Baked Buffalo Wings

It’s game day, and the craving for a mouth-watering snack hits you. There’s no better time to bring out the star of snack-time delights – Baked Buffalo Wings. Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or just beginning your culinary journey, this dish is a sure-fire way to impress.

Often synonymous with deep-fried, oily appetizers, buffalo wings can indeed be a healthier option. Our version brings you the beloved crispy texture and tantalizing tang of classic buffalo wings without the added guilt of deep frying.

What’s the secret, you ask? Baking! Baked Buffalo Wings offer a scrumptious way to satisfy your cravings, minus the unnecessary calories. In just about two hours, you can whip up these irresistible wings with a crispy exterior, tender interior, and a coat of spicy, buttery buffalo sauce. What’s more, you can adjust the heat to your liking!

How to Prepare Baked Buffalo Wings

Preparing Baked Buffalo Wings involves a simple process that demands a bit of patience but rewards you with an explosion of flavor. Here, we’ll guide you step-by-step to recreate the quintessential buffalo wing experience in your kitchen.

Ingredients for Baked Buffalo Wings

  • Cooking spray
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®)

Directions for Baked Buffalo Wings

  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray.
  2. Place flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add chicken wings, seal the bag, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture.
  3. Transfer wings to the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. While the oven is preheating, whisk together melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  6. Dip wings into the butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crispy on the outside and no longer pink in the center, about 25 more minutes.

Can I make Baked Buffalo Wings spicier?

Absolutely! The beauty of these wings is that you can adjust the spice level to your liking. Just add more cayenne or use a hotter sauce to take the heat up a notch.

Can I use frozen chicken wings for this recipe?

Yes, you can. Just ensure they are completely thawed and patted dry before you begin the coating process.

How can I tell if the wings are fully cooked?

The wings are fully cooked when they’re crispy on the outside and no longer pink in the center. You can also use a meat thermometer to check – chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Baked Buffalo Wings

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 20 wings
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Ingredients
  

  • cooking spray
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup hot pepper sauce such as Frank's RedHot®

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray.
  • Place flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add chicken wings, seal the bag, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture.
  • Transfer wings to the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • While the oven is preheating, whisk together melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  • Dip wings into butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crispy on the outside and no longer pink in the center, about 25 more minutes.
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