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How To Make Buffalo Wings #SundaySupper

Homemade Baked Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are a game day FAVORITE! Learn how to make BUFFALO WINGS in a few easy steps. Homemade buffalo wings are baked and tossed in buffalo sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer recipe, baked chicken wings, chicken wings recipe, homemade chicken wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 wings
Calories 173kcal


  • Baking sheet with a rack


  • 3 lbs. chicken wings pre-cut or whole wings
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder NOT baking soda
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • tsp. salt and pepper
  • homemade buffalo sauce


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Thaw 3 lbs. of chicken wings. If chicken wings are whole, they will need to be cut into wingettes and drumettes. See recipe notes for how to cut chicken wings.
    Lay the wingettes and drumettes out on a flat surface and dry them with a paper towel.
    Cut chicken wings for buffalo wings on cutting board with knife
  • Combine 1 Tbsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, and ⅛ tsp. salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine completely.
    Once the chicken wings have been patted dry, place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle half of the baking powder mixture over the wings and toss to coat. Repeat with the second half of the mixture.
    Chicken wings coated with dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Line the bottom portion of a wire baking rack with foil. Fit the top portion of the wire baking rack firmly in the bottom portion.
    Place the chicken wings on the wire baking rack. Make sure not to over-crowd the wings on the rack.
    Buffalo wings on a baking rack unbaked
  • Place the baking rack in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the pan once the chicken wings are fully baked.
    Place the chicken wings in a large bowl. Toss with desired amount of buffalo sauce. Toss to coat completely. Repeat with more sauce if desired.
    buffalo wings in a deep dish stacked on top of each other
  • Optional: Return the coated chicken wings to the pan and place in the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes. This will crisp them up more and optimal if you like the wings less saucy.
    Buffalo wings on a baking rack


  • Bake the wings on a wire baking rack or a raised roasting pan. This allows the air to flow around the wings as they cook, which is what makes them crispy.
  • Wrap the bottom portion of the baking sheet in tin foil. The tinfoil will catch any juices that drip as they bake and make it easy to clean up after.
  • Don't overcrowd the rack. Evenly space the chicken wings so they can bake evenly.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 184mg | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.7mg