Baked American Buffalo Wings

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5 from 8 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

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

Baked American Buffalo Wings.

The Baked American Buffalo wings are perfect for game day or anytime you want a healthy but flavor packed appetizer or snack. Game day is all about subs, fries and buffalo chicken wings. Sometimes, you do not want a heavy, fried wing but still want to partake in something fun and flavorful. Therefore, you need to try these baked buffalo chicken. After all, America loves football and they love wings,


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What We Love About This Crispy Buffalo Wings Recipe

The story of the Buffalo Wing is founded in the city of Buffalo, New York at the Anchor bar find out here. Now you can get wings from buffalo wild wings or the local pizza joint but homemade is always best.

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. A great late-night snack or treat.

  • 30 Minutes to Make: Multiple batches in 30 minutes
  • Easy Ingredients: 4 simple ingredients for these hot wings.
  • Family Friendly: Wings are a fun family or game day favorite.
  • Adaptable: Make with your favorite sauce, dippers and make them your own.
A dish of Baked American Buffalo Wings.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken Wings: Flats, or wingette, drumette etc.
  • Oil: Vegetable oil
  • Buffalo sauce: Use your favorite hot sauce.
Wings and stuff for the sauce.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Boneless Chicken – Boneless wings are great with this spicy sauce.
  • Butter – A non dairy alternative can also work for the recipe.

How to Make Baked Buffalo Chicken

These are the basic steps for making homemade hot wings. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Baking the wings.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 425F and then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

STEP 2: SEAR

Second, place 1 Tablespoon of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat and next pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels and add in batches to the skillet. Next, pan sear the chicken wings on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remainder.

STEP 3: BAKE

Next, bake chicken wings for 15-20 minutes, until an inserted meat thermometer reads 165F.

Creating the sauce for the American wings.

STEP 4: SAUCE

Then in a small bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients of melted butter and buffalo sauce, adjusting the measurements to taste.  Finally, place the chicken wings in a bowl and pour in the warm sauce and then toss the chicken wings until fully coated. Serve warm. 

Prep and Storage Tips for Oven Baked Hot Wings

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Want wings for Super Bowl Sunday but don’t want to pay delivery fee of other fees, or have a super long pickup estimates, make the sauce in advance and then you can have fresh hot wings whenever you want them.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

You can keep the sauce in the fridge in an airtight container or jar.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The wings can be frozen for up to six months in a freezer bag or an airtight container.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Spread your wings on a baking sheet in a single layer. Put the wings in the oven and reheat for 10-20 minutes, at 350 degrees or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY BAKE?

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

WHAT CAN YOU SERVE WITH THESE AMERICAN WINGS?

Veggie sticks such as celery sticks, carrot sticks, French fries, onion rings or even jicama.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, adjust the recipe card below to make the amount of wings that you need for your party or family.

WHAT DIPS ARE GREAT FOR WINGS?

> Ranch Dressing
>Blue Cheese Dressing/Blue Cheese Dip
>Tzatziki
>Sour Cream

Wings with dipping sauce on a platter.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Spices: Season the wings with a teaspoon of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and black pepper and other spices.
  • Boneless: No need for boneless, use tenders or other pieces of chicken.
  • 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.

What to Serve with Baked American Buffalo Wings

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Baked American Buffalo Wings.
5 from 8 votes

Baked American Buffalo Wings

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
These Baked American Buffalo Wings are a quick and healthy way to get the wings ready for your game day party but sacrifice nothing in taste.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds 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 Spices: Season the wings with a teaspoon of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and black pepper and other spices.
      • Boneless: No need for boneless, use tenders or other pieces of chicken.
      • 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.

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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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: game day, wings

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