buffalo wild wings recipe

Buffalo Wild Wings Recipe: The Best Crispy and Juicy Chicken

Buffalo Wild Wings has recently gained much popularity not just among sports fans at the bar on game nights but also among the general public who enjoy the delicious sweet, spicy, savory flavor of the special Buffalo Wing sauce and the crispy and juicy taste of the chicken.

This recipe will help you make the best Buffalo Wild Wings that are perfectly crispy every time with a sauce equally rich in flavor. You can easily make this chicken dish at home with just a few ingredients readily available in the pantry and you will only need very basic cooking skills. 


Here are the ingredients that you need to make Buffalo Wild Wings

For Deep Frying the Wings

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 chicken wings
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups of neutral-tasting vegetable oil, or as needed

For Making the Special Buffalo Wild Wings Sauce

  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup or 120 gm butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
buffalo wild wings recipe ingredients

Cooking Process

The process of making delicious Buffalo Wild Wings includes deep frying the chicken, preparing the sauce, and combining everything. All of these are discussed in detail below.

Preparing the Chicken

You can buy precut chicken wings from the market but cutting your own chicken wings is cheaper and more enjoyable. Cut off the tip of the wings and cut between the drumette and the wing. The knife will go through easily between them as there is a joint there.

Was the chicken wings well and dry them off using a paper towel. You can also score the wings with a knife. This will help to get the spices into the meat better. Keep the chicken wings out of the fridge for enough time so that the chicken wings come to room temperature if you have had them stored there.

Preparing the Flour Mixture

Prepare the flour mixture by combining ½ cup all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix all of these ingredients with a spoon or with your hand. Make the mixture homogenous.

Coating the Chicken in the Flour Mixture

There are various methods of coating the chicken in the flour mixture. You can coat each one individually with the flour or drop all of the chicken wings in the flour mixture in a large bowl and toss it in the flour.

Place the coated chicken wings on a wire rack and put them in the fridge for 15 minutes. Take the chicken wings out and toss them in the flour mixture again. Double-coating the chicken wings will help to increase their crunchy flavor.

Heating the Oil

Take a large pan or pot and fill it with a neutral-tasting vegetable oil such as soybean oil or canola oil. Only fill half of the pot while deep frying anything in the pot because the oil level increases as you drop in the ingredients and the hot oil can spill over on the stove which can cause dangerous grease fire.

Put the stove on medium-high heat and wait a few minutes for the oil to get hot. Heat the oil to 375 F or 190 C. Drop a small piece of the flour to check if it immediately starts bubbling and floats to the top. This will indicate that the oil is hot enough to be used for deep frying the chicken.

Frying the Chicken

Slowly drop the chicken wings in the hot oil. Be careful to avoid splashing hot oil as it will cause serious damage to the skin. You do not need to keep stirring when the chicken wings are getting submerged in the hot oil. Stir occasionally if the chicken wings clump together.

It will take about 12-15 minutes for the chicken wings to get deep-fried. Reduce the heat if you feel like the chicken wings are getting fried too quickly. Deep fry the chicken wings until they turn golden brown.

Take the chicken wings out from the oil and place them on a paper towel or a cooling rack to get the excess oil out from the wings.

fry the chicken wings in oil

Preparing the Sauce

Put a medium-sized pan or pot on the stove on medium heat. Add ½ cup hot sauce, ½ cup butter, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the pot and keep stirring. Stir everything well until the butter and the hot sauce have mixed properly and none of the butter is floating on the top.

Combining the Chicken With the Sauce

Pour the sauce into a large bowl and throw the deep-fried hot wings into the bowl. Toss the chicken wings well to coat all of the wings in the special sauce. 


Serve the glazed, delicious Buffalo Chicken Wings on a plate with sliced carrots, sliced celery sticks, and ranch dressing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Serve With Buffalo Wild Wings?

Buffalo Wild Wings are usually served with ranch dressing which is a very common type of dressings in America. You can serve Buffalo Wild Wings with carrots, celery sticks, ranch dressing, mayonnaise, cheese sauce, dipping sauce, etc.

How to Store Buffalo Wild Wings?

You can store buffalo wild wings in the refrigerator after putting them in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You can easily reheat it in the microwave oven. It might not keep the crunch for that long but the taste will still be enjoyable.

how to store buffalo wild wings

Can You Make Buffalo Wild Wings With an Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make Buffalo Wild Wings in your air fryer. Instead of deep frying the chicken wings, simply put them in your air fryer on the recommended settings. You can also bake the chicken wings in your oven if you want to avoid deep frying the chicken wings. This will be healthier but the signature crispy flavor only comes from deep frying.

Why Are They Called Buffalo Wild Wings?

The name Buffalo Wild Wings comes from the place of its origin which was Buffalo, New York. Anchor Bar in Buffalo first invented this dish when they came up with recipes to use the leftover chicken wings they had. This dish was further spread via its popularity at sports bars during game nights.

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