Baked Buffalo Wings

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Buffalo Wings are the ultimate game day feast. Crispy chicken wings are baked in the oven then tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce. Serve them alongside other favorites like loaded nachos and 7 layer dip for the perfect appetizer spread!

We love buffalo sauce around here. From buffalo chicken dip to cauliflower buffalo bites, it’s one of our all time favorite flavors and of course oven baked buffalo chicken wings top the list!

A bowl of buffalo wings topped with parsley.

Buffalo Wings

While we love the tenderness of slow cooker buffalo wings (which are perfect if you need to save oven space), these wild wings only take 35 minutes in the oven. You can put them in when the game starts and they’ll be ready to devour by halftime!

These Baked Chicken Wings are nice and crispy and I love that I don’t have to haul out the deep fryer! When I serve buffalo hot wings, I basically pile on the blue cheese dressing but you can also serve them with ranch if you aren’t a fan of blue cheese dressing!

What Are Buffalo Wings

Simply put, buffalo wings are crispy chicken wings tossed in buffalo sauce. Homemade Buffalo Sauce is so easy but this baked buffalo wings recipe is just as good with store bought.

To make the perfect buffalo hot wings, you want to make the chicken wings as crispy as possible, toss them in buffalo sauce, then return them to the oven to caramelize. They’re so good!

Pouring buffalo sauce on chicken wings ready to make buffalo hot wings.

How To Make Buffalo Wings

I first posted my favorite method to make wings crispy in my Sticky Hot Chicken Wings Recipe a few years ago.

While deep frying makes amazing crispy wings, these oven baked wings are crispy and delicious without the mess of the oil. 

To Make Crispy Chicken Wings in the Oven:

The use of foil/parchment paper makes clean up a breeze!

  • Ensure wings are defrosted and dry before dredging
  • Allow the dredged wings to chill uncovered for a bit
  • Add a pinch of flour with a pinch of baking powder
  • Wings should be lightly coated (thick layers of flour won’t cook)

How to make Baked Buffalo Wings:

  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel.
  2. Dredge them and allow them to sit for a bit.
  3. Bake until golden and crispy.
  4. Toss with buffalo sauce.

Once you’ve tossed the chicken wings in buffalo sauce, you can serve them or return them to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. The final baking with buffalo sauce helps the sauce to caramelize on the outside of the wings while seeping into the wings. YUM!

Buffalo wings fresh from the oven ready to serve.

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Review Recipe

Buffalo Wings

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 Wings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
These baked buffalo wings are the ultimate game day feast. Crispy chicken wings are baked in the oven then tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce. 


  • 2 lbs chicken wings split and tips removed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups buffalo sauce store bought or homemade

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Pat wings dry with a paper towel. Toss with flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Line a pan with foil, place a piece of parchment paper on the foil. Place wings in a single layer on baking pan.
  4. Bake wings 20 minutes, flip and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove wings from oven and pour sauce over top. Mix on parchment paper (I grab the corners of the paper and toss the wings around) until coated. Slide parchment out from under the wings.
  6. Turn oven to broil and broil wings 10 minutes or until golden.
Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1wing) — Calories: 47, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 523mg, Potassium: 65mg, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 30%, Vitamin C: 0.2%, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 0.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. The best buffalo sauce is franks red hot and butter. The butter to sauce ratio depends on how spicy or hot you like them. Every once in a while I add a little brown sugar to mix it up.

  2. I’ve been making wings like this for years. There really is no need for any flour, the baking powder alone is enough to make them crisp up nicely. It does help to let them sit and air dry in the fridge after tossing them in baking powder for at least the time it takes for your oven to come to temperature. You can also add some cayenne pepper and paprika, or other favourite spices such as garlic and onion powder when you toss your wings before putting them in the oven. A few drops of liquid smoke will add something special to the taste as well, or add some liquid smoke when you toss the wings in sauce before putting them back in the oven for a final glaze.
    These wings are extremely difficult to mess up, about the only way to do that would be to burn them.

  3. These are amazing! My family loved them. I, myself, enjoyed them more than I do the wings from BWW.