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buffalo chicken wings dipped in a bowl of ranch dressing

Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings

Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings are finger-licking, lip-smacking appetizers you'll love for game days or parties. Crispy and sauce with a healthy kick of heat, they're seriously addicting!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken wings, buffalo wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 489kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup hot pepper sauce ( I use Frank’s Red Hot)
  • canola oil


  • Remove the tips of the chicken wings and cut at the joint to separate drum from flat part. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Dredge wings in flour mixture to fully coat.
  • In a thick-bottomed pan, heat about 2-inches deep of (about 2 cups) oil to 350 F. 
  • Add breaded wings one at a time and deep-fry, turning as needed, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165 F. Deep-fry in batches as needed, without overcrowding the pan. 
  • Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove wings from the pan and drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. 
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and hot pepper sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until butter is melted and the mixture is heated.
  • Dip fried wings in sauce to fully coat. Serve hot with blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery sticks, if desired.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1669mg | Potassium: 270mg | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 30.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2.4mg