I forgot how easy it is to make chicken wings from scratch. When a craving hits, I usually beg for us to go to Buffalo Wild Wings, but on a budget and looking for a new recipe to try, I realized I actually knew how to make buffalo chicken wings from when I was a kid. Just hadn’t done it in a really long time.
My mom and I used to make them, but baked, never fried. No thick breaded chicken wings either. I promise, they’re good. And they’re way better for you at the end of the day, which means you can eat more without feeling guilty.
So I experimented. Made a quick buffalo sauce, then added some black pepper (for some more spice) and honey (to sweeten). Sweet and spicy, not bad for my first try. I might just get more creative next time. Anyone have any suggestions?
Spicy Baked Chicken Wings
20-30 frozen chicken wings
3 tablespoons of butter
3/4 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons of honey
2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a sauce pan, melt butter. Add hot sauce, honey, and black pepper. Cool for 8-10 minutes on medium-high heat until sauce has been bubbling and has started to thicken. Coat chicken evenly in sauce and place on a baking sheet.
Cook in oven for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear. Turn over halfway and add more sauce to wings.
Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!