Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked buffalo wings coated in buffalo sauce on grey speckled plate next to blue cheese and celery sticks.

Oven Baked Buffalo Wings cook up amazingly crispy and juicy without deep frying. Then they’re tossed with a spicy buffalo wing sauce that can be made mild to hot, depending on your taste preference. You’ll honestly never believe these wings weren’t fried in the deep fryer. They’re some of the most crispy chicken wings I’ve tried! 

I grew up just south of Buffalo, NY and I have definitely consumed my fair share of Buffalo Wings. We would eat them every Friday night while watching TGIF.

Everyone in town had an opinion on who made the best wings in town. In our house, the wings usually came from The Cherry Lounge in Jamestown. But, I’ve never actually been there… Being that it was a “lounge” and I was in high school, I was never actually allowed in. So, my mom would just get a to-go order and bring them home for us. I love them super spicy, and they have to be served with crispy, cold celery sticks & blue cheese (never ranch).

I’ve also tried the wings at the original Anchor Bar, where Buffalo Wings are said to have originated from.

But, the best wings, in my opinion are from Guppy’s in Bemus Point, NY. Guppy’s was owned by my Aunt Sally & Uncle Mike and theirs were always the best. Crispy and spicy, with just the perfect kiss of butter. Since then, I’ve adapted their original buffalo wings recipe to be my own.

As you probably guessed, the authentic way to make buffalo wings is deep frying. But I’ve discovered that you can make chicken wings just as crispy in the oven. Plus, it saves calories, meaning that you’ll feel a little less guilty about consuming an entire platter of them.

Tips for Making Extra Crispy Baked Chicken Wings:

  • Coating the chicken wings in baking powder is what makes the skin super crispy.
  • Baking the wings on a wire rack ensures the fat can drip off and air can circulate around the wings and get them extra crisp.
  • Flipping the wings halfway through guarantees the wings are extra crispy all around.

How Long to Bake Chicken Wings:

  • Chicken wings take 30-35 minutes to cook and become crispy in a 450-degree oven.

Easy Buffalo Wings Sauce Recipe

My Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe can be customized to your preferred heat level. You can make Mild Buffalo Wing Sauce, Medium Buffalo Wing Sauce or Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce. Plus, you only need four ingredients:

  • Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • Butter
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tabasco

After the chicken wings have baked in the oven, toss them with your sauce and enjoy!

Baked buffalo wings coated in buffalo sauce on grey speckled plate next to blue cheese and celery sticks.

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Baked Buffalo Wings Recipe

Baked buffalo wings coated in buffalo sauce on grey speckled plate next to blue cheese and celery sticks.

Baked Buffalo Wings {CRIPSY}

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked buffalo wings, buffalo wings, buffalo wings in oven, oven baked buffalo wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 424 kcal

Oven Baked Buffalo Wings cook up amazingly crispy and juicy without deep frying. Then they’re tossed with a spicy buffalo wing sauce that can be made mild to hot, depending on your taste preference. You’ll honestly never believe these wings weren’t fried in the deep fryer. They're some of the most crispy chicken wings I’ve tried! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings about 20 wings and drumettes
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray

Buffalo Wing Sauce

  • 12 ounces Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • Few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Few dashes Tabasco sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 

  2. Spray wire rack with cooking spray and set on a foil-lined baking sheet. 

  3. In a large bowl whisk together baking powder and salt. Add chicken and toss to coat in the mixture.

  4. Arrange chicken in a single layer on wire rack. 

  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, until the skin is crispy and golden. 

  6. While the wings are cooking, combine the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

  7. When the wings are finished, dump them into the mixing bowl with the sauce and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

For instructions on making the Buffalo Wing Sauce mild, medium or hot, click here

Nutrition Facts
Baked Buffalo Wings {CRIPSY}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 3430mg149%
Potassium 393mg11%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tools used for making these Baked Chicken Wings:

Wine Pairings for Buffalo Wings:

  • To tame the heat of these buffalo wings, look for a wine with a hint of sweetness. Riesling and Gewurztraminer make great options.
  • Even though I usually give wine pairings, I’d also suggest pairing a light beer, like a pilsner with these buffalo wings.

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6 comments

  1. Randy Burton

    5 stars
    Easy to follow recipe and visuals. Looking forward to this meal.

    Reply

  2. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    5 stars
    I love crispy baked chicken wings and these look incredibly delicious!! Getting my Game Day menus together, and adding this recipe to them!

    Reply

  3. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam

    Baking buffalo wings in the oven is such a good idea, and a healthier twist on a delicious bar food favorite. I love that you make splurge dishes healthier, Erin!

    Reply

  4. jennie lamancuso

    5 stars
    Yummy !!!

    Reply

  5. Jacqueline Lee

    If I don’t have a wire rack can I use just any kind of pan to cook them in

    Reply

    1. Erin

      You can Jacqueline – Though the rack helps the air circulate and guarantee crispy wings.

      Reply

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