Fall is upon us and football is here! Now it is time to break out the chicken wings and make these Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings! Your guests will love the wings and beg for more!
Now I know some of you are wondering what team I root for every year, right? Yeah, I don’t cheer for a team. That’s not my jam. I simply love football season because of the tailgating and the food! I love football environment. I could care less about a game. Don’t get me wrong, I can follow what is going on, but I don’t have a team that I’ve connected to. Also, I don’t see how people with football for more than 12 hours. I mean, take a break! I should also point out that my husband and are separated until February because of this sport (whatevs).
I mean, you seriously can’t do it.
How to make Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings
So I have shown you guys how to make Homemade Fried Chicken. That process consists of me dipping the chicken into some flour and an egg mixture for some extra crispiness. For this recipe, we’re not going to do that. In fact, we are not going to put any coating on the chicken wings at all. We are going to fry them as is. Yep! You don’t need that coating for this recipe. Simply season with just a little salt and pepper. Yep, we’re not going to add a bunch of seasonings to the chicken wings because we don’t want the flavor to interfere with the Buffalo Chicken Wings Sauce.
My husband who I refer to as the Buffalo Chicken Wing connoisseur thought these wings were “FYA”! You will love them too!
- 3 lbs. Party Chicken Wings
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ½ tsp. Black pepper
- 1 ¼ c. hot sauce
- ¼ tsp. Garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. Onion powder
- ¼ tsp. Smoked paprika, heaping teaspoon
- 1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Garnish: carrots, celery, ranch, bleu cheese
- Begin to heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 Degrees
- In a medium saucepan on low to medium heat, add the hot sauce and spices to the pot (garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and vinegar) and whisk together. The should be steaming not boiling. Begin to add the butter in whisking after every 4 tablespoons. Whisk until the butter and sauce have combined. Allow to cool and you can pour in a mason jar with a lid and shake to keep the sauce from breaking.
- Place the party chicken wings on a cutting board lined with a paper towel. Season on both sides with salt and pepper. It isn’t going to seem like a lot but trust me its plenty.
- Once the deep fryer has reached its temperature, add 5-7 chicken wings at a time to the deep fryer and allow it to cook for 10 minutes. When the wings start to make a crackling noise, that is when it is time to take them out. They should be crispy. Immediately add them to a large mixing bowl and pour some of the sauce on the wings and toss evenly. Place the wings on a cooling rack until ready to serve. Feel free to toss again if desired.
- Serve with celery, carrots, and ranch and/or bleu cheese.