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Best Chicken Wings Recipes - EVER!

Updated: Feb 27

This Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers play the Kansas City Chiefs at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada for Super Bowl LVIII. I don't know about you, but Super Bowl spells chicken wings to me, and here are the two best ways to make 'em!

A photo of golden brown crispy chicken wings.

OK, I'll admit that I am not a football fan. (I know right? Insert audible gasp here.) One time when one of my boys played football, the father of another kid instructed his son to - "Get out there are hurt somebody!" As a nurse, that gladiator-like attitude goes against everything that I value (like human life). I do however like the commercials and most importantly - the food! And, of all the yummy food served at Super Bowl parties, I think chicken wings are #1. Here are two different ways to do the best chicken wings - ever!

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings


1pound of chicken wings separated at the joint with tips discarded

4 tbsp. unsalted butter

1/3 cup hot pepper sauce (any brand)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder


1.Heat oven to 425 degrees. Set a wire rack inside a large-rimmed baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2.In a large bowl, toss the wings in the salt and baking powder (a large zip-lock bag works great for this too).

3. Spread the wings onto the wire rack and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown, turning them halfway through.

While the wings are baking, make the sauce. Simply melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, once melted, remove the pan from the stove and stir in the hot pepper sauce and garlic powder. Additional salt to taste.

Once the wings are done baking, toss them in a large bowl with the sauce until they are thoroughly coated.

Serve with Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing and plenty of celery sticks!

Note: this recipe makes 2 - 3 servings, adjust as needed to serve a larger crowd.

Traditional Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Wings


2 1/2 pounds chicken wings pieces (Some folks like those pointy ends called tips- it's entirely up to you!)

1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot - the original cayenne pepper sauce

1/3 cup butter melted


1.Bake the wings in a foil-lined pan at 450 degrees for 30 minutes, or until crispy, turning once.

2. Combine the butter and Frank's Red Hot sauce in a large bowl.

3. Once baked, toss the wings in the sauce to coat them completely.

Note: Frank says you can also deep fry the wings at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, or broil them 6 inches from the heat for 15 - 20 minutes turning once, or you can even grill them over medium heat for 20 - 25 minutes turning often.

This recipe makes 6 servings, but you can adjust accordingly.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Stir together:

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

6 ounces of crumbled bleu cheese

1 tbsp. minced parsley

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

A photo of a football on the field.

Enjoy the food!

And to all the football fans out there -

enjoy the game!

BTW - here's my favorite shirt for this year's game:

Published by Jennifer Tipton / This post may contain affiliate links.


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