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The Best Ever Buffalo Wings Recipe

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The Best Ever Buffalo Wings Recipe is here to keep your taste buds happy over and over again. They are tangy, spicy, and made with plump, juicy chicken wings. Serve these wings at parties, game nights, or whenever you are in the mood for a zesty treat for the entire family. It’s impossible to eat just one wing because they are that tasty.

Dip them in your favorite sauce, and you will have a great appetizer or main dish. 

Best Buffalo Wings Recipe

While these buffalo wings do make excellent football food, they are also suitable for all sorts of events. We have served them at birthday parties, dinner parties, Christmas, New Years, and pretty much any other reason you can imagine. They always please a crowd and keep everyone coming back for more. We typically make several batches when we know we are feeding a lot of people. It’s one of those foods that everyone wants at least a couple of them. We typically serve the buffalo wings as an appetizer, but you can also make them as your meal too.

What Dipping Sauces Go With Buffalo Wings? 

We almost always use blue cheese dressing as the dipping sauce for these yummy buffalo wings. Our next choice is ranch dressing. Both are incredible and take the wings to the next level. Try them both to see what you enjoy the most and stick with that. 

What is the Best Hot Sauce for Wings? 

For us, we always love Frank’s Hot sauce for the wings. It’s the perfect amount of heat and has the best tangy flavor. If you aren’t a fan of Frank’s that’s okay too. You can try other varieties of hot sauce to see which one you like best. You can find brands like Budweiser, Sweet Baby Ray’s, TGI Fridays, and more at your local grocery store. If you love a variety, you could try multiple sauces and let everyone pick what they like the best.

Ingredients

These are the best and simplest chicken wings ever. There are three sets of ingredients for the wings, sauce, and dressing, but none of them are hard. You can easily throw together a batch or two and feed a bunch of hungry people. Take a look at what you need to get started. 

For the Wings:

  • Peanut oil (or vegetable oil) for frying
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ground black pepper
  • Table salt
  • Cornstarch
  • Chicken wings (18 wings), wingtips removed, cut into wingettes and drumettes.

For the Sauce:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Hot sauce, preferably Frank’s Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce, plus more to taste
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Cider vinegar

For the Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing and Vegetables:

  • Blue cheese , crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
  • Buttermilk
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • White wine vinegar
  • Stalks celery, cut into thin sticks
  • Medium carrots, peeled and cut into thin slices

How to Fry Chicken Wings

Frying the chicken wings is a piece of cake. You just need to be careful to not get burned. Take extra caution and enjoy these hot fresh buffalo wings. 

To start off, you’ll need to combine the cayenne, black pepper, salt, and cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside.

Then warm up the oven to 200 degrees. Place paper towels on a large baking sheet. Heat 2 1/2 inches of oil over medium heat in a heavy pan until it registers 360°F on a thermometer. Take the pieces of chicken and carefully dry it with paper towels and place the pieces in large mixing bowl. Add the prepared spice mixture over the tops of the wings and toss them until they are all evenly coated. Begin frying the chicken wings in batches. Cook each batch for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove wings from the pan and place it on the baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Keep the first batch of buffalo wings warm in the oven while frying remaining wings.

How to Make Buffalo Sauce

Combine butter, hot sauces, brown sugar, and vinegar and stir until butter is melted over medium heat in a small saucepan. Once melted, remove from heat.

How to Make Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

To prepare the Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing and Vegetables, you’ll need to mash the blue cheese and buttermilk with a fork until the mixture resembles cottage cheese with small curds. Then add in the sour cream, mayonnaise, and white wine vinegar and set aside.

How to Make Buffalo Wings

Pour the sauce mixture into a large bowl. Place the chicken wings in the bowl and toss until wings are coated. Serve the buffalo wings immediately along with the carrot and celery sticks and blue cheese dressing on the side.

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The Best Ever Buffalo Wings Recipe

The Best Ever Buffalo Wings Recipe

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

The Best Ever Buffalo Wings Recipe is here to keep your taste buds happy over and over again. They are tangy, spicy, and made with plump, juicy chicken wings. Serve these wings at parties, game nights, or whenever you are in the mood for a zesty treat for the entire family.

Ingredients

For the Wings:

  • 1 – 2 quarts peanut oil (or vegetable oil) for frying
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 pounds chicken wings (18 wings), wingtips removed, cut into wingettes and drumettes

For the Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, preferably Frank’s Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

For the Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing and Vegetables:

  • 2 1/2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 stalks celery, cut into thin sticks
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into thin slices

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix together cayenne, black pepper, salt, and cornstarch; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line baking sheet with paper towels. In a heavy saucepan that is at least 5 inches deep, heat 2 1/2 inches of oil over medium heat until it registers 360°F on thermometer. Dry chicken with paper towels and place pieces in large mixing bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture over wings and toss until evenly coated. Fry chicken wings in batches for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove wings to teh baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Keep first batch of chicken warm in oven while frying remaining wings.
  3. In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine butter, hot sauces, brown sugar, and vinegar and stir until butter is melted. Remove from heat.
  4. To make the Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing and Vegetables: in a small bowl, mash blue cheese and buttermilk with fork until mixture resembles cottage cheese with small curds. Stir in sour cream, mayonnaise and white wine vinegar; set aside.
  5. To Serve: Pour sauce mixture into large bowl, add chicken wings, and toss until wings are coated. Serve immediately with the carrot and celery sticks and blue cheese dressing on side.

Notes

Source: Cook's Illustrated, February 2005

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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If you enjoy these buffalo wings as much as I think you will, you should also try out some of these additional appetizer ideas. They will please a tough crowd and leave a lasting impression. 

  • Easy Baked Mussels Recipe – Whether you are looking for an elegant appetizer or you want something different, these mussels are just what you need. They are hard to resist.

  • Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip – Now you can enjoy all the flavors of buffalo chicken, but conveniently in a dip. It’s one of our favorite recipes ever.

  • Homemade Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip – You can easily make this dip using 11 ingredients, and it’s one of the best things ever. Use tortilla chips or veggies to dip in it.

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  • Easy Instant Pot Crack Chicken – I know that you love delicious food, and this Instant Pot crack chicken is exactly what you have been looking for. Try it and see how much you love it.

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