Buffalo Chicken Wings

Staff Writer
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Taste of Home

"Hot wings got their start in Buffalo, N.Y., in a kitchen. Although there was no game on at the time, today spicy wings and cool sauces are traditional game-day fare. Cayenne, red sauce, and spices keep these tangy wings good and hot, just like the originals."

— Nancy Chapman, Center Harbor, N.H. from Taste of Home's Recipes Accross America

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Ready in
20 m
24
Servings
294
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
4 dozen chicken wings

Notes

Editor's Note: Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings. 

Ingredients

  • 5 Pounds whole chicken wings*
  • Celery sticks and ranch salad dressing, for serving (optional)
  • 1 Cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 3/4 Teaspoons cayenne
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoons celery salt
  • Oil, for frying

Directions

Cut the chicken wings into 3 sections and discard the wing tip sections. In an electric skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees. Fry the wings in oil, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Drain on paper towels. 

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the hot sauce and spices. Place the chicken in a large bowl and add the sauce. Toss to coat. Remove to a serving plate with a slotted spoon. Serve with celery and ranch dressing if desired. 

Chicken Wing Shopping Tip

If you’re buying chicken at the store, make sure that it’s the last thing you pick up before hitting the checkout – and to head straight home with it to the icebox.

Chicken Wing Cooking Tip

Wash everything that chicken touches with soap and hot water.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Protein
17g
33%
Carbs
0.2g
0.1%
Vitamin A
75µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.2%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25.3%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
14mg
1%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
7µg
2%
Iron
0.5mg
2.6%
Magnesium
16mg
4%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
119mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
185mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.1%
Sodium
143mg
6%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
8%