As I was going through my recipes for the Game Day Party Food roundup I noticed that I have a lot of buffalo chicken recipes, which is not too surprising given that I am totally addicted, but what I realized was that I did not have a recipe for the dish that inspired them all, buffalo chicken wings! (See below the recipe for all of my buffalo chicken recipes!) In fact, I had never cooked wings at home before and I did't really know why; it just never occurred to me to try. Upon realizing that, I knew that I would have to rectify the problem and that I would have to get to making some buffalo chicken wings!
It turns out that it couldn't be easier to make chicken wings at home especially buffalo chicken wings! Although you could batter your wings up and deep fry them, you can also bake them and the skin gets nice and crispy all by itself! All you need to do is throw the wings into the oven, bake until crispy and then toss them in your favourite hot sauce and you have finger lickingly tasty chicken wings with less than 10 minutes of effort! While I was researching buffalo chicken wing recipes I noticed that the recipes for some other kinds of chicken wings are much more onerous and may even require you to marinate the wings or even give them a spice rub before baking but otherwise they are just as easy! Get ready for me to bring on the chicken wing experiments! I need to make up for lost time!
Given how easy they are to make, there is no excuse to not make them for snacking on while watching the game! Just have plenty of napkins handy.
Easy Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings
Easy home made crispy baked buffalo chicken wings that are the perfect party food for watching the game with friends.
- 2 pounds chicken wings, rinsed and pat dry
- 1 tablespoon oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping
- Toss the wings in the oil, salt and pepper, place them on a rack, on a foil lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F oven on the upper shelf until golden brown and crispy, about 45-50 minutes.
- Toss in the hot sauce and butter and serve while warm with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.