These easy buffalo chicken wings are just that, easy. But they are also delicious. My son Kyle is what you would call a chicken wing connoisseur but his favorite place to eat them is that really loud chicken wing restaurant. I’m all for going out to eat but I can’t stand not being able to hear myself think.
So I had to come up with a really good chicken wing recipe pronto!
I have made countless batches, all different ways- the grill, frying, grill then oven, Instant Pot then broiling…all the ways. And all the sauces until I finally came up with one that I think is the best. And funny enough its the most basic of all!
It’s obvious the type of chicken wing you use is important. I’ve tried grass-fed pasture-raised, frozen, fresh, and I’ve found that the fresh Foster Farms party wings cook up the best with the best tasting meat. I don’t do fat on my meat, and these wings don’t have any of that. And the wings have to be crispy, not soggy or chewy. These cook up perfectly and taste great cold the next day if they last that long!
Kyle likes buffalo sauce the best, but it can be pretty spicy. I prefer Franks Original Hot Sauce (not the Buffalo sauce) since it doesn’t have all kinds of crazy ingredients and when mixed with a half stick of butter, it’s the perfect blend of creamy and spicy. You can, however, use whatever sauce floats your boat for this recipe.
The cooking of the wings is what breaks or makes them. It’s important to cook them at the right temp for the right amount of time.
You’ll need a cookie sheet, some parchment paper, and your wings. Lay the wings, bottom side up, on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and then with a brush or spoon, cover each wing with a good amount of sauce.
You want bottom side up so they’ll be top side up when you broil at the end.
Bake them in the oven at 400º for about 20-25 minutes. You can check about halfway through to see if they are browning up. After 20 minutes, rotate your cookie sheet and using tongs, flip each wing over to brown the other side. Cook for another 20 minutes.
After the 20minutes is up, turn the oven on to broil at 475º. Place the wings on the top rack of your oven and broil for about 5 minutes. You can flip the wings back over if you want and broil again.
If you are wondering about the wine with this dish, go for a slightly sweeter white such as a Moscato or Riesling. The sweetness will halt some of that spiciness in the wings and the wing spice will mellow out some of the sweetness in the wine.
Not a white wine person? Check out this Calimocho cocktail. A blend of cola, cherries, and red wine! YUM!
If you made these and enjoyed them, let me know by replying below! I’d love it if you would also share this recipe on Pinterest!