These Baked or Fried Hot Buffalo Wings are AH-mazing! Since the Super Bowl is right around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect time to share my favorite hot wings recipe. These are the ultimate game-day-finger-licking finger foods. For real y’all, you’ve got to give these a try.
Hot buffalo wings are quite possibly the king of snack food, whether you’re eating them in your family room, at a Super Bowl party, or in a restaurant. They come in dozens of flavors and with many different levels of heat. I like ’em hot! In fact, my very favorite wings at that famous wild wing place is mango habanero. Oh. my. goodness!
These are great served with ranch or blue cheese dressing and a side of celery sticks.
The big question is – can hot wings really be good baked? Well, they can. You’ll be thrilled to know that hot wings can be just as delicious baked as they are fried. And that makes them so much healthier. However, if you are a diehard fan of frying, have no fear – these wings can be fried too. I’m guilty of making them both ways, but I have been liking the idea of the healthier baked version more and more. Oh, just so ya know, the delicious pics you’re seeing here are of the baked variety. :)
With a big batch of Hot Buffalo Wings, great friends and family, the remote control in hand, and a big screen, everyone will be set to cheer for their favorite team. What is your cheering style? Are you the quiet-sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat-nail-biting fan, or are you the rip-roaring-jumping-all-over-the-place kind of fan?
Game on! May the best team win.
- 4 pounds chicken wings
- 2 cups hot sauce (I prefer Frank's Red Hot)
- ½ cup butter
- 1 packet zesty Italian dressing mix
- Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a wire rack.
- In a large saucepan add the chicken wings, and 1 tablespoon salt and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
- Drain the wings then arrange on rack. Using paper towels pat the wings dry.
- Bake at 425° for 30 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
- While the wings are cooking, combine butter, hot sauce, and dressing packet in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.
- When wings are fully cooked, adjust oven rack to to 6 inches below the broiler. Turn broiler on and broil wings about 5 minutes on each side.
- Toss the wings (a few at a time) into the hot sauce mixture to coat.
- Using a deep fryer or a large pot heat, oil to 350°. Fry wings for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
- Resume with step 7 above.
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