Fall is upon us and football is here! Now it is time to break out the beer and make these Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings! These wings are made with a super easy spicy and tangy buffalo wing sauce made with butter, hot sauce, and seasonings and spices. Your guests will love these wings and beg for more!
You guys know me, I am a huge football fan. I mean, I look forward to the Fall season all year long. It is my absolute favorite season. Let’s see there are the boots, the sweaters, Halloween, Thanksgiving, but more important football! And when there is football, there is food, folks, and fun and those are my favorite ‘f’ words.
Tips for making Crispy Chicken Buffalo Wings
Making this chicken wing recipe is quite simple. Sure, you can bake or air fry these chicken wings if you prefer, but in this case, they are deep-fried with the skin only. That’s right, no flour is required for this recipe. This makes for a crispier chicken wing. The recommendation to making these wings crispy are as follows:
Pat Dry: The less moisture there is in the skin, the crispier the skin will be.
Sit out at room temperature: When you place cold chicken in the hot oil, it makes the temperature of the oil cooler, which means the oil has to get hotter again while the chicken is cooking It is best that the chicken is not super cold so when it hits the hot oil, it will begin to crisp up right away.
Use a little baking powder: Much like my AIr Fry Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings recipe, although these wings are not made in an air fryer, adding the baking powder to the skin of these wings will help with the crispiness.
My perfect smorgasbord of football-related food are these Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings, Loaded Baked Potato Skins, Taco Dip, and Fluffernutter Brownies with an icy cold Angry Orchard ( that is my jam)! All of that or go to B-Dubs, which isn’t a bad alternative. But these crispy buffalo chicken wings are the centerpiece to any football party menu.
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, which is loaded with flavor.
We are going to fry the chicken and make the sauce which consists of some hot sauce, butter, and a bunch of spices. I’m telling you making these crispy buffalo wings is easy! In fact, you can make this sauce if you want by itself. I had enough from this recipe where I was able to preserve a small amount of the homemade Buffalo Sauce in a Mason Jar. Serve these appetizer wings on a serving platter along with celery sticks, carrot sticks, blue cheese dressing, and ranch dressing for the complete wing experience.
My husband who I refer to as the Buffalo Chicken Wing connoisseur thought these wings were “FYA”! You will love them too!
Commonly Asked Questions
For this recipe, I fried them, but you can definitely bake them in the oven or use an air fryer if you want.
Trying my recommendations for making crispy wings should help with this. The biggest thing is not frying cold chicken and making sure the skin is dry.
In my experience, yes. Especially when you are not using flour.
If you like this recipe, check out my chicken wing recipe round-up that includes 9 Chicken Wing Recipes on my blog.Print