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Baked Buffalo Wings

Buffalo chicken wings are a party favorite and a game-day must. These spicy chicken wings are crispy and fall off the bone, and yes, they’re baked not fried.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy game day appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 324kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds Chicken Wings drums and flats separated and wing tips removed (about 24-32 wing pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 4 tablespoons Butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons Cayenne Pepper based Hot Sauce use more for spicier wings

You will also need

  • 2 Large baking sheets
  • 1 Cooling rack
  • Pastry Brush

Instructions

Prep Work

  • Preheat Oven to 375°F
  • Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Place the wings in a large bowl and sprinkles some of the seasoning mix. Give them a good stir, sprinkle some more.
  • Spray a large baking sheet lightly with cooking spray. Arrange the chicken wings, in a single layer, skin side up. Bake them for 30 minutes.
  • Line a clean, large baking sheet with a cooling rack. Spray the cooling rack lightly with cooking spray. Transfer the wings to the fresh pan, arrange them in a single layer (skin side up).
  • Bake the chicken wings for 15 minutes. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken wings at this point is at least 165°F.

In the meantime, make the Buffalo wings sauce

  • Add the melted butter and hot sauce to a bowl, stir vigorously to combine.
  • Remove the wings from the oven. Turn the wings so the paler side is up (skin side down). Brush them with the buffalo sauce and bake for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Turn each wing one more time and brush with the sauce. Return the wings to the oven and bake another 10 minutes or so.
  • Pour or brush any remaining sauce over the wings as soon as they come out of the oven and add a little extra hot sauce if you like them spicy.

Notes

If the butter firms up while the wings are in the oven, give it about 5 seconds in the microwave and it will melt again.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 204mg | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg