Look no further for the best-baked buffalo chicken wings recipe with our very own homemade mild buffalo sauce! Crispy oven-baked wings coated in a tangy buffalo sauce. Every bite is crispy on the outside yet juicy on the inside. You would hardly believe these wings aren’t fried!

Buffalo sauce is an easy way to make any dish memorable. The tangy sauce comes with a light kick but always leaves you wanting more. Our buffalo chicken dip makes the perfect accompaniment to these baked buffalo wings.

Baked chicken wings tossed in a mild buffalo sauce dipped into Ranch with celery and ranch on the side

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We love Classic Chicken Wings; they are a classic for game day or parties! Though we enjoy the traditional wings, the sauce on these mild buffalo wings takes the recipe to the next level. These wings are strong competitors for our asian chicken wings

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Restaurant copycat recipe. This recipe will replace any takeout wings you’ve ever tried.
  • Healthier alternative. Baking wings is much healthier than deep frying.
  • Hassle-free. You’ll find that deep frying can get messy. This baking method is mess-free.
Buffalo chicken wings on parchment paper topped with fresh greens next to a bowl of blue cheese ranch.

Most traditional hot wings just use Hot Sauce as the sauce. We find that to be a little bland and a bit too spicy. Since our wings are seasoned as they are baked, they already have so much flavor to them.

To tame down the spiciness of the sauce, we mix in melted butter, garlic, and sugar with the Red Hot Sauce! The butter adds richness to the sauce while the sugar balances the flavors and then garlic gives it a special kick!

Ingredients for Buffalo Wings

  • Wings – our baked chicken wing recipe makes fool-proof, crispy wings every time.
  • Mild buffalo sauce – hot sauce combined with sugar and butter makes the perfect mild buffalo sauce. We like frank’s redhot sauce.
How to make homemade mild sauce with Red hot sauce, butter, garlic, and sugar.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Wings:

  1. Wings – Prepare and bake the wings using our classic baked wings recipe.
  2. Sauce – In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and garlic, and stir in the Hot Sauce. Set sauce aside until needed.
  3. Coat wings – Once the wings are baked. In a large bowl, toss the wings in the homemade buffalo sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Do you know the key ingredient to getting crispy chicken wings? 
  • The secret ingredient is actually baking soda! Baking powder changes the skin’s ph level, making it dry and expand. This giving you a crispy wing!
  • To get the most crispy wings, make sure to pat the chicken wings dry before baking them. You can do this using a paper towel to make sure there is no remaining moisture. 
  • Once the wings are coated in the sauce, I like to return the wings to the oven for a few more minutes. The sauce penetrates into the wings and tastes so much better.

Serving Suggestions    

Mild buffalo chicken wings topped with fresh greens dipped into blue cheese ranch with celery.

Storing Leftovers

Storage: Store leftover wings in the fridge in an airtight container. Leftovers can be kept for up to 3 days. 

Reheat: Wings can be reheated in the air fryer or the oven. 

Freeze: Freeze cooked wings without the sauce for the best results. Place cooked wings in a freezer-safe container and store for up to 3 months. Reheat: Thaw wings in the fridge overnight, or place frozen wings directly in the oven. Warm the wings until reheated and toss with buffalo wing sauce.

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Author: Valentina
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5 from 7 votes
Homemade recipe for CRISPY and CRUNCHY Buffalo Chicken Wings that are completely baked in a rich mild buffalo sauce, 10 minutes of prep time. Serve with Ranch and celery.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

mild sauce-

Instructions

  • Make a recipe of the classic baked chicken wings.
  • In a skillet, melt butter with sugar and garlic. Turn off heat and add the hot sauce and stir until combined.
  • Toss the baked chicken wings in the homemade sauce. See note.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You can add the wings back into the oven once coated in the sauce, it’ll allow the sauce to penetrate into the wings.

Nutrition

280kcal Calories4g Carbs17g Protein22g Fat9g Saturated Fat3g Polyunsaturated Fat8g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat89mg Cholesterol721mg Sodium376mg Potassium1g Fiber2g Sugar549IU Vitamin A8mg Vitamin C106mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 721mg31%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 549IU11%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)