Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

You can’t have a Superbowl party without wings (in my opinion)! You can though, have them crispy and flavorful without being fried. I visited friends at the University of Buffalo years back. We, of course, got the famous Buffalo wings and as you can imagine they were fabulous. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to post my version here. In college I was a big fan of Wings over Amherst (these are not healthy). I definitely still think about those fried boneless wings (and the cajun cheese fries). Many of my friends ordered honey mustard, BBQ, garlic parmesan… me? Give me Buffalo any day of the week. The tip I found years back that I love (and successfully tried last week with my Sweet Potato Chili Fries), is placing a wire rack on the baking sheet. Gets everything nice and crisp!

I had to ask Mike this morning who was playing and what time the game was starting. Oops. I was so busy planning my menu, I missed those minor details. So much for being a sports gal…

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings


Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings


Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Preparation 5 min 2017-08-21T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 45 min 2017-08-21T00:45:00+00:00



  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I use Frank's Original Hot Sauce)
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter (ghee, or coconut oil)
  • Optional: for additional heat add 1 tsp or more cayenne pepper to sauce


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400, line a baking sheet with slipat or foil and place a wire rack on top
  • 2. Coat the chicken wings in oil, salt, and garlic powder
  • 3. Bake for 40 minutes, after 30 minutes, flip wings
  • 4. In a saucepan, bring hot sauce and butter to a boil then remove from heat and stir
  • 5. Remove wings from oven and place them in saucepan
  • 6. Coat all wings then place back on rack and bake for an additional 5 minutes (save extra sauce)
  • 7. Remove wings from oven, coat with extra sauce
  • 8. Serve hot with dippings of choice + carrots and celery
  • Recipe Notes

  • For fully dairy-free sub butter for your favorite vegan butter or oil of choice
  • Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings


    Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

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    11 comments on “Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

    • Aren’t 40 minutes way too much for these little giys? Are they still juicy?? I would have thought that they only take about 20 minutes since my chicken breast only take that long either.

    • My husband and I made these wings for a Super Bowl party on Sunday. (We substituted Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce for the hot sauce and left out the butter). We transported the wings and kept them warm in a crockpot. They were DELICIOUS! We have been discussing other sauces we could use like our favorite BBQ sauce or GF teriyaki sauce.

    • Hiya,

      I have a few questions.

      Firstly, I live in the UK. where can we get this Frank hot sauce, and how does it taste?

      Secondly, I don’t understand how you line a baking sheet with foil :S

      Is there any chance of a photo of the baking sheet/wire rack process?

    • These are SO good! I’m putting a link to this recipe on next week’s meal plan at The Better Mom and via my email subscribers so I hope it sends lots of new friends your way! Thanks for sharing such delicious recipes like this one! Blessings, Kelly

    • These came out so great! I made them last weekend and I’m making them again tonight. My husband is on a Whole30 so this is a nice treat for him. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Denise Duellman says:

      These were delicious, but extremely salty and I only used a half teaspoon of salt instead of a whole. Next time I might only use a quarter, or maybe just an eighth of a teaspoon. We also finished these wings off in a grill pan on a gas grill, two minutes a side. I will be making these often.


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