This Buffalo Wings Recipe makes some of the BEST Buffalo Wings I’ve ever had. These spicy, deep fried buffalo chicken wings are perfect for tailgating, the Super Bowl, and every day in between!
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Fried Buffalo Wings Recipe
Buffalo Wings are a real winner! Not only is this possibly the BEST buffalo wings recipe, but these are GLUTEN FREE chicken wings. Yes, we can have it all!
This Fried Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe is a labor of love. A labor of love to my husband, Pat. Let’s be honest, not much of what I cook is in honor of him. He hates onions and I LOVE ONIONS…so I usually use a lot of onions. He hates rosemary and I LOVE ROSEMARY…so I use a lot of rosemary.
Most of the time when cooking, my attitude is, YOU’RE CRAZY FOR NOT LIKING THAT so you can pick around it. Does that make me a bad wife? Don’t answer that…
My husband is a man of simple tastes, and that’s really okay, even if I do try to push his tastes sometimes. Today I’m keeping it simple with the absolute BEST Buffalo Wings recipe, something everyone is sure to love.
Buffalo Wings are the perfect appetizer for tailgating (our favorite thing to do) and they are just in time for the holidays and Super Bowl prep.
How to Make Buffalo Wings
(Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions)
How to Make Fried Buffalo Wings:
- Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt & pepper in a large resealable bag.
- Place about 10 chicken wings in the bag at a time, seal, and shake to fully coat them in the flour mixture.
- Repeat this process until all wings are covered, then place them on a plate and let them sit in the refrigerator for 10-30 minutes (this helps the flour adhere to the chicken wings).
- Heat 3 inches of oil in a large pot to 360°F (do this while the wings are in the fridge).
- Place the wings in the oil (about 10 at a time) and let them fry for 10-15 minutes, or until they are brown and crispy.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove wings from the oil, and set them aside on a paper towel.
How to make buffalo sauce:
- Heat butter, buffalo sauce, and honey in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and let it cook for 10-15 minutes (stir often).
- Combine fried buffalo wings in a bowl with the sauce to coat.
This fried buffalo wings recipe is just so delicious, and much easier to make than you think. Now everyone can have the best buffalo wings on game day. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, like blue cheese or ranch.
Homemade Buffalo 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 buffalo wings.
You can always buy Buffalo Sauce at the store for this recipe, but trust me, you’ll want to make your own! Here is our favorite Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe. Simple, delicious, and it works great on every buffalo wings recipe.
If you like this fried buffalo wings recipe, try these other delicious wings recipes:
- Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings
- Garlic Herb Baked Wings
- Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
- Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Wings
- Honey Glazed Chicken Wings
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.
- 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.
- While the wings chill in the fridge, heat 3 inches of oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven to 360F.
- 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.
- 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.