Buffalo Wings


Buffalo Wings, also known as chicken wings or hot wings, are a classic American dish that originated in Buffalo, New York. These crispy and flavorful wings are typically coated in a spicy buffalo sauce and served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing for dipping. Buffalo Wings have become a staple appetizer or snack, enjoyed by millions of people across the United States and beyond. In this guide, we’ll explore how to make delicious Buffalo Wings at home, highlighting key ingredients, preparation techniques, and tips for success.


For the Wings:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split into flats and drumettes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, for serving


  • Prepare the Wings:
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Dredge the chicken wings in the seasoned flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Fry the Wings:
  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F (190°C). Carefully add the wings to the hot oil in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry the wings for 8-10 minutes, flipping occasionally, until they are golden brown and crispy. Transfer the fried wings to a wire rack set over a baking sheet to drain any excess oil.
  • Make the Buffalo Sauce:
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the hot sauce, white vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Simmer the sauce for a few minutes, then remove it from the heat.
  • Toss the Wings in Sauce:
  • Place the fried wings in a large mixing bowl. Pour the buffalo sauce over the wings and toss until they are evenly coated in the sauce.
  • Serve and Enjoy:
  • Arrange the buffalo wings on a serving platter and serve immediately with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping.

Tips for Success

  • For extra crispy wings, you can double fry them by frying them once at a lower temperature (about 325°F or 160°C) for 10 minutes, then frying them again at a higher temperature (375°F or 190°C) for an additional 8-10 minutes.
  • Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper in the buffalo sauce according to your desired level of spiciness.
  • Serve the buffalo wings immediately after tossing them in the sauce to maintain their crispiness.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use less hot sauce in the buffalo sauce mixture.
  • Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand, as buffalo wings can be messy to eat!

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Buffalo Wings are a quintessential American dish that’s perfect for game days, parties, or anytime you’re craving something spicy and delicious. With their crispy exterior and fiery buffalo sauce, these wings are sure to be a hit with family and friends. By following this guide and incorporating the suggested ingredients, instructions, and tips, you can create homemade Buffalo Wings that rival those from your favorite wing joint. Enjoy the bold flavors and satisfying crunch of these iconic wings, and savor every finger-licking bite!

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