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Bowl with buffalo wings and a small container of white dressing.

Oven-Baked Crispy Buffalo Wings

These baked buffalo wings are crispy and delicious, but skip the traditional deep frying method. Easy directions and cleanup make this recipe a winner.
Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Football Snacks, Snacks
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Allie Hagerty


For the Wings

  • 2 lbs chicken wings dried with towel
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 ½ tsp cayenne pepper

For the Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1.5 cup Frank’s Red Hot Original
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 °F, and set a fitted baking rack on a baking sheet. Spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Make sure that the wings are extra dry - use paper towels to press down and dry each wing. This is really important - the drier your wings are now, the crispier they will be later on!
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine baking powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Add wings, a few at a time, and toss with your hands to ensure an even coat. Work in batches, and place them on the bakin rack.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, and then flip using tongs. Bake for another 15 minutes - they should be very crispy (and browned all over).
  • While the wings are baking for the last 15 minutes, make the buffalo sauce. Melt the butter and Frank’s sauce in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking slowly. Add the salt, pepper, cayenne, and whiite vinegar. Bring the heat down to low and simmer, whisking frequently.
  • Pour the sauce into a large bowl and add the wings. Toss to coat, and serve immediately with celery, carrots, and the dressing of your choice!


Serving: 4oz | Sodium: 2656.9mg | Sugar: 1.1g | Fiber: 0.2g | Potassium: 28.9mg | Cholesterol: 60mg | Calories: 450kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Fat: 40.5g | Protein: 21.2g | Carbohydrates: 2.7g
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