Hot and spicy buffalo wings are baked in the oven are ultra crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
These wings are loaded with just the right amount of flavor, texture and coated with a buttery Buffalo sauce that is out of this world!
I’ve shared a few “buffalo” recipes in the past but this is by far my favorite. These buffalo chicken wings are hot and spicy and are perfect for dinner, a get-together, or simply when you are in the mood for something spicy.
They are baked NOT fried. Yes, I did say not fried! These wings are first simmered in a hot and spicy mixture then baked to perfection. Buffalo wings are actually one of the very few things that actually taste better baked!
How to Make Baked Buffalo Wings
To make these delicious wings, gather all your ingredients and being by simmering the wings in the chicken broth, hot sauce, butter, and spices.
Next, transfer the wings to a pre-heated oven and bake until super crispy on the outside and juicy tender on the inside. Lastly, return the wings to the sauce to finish off.
To make the wings a little less spicy cut the hot sauce in half and substitute the other half with marinara sauce.
Serve with a side of ranch, blue cheese, or your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
- 2 pounds chicken wings cut
- 1 cup chicken broth or water
- 3/4 cup hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Cooking spray for the baking sheet
- Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or lightly brush with oil.
- To deep pan or skillet; add chicken broth, hot sauce, paprika, and butter, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the chicken and simmer for 15 minutes. Transfer the wings to the prepared baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Reserve the sauce in the pan.
- Bake the wings in the upper rack, turn once after 15 minutes then allow to bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the skin is golden brown. Meanwhile, simmer the reserved sauce over medium-low heat until slightly thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
- Return the wings to the skillet and toss with the remaining sauce. Serve the wings with the blue cheese dip and celery.
Super easy super delicious!
making some when i get home tonight, 🙂
Chris David says
I loved this recipe so much .Its really awesome.
I am going to made the wings tomorrow
Just one question
Can you cook the wings on parchment paper or not
Jeremy Bertus says
I made them pretty much as per the recipe but with shorter baking times and used the hot sauce liquid as a wet batter before chicken batter and deep fried … came out tender and juicy … pretty amazing!!
So glad you enjoyed them!
Love this recipe! Super simple and taste great. My husband and I are big chicken wing people and recently moved to an area that doesn’t have many good chickens wing places. I have never made them myself before and thought I’d give it a try. For the hot sauce I used Frank’s Red Hot but we’re planning to try the Hot Ones sauces. I’m making them again tonight and I added a little jalapeno. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you for the feedback!
I am going to try this with drum sticks. I’ll let you know if the stove top time changes. Half the kids like spicy and half don’t. So I like that I can make half the drum sticks barBq and half hot
Diane Harmon says
I love them!! Can you make this recipe with thighs somehow?
The recipe requires some editing I’m guessing when you said, “Simmer until the chicken for about 15 minutes. ” You meant add the chicken and simmer for 15 minutes? It took me a bit to figure out what you were trying to say but in the end turned out great
Thanks so much for pointing that out! It’s one of the oldest recipes on the site and does need some updating so I’ve gone ahead and updated that part.
I need to know too!
MErle justin says
The recipe is incomplete. It goes from saying dinner until the??? And then it continues with chicken??? Please update with the complete text instructions
Im conFused are we cooking the wings on the stove with the sauce bef puttIng them in the oveN or is there a typo in step one?
plasterer bristol says
Looks and sounds delicious. Love spicy chicken. Thanks for sharing.
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Wow, not fried?!?! They look amazing! Need to try these at the next get together 🙂 YUM!
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
Ahh…They look good. It’s been awhile since I’ve had chicken wings. You’re making me hungry! 🙂
Have an awesome weekend!
Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
That sauce is calling my name! These wings look heavenly! xx
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
So saucy!!! I love!
Alessandra // the foodie teen says
Yum, chicken + spicy = deliciousness!
Caitlin @ teaspoon says
my husband would love these! I definitely need to make them.
These look wonderful, love that they are baked.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
These wings look amazing! Even better than a restaurant’s!
Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says
baked wings?! YES sista. so much yes.
Such wings can be so addictive 🙂