Buffalo Wings Recipe

buffalo chicken wings in basket with celery, ranch, and beer

This buffalo wings recipe is extremely tasty as we will first brine the wings, then rub them in spices and deep fry them. The final result will be a tender inside, crunchy outside exquisite wing.

I serve these with my homemade blue cheese dressing but you can certainly use store bought.

Here is what you are going to need for this terrific buffalo wings recipe:

Serves eight
2 pounds chicken wings
1 – 12 oz. bottle beer
1 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS coarse salt
½ TBS paprika
½ TBS garlic powder
½ TBS onion powder
½ tsp. black pepper
4 TBS butter
¼ cup red hot sauce
Oil for frying

• Cut the end tips of the wings and save them for chicken stock. Separate the drumette from the flat part of the wing. Rinse and place in a bowl.
• In a separate bowl, whisk together the beer, salt and brown sugar. Pour over the wings and brine for about 30 minutes.
• Mix the paprika, garlic power, onion powder and black pepper.
• Drain the wings and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.
• Add the paprika mix and toss to coat evenly. Set aside.
• Melt the butter in a small pan. Add the hot sauce. Bring to a simmer, turn off heat and set aside.
• Heat a large skillet with about 3 inches of oil. Heat until 375 degrees. Add the chicken drumettes and fry until browned and cooked through – about 13 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Fry the rest of the chicken.
• Heat the butter sauce. Place the wings into a bowl. Add the sauce and toss to coat well.
• Serve immediately with celery and blue cheese dressing. Enjoy!

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

6 Comments

  • June 11, 2011

    Jocelyn

    I made these a few nights ago and used chicken breast instead of wings and they were delish. Thank you so much for the recipes.

  • June 12, 2011

    theFrugalChef

    You are welcome! I will try this with chicken breast next time! Thanks for letting me know!
    Mary Ann

  • January 20, 2013

    Nathan

    I must tell you I just made 4 pounds of these in my new Char Broil Oil-less fryer and they were unbelieveable the flavor was so intense since I didn’t use oil thanks a million for the recipe I am totally ecstatic

  • January 21, 2013

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Nathan!
    Thank you so much for the message! I am very happy this worked for you! I really appreciate you trying these out and letting me know. Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • January 26, 2013

    Lynne

    These were great. Made them once for my family, and then ended up making for a bridal shower I was planning for my daughters best friend. They were a hit. Only thing I added to the sauce to roll them in was I added Thai Sweet Chili sauce to the hot sauce & butter. Addictive….

  • January 28, 2013

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Lynne!
    Thank you for letting me know! I love the idea of adding Thai Sweet Chili sauce to this! Thank you! I will give it a try next time. I appreciate you stopping by!
    Mary Ann

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