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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings are exactly what they claim to be. CRISPY without deep frying, using one special ingredient you have in your kitchen pantry!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: buffalo wings, Chicken Wings
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

CHICKEN WINGS

  • 2 Kg (4 pounds) chicken wings cut into drumettes and flats
  • 1 tablespoon aluminium free baking powder (NOT baking soda)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Pinch of cracked pepper

BUFFALO SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey, white sugar or brown sugar (adjust to suit your tastes)

BLUE CHEESE DIP:

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cracked black pepper

TO SERVE:

  • Ranch dressing
  • Blue cheese dressing (RECIPE AS ABOVE) for serving
  • Celery sticks for serving

Instructions

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminium foil and set a heat-proof wire rack inside. 
  • Pat dry chicken wings liberally with paper towels, squeezing out as much moisture as you can. Transfer them to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the baking powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together, whisking well to combine, and sprinkle the mixture over the wings. Toss wings through the baking powder mixture until evenly coated. 
  • Arrange on rack, leaving about 1-inch of space between each wing.
  • Bake for 30 minutes; flip and continue to cook until crisp and golden brown, (about 20-30 minutes longer), until golden browned and crispy.
  • While wings are cooking, whisk together hot sauce, butter and sugar. Toss wings through the sauce to evenly coat.
  • Serve wings immediately with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing, and celery sticks.

Notes

For crispier wings, follow steps 1-4. Then refrigerate wings uncovered overnight. This ensures they are thoroughly dried out.
I tried both methods, and only noticed a slightly crispier texture in the refrigerated wings!
Inspired by Serious Eats.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 847mg | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 1.9mg