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platter of baked chicken wings brushed with buffalo sauce
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Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked spicy Buffalo Wings with a buttermilk marinade are "oven fried” leaving the skin crisp, the meat juicy and bursting with delicious bold buffalo flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy baked buffalo wings, baked chicken wings, best baked chicken wings, easy baked buffalo wings
Servings: 4
Calories: 879kcal
Author: A Gouda Life

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • wire rack

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings separated into drummies and flappers, tips discarded
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 ounce package Original Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional for extra spice

Instructions

The Marinade:

  • Combine the buttermilk, buffalo sauce, ranch mix, garlic powder and (optional) cayenne pepper in a large zip top bag then add the wings and seal, pressing out any excess air.
  • Turn to coat the wings evenly then place in the refrigerator to marinate minimum 30 minutes up to 5-6 hours.

Baking the wings:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then place the baking rack on top.
  • Remove the wings from the marinade shaking off any excess then place them on the wire rack.
  • Bake for 15 minutes then turn the wings over and continue baking 10 minutes more. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the wings. They should be cooked through at this point.
  • Broil the wings for 2-3 minutes or until they’re golden and crisp then turn and continue broiling the other side. Time will vary with ovens/broilers.
  • Remove from the oven and serve right away with fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, etc) and ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 879kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.9g | Protein: 131.8g | Fat: 33.8g | Cholesterol: 404mg | Sodium: 1278mg | Potassium: 1134mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.8g | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 6mg