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Hot Buffalo Wings {Baked or Fried}

Author Serving Up Southern


  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 cups hot sauce (I prefer Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 packet zesty Italian dressing mix


To Bake: Preheat oven to 425°

  • 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.

To Fry:

  • 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.


Wings can be placed in a crockpot set on low to keep warm.