Baked Buffalo Wings

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Baked Buffalo Wings are a quick and healthy way to get the wings ready for your game day party but sacrifice nothing in taste.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Baked Wings in a red basket lined with parchment

Baked Buffalo Wings are a quick and healthy way to get the wings ready for your game day party but sacrifice nothing in taste.

Baked Wings in a red basket lined with parchment

These Baked Buffalo wings are crispy, juicy and so very addictive. You will love how quick they are, how few ingredients you need and the best part how really fabulous they are.

The story of the Buffalo Wing is here.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Multiple batches in 30 minutes
  • Easy Ingredients: 4 simple ingredients
  • Family Friendly: Wings are a fun family or game day favorite.
  • Adaptable: Make with your favorite sauce, dippers and make them your own.

What You Need to Make Buffalo Chicken Wings

Glass bowls with raw wings, butter hot sauce etc.

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Baked Wings – Step by Step

Wings cooked in a pan and then on a silpat lined baking sheet
  • Preheat: First, preheat oven to 425F and then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Heat Oil: Second, place 1 Tablespoon of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat and next pat the chicken wings dry and add in batches to the skillet.
  • Sear: Next, pan sear the chicken wings on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remainder.
  • Bake: Then bake chicken wings for 15-20 minutes, until an inserted meat thermometer reads 165F.
Cooked wings on pan, sauce being added to bowl and finally being tossed in sauce
  • Sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and buffalo sauce, adjusting the measurements to taste
  • Toss: Finally, place the chicken wings in a bowl and pour in the butter-buffalo sauce and then toss the chicken wings until fully coated. Serve warm. 

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Common Questions About Baked Wing Recipes

WHY BAKE?

These wings are definitely crispy but do not have the add fat that can make wings get really greasy and soggy.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT SAUCE?

Sure the possibilities are endless, make Garlic Parmesan Wings, GARLIC HONEY GLAZED CHICKEN, or Sweet and Spicy Wings

HALVED OR DOUBLED?

Of course, game day needs lots of wings so make multiple trays or if it is a small gathering it can be halved.

MAKE A DIFFERENT WAY?

Truly, these wings come out great in the oven but you can use your air fryer too.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH RECIPE?

>celery
>carrots
> Ranch or Bleu Cheese
>Bacon Crack Dip
>Caramelized Onion Dip

Baked Wings in a red basket lined with parchment

Expert Tips for Making Wings

  • Rub: A spicy rub can be add to your wings while you bake them.
  • Boneless: Chicken thighs or breasts cut into bite size pieces. Just adjust your cooking times.
  • Rest: While you want these wings hot, let them rest in the sauce for a minute or two before serving for ultimate flavor.
  • Vegan: Cauliflower is perfect. It absorbs the flavors terrifically.
  • Dipping: Extra Hot Wing lover? Cool Tzatziki sauce would be perfect.

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Baked Wings in a red basket lined with parchment

Baked Buffalo Wings

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • 2 Tablespoons oil as needed
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter optional
  • 2 Tablespoons buffalo sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • Place 1 Tablespoon of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Pat the chicken wings dry and add in batches to the skillet.
  • Pan sear the chicken wings on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. You’re not cooking the wings in the skillet, just searing them.
  • Remove the chicken wings to the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Repeat in batches until all chicken wings are cooked.
  • Bake chicken wings for 15-20 minutes, until an inserted meat thermometer reads 165F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and buffalo sauce, adjusting the measurements to taste.
  • Place the chicken wings in a bowl and pour in the butter-buffalo sauce.
  • Toss the chicken wings until fully coated. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Add a rub: Make a spicy rub and add to your wings while you bake them.
  • Boneless: Chicken thighs or breasts cut into bite size pieces. just adjust your cooking times.
  • Rest: While you enat these wings hot, let them rest in the sauce for a minute or two before serving for ultimate flavor.
  • Vegan: Cauliflower is perfect. It absorbs the flavors terrifically.
  • Dipping: Extra Hot Wing lover? Certainly try a cool  Tzatziki sauce.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 193mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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