Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wingssource

Are you ready for the Superbowl?

On Sunday I know I can’t wait to whip up some wings before the game.  Lately I just can’t seem to get enough buffalo sauce.  I love buffalo sauce.

This buffalo wing recipe is great because these wings are baked, not fried, and baking them on parchment paper makes them very crispy.

Don’t forget the wipes for all of those messy fingers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken wings, tips removed and separated at joints
  • 1/2 c hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted (I use Earth Balance)
  • blue cheese or ranch dressing
  • celery and carrot sticks

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450.  Place wings in a large pot and fill with water until the water covers the chicken by 1 in.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 min.  Pat wings dry with a paper towel.

Baked Buffalo Wings2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and arrange wings, in a single layer, skin side down. Bake 25 min or golden brown. Turn and back for 5 minutes.

Note: Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet, this will cause the wings to be soggy.  I learned this the hard way.  Also, the parchment paper is a must.

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3. While wings are baking.  Add hot sauce and butter to a small pot.  Simmer on low until butter is melted and mixes with hot sauce.

Note: To make a mild sauce mix in more butter with the wing sauce.

Baked Buffalo Wings4.  Put wings in a large bowl.  Pour wing sauce over them and toss.  Serve with the dressing of your choice, celery and carrots.

Question:  Do you prefer ranch or blue cheese?

Random piece of information:  I read in the food network magazine that the Northeast, where I live, prefers blue cheese and the rest of the country likes ranch.

Tip:  Watch this YouTube video to learn how to cut up the chicken wings.

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