Easiest Baked Buffalo Wings Recipe
This is the Easiest Baked Buffalo Wings Recipe you could ever make. These wings are baked, not fried, and then tossed in a tasty wing sauce before hitting the table. Sure to be well received at your dinner table.
Most folks associate buffalo wings with football season. Although they do show up for game day, they also appear at our dinner table. This recipe is so easy; you can have wings any night of the week.
My family likes hot wings. We swap up the flavors and the sauces and sometimes have several options on the table at once. Oven Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings is another dish we often make with just the right amount of heat and sweetness.
For this recipe, you can put away your deep fryer. We are baking whole wings in the oven. They still have crispy skin but without the grease and the mess. Your family and guest will never know they are baked and not fried.
Baking Chicken Wings Without Baking Powder
Some recipes claim to add a “secret ingredient” of baking powder to the wings before they’re baked, and it will yield a crispier outcome. However, I have found that baking powder makes the wings saltier and less flavorful.
Whole Chicken Wings
I like to bake whole chicken wings. Not only is this easier than cutting up chicken, but you also get two pieces with one wing– the flat and the drum. There is no meat on the wing tips, so I usually toss it. There is nothing better than ending up with a delicious-tasting and saucy buffalo wing.
Baking the wings at high heat on a wire rack will produce crispy baked chicken wings. Then once you add the sauce– A delicious tray of the best baked buffalo wings.
Ingredients For Baked Buffalo Wings
Chicken Wings— I bought a family pack of chicken wings. I kept them whole for this recipe.
Oil– Vegetable oil
Seasonings of Choice– This is entirely up to you. Use what you like and have on hand. I used garlic powder, onion powder, and lemon pepper.
Wing Sauce– This is a personal preference. I like Sweet Baby Rays Buffalo Wing Sauce.
How to Make Baked Buffalo Wings
These buffalo wings are crispy without being fried. They take a few minutes of prep before going into the oven. So in no time, you can have a fantastic game-day appetizer or a main dish for dinner cooking in the oven. Just as good (or even better) than a restaurant. An easy and great recipe that’s sure to leave you with the best wings.
For complete instructions, see the recipe card below.
This is the Easiest Buffalo Wings Recipe you can possibly make as an appetizer or for dinner.
- Drizzle wings with oil and season well.
- Bake until done.
- Cover with Buffalo Wing Sauce and serve.
Tips for Crispy Wings in the Oven
- Pat the wings dry with a paper towel.
- Place on a baking rack so air can circulate the wings.
- Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
- Rub the wings well with oil and season as desired.
- Bake at 400 degrees.
Wing Sauce for Chicken Wings
There are so many wing sauces on the shelf at the grocery store. My personal preference is Sweet Baby Rays. Find your favorite wing sauce and go for it. You can also make Homemade Buffalo Wing Sauce. I have done this many times, and it is fabulous. My sriracha wings and grilled chicken tenders have my own special sauce, which is wonderful.
Other Add-Ins for Wing Sauce
You can certainly “doctor up” a store-bought sauce with other add-ins to make it a spicy sauce or a mild sauce. Once you have your base sauce, the choices are quite endless. Add your bottled sauce to a small pot on the stovetop, add some melted butter and more of your favorite things to the sauce. Cook over medium heat until hot. Then sauce your wings.
Some add-ins might be:
- cayenne pepper
- Tabasco sauce
- Your favorite hot sauce
- Brown Sugar
How Long to Bake Chicken Wings
This recipe cooks wings in a 400-degree oven for 40-45 minutes. My wings were average size, so this was a perfect time. Of course, you may need to adjust the time accordingly, depending on the size of your wings.
Looking for another great appetizer? Be sure to check out my Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls. They always disappear fast.
What to Serve with Baked Buffalo Wings
Chicken wings are traditionally paired with a dressing such as Ranch Dressing or Blue Cheese Dressing. These are great options, and I serve them with my wings. Again, store-bought is fine but feel free to make homemade if desired.
Sliced carrots and celery sticks are commonly served with buffalo wings. You usually see them served alongside the wings on a plate or platter.
If you are serving wings for dinner, you might opt for pasta salad, oven-baked potato wedges, Creamy coleslaw, and some garlic bread.
If you are serving these wings as a snack, you might add some french fries or fried dill pickles.
How to Sauce the Wings
Once the wings have finished cooking in the oven, place them in a large bowl and cover them with sauce. Tossing them until evenly coated.
I have a Tupperware bowl I use with a tight-fitting lid. I place the wings inside the bowl, cover them with sauce, add the top and shake. This is a great way to evenly cover the wings with very little mess.
If you like buffalo wings, I bet you would like my grilled buffalo chicken tenders. They are chicken tenders grilled and then dipped in a sweet and spicy homemade buffalo wing sauce. They are AwEsOmE!!
This is an easy baked buffalo chicken wings recipe, and the leftovers are great the next day.
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Easiest Baked Buffalo Wings Recipe
- 1 Family Pack Chicken Wings
- oil for coating wings
- seasonings I used garlic powder, onion powder, lemon pepper
- 1 bottle Buffalo Wing Sauce I used Sweet Baby Rays
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Rinse wings and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
- Place a roasting wire rack on the foil lined pan.
- Spray the rack with cooking spray.
- Place wings in a single layer on the wire rack.
- Drizzle wings with oil rubbing to coat them and sprinkle them with seasonings.
- Place in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until done.
- Remove from the roasting rack to a large bowl and cover with wing sauce. Place on a serving platter and serve with carrots, celery, and ranch dressing.
I can never resist a good wing recipe. These are perfect for game day or movie night.
These were soo hit in my family, flavourful and super delicious. Everyone loved it.
Wow – so easy! We have Buffalo wings a lot for dinner here with pizza. I always order them from the pizza place though. I definitely have to try these!
I made these wings for NYE and they were amazing! Making again for Super Bowl Sunday!
These were amazing – so packed full of flavor! I’m definitely saving this recipe for the Super Bowl!
The guys loved these buffalo wings for football Sundays. Its so easy to make. They want it again this weekend!
These buffalo wings are the perfect the spicy and sour ratio. So juicy. Pinned
Love these wings — and how easy they are to make for company. Perfect for football season…and seasoned perfectly!
That are got me hooked! The best Buffalo wings ever! Soooo good!!
WOOT! I’ll never say no to buffalo wings, and I love the idea of baking instead of frying. I have to give these a try.
Drooling over these delicious buffalo wings. thanks for sharing
Anything with buffalo sauce gets a big thumbs up from me. This looks amazing.
Quick and easy to make these fantastic buffalo wings are perfect for game day.
Ooh that sounds good with the lemon pepper, I’ll have to try your recipe next time I do wings!
You can’t go wrong with wings. They are a quick and easy way to prepare a finger-licking meal. I have never heard of adding baking powder to wings to make them extra crispy but I have used cornstarch on wings before frying or air-frying. Love your buffalo wings; they look very appealing.
Buffalo wings are our favorite! My husband will love these! Thank you so much for sharing!!
So simple and quick to make!
Perfection – can’t wait to try these out!
These wings were super delicious and so easy to make too