My husband is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan! Every time they play, I have to make him a big pile of these easy baked buffalo wings. I continue to tweak the recipe, but I’ve finally landed on the recipe I go back to time after time, so long as the Bills get into the playoffs!
Even our tortie, Grammy, gets in on the fandom (much to her chagrin).
These easy baked buffalo wings are more like Buffalo-ish baked wings with the addition of a touch of honey and lots of roasted garlic powder.
What I like about these wings is the roasted garlic powder. I pat the wings completely dry and then season them with salt, pepper, cayenne powder, and plenty of roasted garlic powder. If you can’t find roasted garlic powder, you can use regular garlic powder but I like the sweet, roasted flavors and how those flavors work with the heat of hot sauce.
On to the hot sauce: If you want to keep it authentic, you must use Frank’s Red Hot and lots of butter. I like to add a bit of second, spicier hot sauce, such as Melinda’s or a habanero-based hot sauce and I also like to add just a touch of honey.
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Easy Baked Buffalo Wings
- Sheet pans lined with wire racks
- Aluminum foil
- 2 dozen chicken wings tips removed, cut into drumsticks and flats
- 1 tablespoon roasted garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
Buffalo Wing Sauce
- 1 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
- 1/3 cup habanero-based hot sauce (optional, or use more Frank's)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
Prepare the Wings:
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line two sheet pans with foil and place the racks on top of the foil. If desired, spray the racks with a bit of cooking oil to keep the wings from sticking.
- Combine all the wing spices in a bowl.
- Pat the chicken wings dry and sprinkle the spice mixture all over the wings and toss to coat completely with spices. Arrange the wings on the racks and transfer to the oven for 45-55 minutes, flipping once midway through cooking.
Prepare the Sauce:
- Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and place over medium heat until melted, stirring to incorporate all the ingredients. Transfer to a large bowl, reserving 1/3 cup of the sauce for serving.
Broil the Wings:
- Once the wings have finished baking, transfer them to the bowl of hot sauce and toss to combine. Turn the broiler on. Return the sauced wings to the racks and transfer to the broiler for 3-4 minutes or until the wings crisp up around the edges and begin to char slightly.
- Transfer the wings to a serving platter and pour the reserved sauce on top. Enjoy!