Baked Buffalo Wings

When we travel for work, we eat terribly.  Our days are long, and we usually end up bellying up at the hotel bar.  It certainly is a shame that we do not have the time to venture out into the city we are sleeping in to explore amazing restaurants.  Time or should I say luxury is not on our side.  What tends to happen after bellying up to the bar, is an order of icy cold beers and buffalo wings makes their appearance.  Occasionally, a green salad tossed in to make us feel better about what we have just done to our bodies.  When our travels find us delayed at an airport, we have found that the best food that can usually be found in any of the restaurants are the wings.  Not sure about you, but, I’d rather throw back wings instead of a non-mentionable double cheese burger.  Last year we decided to make a game of eating wings, and at every airport, if we had delays or long layovers we would “intentionally” search for the best wings at that airport.  Trust me, it has been sinful fun.  The bad thing about eating platters of Buffalo Wings is that most of them are fried.  Over our last platter of over saturated fat we questioned why no one ever served platters of Baked Buffalo Wings.

Baked Buffalo Wings

After chatting about what we should eat during the Super Bowl and what were the best foods to be served, buffalo wings was the first thing that came up.  Is it even the Superbowl without a platter of killer wings?  Lenny decided to tackle the task of making the best chicken wings.  After many conversations about which way to go, Cajun, Asian, Portuguese, Ukrainian, we decided that some things are meant to be traditional.  And America football, deserves a traditional buffalo wing.

We have been playing with perfecting this recipe for the past couple weeks, which means pounds of chicken wings are being consumed, all a very good thing.  The past weekend, Lenny nailed it with the sauce.  It was perfectly seasoned and just the right consistency that coated each wing.  Pure sauciness.  We also played with techniques, we tried boiling, baking and roasting the chicken wings as we didn’t want to fry them.  The best texture and the most flavorful wings were unquestionably the Baked Buffalo Wings.  They were perfectly crispy which helped keep the sauce on the meat.  And, doesn’t baked just sound healthier?

This coming Thursday Lenny is going to show you how to make these extraordinary everyday baked buffalo wings.  We have been invited to be part of the Google + SuperBowlPlus Week of Champions, and will be airing live on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:30 PM (EST).  Come join in the fun during his first ever cooking demo;  you can watch as well as participate in the conversation!

** Be sure to serve these killer wings with a classic blue cheese dressing.  You are going to have your guests eating out of your hands!

More wings to fill you up during the Super Bowl.  If you have a recipe you’d like us to share, send me a link.  I will update this list all week. 

Golden Chicken Wings with Ginger Carmel Chili Sauce – Cook Republic

Crunchy Chicken Wings with Two Sauces – Chez Us

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings – Leite’s Culinaria

Sticky Miso Chicken Wings – Food and Wine

Mojito Chicken Wings – Domestic Fits

Crispy Orange Chicken Wings – Just a Taste

Garlic Parm Chicken Wings – Food Wishes

Chile Lime Wings – Nom Nom Paleo

Key West Grilled Chicken Wings – Katie’s Cucina

Honeyed Sriracha Chicken Wings – Foodie Crush

Sticky Lime Grilled Chicken Wings – Verses from my Kitchen






  1. What a great roundup of wings! Thanks so much for including my Crispy Baked Orange Chicken Wings. Looking forward to sampling all of the others!

  2. yum these look delicious! love the touch of maple syrup. :)

  3. Thanks Kelly! Any time – that is a great recipe, and we found a new to us site! Cannot wait to check out more of your recipes.

  4. What beautiful wings!! Thanks for including mine Denise :-) xx

  5. These look pretty darned good to me … I am a real sucker for wings! perfect!

  6. These wings look amazing. I was looking for an appetizer to take on Sunday. This is in the running!
    Thank you.

  7. Oh how I love wings! We usually make the wings with chicken legs, easier to eat and gnaw on, bringing out my inner caveman. So cool about the video session, I’ll def try to log in! I want to see Lenny in action, in front of the camera. THX for the link!

  8. I always thought that buffalo wings were deep fried which was why I had never made them before but good to know that the best results are baked! I heard on television that there was a shortage of chicken wings in America :o

  9. Lorraine, not true, baked rocks! We are not into deep frying either, and found the baked ones really amazing. There may be a shortage after all the times it took us to get this 110% – I have to say I am not in a hurry to eat any wings again, for a while!

  10. Can’t wait to make these tonight for the Super Bowl! Is there is any to print your recipes without the picture? Running a bit low on printer ink and wanted to print more of your recipes!


  11. Sorry about that Meaghan. Still figuring out the ziplist. I cut and paste recipes onto a blank document when I don’t want photos. Hope that helps. And the wings are delicious!

  12. OK, no problem! I ended up copying and pasting this recipe, plus the classic blue cheese recipe. 2 more hours until kick-off!

    Is the first ingredient supposed to be 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 stick?


  13. What a lovely surprise to find that you’d included our Sriracha Wings in your lineup of phenomenal chicken wings! Many, many thanks from all of us at Leite’s Culinaria….


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