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Baked Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings have been my arch nemesis for quite awhile. I have tried making them so many times with various wings and sauces and even though they taste good, they are never crunchy enough. I have tried recipe after recipe, but every batch comes out missing that yummy crispy outside that any good wing has…until now. I learned the secret is actually par-cooking the wings and then getting them nice and dry before sticking them in the oven. This allows the skins to get really crispy and delicious. This time I was working with frozen wings so I par-cooked them in the microwave in some water but a steam basket would also work. Then once you take them out of the oven, toss them with some butter and buffalo sauce, and serve with skinny ranch or blue cheese.

Buffalo Wings
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 3 wings
Nutritional Info: 245.5 calories, 19.9g of fat, 0g of carbohydrates, 0g of fiber, 17g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *


  • 2 lbs frozen chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp Frank’s Hot Buffalo Sauce


  1. Place your wings in a microwave safe dish and fill the container with water so half the chicken wings are covered. Microwave on high for ten minutes and then stir. Microwave on high for another ten minutes. If the wings aren’t frozen, cut the time down to two 5 minute sessions. Alternatively you can steam the wings in a steamer basket for ten minutes if they are thawed and twenty minutes if they are frozen.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Carefully remove the wings from the liquid using tongs and dry using paper towels. Having dry wings will ensure they crisp up.
  4. Cover a baking sheet with tinfoil and spray with a liberal amount of cooking spray.
  5. Arrange wings in a single layer and bake for 40 minutes. Flip wings over and bake for an additional ten minutes.
  6. As the wings near the end of the cooking time, melt the butter and stir in the buffalo sauce.
  7. When you take the wings out, let them cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes and then toss with sauce and serve.

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3 Response to Baked Buffalo Wings

  1. Rhonda Krasselt on February 3, 2013

    We made these for the Super Bowl and they were delicious!! I’m a little spice wimpy but Frank’s sauce have great flavor without too much heat. We’ll be making these again!!

  2. meauxjeaux on February 3, 2013

    Just made these during the black out in the big game. I’m not gonna lie, these things took a while and some effort to make (my microwave is about a foot above my head so taking the wings in water out was precarious), but were they worth it. So crispy and delicious, quite possibly the best wings I’ve ever had, period. Even a friend who doesn’t care for wings said they were fantastic. In my oven, I didn’t have to cook them quite as long; flipped them about 30 minutes in. Thanks for a baked wings recipe that wasn’t soggy. Delish!

  3. Art on April 20, 2013

    I have a question….. when the recipe says 3 points for a wing, is a wing the entire wing (both pieces) or just on half, after the wing is cut?


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