Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

These crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings are baked, not fried, using just two ingredients for the buffalo sauce. Restaurant-style delicious appetizer wings!

A dish filled with meat and vegetables on a plate, with Buffalo chicken wings

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

When I order wings in restaurants, one variety I usually go for either Buffalo style and Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings, or Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings. You just can’t beat that spicy flavour.

If sweet chili is your flavour, then you must check out these Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings, they too are crispy with NO OIL!

A close up of a plate of food, Buffalo chicken wings

I adore my Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe for serving guests or as a snack. It’s my go-to along with Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks dipped in buffalo sauce.

So it only goes without saying that I love me some of that flavour maybe the most popular pub and appetizer food – chicken wings!

Buffalo Chicken WIngs

How do you Cook Chicken Wings in the Oven?

As you will see from the recipe, I bake using oil and spice if you wish. Then once cooked, I choose my favour and start baking again.

I rarely fry chicken wings, as I love how they turn out cooking in the oven, and saves on fat and calories.

A close up of a plate of food, Buffalo chicken wings

I simply place wings on a parchment lined baking sheet for ease.

Some recipes say to place them on a foil tray over a baking sheet to allow the fat to drip. I’ve seldom seen enough fat drippings to worry about it.

Plus, I just hate cleaning those racks so I don’t bother.

A dish is filled with food, with Buffalo chicken wings

How to make Crispy Chicken Wings

Don’t be fooled by the oven-baking, these wings turn out so very CRISPY! Most tend to think you have to deep fry wings in order to crisp them up, yet that’s not true.

The secret to getting them so crispy in the oven is to bake, sauce, broil, sauce and broil. Simple and tasty!

Plus you get a crisp buffalo coating plus saucy on the outside that will leave you licking your fingers.

A close up of a person holding a Buffalo chicken wing

Of course Buffalo Chicken Wings are a hit as an appetizer for any gatherings such as game day.

Yet I love to cook them as a meal main dish, with lots of veggies to go with them. They also make the best leftovers!

How to make Buffalo Sauce

While there are plenty of recipes out there to make homemade buffalo sauce, I prefer to simplify things a bit and use Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce and some melted butter {which also helps them crisp up}.

I usually have some of this sauce in the fridge, so when making this recipe I very seldom need to take a trip to the store for ingredients.

A close up of a plate of food, with Buffalo chicken wings

Again I bake the chicken wings until cooked, sauce them up and broil for a couple minutes. Sauce them again and broil the other side. This makes them crispy and delicious.

Sometimes I go light on the buffalo sauce if the kids will be enjoying them with me, then have a side of more dip for myself.

This way you can provide mild to those that prefer and also more spicy buffalo chicken wings for others.

What to Serve with Buffalo Wings

Serve your buffalo wings with blue cheese dip, as that was the original and most popular dip for this variety.

Yet I have found that regular ranch dipping sauce will do in a pinch.

A plate of food, with Chicken and Buffalo wing

Don’t forget the celery and/or carrot sticks on the side, they make a well-rounded meal and also are great for dipping as well.

Sometimes when serving chicken wings as a main dish, I also accompany them with a side salad along with the veggies. I have more tips on what to serve with buffalo chicken in general.

Just a word of warning though, once you start making your own buffalo chicken wings at home, You might turn your nose up at some types served in restaurants.

It’s not a bad thing, but it’ll sure make you admire how simple these are in getting that perfect chicken wing!


For those that love the flavours of buffalo chicken, try our Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe or our Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. They are great takes on a favourite taste.

I also have more Buffalo Chicken Recipes for you to try!

Don’t forget to also try these Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs, such a simple recipe that is so full of flavour!

A box filled with different types of food, with Buffalo chicken wings
Buffalo Chicken WIngs

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 44 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes

These crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings are baked, not fried, using just two ingredients for the buffalo sauce. Restaurant-style delicious appetizer wings! 


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Franks Buffalo Sauce
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted


  1. preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. toss chicken wings in oil and place them on the parchment paper, making sure they don't overlap. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy
  3. Remove cooked wings from the oven. In a small bowl, melt the butter using a microwave and add in the buffalo sauce. Mix.
  4. Toss the cooked wings in the sauce bowl, to coat.  Place wings (not overlapping) back on parchment paper, and pour remaining sauce over the wings. 
  5. Broil in the oven for 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy. OR, to make them spicier, sauce the wings a bit more with just the buffalo sauce, then broil the other side for another 2 minutes then enjoy. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 20 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 217mgProtein: 4g

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  1. The layer on layer of sauce with the baking is the secret! I’ve done this with home-made honey garlic wings that I baked. They turned out amazing and a bit on the sticky side, just how I like them. My husband is a fan of the Buffalo Wings flavour – I’ll take your tips and test them out for him.

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