Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings

I made these wings knowing that the ever-popular “buffalo” flavor wasn’t usually something I was a big fan of. So, when I put this plate in front of my hungry husband, I expected to just go about my business and move on to other things. But after he gobbled up two, there were still quite a few left. Just sitting there. Staring at me. And smelling delicious.

I went in for the kill and devoured one right then and there. And, well, I think can now say I’m a buffalo wing fan. With this recipe, you will love them too if you don’t already. They may look five-alarm spicy, but in fact, while the flavor is very pronounced the spice is only minimal.

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So, now that I love buffalo wings I also know how I like them – not too saucy, but crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. That’s just what these are. If you prefer ‘em saucy and spicy, just slather on some more buffalo or spicy sauce.

Served with a side of bleu cheese and a few celery sticks, these baked buffalo wings are the perfect way to kick off a game day feast, or any casual party. I know I can’t wait for the next time we get messy in the kitchen and make these again!

Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings

Yield: 20 chicken wings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce, such as Frank's RedHot®

For serving:

  • Ranch and/or bleu cheese dressing, optional
  • Celery sticks, optional


  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and top with a cooling rack.
  2. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and salt into a re-sealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add the chicken wings, seal, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Refrigerate chicken in the bag for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip the wings into this mixture, and place back on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and crispy on the outside, about 45 minutes. Turn the wings over halfway during cooking so they cook evenly.
  5. Optionally, serve wings with dipping sauces such as ranch and/or bleu cheese dressing, and celery sticks.
  6. Enjoy!

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  1. Georgia, I usually avoid chicken wings because they are fried. Now I don’t need to. These look awesome – my kids would love them. Gotta get some chicken in the house pronto!

  2. These wings look fantastic! Great recipe.

  3. I love baking chicken wings…and then just throwing them on the grill to get that extra crispiness…but I’m with you, I try and stay away from them when we go out as they are deep fried and although my stomach loves them so, it’s my hips and thighs that seem to protest!! :) Your wings look DE-LICIOUS!!

  4. Delish, Sunday is the perfect day for this…of course and the dish is stunning. My hubby approves.

  5. I love that these are baked! They look so full of flavor and vibrant with that gorgeous color!

  6. There’s your post! So glad it’s showing up in my reader again. I knew something was amiss when I hadn’t seen any of your entries in a while. What a great post to come back to – perfect for superbowl weekend.

  7. Sounds delicious! I love that you baked them instead of frying.

  8. Love those baked buffalo wings! They are finglicking good!

  9. Oooh baked. I can see why you devoured them.
    Love your party food list. I gotta come party with you.

  10. This looks FANTASTIC, and I love your photography! That is the one thing that I am really working on, have a great weekend, anne

  11. Those are absolutely fantastic! Need to try them one day! Thanks for stopping by and all kind words!

  12. You have gorgeous photos on your blog! Great idea to lighten up buffalo wings by baking them, these look nice and crisp, no one would know they weren’t fried.

  13. I love that you baked these wings – they look perfectly delicious.

  14. These wings looks delicious! Thank u for your comment:) I am following your blog! I hope u’ll visit mine again!

  15. Your wings look yummy. I usually bake mine at a super high heat for quite awhile and they come out just as crispy as frying.

    Plan B

  16. I love that these are baked! I usually don’t eat buffalo wings because they’re just too spicy, but these sound perfect. :)

  17. First of all, I am fairly sure that I could live on buffalo wings – nothing but buffalo wings – and be quite contented. Second, I am so happy to see a baked recipe. Yum!

  18. These look amazing and love that you baked them! Great job

  19. Oooh I love buffalo wings! I’ve actually been craving them for a couple days now and this recipe makes me want them even more! Good thing there will be some at the party we’re going to tomorrow. I’m definitely keeping this recipe though to make very soon!

  20. An awesome line-up of Super Bowl snacks :) I especially like that these wings are baked and not fried…it means I can eat extras!

  21. I can`t stop looking at this! It`s absolutely divine and I want to try this…

    Have a great time,

  22. I’m usually not a big fan of buffalo wings…but maybe I just need to try your variety! These sure do look delicious, and I can imagine how you and your husband enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great day tomorrow!

  23. hi Georgia
    this is a great alternative to the evil fried wings, although I do love them way too much! Yours do look delicious and honestly I could use to stay away from fried foods….sigh
    thanks for a wonderful post!

  24. I love that these are bakes and not fried! Sounds delicious :)

  25. These look like they would be hard to resist! I know my son would love them.

  26. Hi Georgia-I love buffalo wings!It’s so not good for me…but I can’t resist! I like your baked version very much!:)Thank you for all the wonderful Superbowl recipe links and ideas.

  27. Your wings look absolutely perfect and fabulous.
    :-) Mandy

  28. this looks great! Superbowl day is here and still I have no idea what I will entertain with. These ideas are great! Thank you for sharing them! I love your blog, and I’m glad you got the chance to look at mine! It DOES sound like we got a lot in common! thanks for the kind words…i am new at this blog thing so I appreciate them so much!

  29. I just made these a few weeks ago…they really were delicious. A great alternative to the usual deep frying method.

  30. Sooooo yummy! My problem with these delicious wings is that one would never be enough, I’d go through the whole plate.
    *kisses* HH

  31. Georgia these looks addicting! I luv that you serve it with a side of bleu cheese…is that bleu cheese dressing? I’m going to surprise Hubby with these :)

  32. Georgia, you like your wings just like I do – nice and crispy, not too much sauce! I just made some baked wings on my blog a few weeks ago (adapted from Alton Brown) but I have never tried breading them with flour first. I am making some again tonight, maybe I will try this way!

  33. Cristina – Yes, that is bleu cheese. Can’t eat wings without it! Thank you so much for your kind comment and support!

  34. You are killing me with all your gorgeous photography! Looks delicious!

  35. Thanks for letting me know you made these, Miranda! I’m so glad you enjoyed them.

  36. 5 stars
    I had these last night Georgia, they were awesome! They had such great flavor lingering below the hot sauce. These will be my new go to wings, thanks!

  37. Yum! I love the idea of baking these…I hate it when wings are greasy and fried. My husband would absolutely love these, so we will have to try them soon! Your photography looks so great!

  38. Thank you for letting me know! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Come back soon!

  39. 5 stars
    i made this today Georgia and they were fantastic! thanks for sharing this.

  40. Those wings really look wonderful.
    :-) Mandy

  41. Georgia, these Buffalo Wings would be perfect for the appetizer portion of the Get Grillin’ event I am hosting with Cookin’ Canuck. Please submit this and any two others if you wish :)

  42. 5 stars
    I made these once and the family loved them!
    do you think they will work with Corn Flakes crumbled instead of flour??

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