Crispy Baked Buffalo Hot Wings

Crispy buffalo chicken hot wings are easy to make at home. With our method, you can skip the oil and fryer and make amazing baked chicken wings that rival your favorite restaurants.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe Video

We love hot wings, but the last thing we want to do at home is to use a deep fryer. That’s why we’re such big fans of this easy baked chicken wings recipe.

Our chicken wings recipe guarantees crispy and delicious wings. They are also perfect for serving a crowd. This simple recipe lets you make big batches of wings with little work from you. We use our 3-ingredient buffalo sauce for these hot wings, but we have also shared BBQ chicken wings and wings tossed in a sweet chili sauce.

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings

Making the best homemade buffalo chicken wings

Making chicken wings at home is so easy. Below, we share how we make them, how long it takes to bake wings so they are crispy, and a simple restaurant-style buffalo sauce to coat them in. There’s also a quick recipe for our favorite blue cheese dipping sauce. There are three things to keep in mind for making the best buffalo chicken wings:

  1. It’s up to you whether you separate the chicken wings. Some grocery stores sell them already separated into the drumstick and wingette. If the wings you buy are not, you can do it yourself. Or leave them unseparated. The recipe will work both ways. Here’s our tutorial for how to cut a chicken wing if you want to see how to do it.
  2. Instead of frying them, bake the chicken wings on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. By cooking the chicken wings on a wire rack, fat drips away from them while they bake, helping to make them extra crispy.
  3. Bake the chicken wings at a high oven temperature- we like 400º F. The wings bake for 35 to 45 minutes. (You can bake wings at an even higher temperature, but depending on your oven, you might find the oven smokes a little.)
Seasoning Chicken Wings

How to buffalo wing sauce

While the wings bake, you can make the buffalo wing sauce. It’s easy. Melt some butter in a saucepan and then stir in hot pepper sauce (we love Frank’s hot sauce). When it’s combined, season the sauce with garlic powder and salt.

Coat the crispy baked wings in the sauce and serve with celery as well as your favorite dipping sauce. We love dipping wings into a blue cheese dressing. You can see how we make it from scratch below!

Adding the sauce for Hot Wings

5 Minute blue cheese dipping sauce

When serving chicken wings, we love having a cool creamy sauce on the side. Blue cheese and Ranch are both popular, but we always go for blue cheese. Bonus, it’s easy to make yourself. If you prefer ranch, here’s how to make ranch dressing.

To do it, add equal parts mayonnaise, and sour cream to a bowl then stir in lots of blue cheese, fresh parsley, and salt. The dressing is thick, creamy, and perfect with spicy buffalo chicken wings. This makes a delicious salad dressing, too. Thin out the dip with a splash of milk or buttermilk, and then use over salad greens — here’s our recipe for blue cheese salad dressing, it’s delicious!

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce for Wings

We love chicken wings around here, if you are the same, we highly recommend taking a look at these chicken wing recipes — they both use the same method for baking the wings. Instead of buffalo sauce, we toss these baked sweet chili chicken wings. If you don’t like wings to be spicy, try our barbecue baked chicken wings. The sauce is made from scratch and so simple!

For another spin on chicken wings, try grilled wings! We have two versions on Inspired Taste: Our pho-inspired grilled chicken wings are packed with flavor thanks to ginger, garlic, and lime. We also love this lemon garlic version served with parmesan cheese on top.

More buffalo wing inspired dishes

Crispy Baked Chicken Hot Wings

Crispy Baked Buffalo Hot Wings

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Spicy with a kick of vinegar, these crispy baked buffalo chicken hot wings will leave the plate in no time. I love serving them with blue cheese dip (store-bought or the dip below) and celery. These wings can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for a crowd.

Makes 2 to 3 servings

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

Chicken Wings

1 pound chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/3 cup hot pepper hot sauce, like Frank’s or Crystal

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Celery, for serving

Blue Cheese Dip

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

6 ounces crumbled blue cheese

1 tablespoon minced parsley

Salt and fresh ground pepper


  • Bake Chicken Wings
  • 1Heat oven to 400°F (204°C). Set a wire rack inside a large-rimmed baking sheet.

    2Season wings with salt. Spread out in one layer on a wire rack. Bake until cooked through and crispy, 35 to 45 minutes.

  • Make Wing Sauce
  • 1Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and then stir in hot sauce and garlic powder. Season with salt to taste.

    2Toss the baked chicken wings in the sauce and serve with celery and blue cheese dip.

  • Make Blue Cheese Dip
  • 1Stir mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, and parsley together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • No wire rack: If you do not have a wire rack that will fit inside a baking sheet, you can still make wings. Arrange them on the baking sheet without the rack and rotate a few times during baking.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values. 1 pound of wings will be 8 to 12 wings, depending on size. We did not include the blue cheese dipping sauce in our calculations.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1/2 the recipe / Calories 487 / Total Fat 41g / Saturated Fat 20g / Cholesterol 222mg / Carbohydrate 0 g / Dietary Fiber 0g / Total Sugars 0g / Protein 29g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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55 comments… Leave a Review
  • Patrick March 24, 2021, 7:28 pm

    I love it!

  • Betty Lou Pepple May 24, 2020, 2:27 pm

    the spicy baked chicken wings turned out wonderful.

  • jacobBYaese May 11, 2020, 12:20 am

    I’m so hungry

    • sharon September 8, 2020, 10:55 am

      me to


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