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Baked Buffalo Wings

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277
Calories 
0g
Carbs 
21g
Fat 
21g
Protein 
7
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(7 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

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.

Prep Time

Baked Buffalo Wings

6
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

8
  • 2 lb chicken wings, frozen
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp buffalo sauce

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
3 wings (124g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277
Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
32%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 95mg
32%
Sodium 102mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 21g

Directions

  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.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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