Buffalo wings are a must for game day, and this fried chicken wings recipe is the BEST way to make them. Get super crispy wings in the most delicious buffalo sauce. They’re so easy to deep fry, and so fun to eat!
Fried Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo wings are a classic appetizer for game day or any party. And of course they make a great dinner too. This fried chicken wings recipe is my favorite to make at home, because they are SO crispy.
Making deep fried buffalo wings at home is so much easier than you’d think. No need to get takeout when you can whip these up any time you’re craving them. And the homemade buffalo sauce is extra tasty!
Serve them up with some ranch or your favorite sauces. Everyone will love them!
Why You’ll Love these Buffalo Wings:
- Crispy Fried Wings: The seasoned flour coating fries up so nicely and gets super crispy!
- Delicious Buffalo Sauce: Use your favorite sauce, or follow out recipe for a tasty wing sauce.
- Game Day Appetizer: Fried wings are perfect for game day, tailgating, or Super Bowl Sunday. Feed a whole crowd with this favorite!
These crispy fried chicken wings are irresistible. That buffalo sauce is finger-licking’ good, and it’s just the right amount of heat. So good!
Deep Frying Chicken Wings
Deep frying is the process of cooking food fully submerged in oil. This makes chicken wings super crispy and delicious! The seasoned flour coating fries up and creates the crispy skin we love.
This is much easier to do at home than you might think. You just need a deep pot/pan (like a dutch oven), then heat the oil on the stove. Check below (and in the recipe card) for the full details on how to fry buffalo wings.
How to Make Buffalo Wings
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Combine flour and seasonings in a resealable bag, then add in the chicken wings and shake to coat.
- Refrigerate the seasoned wings for 10-30 minutes while you heat the oil in a pot.
- When the oil is hot, take the wings from the fridge and deep fry them in batches. Then remove them from the oil and let them drain on paper towel lined plates.
- Make the buffalo sauce while the last batch is frying. Combine sauce ingredients in another pot, and whisk until fully heated through.
- Toss fried wings in the buffalo sauce, then serve with your favorite dipping sauces!
Homemade Buffalo Wing Sauce
The BEST buffalo wings recipe wouldn’t be complete without our delicious homemade buffalo sauce! You better believe we’ve got every base covered with these fried chicken wings.
You can certainly buy a pre-made sauce at the store for this recipe, but trust me, you’ll want to make your own (it’s really easy). Start with our favorite Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe. Then whisk it with more butter and some honey (if you like) before tossing in the wings.
Chilling the chicken wings helps the seasoned flour coating stick to the skin. That way, when you fry them, the skin will really crisp up!
Heat the oil to about 360F before you begin. It will fluctuate while frying, but should stay between 350-375 (and will potentially heat as high as 400F).
I always serve fried buffalo wings with ranch dressing or blue cheese! It’s the perfect balance to hot wings.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- Fry buffalo wings in batches of 10, or whatever is manageable for you and fits comfortably in your pan.
- You can start with a homemade buffalo sauce or use a store-bought option. Then we add in the honey to create something just a little bit sweeter and tastier!
- Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove wings from the frying oil (they’ll be HOT).
- Serve with your favorite wing dipping sauces, like ranch or blue cheese!
What oil is best for frying chicken wings?
The best cooking oil for deep frying at home is something with a HIGH smoke point. As you’ll see in the recipe, we’re heating it to about 360F, so the oil should have a smoke point above that.
So I recommend using canola oil, peanut oil, or vegetable oil.
How long do you deep fry buffalo wings?
It should take about 10-15 minutes to fry each batch of chicken wings. Keep an eye on them, and check to make sure they skin is fully crisped and browned. If you want to be sure they internal temp has reached 165F, use a meat thermometer on the first batch, and use that cook time for the rest of your batches.
These are truly the BEST buffalo wings you’ll ever make at home. This fried chicken wings recipe is just so good, and that buffalo sauce makes them irresistible. Get your dipping sauces and napkins ready!
More Chicken Wing Recipes You’ll Love
- Air Fryer Hot Honey Wings
- Garlic Parmesan Wings
- Crockpot Bourbon Wings
- Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
- Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
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Fried Buffalo Wings Recipe
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper less if you don’t love spicy
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 pounds chicken wingettes or chicken wings with joints removed
- oil for frying
- 1 cup Buffalo Sauce store-bought or click for recipe
- 1/2 cup salted butter one stick
- 3 tablespoons honey
- In a large ziplock bag, combine the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to fully combine.1 cup Flour, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper less if you don’t love spicy, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
- Add in the chicken wings about 10 at a time, sealing and shaking to fully coat the wings in the flour mixture. Remove wings from the mixture and place on a paper plate. Repeat with all the wings until they are all fully coated in the flour mixture. Place wings in the fridge for 10-30 minutes; this will help the flour to fully adhere to the wings.3 pounds chicken wingettes or chicken wings
- While the wings chill in the fridge, heat 3 inches of oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven to 360F.oil for frying
- Fry the wings in batches of 10 for 10-15 minutes, or until the wings are crispy, browned, and fully cooked through. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
- When you start frying your last batch of wings, start your sauce.
- Heat the butter, hot sauce, and honey or medium/high heat in a small sauce pan. Stir while you cook. Once bubbling, reduce to simmer and continue cooking.1 cup Buffalo Sauce, 1/2 cup salted butter one stick, 3 tablespoons honey
- Use a whisk to stir the sauce often while cooking, about 10-15 minutes.
- Once all the wings are done and drained of oil, add them all to a large bowl and toss in the hot sauce.
- Serve immediately, with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.