! Who doesn’t love a buffalo wing? These sound delicious. I also like that they’re not fried. I’m not against fried food, it just stinks up my house 🙂