Ultimate Buffalo Wings
5 from 1 vote

Ultimate Buffalo Wings

Craving Buffalo wings? These savory + tangy chicken wings are inspired by the real deal. Whether you fry them or bake them, this Buffalo Wing recipe is perfect with hot, buttery sauce.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo wings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 36 Wings
Calories 110 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 5 pounds chicken wings cut into drums and flats, wing tips discarded
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Cook That

  1. If BAKING, preheat oven to 425. If DEEP FRYING, heat vegetable or peanut oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees.

  2. While the oven or oil is heating, rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut the wings into drums and flats by cutting at the joint. Remove the wing tip and discard. 

  3. Place the prepared wings in a large bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and the salt. Add the flour and toss to coat every wing completely.

  4. If BAKING, arrange the wings in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake on the center rack for 20 minutes. Turn the wings, then bake for another 20 minutes. Turn on the broiler, and broil the wings for 2 minutes per side until the skin is crisp and brown. Watch the wings carefully!

  5. If DEEP FRYING, fry the chicken wings in small batches for about 12 minutes per batch. The wings will be golden brown and no longer pink at the bone. (Your cooking time may vary based on the oil used, cooker, and size of wing.)

  6. While the wings are cooking, melt the butter in a small skillet or sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in the hot sauce, vinegar, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook and stir the sauce until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat and keep warm. 

  7. When the wings are done cooking, toss in the sauce and serve hot with celery sticks and our Best Ever Blue Cheese Dressing.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional value does NOT include celery or dressing.

Although this recipe is listed as low-carb, the carb information is based per wing. I think it is a great "splurge" for low-carb dieters, but due to the high amounts of sodium, butter, and deep-frying would not recommend it as an every day diet staple. :)

Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Buffalo Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 Wing)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.