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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! | https://cafedelites.com
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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

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!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Appetizer
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 411 kcal
Author: Karina
Ingredients
CHICKEN WINGS:
  • 2 kg (4 pounds) chicken wings cut into drumettes and flats
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Pinch of cracked pepper
BUFFALO SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar (optional)
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
  1. 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. 

  2. Pat dry chicken wings liberally with paper towels, squeezing out as much moisture as you can. Transfer them to a large bowl.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the baking powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together, whisking well to combine. Toss wings through the baking powder mixture until evenly coated. 

  4. Arrange on rack, leaving about 1-inch of space between each wing.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes; flip and continue to cook until crisp and golden brown, (about 20-30 minutes longer), until golden browned and crispy.

  6. While wings are cooking, whisk together hot sauce, butter and sugar. Toss wings through the sauce to evenly coat.

  7. Serve wings immediately with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing, and celery sticks.

Recipe 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!

*I originally saw these beautiful wings on Serious Eats!*

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 892mg 37%
Potassium 847mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 11.5%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 28%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.