There’s nothing my husband loves more than buffalo wings. He’d eat them everyday if he could. However, we usually make these a weekend treat paired with tasty pizza and a good movie. A perfect night in.
We’ve been perfecting these wings for awhile now. We’ve tried lots of different ways to make the sauce thick and smooth and the flavor just right. So after lots and lots of batches of chicken wings, I am excited to share with you our recipe for the most PERFECT buffalo wings!
Dredge The wings
We like to start by placing a cup of flour in a mixing bowl with 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly and then dredge the chicken wings through to coat. Once you have coated all the wings, place them on a baking sheet lined with foil and place into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until ready to use. This is also a nice step to get out of the way early if you’re going to be really busy as dinner approaches, if you’re having guests over for example.
Let’s make some buffalo sauce!
Obviously, the most important part of a chicken wing is the delicious buffalo sauce! The trick to making the sauce a good, thick consistency is to start by making a roux. This will keep the sauce on the chicken wings where it belongs instead of dripping down onto the pan, leaving your wings bland and tasteless. Rouxs are really simple to make too, just start by melting 2 tbsp. of butter in a saucepan. When the butter is nice and melted add in 3 tbsp of flour and stir until fully mixed. You should have a nice paste-like consistency.
Next add in the chicken wing sauce, Worcestershire sauce, white vinegar, remaining cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is definitely the best kind to get. That is true Buffalo style!
My husband prefers the extra hot kind, so if you want it with an extra kick go for that. Keep stirring as the sauce simmers over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. When the sauce is thick and smooth remove from heat.
Next you want to get out the flour-coated chicken wings. Using a set of tongs, dip each wing into the sauce mixture, coating the entire wing with sauce. Then place the wings back onto the baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 400℉ for 40 minutes.
At this point just sit tight and wait for those delicious buffalo wings to bake. A lot of times when we make them, you can really smell the spiciness waft through the air. If you smell that then you know you made extra spicy and extra easy wings! And what goes good with wings? Pizza of course!
And voila! The finished product. Spicy, a bit crunchy, and delicious buffalo wings! Did you make them? If you did, comment below. I’d love to hear from you!